Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Berlin Black Widow - 1924


FULL TEXT: Berlin, March 24. – The wife of a superior official the law-courts has been arrested on suspicion of having murdered two husbands, a mother-in-law and a brother-in-law. It is alleged that as the result of the deaths of the first husband and his mother and brother the accused inherited the family wealth. The accused is only thirty-two. She first entered the family as a nurse. The doctors gave certificates of death on bed, testimony of natural causes of suicide.

[“Murder Charges,” Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia), Apr. 1, 1924, p. 25]

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