In 2015, Irregular Times covered the false claims made by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan that a murder in Pensacola, Florida had been committed with telltale signs of Wiccan ritual. Morgan’s initial claims, made with certitude, quickly were exposed as nonsense. The sheriff claimed that
Over and over again, allegations of Satanic or Wiccan ritual murders are found to be without substantiation. Over and over again, the people who accuse others of conducting ritual murders are discovered to be incompetent or guilty of deliberate perjury.
Sheriff Morgan’s claim that the bodies of the murder victims had been arranged together into a ritual pattern is completely unsubstantiated. In fact, the murder victims were found in completely different rooms from one another.