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Husband: Voodoo Led to Wife's Shooting

Posted January 2, 2008 5:53 p.m. EST
Updated January 3, 2008 10:55 a.m. EST

— An 84-year-old Durham man who has been charged with trying to kill his wife blamed voodoo for the shooting.

Warren Haywood Moore was charged after his wife, 84-year-old Nezzie Carter-Moore, was shot in the chest and face with a .38-caliber handgun on New Year's Eve, police said.

Moore told investigators his wife had been practicing voodoo and cast a spell on him.

Carter-Moore was taken to Duke University Hospital, but there was no word Wednesday on her condition.

Moore was being held on a $50,000 bond at the Durham County Jail.