Betty Lou Beets



Age: 62


Summary: Texas woman who was convicted of the 1983 shooting death of her fifth husband Jimmy Don Beets at the couple's East Texas home in what authorities said was a scheme to collect over $10,000 life insurance pensions from her husband, and who was often called the "Black Widow" because she was accused of shooting and wounding her second husband and the murder of a fourth spouse.



Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection


Born: March 12, 1937


Died: February 24, 2000


Location: Huntsville, Texas