I did not know about the five husbands. I went to school with a girl who killed two husbands in the small town in which I was raised. She was abused by both. She got away with the first one. Shot him accidentally while cleaning her loaded shotgun. Then...she killed the second one...cleaning her loaded shotgun. Sheriff arrested her for that one. She served many years. Lives in Arizona now. Never remarried. Thank goodness.
I guess there would be some man out there willing to, but seems to me the risk is too great. Do you think that the death of her first husband was less justified than she made it out to be? I saw something about a woman in AZ who killed 3 husbands, and was never tried for any of them, because it was supposedly self defense.