Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Granny Man Killer Got Away With Murder

Secrets of woman with 5 dead husbands in 5 states die with her

Jun 14 2011

(AP Photo/Augusta Police Department, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — To the outside world, Betty Neumar was a diminutive Georgia grandmother with a shock of white hair who operated beauty shops, attended church and raised money for charity. No one asked questions when her last husband died.

But she had a shocking history. Over a decades long trail she left five husbands dead in five states, under suspicious circumstances.

It wasn't until 2008 that Al Gentry, the brother of one of her dead husbands, persuaded North Carolina cops to re-examine the death of his brother, Harold Gentry, Neumar's 4th husband, who died in 1986.

Neumar was free on $300,000 bond on three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder in the 1986 death of Harold Gentry. Her trial was postponed numerous times since her arrest in 2008.

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