Friday, June 19, 2009
Vibrant and diverse voodoo
A little girl was burned over a 25 percent of her body and police said Thursday her mother and grandmother are responsible.
What's even more disturbing is the fact that they said it happened during a ritual at the family's Queens Village home.
The Queens district attorney said she was just 6 years old. And deliberately set on fire by her mother and grandmother. In what the top cop called a Haitian voodoo ritual.
"She had accelerant poured on her and that a ring of fire was created. She was then placed inside the ring of fire and as a result suffered the kind of injuries she suffered," Richard Brown said.
The little girl's family lived in the basement of the Queens Village home. This is where the DA said the tragedy occurred.