I ran across this story tonight - http://www.ocregister.com/news/nelson-233700-smith-fortune.html
"SANTA ANA – A Westminster fortune-teller and her daughter were brutally murdered by a client because the fortune-teller wasn't able to grant a wish, a prosecutor told jurors today.
It seems to me that reality is pretty hard for some people to handle. That's why woo is so attractive to certain personalities. Rational
people tend to accept that life is chaotic and that they don't have a
lot of control of life beyond personal actions and attitudes.
Supernatural beliefs lend to an easier rejection of reality in the same
way theistic beliefs do. They're like two different forms of the same
However, before we decide this woman must have been insane, consider her actions after the murder -
"Their home was also ransacked, with Nelson stealing credit cards, cell phones, jewelry and designer luggage, according to Balleste. Nelson
also took a pair of diamond earrings – worth $35,000 – off Smith's dead
body, the prosecutor said. She also used Smith's luggage to travel."