Crime

George Roloff, guilty in bizarre crime spree, inspired by fears of witchcraft?

George Roloff was arrested nearly three years ago. So why has it taken so long for a jury to convict him of 37 counts in a bizarre crime spree that only ended after an hours-long SWAT-team standoff? Because there were questions about his competency to stand trial owing to reported "fears of witchcraft, spells, demonic actions and other obviously paranormal things."

Continue for the details, including photos from the scene and the very strange arrest report.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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