In a prior entry, the bizarre case of murderers Helen Golay, 77, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, were discussed. The two women (known as the “Black widows”) who killed homeless men for insurance benefits have now been sentenced to two consecutive life terms each.
The two women collected $2.8 million before the police caught up to them. The judge, not surprisingly, felt no need for mercy. He described how the men came seeking basic food and shelter and “[i]nstead, these unfortunate men were sacrificed on your altar of greed.”
My guess is that two life terms is a bit over kill for the women, 77 and 75 years old. But then again, they would be the first to acknowledge that a little insurance never hurts.
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