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'Black widow,' one of Vegas' most notorious murderers, out on parole after 20 years

Margaret Rudin was dubbed the 'black widow' during her years as a fugitive ahead of her 2001 trial.
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This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Margaret Rudin, 76, the Las Vegas socialite dubbed a "black widow killer," following the 1994 slaying of her millionaire husband and her years as a fugitive before her arrest in 1999. Rudin was released from prison Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, after winning parole from her 20-years-to-life sentence for the killing of real estate mogul Ron Rudin. She is appealing her 2001 murder conviction, maintaining that she is innocent. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP)

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — One of Nevada’s most notorious convicted murderers has been released from prison, more than 20 years after her millionaire husband’s burned body was found outside Las Vegas. 

Margaret Rudin was dubbed the “black widow” during her years as a fugitive ahead of her 2001 trial. 

She is now 76 and left a women’s prison after winning parole from her 20-years-to-life sentence for the killing of real estate mogul Ron Rudin. 

Her release came 20 years after a tip generated by TV show led to her arrest in Massachusetts where she was living with a retired firefighter she had met in Mexico.

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