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Hearing for alleged peace bond violations by Internet black widow sets new date

May 24, 2016 - 6:24 AM

HALIFAX - The hearing for a woman known as the "Internet Black Widow'' for allegedly breaching her release conditions has been adjourned until next month.

Police have alleged 80-year-old Melissa Ann Shepard broke the conditions of her peace bond in April after an officer on his beat happened to recognize her in the Halifax Central Library and observed her using a computer.

Shepard was arrested and charged with three counts of breaching a recognizance, including a ban on accessing the Internet.

The Halifax resident gained notoriety for killing and poisoning men who were her intimate partners and has a history of offences dating back to the early 1990s.

She was released March 18 after having served a full sentence of just under three years for spiking newlywed husband Fred Weeks's coffee with tranquilizers in 2012.

Shepard's lawyer Mark Knox, who appeared on his client's behalf, told Judge Gregory Lenehan that he and the Crown would appear in Halifax provincial court again on June 22.

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