From more than 1 million people signing a petition against the judge in the Stanford sexual assault case to Vice President Joe Biden’s open letter to the victim, Brock Turner’s six-month jail sentence has caused wide-spread outrage. And now, even a coven of witches is coming after him.
Turner, a 20-year-old former Stanford student who was convicted in March of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, was given only six months in jail and three years probation by Californian Judge Aaron Persky. According to Vice, the short sentence inspired Melanie Elizabeth Hexen, a midwife and belly-dance instructor from Iowa, and her local coven to come together Tuesday night to hex Turner.
Hexen had created a Facebook event that anyone who wanted to take part in the hex could join. Though the page has since been taken down, Vice reports that more than 600 people, both nationally and internationally, had RSVPed within 12 hours.
To read the sample ritual Hexen posted and photos from different witches’ hexes, check out Vice’s report.