A 37-year-old Haitian woman who was arrested on suspicion of obeah was charged in Magistrates Court yesterday with trespassing.
Judith Alcime of Golden Isles, originally from Haiti, appeared before Magistrate Ambrose Ambrister on Monday.
Police said Alcime, on Friday April 23, went to the home of Mary Taylor on Carmichael Road without her permission.
After a brief exchange between Alcime and Magistrate Ambrister, where Alcime seemed to not understand the charges, she pleaded not guilty and was granted $500 bail with one surety.
However, because she was not able to pay, Alcime was remanded to the Department of Corrections until May 14th for trial.
A video of the incident went viral after a family member recorded the woman standing on Taylor’s porch around 3 a.m. on the day in question.
In the video, a woman who resides in the home said, she woke up at 3 a.m. to find a woman draped in a white sheet standing on her porch, with several bibles, speaking in a “foreign language” and unscrewing a lightbulb.
The strange woman did not speak or move in the video. The resident of the home accused the woman of performing Obeah.