"Black Widow" Della Sutorius Dies In Ohio Prison

Hansen Sinclair – AHN News Reporter

Cincinnati, OH, United States (AHN) – The woman once branded the “The Black Widow” for murdering her husband has died in prison, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

The department announced the death of Della Sutorius Wednesday. She died Nov. 20 of natural causes at the Marysville Women’s Prison at the age of 60.

Sutorius was convicted of aggravated murder in the death of her husband, Darryl Sutorius, 55, a heart surgeon. He was found dead in the couple’s basement with a gunshot wound to the head in February 1996, reports stated. A gun bought by his wife two days earlier was found near the body.

At her trial, prosecutors argued Sutorius killed her husband because he planned to divorce her. She had been divorced four times already, according to reports. However, defense attorneys contended her husband committed suicide.

A jury found her guilty, and she was sentenced to life in prison.

She would have been eligible for her first parole hearing in 2013.

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