FULL TEXT: Memphis, Tenn., June 4. – The body of Melvin Kennedy was found floating in the Bayou Gayoso some time ago, and it was suspected that he was the victim of foul pay. Friday Joe Reynolds, a notorious woman, was jailed, charged with killing Kennedy. Some years ago this woman was said to have poisoned her paramour, who was found lying dead in her bed.
[“The Second Victim,” Public Ledger (Maysville, Ky.), Jun. 4, 1892, p. 3]
For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.