A Brooklyn couple murdered on their doorstep may have been targeted by a customer enraged that a hex bought from the pair didn’t work, police sources said Friday.
Stephenson Bonaparte, 65, and Hazel Brown, 59, were ambushed outside their Prospect-Lefferts Gardens home Wednesday night after returning from the religious gift shop they own.
That store, King Soloman Religious on Rutland Road in East Flatbush, has become the focus of the police investigation, sources said.
Detectives are looking into the possibility that the pair sold a curse or hex to someone who was less than pleased by its potency, cops sources explained.
“I could see a scenario where maybe someone got ticked off and there maybe might have been a bad magic there,” the couple’s bankruptcy lawyer, Raymond Ragues, told the Daily News.
“They did have a funny kind of business — a little occult shop. If you had love problems, you get a soap, if you money problems, you get this the candle,” Ragues said.
Bonaparte and Brown were both facing money woes.
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He filed for bankruptcy in 2015, reporting expenses totaling roughly $2,200 a month and only $1,100 in earnings.