From author Irene Pence comes the horrific true story of the cold-blooded Texas Black Widow.
Behind her softly sexy
1985. Gun Barrel City, Texas. Police searching for missing
Fire Department Captain Jimmy Don Beets dug inside a wishing well in the neatly-tended
garden of his wife, forty-eight-year-old Betty Lou Beets. Not only did they
find his body, but that of Betty Lou’s fourth husband, Doyle Wayne Barker. Each
had been shot in the head and buried in a sleeping bag. It wasn’t long before
investigators unearthed the terrible truth.
… lurked a cold-blooded
As Betty Lou’s sordid past as a topless dancer, cocktail
waitress, and wife to five husbands emerged, so did her chilling trail of
marital violence. She shot her second husband, Billy York Lane, in the back.
She tried to run over third husband, Ronnie Threlkeld, with a car. Both
survived to tell their horrific stories. But Barker and Beets, spouses four and
five, weren’t so lucky.
After a sensational trial, Betty Lou Beets was sentenced to
die by lethal injection. Fifteen years later, on February 24, 2000, she again
drew national attention by becoming the second woman to be executed in Texas
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