Police in Everett, Washington are dealing in a rather bizarre murder where Eric Christensen allegedly kiled Sherry Harlan, 35, for breaking a “Wiccan blood oath” by texting another man on her cellphone. Christensen, 40, allegedly cut up her body and distributed it around Snohomish County. Text-based blood oath violations were presumably not one of the original Wiccan problems but all religions have to adapt to modern technology.
The police say that Christensen said that Harlan took a blood oath to cut off any communications with the third man and that, by breaking the oath, she became “a ‘warlock,’ literally an evil traitor.”
Christensen is charged with first-degree murder and faces a daunting amount of incriminating evidence from blood found in Harlan’s apartment to store surveillance video showing him driving Harlan’s car and purchasing cleaning items.
I particularly like how he continues to wear his shades in reverse for the mugshot picture. Someone might have told him that he was likely to be staying for a while.
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