Maria Berenice Martinez, from the small Colombian town of Santa Barbara, was killed last week after being trapped inside her home after two men tied her front door shut and set fire to the house.
Why would someone do this to a seemingly harmless woman? Because she was a witch...obviously. I mean how else could you explain people in a small village in an underdeveloped and poverty stricken country becoming ill? It must be the woman next door, right? I mean she has to be a witch right? Well apparently that is the line of thinking in Colombia these days. Glad to see that they have really progressed and evolved, and not still living in the dark ages.
Apparently Martinez attempted to contact the police last year, saying that her neighbors had contacted an occultists who recommended burning her alive. Is this still 2012, or did I somehow travel back in time several hundred years? Anyway, there are two men suspected of committing the murder, but according to the victim's sister, pretty much the entire town was in on the plot to rid their little village of this necromancy.
It is truly sad to think that there are nations out there that instead of facing up to the true issues and problems that their countrys face and trying to come up with logical and effective solutions to these problems, they would rather just revert to 14th century mythology and witch hunting. Good luck with becoming a developed and prosperous nation one day Colombia, because judging by the mindset of your citizens, you are going to need it.