Probe after 4th hubby is killed

United States
June 26, 2008 1:00pm CST
I think this is so horrible. Probe after fourth husband is killed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/06/21/2008-06-21_probe_after_fourth_husband_is_killed.html Saturday, June 21st 2008, 7:53 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man walked into the Stanly County sheriff's office with a wild tale: A woman had just offered him money to kill her husband. The officer on duty took down the information and passed it on to his superiors. "They never did anything with it," that officer, Donnie Mullis, told The Associated Press. "They just brushed it off." A few weeks later, Harold Gentry was dead. Authorities charged Betty Neumar last month with one count of solicitation of murder in his July 1986 death. Gentry was the fourth of five husbands she has buried in her 76 years. The case has drawn national attention because investigators want authorities elsewhere to look into the deaths of the other four, including one who was shot in the head and another who died of an infection that could indicate he was poisoned. Neumar, who lives in Augusta, Ga., is being held on $500,000 bond in the Stanly County jail.
3 responses
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I don't understand why she didn't just divorce them. Surely it must be easier than murder.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Maybe they had money...
@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
I think they had the money but she won't get it if they divorced. Like insurances, or pensions.
@itsina (55)
• United States
26 Jun 08
It's terrible that someone would actually go as far as to pay someone to kill their husband. And the fact that she's done this five times! It's terrible.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
I am surprised they did not figure it out after the second husband.
@sunkissed (4330)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Well this officer should have investigated this when this man came in and said that he was offered this money to kill her husband. I for one would never take a chance and marry this woman, she sounds like a "Black Widow" to me..It sounds real fishy that this woman has buried 4 of five husbands. I do think that this woman needs to be investigated, as well as this officer that did nothing when it was reported to him.
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• United States
26 Jun 08
I would like to hear the officer's side to this story.