Black widow: four women, marriage with whom led to the grave

Black widow spiders, the females of which have a tendency to eat males after mating. The “black widows” has been called women, whose husbands for some reason do not last long. Sometimes it’s a chain of tragic events. But not always.

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Черная вдова: четыре женщины, брак с которыми вел в могилу

Vera Renzi

Vera was born in 1903 into a wealthy family, descended from Hungarian nobility, but no money, no noble origin, does not seem to have left any trace on the character of this young lady. According to some sources, Vera grew totally out of control child and already at the age of fifteen ran away from home in the company of friends. Friends Faith preferred with men and chose those who are much older than her. She is also married to a man in ages.

It was a rich businessman from Bucharest, from his Faith gave birth to her son Lorenzo. Shortly after the birth of baby Faith began to suspect that her husband was unfaithful, and decided to take revenge. She put her husband in a wine with arsenic. Getting rid of the body, Faith had told relatives that her husband left her and her son and left for another woman. A year later, she announced that she heard rumors of the death of the unfaithful husband in a car accident. She soon remarried.

Second husband of Faith was her age, but this marriage did not happen: Faith again began to harass the husband of his jealousy and suspicion, the couple often quarreled. Soon disappeared, the second husband of the black widow — in the words of Faith, and he also left her for another. A year later, she allegedly received from him a letter in which he reported that he parted with her forever and will not return home. In fact the body “the unfaithful husband” for a year lay in a coffin in the wine cellar.

More Faith is not married but she had relationships with men, including married. All her lovers have been missing someone a year after the beginning of the novel, and someone literally in the first days. It is believed that the series of murders stopped cheated the wife of one of the lovers of Faith: that the woman decided to follow the wrong husband and knew who he visits, and when the man was gone, called the police. The house of Rienzi searched, in the cellar found 32 zinc coffins with the bodies of varying degrees of decomposition. Vera confessed to the murders and said that he had poisoned all these men with arsenic because they were unfaithful to her. She also said that she liked spending time in the basement, “ex-fans”. She confessed to the murders of both men. In addition, it appeared that the son of Faith, who came to visit her, accidentally discovered the basement with the coffins, then Faith had poisoned him.

Belle Sorensen Of Hannes

According to some reports, Belle Sorensen of Gannes (nee brünnhilde Olsdatter, Storset) sent to the light from 25 to 40 people, including his own daughters, Myrtle and Lucy, and perhaps both men, as well as all of his other children.

Brünnhilde, aka Belle, was born in Norway. She was the youngest of 8 children, but grew up big and strong girl: according to eyewitnesses, the growth of brünnhilde was 183 centimeters and weighs 90 kilograms, she was very strong. The girl was hired to work on the farm and for three years has managed to accumulate the money for a ticket in the United States, which had already left one of her older sisters. Overseas, she changed her name and settled in the servants.

In 1884, Belle married Mads Sorensen from Chicago, there a year they opened their pastry shop, but it burned down a year later. The wife took the insurance and bought a house.

According to research, Belle and Meds had four children: Caroline, Axel, Myrtle and Lucy. Caroline and Axel died in infancy supposedly from colitis, symptoms of which are almost indistinguishable from symptoms of poisoning: diarrhea, nausea, cramps. The children were insured, and after their death the insurance company paid the parents money. Then Belle had poisoned her husband. The proceeds of money she had in order to buy a farm.

It was on this farm, Belle, and began to invite men, placing in the newspaper wedding announcements. Wanting to make happiness ensured widows were plenty, but no one did not become the husband of Belle, and never returned from the cursed farm. What became of the other children of Belle is unknown.

Moreover, it is unknown how she died poisoner: at some point it just disappeared, and shortly after her disappearance, the police found near a farm in Belle decapitated and charred corpse. The affiliation of these remains a criminal and remains unproven today, so maybe black widow just faked his death to avoid punishment.

Mary Ann Cotton

They say that the executioner, the execution of Mary Ann cotton, deliberately prolonged the agony of the victim, incorrectly securing the noose. If this is true — for what it was: Mary Ann cotton poisoned with arsenic about 20 people, including ten children of their own, four husbands and a lover.

