When you take a look at this little old lady, what do you see?\nI see a nice looking grandmother who probably has a bowl of Werther's Original hard candy on her coffee table. She's most likely on her way back from McDonald's (where she only had coffee) and now she's heading to the corner store to buy some scratch lottery tickets.\nThis article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.\nEditor's Choice: I Got Attacked By Massive Centipedes In Montreal And I'm Seriously Freaking Out\nBut that's actually pretty far from the truth.\nYou wouldn't know it at first glance, but this woman is Melissa Ann Shepard, better known by her nickname: The Black Widow.\nAnd as you probably guessed by now, she got that name by allegedly murdering a few of her husbands and a boyfriend.*\nHusband #1\nMelissa Ann Shepard's first husband was Russel Shepard. Lucky for him, the marriage ended in divorce, making Russel the only husband not to become one of her victims.\nHusband #2\nIn 1991, The Black Widow was married to a man named Gordon Stewart.* One day, she reportedly decided to give her husband a huge dose of tranquillizers. When he became incapacitated, she proceeded to run him over with her car... twice.\nShe was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years in jail, but she was released early for good behaviour.\nHusband #3\nSix years later, Shepard married Robert Friedrich.* About a year later, Friedrich was dead, leaving an inheritance to his new wife. His sons were convinced that she murdered their father by giving him an overdose of prescription medication. Shepard was never charged with the crime.\nVictim #4\nSeveral years went by and Shepard decided she needed a change, so she moved to Florida where she met Alex Strategos. They never married but it seems that didn't stop her old patterns from creeping up.* Shortly after they met, the man started feeling ill and ended up being hospitalized up to eight times, according to reports. The man's son started to get suspicious, especially when his father's bank account reportedly appeared to be shrinking rapidly.\nHospital tests revealed the man was poisoned with tranquillizers (starting to see a pattern?), but police could not prove Shepard was the one who did the deed. She was sentenced to five years in jail for grand theft and forgery.\nHusband #4\nLater, in 2012, Shepard married Fred Weeks and the same thing happened again. Shortly after they were married, she allegedly spiked his coffee with benzos. This time, police found a literal stockpile of prescription medications from five different doctors in her home. She was charged with attempted murder and sentenced to three and a half years in jail.\nIn case you're wondering, Melissa Ann Shepard is alive and well. She's also free (you scared yet?).\nThe 81-year-old currently lives in Halifax, but she has to follow a few conditions to stay out of jail.\nShe must report any new relationships to the police and she must provide photos to authorities if she decides to change her appearance.\nWho knew someone so adorable could be so evil.\n*Editor's note: This article has been updated.