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Untold Truth of “The Black Widow” – Murderer Stacey Castor

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• Stacey Castor was an American convicted criminal and murderer who in 2005 fatally poisoned her second husband, David Castor.
• She was born on 24 July 1967 in Clay, New York State and was an American by nationality.
• She almost got away with the murders of her two husbands and was charged with the death of her first husband, Wallace, and an attempt on her daughter's life.
• She was arrested, prosecuted and found guilty of second-degree murders and attempted murder, and was sentenced to 52 years in prison.
• At the time of her death in 2016, Stacey's net worth was minimal.

Who is Stacey castor?

Stacey Castor (24 July 1967 – 11 June 2016) was an American convicted criminal, a murderer who in 2005 fatally poisoned her second husband, David Castor, using antifreeze. The court also charged her with poisoning her first husband, Wallace, and for an attempt on her first-born daughter’s life.

Stacey Age, Zodiac Sign, Early Life, and Education Background

Stacey was born under the Leo zodiac sign on 24 July 1967, in Clay, New York State, USA, to Jerry Daniels whose death circumstances have remained a mystery since he died in hospital in 2002.

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Stacey’s mother and sibling’s names have not been disclosed. It is not known when and where she attended school, and what educational qualifications she possessed. Stacey was an American by nationality, and belonged to white ethnicity.

Stacey, “The Black Widow,” Murders

Stacey almost got away with the murders of her two husbands. She wanted people to see her crippled by the tragedy of losing her first and second husbands, who died of a heart attack and poisoning, respectively.

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She thought that the detectives would buy the story that her daughter Ashley Wallace had attempted suicide, but according to the detectives, all was a lie – the seemingly grieving mother and wife was a cold-blooded murderer, who got the name “Black Widow” from the murders she orchestrated.

As the year 1999 was ending, Wallace started feeling sporadically ill; he acted unsteadily, coughed, and seemed swollen. His sickness was worsening, and finally he agreed to go to the hospital, but sadly passed away in 2000 before he could do so. His daughter, who was 11 at that time, was present as he was dying – for some reason she blamed herself for her dad’s death.

Stacey married David Castor in 2003. In 2005, she called the Sherriff’s office, informing him that her husband had locked himself in the bedroom after being in an argument with her. According to her, David had been depressed. The police found him lying dead next to a glass containing a bright green liquid and a container of antifreeze. Castor broke down when she saw her husband dead, shouting and scream “He is not dead! He is not dead!”

The coroner said that David had died of self-poisoning.

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During the investigation that was conducted later, the police found Stacey’s fingerprints on the glass David had drunk from, and she became the main suspect. During the 2-year-long investigation, Wallace’s body was exhumed and taken for post mortem. They found traces of antifreeze in his body, and proved Stacey’s hand in his murder. She had also killed her second husband.

Stacey tried to cover up her murder crimes by poisoning her daughter Ashley, and forging a suicide note that was found next to her. Ashley had supposedly confessed to having poisoned her father. She was luckily saved and rushed to the hospital.

Stacey was arrested, prosecuted and found guilty of second-degree murders and attempted murder. She was sentenced to 52 years in prison. She allegedly committed the crimes for monetary gain.

Stacey Personal Life, Husbands, and Daughter

Stacey was just 17 years old when she met her future first husband, Michael Wallace; they bonded immediately after they met. She felt that he was her true love, and married him. The duo had their first daughter, Ashley, shortly after their marriage, and their second and last born girl, Bree, shortly afterwards.

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Castor revealed that Wallace became very close to Bree, and showed favoritism which she chose to make up for by becoming Ashley’s “best friend.”

Despite being close to their daughters, the couple was steadily growing apart. During an interview that was hosted by David Muir in 2009, Stacey revealed how her marriage with Wallace had many problems, despite looking normal. She said that her husband was struggling with alcohol and drugs for a long time. Rumors had it that each of them was having an affair.

One of Castor’s friends shared with ABC News that at the time of Wallace’s death, Stacey had been planning to divorce him. After his death, Stacey collected life insurance policy funds amounting to $55,000.

Castor wedded her second husband, David Castor, in 2003. In August 2005, she poisoned him with antifreeze. It was also alleged that Castor’s father Daniels, who passed away in February 2002, was poisoned while he was in hospital following a lung ailment. The relatives of her first husband, Michael Wallace, brought the matter before investigators.

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According to John Corbett, Wallace’s brother-in-law, Daniels was getting better while at St. Joseph’s hospital until her daughter, Castor, came to visit him with a can of soda. According to Corbett, Daniels passed away soon after he took the drink that his daughter had brought to him.

Stacey Body Measurements and Features

The convicted murderer stood at an average height.  Neither her weight nor her shoe, bra, and dress sizes are available, nor information regarding her vital statistics. She had long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Stacey Castor Net Worth

Before her conviction, Stacey earned her living as an ambulance dispatcher.

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During that time, her husband, Wallace, was working as a mechanic during the night shift. The couple allegedly faced serious financial difficulties, in addition to spending little time together due to the nature of their jobs. At the time of her death, Stacey’s net worth was minimal.

