The Asheville Filicide
Many defenses and excuses have been used to explain the sudden death of family members, but it’s not often the “A Ghost Did It” card is played. While some cases of murder can actually be linked to the “other side,” some are the deranged attempts by individuals like Asheville, North Carolina resident, Naiyana Patel. In August of 2011, Patel was allegedly found by her husband bashing her own head with a hatchet, apparently wanting to die after a ghost had killed her children. No ectoplasmic residue was found linking a ghost to the murders of Patel’s 8 and 4-year-old daughters – just a bloody hatchet and a crazed woman.