Raymond E. Bradshaw Jr., a former CIA employee, was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for soliciting his wife’s murder when voodoo didn’t do the job.
Bradshaw first attempted to use voodoo to save his marriage, reports the Washington Post, before resorting to spells he hoped would just flat-out kill the woman. When that also failed to take her out, Bradshaw bought a gun and asked his nephew to shoot McLaughlin for a grand total of $2,500.
His wife said that Bradshaw, who performed clerical duties for the CIA, is “obsessed with killing me any way he can,” and had “always dabbled in black magic.”
The judge ordered Bradshaw participate in mental health treatment while incarcerated.