What is going on in Florida? Too much fluoride in the water, perhaps? Seems like every day there is some crazy story involving Florida residents.
This time, however, it is not about a Florida man like usual, but a Florida woman!
Calicia Williams, 36, plowed her vehicle into a tree, with her four young children inside. She claims that her husband placed a “hex” other and that she was trying to save her children from the “devil.”
Before running her white Pontiac minivan onto a grassy median and into a tree without braking, at a “high rate of speed,” she told her children to remove their seatbelts, adding that the devil could not hurt them.
Williams was charged with four counts of attempted murder.
Ocala Police responded to the 800 block of SE 31st on Tuesday over reports of single vehicle collision.
Once on the scene, police found four young children, ages 7 to 13, inside the car wearing no seatbelts. Williams was said to be “making spontaneous utterances” and appeared to be “extremely agitated” when being interviewed by authorities.
Police reported that Williams kept telling them that her “husband put a hex on her and caused her to crash.” The responding officer added that she was “rambling on about spells and voodoo.”
Investigators reported that witnesses claimed she told the children, “The devil can’t hurt you, he only hurts bad people. You have the light of Jesus in you and only Jesus can cure us.”
Investigators on the scene observed evidence that indicated that Williams did not attempt to brake before crashing into the tree. It also appeared that she directly targeted the passenger side of the vehicle on impact.
Williams also had burns to her neck that indicated she was wearing a seat belt — unlike her children.
The family was taken to the hospital, but the condition of the children is not currently known.
According to reports, Williams will be held without bond once she is released from the hospital.