Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gertie Kidd-Williams, Oklahoma Serial Husband-Killer - 1914

FULL TEXT: Wagoner. March 2. – Gertie Kidd-Williams shot and killed her husband John Williams in their home here Saturday night. This is the third husband Gertie has killed. She is a negress with quite a reputation for shooting both in Muskogee and Wagoner counties.

There was a gathering of negroes at the William home A dispute arose between the woman and her husband and it is alleged he picked up a stove leg and started towards her with it, when she whipped out her trusty husband killer and shot him dead. The bullet entered just beneath his chin and went through his neck.

Four years ago the Williams woman shot and killed her second husband, a negro named Alberty who was for several years a cab driver in Muscogee. It was about ten years ago that she shot and killed her first husband. In each instance she pleaded self defense and escaped conviction, it is understood she will plead self defense in the present case.

It was also reported here that a negro named Dee had been fatally hurt in a fight at Gibson Station last night but the officials have been unable to get any further information.

[“Gertie Kidd-Williams Adds No. 3 To Her List Of Husbands She Has Killed—John Williams Was The Last,” Muskogee Times-Democrat (Ok.), Mar. 2, 1914, p. 1]




For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.



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