This Missouri couple has far more sinister things in common than their last name.
Elderly Couple Convicted Of Killing Their Former Spouses Separately
These two were real life, Natural Born Killers!!!
75-year-old Alice Uden was just sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in the second degree murder of her husband nearly 40 years ago.
Ironically, Uden’s current (and fourth) husband Gerald Uden,75, is currently serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to killing his ex-wife and her two sons in Wyoming in 1980.
Police arrested the Udens last fall in southwest Missouri, accusing them of killing former spouses in separate attacks. Prosecutors did not draw any link between the two cases.
Here’s more details via NY Post reports:
Uden killed Ronald Holtz in late 1974 or early 1975 in Cheyenne, where he was living with her and her 2-year-old daughter. Uden testified that she shot him in the head with a rifle after he flew into a rage over the girl’s crying and was inches away from attacking her in bed.
At her trial, Alice Uden testified that she removed Christmas decorations from a large cardboard barrel and put Holtz’s body inside. She wrestled the barrel into her trunk, she said, and dumped the barrel in an abandoned gold mine on a ranch between Cheyenne and Laramie.
Prosecutors in the case against Gerald Uden said the bodies of 32-year-old Virginia Uden, and her two sons, 11-year-old Richard Uden and 10-year-old Reagan Uden, have yet to be found. Gerald Uden told a Fremont County courtroom in November that he shot each of them with a rifle not far from his home, one after the other, and dumped their bodies in an abandoned mine. Months later, he said, he retrieved the bodies and sank them in Fremont Lake in western Wyoming. Investigators briefly searched the deep lake for the bodies and say they plan a more comprehensive search soon.
In Alice’s defense, her ex sounds pretty unstable. She reportedly met him while working in the psychiatric unit of the V.A. Hospital in Sheridan and witnesses testified that his behavior was hostile and erratic.
What are the odds of meeting, falling in love with and marrying someone with a secret this deadly — that mirrors your own?!
Guess there really is somebody for everybody.