A Jewish rabbinical court condemned a dog to death by stoning it after fearing it was the reincarnation of a lawyer who insulted its judges, reports say.
When a dog entered the Jerusalem financial court several weeks ago and would not leave, the judge was reminded of a curse on a deceased secular lawyer, that called for his spirit to enter the body of a dog.
A court manager said the stoning had been ordered "as an appropriate way to 'get back at' the spirit which entered the poor dog", according to reports.
Luckily, the animal is said to have escaped before the sentence was carried out.
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