“Black Widow” expected to make video court appearance on attempted murder charge

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Melissa Ann Weeks, 77, of New Glasgow, also known as the "Internet Black Widow," leaves a Cape Breton Regional Police Services vehicle escorted by Const. Erin Donovan, left, and Const. Geoff MacLeod for a court appearance at the Sydney Justice Centre.

HALIFAX — The case of a woman dubbed the “Black Widow” is due in a Nova Scotia court today.

But 77-year-old Melissa Ann Weeks, who is charged with the attempted murder of her husband, isn’t expected to be in the Sydney courtroom where the hearing is being held.

Crown attorney Dan MacRury says Weeks will appear via video link from a Halifax correctional facility.

Weeks’s lawyer, Michael Kuna, confirms his client won’t be in court, but hasn’t elaborated.

Weeks was charged earlier this month with attempted murder and administering a noxious thing after 75-year-old Fred Weeks fell ill at a Sydney bed and breakfast.

She was previously convicted of manslaughter in the 1991 death of another husband.

Geographic location: Sydney, Nova Scotia

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  • angela
    October 28, 2012 - 15:02

    What the heck is wrong with people...man the stories from ng are getting weirder and weirder

  • wonder
    October 26, 2012 - 12:29

    You should be posting her name as her orginal name as her marriage to Mr Weeks was not registered so why let her pretend they were married.

  • scott
    October 26, 2012 - 12:24

    I thought it was reported in the news that their marriage was not legal because of her putting false information on their wedding license. I am sure Fred would appreciate her NOT being reffered to his wife and using the last name Weeks. Until it is settled maybe she should be reffered by her maiden name or the last guys name she killed.