On trial for attempting to sell their souls for fame and power (UPDATE: Verdict)

Originally published Oct 18, 2013. See update below.

A strange trial is underway in Johannesburg, South Africa. Four people were charged with the murder of an 18 year old girl who was beaten, doused with petrol and set on fire in ritual in Linmeyer, Johannesburg, in October 2011. She died in hospital a week after the event. Her 14-year-old friend survived the attack.

Anguish of two mothers over occult killings – Crime & Courts | IOL News | IOL.co.za.

A man who confessed to assaulting and setting alight his friend Kirsty Theologo in an apparent satanic ritual said he was testifying for her, the Johannesburg High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, heard on Friday.

[Linden] Wagner allegedly masterminded the satanic plot which resulted in Theologo’s death.

He claimed it was part of a satanic soul-selling ritual to help him gain power.

Wagner and three co-accused, Courtney Daniels, Harvey Isha and Robin Harwood, have pleaded not guilty to killing Theologo.

Wagner claims he and the victim were close friends but “something took over him” as he killed her. The group had been referencing the Bible to gain power, wisdom, money, and fame. While it was a plan to sell their souls, they would not describe it as “Satanic”. But it gets pretty weird.

Wagner: We didn’t need to burn them – Crime & Courts | IOL News | IOL.co.za.

“The power was for us to be able to kill anyone who got into our way and wouldn’t accept the mark of the beast,” said Wagner.

“I wanted power to be able to lift you up with my eyes and then throw you on the other side of the room if you didn’t want to accept it.

“The wisdom was for Lester to be able to invent a chip and install it into people [so that we could control the world].

“When I heard of American artists selling their souls, it was something I wanted to be part of…. Like Tupac, Bone Thugs, and Snoop Dogg.”

He said all these singers claimed to have died and come back to life under Satan’s power.

Then they talk about a prophecy they made up into a rap song. A self-fulfilling prophecy as it talks about killing two girls. The idea that prominent artists are selling their souls or part of some evil network has become quite popular. We’ve covered such stories about involvement with the Illuminati and devilish deals.

Satanic sex cult Oto.

Whitney Houston as an occult sacrifice.

Robert Johnson is the typical example of an artist who sold his soul to the devil. No murder was needed, just a meeting at the crossroads, oh and early death… of himself. No one else.

UPDATE (7-Nov-2013) Justice is done.

Judge Geraldine Borchers on Thursday found Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood guilty of the premeditated murder in the Kirsty Theologo trial.

  5 comments for “On trial for attempting to sell their souls for fame and power (UPDATE: Verdict)

  1. John Nowak
    October 18, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    I think the headline should read “On trial for murder.”

  2. neko
    October 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Wow. After all the satanic panic nonsense, persecution of innocents in witch hunts, here we have the real thing.

    I shouldn’t joke, although a lot of gallows humor comes to mind. What a terrible way to die. A bunch of idiot thugs. Why would they think the devil would show up for them at all? I guess thinking wasn’t much a part of it.

    That said, this seems like a very odd thing to confess to. Is he going for the “I was possessed” defense? Or is he just oddly guileless?

    Considering he entered into this contract with no promises from the other side, I guess he must be if he’s telling the truth. I wonder, though, if this isn’t just a cynical “the devil made me do it” defense from a monster. It always seems to me these are more common than actual followers of old scratch who murder people.

  3. October 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    I’ve read parts of the philosophy of some satanists, and viewed their artistic works (film, drawing), and I don’t see this kind of nonsense fit with their beliefs.

    This appears more in line with Christianity mixed with other local religions, or devout Christians who believe they are condemned, acting out the evil they prejudicially think satanists do. (We’ve all heard them… “without god, there can be no morality”)

    According to Wikipedia, OTO is not Satanic, but is instead Thelema, which borrows from many different systems (of which satanism is one).

  4. Nos482
    October 19, 2013 at 4:23 AM

    Headline for tomorow: “Snoop Dog goes to South Africa and beats up four psychos with a crowbar over slander.”

    Ah well, a man can dream…

  5. Chris Howard
    November 9, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    I’ve sold my soul, like, four times! It doesn’t work.

    Nothing’s any bigger… except maybe my ego. ;-)

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