A woman told police she shot another woman because she didn't believe in God and kept her body for three days as a shrine in her Phoenix apartment, according to arrest records.
Phoenix officers arrested Anitra Braxton, 39, on suspicion of first-degree murder Saturday after finding an unidentified body in her apartment in the 1500 block of West Missouri Avenue.
Police reported they were called to the scene and discovered the woman covered with a towel on Braxton's couch, dead of a gunshot wound to the head.
Braxton told investigators that the body was a "shrine from God" and that she had shot the woman in the eye for not believing in God, the records said. The murder weapon has not been recovered.
As you may already have gathered the woman suffers from a fairly debilitating mental illness, but somehow that did not keep her from getting her hands on a gun.
By the way I once read a paper which stated that schizophrenics were often drawn to very fundamentalist religious beliefs.
Which makes sense if you think about it. After all it so much more comforting to believe that the voices in your head are coming from God rather than to accept that you may be clinically insane.