Woman known as 'Black Widow' agrees to sign new peace bond after alleged breach

HALIFAX - An elderly woman who became known as the Internet Black Widow after she was convicted of killing and poisoning intimate partners she met online has agreed to drop most of her objections to a peace bond she signed when she was released from prison.

The lawyer for Melissa Ann Shepard appeared briefly Tuesday in a provincial court in the Halifax area, where he confirmed that his client was prepared to sign a new, two-year peace bond that imposes similar conditions on her freedom.

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