Original story here: Texas boy claims Ouija board told him to stab friend.
By Jared Taylor
MCALLEN, Texas, March 16 (Reuters) – A Texas teenager
charged in the stabbing of his 14-year-old friend said a Ouija
board told him to carry out the attack, police said on Friday.
The 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder
after stabbing his friend with a 4-inch knife on Feb. 29 in a
wooded area behind a high school in Weslaco, a small town along
the U.S.-Mexico border at the southern tip of Texas.
The victim was treated in intensive care for three days for
a severe laceration to his intestine, Weslaco police spokesman
J.P. Rodriguez said.
The alleged assailant, whose name was not made public, has
no history of mental problems or criminal behavior, Rodriguez
“I’m not making excuses for the kid, but I think sometimes
it’s harder for them to separate reality from fiction,” the
police spokesman said. “This is kind of bizarre.”
After stabbing him, the boy took his friend to a nearby auto
repair shop so the owner could call an ambulance, Rodriguez
A third boy said he witnessed the stabbing, and that his
knife-wielding friend told the victim to say he fell on the
Marketed by Hasbro, the Ouija board has a flat surface
marked with letters, numbers and symbols. It is used in a seance
game that is said to help players communicate with the dead.
Rodriguez called the case “a little eerie” but said
investigators believe the boy used the Ouija board to
rationalize the attack.
“He actually believed what the Ouija board advised him, that
the friend was the cause of his problems,” Rodriguez said.
“That’s kind of the incredible part.”
(Editing by Tim Gaynor)
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