Canadian Woman, Nicknamed 'Black Widow,' Charged

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (AP) - A Canadian woman nicknamed the "Black Widow" for her ability to persuade grieving widowers to marry her is accused of trying to kill her husband.

The husband of 77-year-old Melissa Ann Weeks fell ill at a bed and breakfast in Nova Scotia last weekend.

Prosecutor Diane McGrath said Friday that Weeks' bail hearing will be Tuesday.

Weeks was convicted of manslaughter in 1992 in the death of a previous husband whom she drugged and ran over twice with a car. She also was sentenced in 2005 to five years in prison for theft from a man she lived with in Florida.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has reported that the justice who married the couple later warned Fred Weeks after seeing a news story about his new wife.

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