‘Witchfinders’ did not know what they were doing

A pensioner and her son who repeatedly chanted ‘death by fire’ to a neighbour they believed to be a witch had no idea what they were doing, a judge found. Leonora Joseph, 76, and Mark Joseph, 56, plagued their neighbour Samantha Ginsberg after delusions told them their landlord had placed her in the property to murder them. Over a four month period in 2018 they harassed Ms Ginsberg by chanting: ‘Death by fire, death to Samantha’ and blasting American religious…

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