A killer wants to give up his gruesome trade but he loves his wife and wants to continue to give her expensive presents. He pulls one last job and resolves to tell her he's broke when he goes through a dark alley and feels a knife shoved deep into his back. It turns out his wife is in the same business for the same reason.
A man tries to shock his aunt into an early grave so he can get her money by pretending he sees the mark of death in her palm. At first he thinks his ploy has failed, because she doesn't show much of a reaction, but later in evening she visits him with a gun and shoots him because she is concerned no one will be around to care for him after she's gone.