The 80-year-old, who has been dubbed the 'Black Widow' and also the real-life Gone Girl, has been married four times, and while she divorced husband number one, the other three haven’t fared so well.
In 1991 Shepard ran over her second husband twice and he was found with a near-lethal dose of drugs and alcohol in his system. She claimed he had raped her it was self defense, she served three years for manslaughter.
Shepard’s third husband died less than a year after they were married and was left $100,000 in his will. The man’s sons allege that she overdosed his prescription medication but this was never proven.
In 2005 she was sentenced to five years in prison for drugging her then-boyfriend with tranquilisers.
Husband number four began to feel ill on their 2012 honeymoon and was eventually hospitalized once the couple returned home. Doctors found high doses of tranquilisers in his blood. She was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to three and a half years.