Esneda Ruiz Cataño, Colombian Black Widow – 2013

We would like to present to you the latest short article from The Unknown History of Misandry, which is a large and growing resource for those interested in the history of hatred for and violence against the male sex, with examples from history all the way through to today. The Unknown History of Misandry is meant to be a useful resource for all those interested in understanding the broad tendency to believe women are less violent and dangerous than men are, and how men are treated as afterthoughts when they’re on the receiving end of violence–and to document just how far back a general hatred for males of the human race goes. Although this latest entry is very recent, Unknown History of Misandry contains entries going back hundreds of years. This resource, currently on BlogSpot, is planned to be converted to Wiki soon for easier referencing (and we may be looking for volunteers to help with that by the way), but in the meantime, this incredible wealth of amazing information is available right here. All are encouraged to use this resource for their own writings.–DE

Today we present the latest addition to our collection of Black Widow Serial Killers. The widow Ruiz is also featured the our roguess’s gallery of images, Female Serial Killers of the 21st Century (it is shocking how many people think female serial killers do not exist).



On January 29, 2013 45-year-old Esneda Ruiz Cataño was arrested Ebéjico, in Antioquia, Colombia, on the suspicion of murdering three husbands, each of them stabbed to death, in 2001, 2006 and 2010. The media has dubbed her “The Predator” (“La deepredafora”). Ruiz collected life insurance payments following each death.

Police Col. Fernando Restrepo Espinosa told local media: “This woman, by deception, seduced men and convinced them to take out life insurance where she was the sole beneficiary.” He said agents had been tracking Ruiz for more than two years, adding: “We realized the lady had murdered her three husbands in the same way: with a cut to the neck.”

Husband #1: Juan Pablo Aristizábal, 33, died in 2001 in the town of Rionegro. The widow scored $8,445 and a lifetime pension.

Husband #2: José Johany Valencia, 42, died in 2006, in Medellin. He was stabbed in the neck by two men, presumably acting on the wife’s behalf.

Husband #3: Miguel Ángel Veleño García, died from a stab in the neck in 2010, also in Medellin. She was expecting to rake in $40,000 in insurance money, but the insurer became suspicious and contacted police, who conducted an exhaustive investigation of Ruiz’s background.

Do yourselves a favor and bookmark and spend some time exploring The Unknown History of Misandry, and if you’d like to volunteer for a project to convert the entire site into wiki form, please drop us a note in the comments. –DE

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