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    LIBERTY AT LAST FOR FRANCE'S "BLACK WIDOW" - SIXTY FIVE-YEAR-OLD MARIE BESNARD. AT BORDEAUX DECEMBER?

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    LIBERTY AT LAST FOR FRANCE'S "BLACK WIDOW" - SIXTY FIVE-YEAR-OLD MARIE BESNARD. AT BORDEAUX DECEMBER 12 SHE WAS ACQUITTED AFTER YET ANOTHER TRIAL - HER THIRD SINCE SHE WAS ORIGINALLY ACCUSED OF POISONING ELEVEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING HER OWN PARENTS, HER IN-LAWS, AND HER SECOND HUSBAND.

    FOR FIVE YEARS, SHE WAS HELD IN GAOL, AND DURING THAT TIME WAS TWICE PUT ON TRIAL. BOTH TRIALS WERE STOPPED BECAUSE OF CONFLICTING EVIDENCE. SHE WAS RELEASED ON BAIL, AND SINCE THEN HAS LIVED UNDER THE SHADOW OF HER ALLEGED CRIMES.

    NOW, HER TWELVE-YEAR ORDEAL OVER, SHE PLANS TO GO BACK TO HER LITTLE HOUSE IN LOUDUN - TO LIVE QUIETLY, AND CULTIVATE HER GARDEN. AFTER THE DECEMBER 12 COURT DECISION, HOWEVER, THE BLACK-CLAD MARIE BESNARD GAVE A CHAMPAGNE PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21AE99V0NT8TUTHKVK2176JGI
    Media URN:
    VLVA21AE99V0NT8TUTHKVK2176JGI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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