Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Maria Joljart, Hungarian Double Black Widow – 1930

FULL TEXT: Szolnock, Hungary, Feb. 7. – Maria Joljart, one of the nearly 40 [40?; illegible] women arrested for trial on charges of murder by arsenic poisoning was sentenced to penal servitude for for life today for poisoning of her husband and her lover.

The woman pleaded she was innocent, saying that the poison had been administered without her knowledge by a midwife who is charged with supplying poison to several other accused women and who since committed suicide.

[“Hungarian Woman Poisoner Gets Life,” Sandusky Register (Oh.), Feb. 8, 1930, p. 1]


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


For more than two dozen similar cases, dating from 1658 to 2011, see the summary list with links see: The Husband-Killing Syndicates


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