Renowned scientist Robert Schwartz was found face down in his home. He had been stabbed repeatedly and an X was carved into the back of his neck. Nearly two months later, his 20-year-old daughter Clara was arrested in his death. Clara, who was obsessed with the occult, had orchestrated his murder as part of a role-playing fantasy.
In January, 2010, Sherry Harlan was stabbed to death in her apartment. In his defense, Eric Christensen, the ex-boyfriend accused of killing her, claimed the two were Wiccans and and that Sherry had broken a blood oath, requiring Eric to kill her.