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Clippings: widow threatens to kill herself over husband’s grave and others

From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
New York
Published November 7, 1922

A third murder in so many days was linked to Black Hand, an extortion racket similar to gangs but not organized like the Mafia.

A grieving widow left a note suggesting she would kill herself over her husband’s grave.

A “feminine Bluebeard” was suspected after at least 4 of her husbands were poisoned. A Bluebeard is a man who kills his wives; this article apparently predates the term Black Widow.

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