At the first glance, Melissa Ann Shepard looked like a sweet and charming older lady seeking companionship after the tragic death of her husband. With her rosy cheeks, spectacles and overall harmless appearance, Melissa didn't exactly seem like the type of woman that you should be afraid of. But appearances can be deceiving as Melissa wouldn’t stop at anything to get what she wanted: money.
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Melissa Ann Shepard : Internet Black Widow (2012) - the fifth estate
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How a smitten man came face to face with the ‘Internet Black Widow’
'Black Widow' search warrant reveals drug stockpile
Internet Black Widow release prompts high-risk offender notification
Internet Black Widow Melissa Ann Shepard arrested in Halifax
Melissa Friedrich (Weeks), “The Internet Black Widow” of Nova Scotia - 2012
Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe
Narrated by Noel Vinson
Researched & Written by Nikki Smith
Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler
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