By Clifford L. Linedecker
Jill Coit used to be a voluptuous, dark-skinned beauty—as sultry and unfathomable because the Louisiana bayou the place she was once born and raised. yet underneath the glamour of the one-time style version used to be a lady of insatiable wish who used her cover-girl appears to be like to prey on eligible, well-meaning men.
Married ten occasions, she vowed her timeless love. yet her lifestyles was once a sequence of betrayals related to flagrant adultery, or even bigamy. She battled to get her arms on her ex-husbands' again money owed, kinfolk inheritances and valuables.
Across at the very least 5 states, she used greater than a dozen names to spin a tangled internet of marriages and cash. yet used to be she on a heartless quest for an increasing number of wealth—one that ended in the cold-blooded homicide of 2 of her husbands and makes an attempt at the lifetime of one other? And did she move as far as to aim to contain her personal son in a plot to homicide husband quantity 9?
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It was about time Clark settled down and began raising a family of his own. The Coits didn’t know that cutting families out of her marriages was Jill’s style. It was a pattern she would follow for three decades, slipping off to marry men in quiet little ceremonies performed in courthouses, wedding chapels, or churches without bothering to invite members of her family or those of her grooms. Clark and his puzzled family were unaware that the bride hadn’t yet bothered to legally divorce her former husband.