Stacey passed away at the age of 48 in 2016 while serving her time in a Westchester County women’s maximum-security prison. She died of natural causes, a heart attack. She never admitted to her despicable crimes before she died. Stacey would have been eligible for parole at the age of 88 in 2055 if she had lived.

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The Untold Truth of Emma Watson’s Brother – Alex Watson

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Who is Alex Watson?

The Wealth of Alex Watson

As of early-2020, Alex Watson has a net worth estimated to be Alexander Watson was born on 15 December 1992, in Paris, France, and is best known for being the brother of actress Emma Watson who found fame in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, playing the role of Hermione Granger. The siblings appeared together in a Burberry fashion campaign, and he’s also made several cameo appearances in the “Harry Potter” films.

over $1 million, earned through success in his various endeavors, including modeling and acting projects.

He may benefit from the success of his sister, as Emma has a net worth estimated to be over $80 million.

Early Life and Cameo Appearances

While Alex was born in Paris, the family later moved to England where he and Emma grew up. He lived mostly away from the spotlight, and his skill with the French language started to decline as he became more accustomed to living in the UK. His life started to shift when Emma desired to pursue an acting career. While he didn’t have the same interests, he supported her endeavors as she began training, and appearing in a few stage productions.

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Emma’s fame increased significantly after she was cast in the “Harry Potter” film series as one of the lead characters, Hermione Granger. While the producers didn’t initially think that the film would be the worldwide phenomenon it is today, many of its cast members would grow close like family.

More Cameos and Modeling

The crew also involved other family members such as Alex, who would appear in a cameo as a student in the first film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. The film is based on the JK Rowling novel of the same name, following the story of the titular Harry Potter as he goes on magical adventures with his closest friends.

The first installment was a huge critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2001.

They later followed it up by continuing the book series, with “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, and Alex had another cameo in the film as a student. The 2002 film is based on the book of the same name, and continues the adventures of Harry Potter during his second year as a student of Hogwarts. In the film, he discovers that the Chamber of Secrets in the school has been opened, leading to a monster being set loose. The film, like its predecessor, was an enormous success, becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year, only behind “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”.

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For the next two “Harry Potter” films, Alex was busy with other projects so he didn’t make an appearance. He later returned to make a short cameo in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” – in that installment, Harry Potter and his best friends go through their fifth year at Hogwarts, and deal with the aftermath of the return of feared wizard Lord Voldemort.

Burberry Campaign

In 2010, media outlets reported that Alex would be partnering his sister in a campaign for the fashion brand Burberry. He didn’t initially plan to model for the brand, but while he was looking for something to wear for a “Harry Potter” premiere, he was approached by the staff who quickly signed him for a modeling gig.

Emma was there to help him as she has more experience with modeling projects. He notes that there is a lot of tension during auditions for models, as everyone is on edge trying to get a job. It didn’t seem that he continued with modeling after that gig, as he expressed no interest in being overly concerned about his physical appearance.

Personal Life

Following Alex’s appearance with Burberry, there has been no news about him. He’s been more private about his career and personal endeavors so nothing is known in terms of any romances. There are social media pages under his name, though they appear to be fan accounts, and unrelated to him.

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His sister is known to be a universalist though it is not known if he shares the same beliefs.

Sister – Emma Watson

Despite having only acted in plays before her big-screen debut, Emma Watson flourished in her role as Hermione Granger, launching her to international star status. While working on the franchise, she gained numerous other projects, and after the end of the “Harry Potter” films, she went on to star in other projects.

In the 2010s, she appeared in notable films such as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, “The Bling Ring”, and “This is the End”.

In 2017, she played the character Belle in the live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast”, and also appeared in the film adaptation of “Little Women”, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Emma Watson’s Recent Projects

In 2014, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts rewarded Emma with the British Artist of the Year Award. She hasn’t yet taken any new film projects following her appearance in “Little Women”. While working on her acting career, she continued to pursue her education, and completed a degree in English literature in 2014.

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She’s also been doing modeling work, such as for campaigns with Lancome and Burberry.

Emma’s been very vocal about issues of human rights and gender equality – she is a UN Women Goodwill ambassador, and is responsible for helping launch the campaign HeForShe, the goal being for genders to work towards having gender equality. She’s been very active in work for women’s rights, recently establishing a legal advice line to help women who’ve suffered sexual harassment at the workplace.

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Who is Naomi Osaka’s father? Leonard Francois’ Biography

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Leonard Francois is the father of Naomi Osaka, the professional tennis player, who best Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open Final. He’s dedicated many years of his life working as a tennis coach for his daughters, Mari and Naomi.

Early life and family

Leonard Max Francois was born in the US, though he is of Haitian descent. His parents spoke only Creole, as they didn’t even know English. Leonard spent his youth in New York, eventually as a student of New York University. It was then when he met the love of his life and the future mother of his daughters, Tamaki Osaka. During one of his vacations from his studying, Leonard went to one of the Japanese islands, among them Hokkaido, where he met Tamaki, and soon understood that he wanted to proceed with a relationship with her.

