What Sort of Voodoo Did She Do (or Not Do)?

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  October 11, 2008 — Leave a comment

I few days ago I mentioned a story in which Cobb County Commissioner Annette Kesting was accused of hiring a Voodoo priestess in South Carolina to put a death-curse on her political opponent (who ending up winning the election).

“[Cobb Commissioner Annette] Kesting wrote $3,000 in bad checks, allegedly for the services of a “high priestess of voodoo” to prepare an untimely demise for commissioner-elect Woody Thompson. Kesting wanted the priestess, identified by authorities as George Ann Mills of Blythewood, S.C., to cause Thompson to “catch cancer” or “have a car accident” according to a police report obtained by WSB-TV.”

Voodoo Priestess George Ann Mills

Since these remarkable allegations have surfaced, Kesting has denied visiting or writing checks to George Ann Mills, claiming that her checkbook was stolen. Meanwhile, the priestess says she is certain it was Kesting, and that it was obvious what the commissioner wanted.

“The voodoo priestess, George Ann Mills of Blythewood, S.C., told Cavitt by phone that she’s convinced Kesting did visit her and she knows exactly what Kesting wanted. “She wanted me to kill Mr. Thompson,” said Mills.”

Did Mills perform the alleged death-ceremony? According to a separate article recounting Kesting’s troubles involving code violations for property she owns, the priestess says she didn’t do the malefic magic that was requested.

“George Ann Mills said Kesting came to her with a request to do harm to Thompson. Mills declined to perform what she called a “death ritual,” on Thompson but did perform a ritual to help Kesting with family matters. The GBI is investigating.”

In yet another article, Mills, in regards to the desired death-ritual, claims that “no true voodoo priestess would do such a thing”. Both Kesting and Mills have met with GBI investigators.

If it is proven that Kesting paid (or failed to pay, to be more precise) for malefic magic against a political opponent, I’m curious as to what charges could be brought against her. As far as I know spectral evidence isn’t allowed in court (plus, the intended magic was never performed), and no direct threats were made against Woody Thompson. I suppose that they could, taking the lead from Florida police, charge her with criminal mischief, but I’m guessing that no jail time or serious prosecution will result from this bizarre turn of events (though she might get dinged for writing bad checks, and her career as a politician is probably over for good).

Jason Pitzl-Waters