Police in the northwest of Colombia on Wednesday arrested a woman accused of killing three husbands in order to collect their life insurance payout.
The 45-year-old Dabeiba, Antioquia native was arrested in the municipality of Ebejico to stand trial for the stabbing of her partners in 2001, 2006 and 2010.
The husbands were killed in the city of Medellin and the nearby town of Rionegro. Following her husband’s homicide, the alleged killer went to collect their life insurance, said local police.
A judge had ordered the woman’s arrest on Tuesday after ruling there was enough evidence of the homicides and her threat to society to merit her incarceration.
The alleged killer would not be the first “black widow” in the Antioquia department; as recent as in 2011, a criminal group dubbed “the Black Widow Gang” was dismantled for the alleged killing of men who married into the group.