Canada · Newspaper clippings

Two boys kill another to make flying potion from victim’s fat

July 8, 1993
La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada
Sandy Charles (14) and an unnamed accomplice beat and slash the neck of Johnathan Thimpsen (7), and cut strips of his flesh believing they will be able to fly

According to Charles, he had watched the movies Warlock and its sequel Warlock: The Armageddon approximately 10 times preceding the murder. In the first movie, fat cut from an unbaptized male child can be used to make a flying potion, and Charles was convinced he could make such a potion. He recruited an unnamed accomplice to assist. The two then murdered Thimpsen and consumed his flesh. (The accomplice remains unnamed as he was under the age of criminal responsibility in Canada, which is set at 12 years of age. Sources list the accomplice’s age as either 7 or 8 years old.)

Charles was found not guilty by reason of insanity and is currently held in a psychiatric hospital.

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