Woman with 5 dead spouses obsessed by cash

Associated Press

By Mitch Weiss

Charlotte, N.C. (AP) – Jeff Carstensen was spooked when he learned his grandmother planned to buy him a $100,000 life insurance policy – and name herself the beneficiary.

“She told me that people of our stature have insurance policies on each other,” he said. “That way, if something happens to you, you take care of me, and if something happens to me, I take care of you. It was all too suspicious. So I got out of there any way I could, as soon as I could.”

…[The grandmother, Cecilia Flynn,] was charged last month in North Carolina with solicitation of murder in the July 14, 1986 shooting death of her fourth husband, Harold Gentry…..(Full Story)http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gHG3MzunhA7wcxcqqxhtTf4tUfzQD91TJCC00

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  1. Update:

    Ga. woman with 5 dead spouses leaves jail

    By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ – 13 hours ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Georgia grandmother who came under suspicion because all five of her husbands had died was released Thursday from a North Carolina jail where she had been held on charges in one of their deaths.

    Betty Neumar, 76, posted $300,000 bond late Thursday morning at the Stanly County jail, where she’s been held since her arrest in May, Sheriff Rick Burris said.

    Neumar is charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder in the 1986 death of her fourth husband, Harold Gentry.

    “I can’t believe they let her out. It’s just wrong, flat out wrong. I don’t understand,” said Gentry’s brother, Al, who pressed law enforcement for more than two decades to get the case reopened….(Full Story)

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