The Best Murder Defense of 2006


comes to us from the spam capital of the globe:

A Nigerian murder suspect accused of killing his brother with an axe told police investigators he actually attacked a goat, which was only later magically transformed into his sibling's corpse, officials said Thursday….

Murder suspects in Nigeria, where many people believe in black magic, sometimes claim spirits tricked them into killing.

In civilized America, he'd tell the same story. But we'd call it an insanity defense, and he'd probably stand a better chance of getting off.