NC Woman Guilty Of Killing Fortuneteller

The Orange County jury on Tuesday found 45-year-old Tanya Nelson guilty of masterminding the murders of Ha "Jade" Smith and Anita Vo five years ago.

Prosecutors say Nelson hired Smith, a popular fortuneteller in the Vietnamese community, to bring her ex-lover back. When the soothsayer told Nelson she couldn't change reality, she became upset and plotted to drive across the country to kill her.

Nelson is accused of luring her accomplice Phillipe Zamora into the murder scheme by promising to fix him up with gay sex partners.

Zamora pleaded guilty last year to two counts of first-degree murder and testified against Nelson.


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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Feb 18, 2010 at 05:42 PM
    How unFortunate. She shouldn't have taken them seriously.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 18, 2010 at 02:34 AM
    The only reason I can understand or expect this to happen is if someone got ripped off (like on Ebay) and drove to the address from which the item was shipped. It may have already happened (just not reported, yet). If somebody ripped me off on a $2000 item....hummm...Idunno...ya know?
  • by Vance on Feb 17, 2010 at 04:43 PM
    If she retained any more water I would have to call her a WATER RETAINING SEA COW!What do you think,Say What?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Feb 17, 2010 at 04:08 PM
    Yep, a hybrid of Roseanne Barr and Rosie O'Donnell. Wow, now that's bad.
  • by Say What on Feb 17, 2010 at 02:00 PM
    Too funny to come up with anything slick, its already been said. HAHA
  • by Disillusioned Location: Ayden on Feb 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    I wonder if the fortune teller saw it coming?
  • by Vance on Feb 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    Darren at 10:11AM,I realize she is a moron so is Roseanne Barr.I was anon.at 7:48AM.I forgot to post my name.I do that alot.
  • by DEEZ NUTZ Location: REALITY on Feb 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    This woman needs mental help. Due to a chemical imbalance in her extremley small brain.Lookin like an overweight Jackie Chan ln crack. nuf said!
  • by fg on Feb 17, 2010 at 08:09 AM
    To C & Happy Camper: It takes a while for the comments to appear on the page, so that's why you didn't see each others comments...
  • by C on Feb 17, 2010 at 07:19 AM
    Happy Camper: Actually,I just posted my comment without reading anyone else's first. But if I had,I would've left it alone,seeing that you beat me to it. Sorry. But hey,at least we have an identical sense of humor....
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