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Alabama murderer Betty Jo Green claimed she had 2 women inside her body

I’ve been doing a series of stories on Alabama’s “Black Widows,” women who kill their husbands, including Nannie Doss and Audrey Marie Hilley. Today, I’m writing about Betty Jo Green of Athens. Betty Jo Green will be 88 years old this year and remains incarcerated at Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka. Following is an excerpt from… Continue reading Alabama murderer Betty Jo Green claimed she had 2 women inside her body

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The gruesome tale of Marie Hilley and the world’s most bizarre Black Widow case

I recently wrote about Nannie Doss, a “black widow” from Alabama known as the Giggling Granny. Click here to read it. Today, I’m featuring another Alabama black widow, Marie Hilley. Audrey Marie Frazier Hilley was one of the nation’s most infamous “black widow” killers. Her heartless crimes and calculating schemes were the topics of headlines… Continue reading The gruesome tale of Marie Hilley and the world’s most bizarre Black Widow case

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Bless millennials’ little hearts … but bless their mamas hearts more

I am in a really good place right now with Baby Girl, who is 25. I am quite brilliant, give on point advice and usually have a credit card that’s not at its limit.. I’m woke, y’all (See? I’m even current on my slang). This stage of motherhood is second only to her early childhood… Continue reading Bless millennials’ little hearts … but bless their mamas hearts more

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The kind-faced serial killer known as the Giggling Granny

The following tale of Alabama serial killer Nannie Doss, aka the Giggling Granny, is excerpted from my book, "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." To order a signed copy, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com. In the early 1950s, Nannie Doss looked like a typical grandmother. She wore cat-eye glasses and a bouffant hairdo and enjoyed caring for her family. The… Continue reading The kind-faced serial killer known as the Giggling Granny

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A list of great day and weekend trips

An old high school friend sent me a message over the weekend, asking for suggestions of places to take a weekend trip. It’s something I’m asked a lot, so I thought I’d do a quick list of day/weekend trips for anyone looking for ideas. Of course, there are lots of things to take into consideration:… Continue reading A list of great day and weekend trips