Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Widow Noh: South Korean Black Widow Serial Killer - 2015

A woman named Noh, living in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi, South Korea is suspected of poisoning five persons over a period of several years, killing three of them. Her daughter and mother-in-law Kim survived but two husbands and mother-in-law Lee met their death. Although Noh’s daughter survived three separate poisoning incidents, the mother still received insurance profits (USD $6,300) from the child’s illnesses. She was arrested for questioning on March 4 [?], 2015 for questioning. Noh received “huge” sums from life insurance payouts after each death.

Noh is suspected of poisoning ex-husband Kim “by putting a beverage in the refrigerator that had been spiked with a poisonous herbicide Gramoxone, which was used so frequently for suicides that it was taken off the market in 2012.” At the time, Kim’s death was, unsurprisingly, ruled a suicide. The widow was holding three insurance policies on the life of her beloved spouse. From these policies Noh raked in $410,000.

Noh married Lee in March 2012. He and died soon after and his mother died in January 2013. Both deaths had been attributed to pneumonia.

Noh’s insurance “earnings” gave her a comfortable lifestyle. She bought gold bullion, an $18,000 bicycle and went on skiing trips.

Police report that are looking into other possible crimes and for possible accomplices.

[Robert St. Estephe; based on information from Kim Bong-Moon, “Woman held for killing husbands, mother-in-law,” Korea JoongAng Daily, Mar. 4, 2015]




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


1 comment:

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