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Do stats really reveal how many husbands are killed by wives?

Do you ever wonder if more women kill their husbands a href=”http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/tables/intimatestab.htm”than the stats reflect?/a If a href=”http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/06/16/cold.cases.ap/index.html?iref=mpstorynew”this story is any indication,/a the answer would be a mind-boggling “yes” (thanks Graham):br /br /blockquotePolice may have ignored a warning years ago that a woman with five dead spouses was trying to hire a hit man to kill one of the men, investigators in North Carolina said Monday.br /br /Authorities charged 76-year-old Betty Neumar last month with one count of solicitation of murder in the July 1986 death of Harold Gentry. Gentry’s brother had begged investigators for two decades to take another look at the case.br /br /Stanly County sheriff’s investigators believe Neumar tried to hire several people to kill Gentry. Lead detective Scott Williams said Monday his office is looking into the possibility that one of those would-be hit men went to authorities before Gentry’s death, but no one took him seriously….br /br /Neumar has been married five times since the 1950s, but each union ended with the death of her husband. Investigators want authorities elsewhere to look into the deaths. Williams said investigators have uncovered a common link among the victims: They all had military experience.br //blockquotebr /br /I wonder if this woman was hooking up with these military men to get their VA benefits? And five dead husbands before anyone figures something is going on? And Neumar is only charged with one count of solicitation for murder. If she killed the other four, do the stats reflect this? I doubt it.