This Sweet-Talking, Rosy-Cheeked Killer Pensioner Dubbed Canada’s Most Dangerous Woman


Police have warned elderly men to be on the lookout for black widow Melissa Ann Shepard following her release from prison yesterday.

  • ontario john

    She doesn’t look muslim?

    • John Boy

      I suspect NCCM is having a conference this weekend to discuss how their women can gain their rightful number one position in this category.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Imagine her wearing a burqa. There ya go! Instant muslim.

  • Solo712

    Serial killer out on “compassionate grounds” ? Welcome to Justin’s Cuckoo-nada.

    • Sweet deal.

    • Clinton

      Her prison sentences seem bizarre. On the one hand, she drugged
      one husband and then ran over him — twice– with a car, killing him.
      For that, she served two years in prison, which seems a rather light
      penalty to pay. On the other hand, she defrauded another husband
      of tens of thousands of dollars, for which she served five years in

      How is it possible that the premeditated killing of one spouse
      carried a much lighter penalty than merely robbing another? And,
      if authorities have deemed that she’s likely to prey on others now
      that she’s out, why release her? “Compassionate grounds” hardly
      seem compassionate for the people she’ll likely target…

      She may be a sociopath, but she certainly has an eye for picking
      the most effective legal counsel.

      • canminuteman

        She is a woman. Women literally get away with murder all the time. Have you ever read a newspaper story about a female murderer that didn’t make her out to be the victim? When a woman kills her children the typical response is “she must have been having a hard time, the poor dear. When a man does the same thing the typical response is “we should hang the evil bastard”.

        This has been going on a long time. I remember reading an article written a hundred odd years ago where the writer was arguing that we shouldn’t bother charging women with murder, because even when they are guilt society isn’t prepared to punish them.

        • lolwut?

          Women in Vancouver got 5 years for killing 2 babies

          Her lawyer used the “Cultural misunderstanding” defense
          and it worked.

      • WalterBannon

        where is the dangerous offender status

      • UCSPanther

        Men seem to dig black widows and other malevolent women for some reason.

      • tom_billesley

        The Mirror missed out a bit.
        Shepard claimed that the husband she ran over, her second, had been trying to rape her at the time. After release on parole she gave talks across Canada about battered woman syndrome, a criminal defence that can be used by victims of domestic abuse who go on to attack their partner. She featured in a National Film Board documentary, “When Women Kill”, about victims of domestic abuse who attack their partners. She also won a government grant to help others like herself.
        Talk about silver lining….and government silver at that.

  • Wally Keeler

    only 3 yrs for premeditated murder. soft sentence, because she is female.

  • DMB

    This woman definitely has some serious mental issues.

  • moraywatson

    Kudos to Nightmouse for creating the new “Killer Grannies” file ! LOL !!

  • Yikes!

  • Kaye92

    Her smile never reaches her eyes: she has cold, cold eyes.

  • ontario john

    Trudeau probably let her out so he could appoint her to the senate. He likes strong women.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      because he’s never known one

  • Spatchcocked

    MOM !!!!!!!

  • Justin St.Denis

    I’ll kill her if she crosses my path. Thanks for the heads-up…

  • lolwut?

    Give her a job as Trudeau’s chef.

    • John Boy

      He’ll probably appoint her to head the Department of the Status of Women the federal man-hating commission.

  • Rosenmops

    “From 1977 to 1991, she served sentences for more than 30 separate convictions for fraud….the pensioner has been assessed and has been found to be at a high risk of reoffending.”

    There is something very wrong with our legal system,