From Yahoo News and the Associated Press:
A Nigerian murder suspect accused of killing his brother with an axe told police investigators he actually attacked a goat, which was only later magically transformed into his sibling's corpse, officials said Thursday.
Now, in general, I have a very uncomfortable feeling about these weird crime articles which come out of Nigeria. They drip with western superiority. "Ah, those silly, superstitious Nigerians! We would never believe anything like that!"
This one, though, is quite possibly the weirdest excuse I've ever heard. "It wasn't my brother at the time, it was a goat!"
No, I'm pretty sure this guy knew just what he was doing.
Thus, I have no qualms whatsoever at laughing at his ridiculous attempt at an excuse.
Unless it turns out that the brother really was a were-goat. Then I'll apologize for laughing.