Paso Robles clairvoyant dies in sheriff’s department custody

July 19, 2016

Nicole Honait LuxorA 62-year-old Paso Robles woman and self-proclaimed clairvoyant, who was due to stand trial for the murder of a 34-year-old man, died while in custody on Saturday. Nicole Honait Luxor died of bladder cancer, which metastasized to her liver.

In Nov. 2015, sheriff’s deputies arrested Luxor for murder following an approximately 9-hour standoff. Luxor allegedly killed Benjamin Daniel Terra at the Dancing Horse Retreat, where the Paso Robles woman bred and trained horses, hosted events and conducted psychic readings.

The killing reportedly followed an argument over the size of a medical marijuana growing operation Terra was operating at Luxor’s property. A relative of Terra’s told CalCoastNews that the victim had several large marijuana grows in locations that included Paso Robles and Morro Bay.

On Nov. 14, Glen Kinford, a caretaker at the ranch, knocked on Luxor’s door and said he was looking for Terra. Luxor led Kinford into her living room where he saw Terra’s body on the floor. A sheet covered Terra’s face.

“That’s not Ben, that’s the devil that looks like Ben,” Luxor said, according to the police report.

Shortly after 3 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 call from Kinford reporting the body. Luxor, who reportedly appeared to be intoxicated, then barricaded herself inside her home.

Deputies managed to enter the home and find Terra’s body. Luxor then retreated to an upstairs bedroom, and there was an exchange of gunfire between Luxor and the deputies. Officials have given differing accounts as to the number of shots that were fired.

Since going to jail, Luxor had been terminally ill and was in and out of the hospital. She was admitted to Sierra Vista Medical Center four different times this year for a total of 81 days. Her last hospital stay began on July 1.

Vogel said that during trial he planned to assert Luxor acted in self-defense.

“There are still a lot of questions about both the case itself and whether or not she had initiated the exchange of gunfire with sheriff’s deputies,” Vogel said. “Nicole never got her opportunity to present her case.”


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7 Comments

  1. ruinitforeveryone says:

    “Clairvoyant”

    lol, yea me too.

    (6) 10 Total Votes - 8 up - 2 down
  2. DPINC says:

    What a shame worked her whole life , then a life threatening medical condition sets in , then some dirtbag druggie does illegal activities on her property she worked hard for ,,,,,. now she is dead after being arrested defending herself and property , her beautiful ranch will end up in some undeserving persons possession , sure she had mental illness problems but what a sad life

    (-7) 35 Total Votes - 14 up - 21 down
    • Citizen says:

      You got it wrong. Luxor hired a local to grow marijuana at her property (split the profits), and the “self defense” is her story; the victim is dead and unable to give his side.

      (10) 20 Total Votes - 15 up - 5 down
  3. Ugluk says:

    She shoulda seen it coming.

    (28) 36 Total Votes - 32 up - 4 down
  4. Pelican1 says:

    Something must have told her she would be found guilty.

    (17) 31 Total Votes - 24 up - 7 down
  5. Rich in MB says:

    This begs the question of course…
    A) what answer did she give the guy who asked if he would live a long prosperous life
    and
    B) being Clairvoyant, I guess she knew all along how this would end.

    (14) 28 Total Votes - 21 up - 7 down
  6. UncleCharlie says:

    She never saw that coming.

    (7) 17 Total Votes - 12 up - 5 down

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