(SUN-SENTINEL) — Brenda Charlestain was so angry when her husband called her from the Broward County Jail that she made a threat against the federal employee who wrote the sentencing recommendations for her husband, prosecutors said.

Charlestain said they misunderstood the phone call and she was actually trying to figure out who put a Voodoo curse on her husband.

After listening to the confusing, expletive-laden call and Charlestain’s testimony in court Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow said she understood why prosecutors made the allegation, but the Voodoo explanation won out.

“I think her version makes more sense, based on what I heard,” Snow said. “If you don’t believe in Voodoo, this conversation makes no sense; if you do, it makes perfect sense.”

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