The child Mary Ann was hard: her father was very religious and often punished children. After his death the family of Mary Ann, which consisted of his mother and brother, were below the poverty line. In Victorian England this meant that the family would have to go to “labor at home” and to leave, but the girl’s mother married again. Hunger and separation the family is no longer threatened, but the relationship with the stepfather, Mary Ann did not work: they mutually disliked each other, and the girl was looking for every opportunity to leave his father’s house. In 16 years, Mary Ann got a job as a worker on the farm. Complaints to the work the owners did not have, but almost immediately rumors about her sexual adventures. However, Mary Ann pretty soon married a miner named William Mowbray and left. To this marriage were born five children, but four died in infancy. Soon died and the husband: he was injured at work and went home to heal, but was struck down intestinal disorder, from which accident he died. Getting insurance, Mary Ann bought herself a new dress. His only surviving daughter, Isabel, she was sent to her grandmother, and she found a job at the hospital, becoming responsible for the storage of arsenic.

In the hospital Mary Ann began an affair with a patient, an engineer named George ward. Shortly after his discharge they were married, but Mary Ann was in no hurry to pick up Isabelle’s new family, especially the newly-made husband sick again. Doctor who observed George, has accused the hospital in the wrong treatment of the patient, and Mary Ann has actively supported this view. Soon George ward died and Mary Ann moved in.

Following the husband of Mary Ann, James Robinson, was looking for a housewife who would take care of his house and children after his wife’s death. Mary Ann easily auditioned and was accepted to work. A month later, at Christmas, one of the children Robinson is ill with enteric fever and died. Mary Ann hastened to console the unhappy father, and soon was pregnant by him. At this time fell ill, her mother, and Mary Ann went to care for her, but at the same time to see Isabelle. By the time of the arrival of his daughter’s mother Mary Ann was already on the mend, but then she suddenly became worse, she passed away — also from intestinal disorders. Isabel had to leave with her mother to the house of Robinson, where she soon became ill, along with their three children James. They all died one after the other. Survived by daughter, Mary Ann and James Robinson — a baby.

The James from death saved its stinginess: it turned out that Mary Anne without his knowledge, in debt, and Robinson, infuriated, kicked the wife out of the house. She left together with her little daughter, which is then planted familiar. The child returned to the father.

The very same Mary Ann quickly met another widower Frederick Cotton and quickly became pregnant by him. Frederick offered her hand and heart, Mary Ann agreed, although all were still married to Robinson. After a year, Frederick cotton died of the same mysterious intestinal disease, and Mary Ann became the owner of his house and guardian of his two sons. In this house she invited her lover, but are unable to continue living with him: very close there were elderly and wealthy official, who required a nurse. Mary Ann, not changing their plan, got pregnant from an elderly rich man, but the children of the cotton prevented this marriage. She immediately poisoned the two children, the cotton (one of which was her own), and at the same time their own lover. Alive was only seven-year-old Charles cotton.

Mary Ann, confident of their impunity, sent to poison its next victim, but Charles arsenic is not sold. Then she asked about this neighbor, he did not refuse, and soon Charles cotton died. Doctors who recently examined the boy and found no signs of the disease, were amazed. In addition, neighbors Mary Ann was shocked by the fact that after the death of her stepson, she went not to the morgue for his body, and to the insurance company for the money. Local Newspapers grabbed the story, and Mary Anne prepared for the flight, but did not: a doctor, preserving the fabric of Charles cotton, conducted a review and found them in arsenic. Police arrested Mary Ann, bodies of her victims were exhumed, and the evidence collected.

Mary Ann cotton was sentenced to death. 24 March 1873 she ascended the scaffold and incorrectly made by the executioner loop died about three minutes.

Lydia Sherman

Lydia Sherman or as it is called Borgia from Connecticut lived with her husband in love and harmony for 18 years and then poisoned him.

At 16 years of age Lydia became acquainted with a widower Edward Stark and almost immediately married him: a girl grew up without parents and dreamed of a family. Stark was a COP, and after 18 years of excellent service it was cut. He fell into a depression, what really irritated his young wife. Lydia solved the problem by poisoning her husband with arsenic. But realizing that she is not to raise children, Lydia decided to get rid of them. Six-year-old Martha Ann, Edward, four, and baby William, she was poisoned in one day. Teenagers George and Ann Eliza were killed during the illness — so it was easier to cover their tracks. The eldest daughter died soon after these events. And Lydia got a job as a housekeeper to a rich farmer Dennis Hurlburt and soon enough became his wife. Soon Dennis died, leaving his widow a substantial fortune. I don’t know why Lydia needed to re-apply for a job, most likely, for the new marriage. What happened: Lydia has a job as a nanny to Horace Sherman — the one a daughter. Marriage in General was good, if not for one thing: the Horace liked to drink. It’s so much Lydia annoyed that she decided to poison the daughter of a Sherman, so he thought better of it. But instead, Horace was more drinking, and then Lydia poisoned him.

Soon Lydia was arrested and sentenced to death, then replacing the sentence to life imprisonment. She ended her days in prison.