What the $%^& does it mean that the victim practiced witchcraft? The article claims this at least three times, *not* in quotes, as if to assert witchcraft was somehow real and the kid was actually out there casting spells on people.
I'd say this reflects pretty crappy journalism, but the AP didn't clarify much in the few other sources I could find.
So have I missed something? Or is the beheading of a teenager by a meth-head just not serious enough to warrant meaningful reporting?
Edit: This source has a little more information, but more importantly makes the distinctions between knowns and unknowns a tad clearer:
Edit 2: This one says more about the victim than just claiming he was a witch; apparently that was not actually the extent of the local community's impression of him after all:
metta8, is there something worthwhile about patheos story that I may have missed?