Thursday, January 22, 2015

Doretta Kirksey, Knife-Wielding Black Widow Serial Killer – Ohio, 1975


FULL TEXT: Akron, Ohio – Doretta Kirksey, 42, of Akron, who stabbed her two husbands to death, was charged with murder today in the stabbing death of Wilbur Lashley, 46.

Police said Mrs. Kirksey was arguing with Lashley in her home over ownership of some whiskey. Officers alleged in charging her with Lashley’s death that she stabbed him in the chest and stomach with a five-inch paring knife she had been using while eating watermelon when the argument began Wednesday night.

He died at a local hospital a short time later.

[“Woman Arrested In 3rd Stabbling,” Circleville Herald (Oh.), Jul. 11, 1975, p. 6]

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

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