Tamaki’s Japanese family accused her of dating a black man and bringing disgrace to the whole family, however, Leonard was not afraid of proving he was a good match for his Japanese girlfriend, so after graduating from University, he moved to Osaka, Japan, to live there with Tamaki and to be near her family to show them he was good enough.

Career

Leonard decided to go in for tennis coaching in 1999, when he saw the Williams sisters performing at the French Open tournament. Both his daughters were toddlers those days, but Leonard’s decision was made. He was amazed by their victory in the doubles, and swore to do everything he could to make his daughters the team of the Williams’ kind. Leonard was also encouraged by the fact that the coach of the Williams’ sisters, their father Richard Williams, played no tennis at all in his entire life, although Leonard played tennis quite a lot.

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Leonard’s younger daughter, Naomi Osaka, later admitted that the style of their upbringing at the courts was very similar to the one Serena and Venus Williams got from their father. Just as Serena once mentioned that nobody beaten her like Venus did, Naomi also shared that her older sister Mari was her toughest opponent. Leonard later found another coach for both of his daughters, for them to improve their playing level. Leonardo never forgot where he came from, so in 2000 he and his wife built an elementary school in Haiti, which Naomi later visited in 2019. He does a lot of charitable work, helping various funds to develop sports classes for children from low-income families.

Elder daughter, Mari Osaka

Leonard’s elder daughter, Mari Osaka, was born on 3 April 1996, in Osaka Japan. From an early age she was trained in tennis by her father.

She also likes drawing and often shares her pictures and sketches on her Instagram account. She also posts videos of her daily training routine, showing various interesting devices and gadgets which help her to practice and develop the speed, reaction and other skills important for a professional tennis player. Mari’s coach is now Maxime Kouyaté; he took her to the finals of The McLeod for Health Florence Open in 2018. Mari started participating in professional tennis tournaments in 2014, entering Bank of the West Classic, when she partnered Marina Shamayko in the doubles, however, they lost to Ajla Tomljanović and Varvara Lepchenko. Mari then could be seen participating at the 2019 Miami Open, when she played singles by receiving a wildcard into the main draw.

Mari likes travelling; her favorite destinations are Tokyo, Japan, and Paris, France. She likes dogs.

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She suffers a lot from many people comparing her to her younger sister who is more successful than Mari; however, she learns how to deal with it, not being depressed and developing her own career and achievements.

Younger daughter, Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka was born on 16 October 1997, in Chūō-ku, Osaka Japan. The questions that she is more than tired of answering is ‘Why is her surname the same as the town she was born in?’: ‘We’re recycling a joke from 2014! Everyone who was born in Osaka, their last name is Osaka’, she joked in her interview to Washington Post in 2018. When Naomi was three years old, her family moved to Long Island, then to Florida, when she was around nine years old. Naomi started playing tennis along with her elder sister, Mari. She worked hard and dreamt of playing against the Williams sisters.

At the age of 15 Naomi started working at the ISP Academy, being coached by Patrick Tauma, then in 2014 with the Harold Solomon Tennis Academy, and then moved to the ProWorld Tennis Academy, improving her skills and getting more opportunities to achieve success.

Naomi won her first WTA Tour match when she was only 16 years old, and became a sensation in the world of sports after beating Serena Williams at the US Open in 2018, while being ranked seventh in the world at that moment. The New Yorker called her ‘the next best player in the world’. In 2019 Naomi won the Australian Open, beating Petra Kvitová, the Czech professional tennis player, in three sets. The same tournament in 2020 was not as successful as Naomi expected it to be, as she lost to Coco Gauff, the American professional tennis player, in the third round.

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Controversy around Naomi’s win at the US Open

‘We will never know whether young Osaka really won the 2018 US Open or had it handed to her by a man who was going to make Serena Williams feel his power’, wrote the columnist from the Washington Post, Sally Jenkins. Indeed, the situation which took place during the match between Naomi Osaka and her biggest idol and inspiration, Serena Williams, was outstanding. The Portuguese umpire Carlos Ramos, who served as the chair umpire at the match, gave Serena three code violations. She accused him of stealing the point from her, insisting she was not getting coaching during the match. She also accused him of sexism and racism, but in the end she had to pay the penalty fees for her violations.

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Naomi won the game, and the audience was arguing if it was her skill which helped her, or the situation about Serena, which made the latter lose both her temper and the game. At the end of the game Serena congratulated Naomi and looked friendly, smiling at Osaka. However, her true feeling about the game were in fact the opposite, yet not directed at Naomi.

Personal life, wife Tamaki Osaka

Leonard has never separated from his wife, Tamaki Osaka who is a school teacher, since the day they married in 1989. According to the laws of Japan, his daughters took their mother’s surname; the law is also known as Koseki, ie the Japanese Family Registration Law. It says the foreign spouse must join the koseki of his Japanese spouse, and all of their children are to be registered under the surname of the Japanese spouse.

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Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Leonard is an avid fan of many kinds of sports, so he spends a lot of time playing tennis and beach volleyball, swimming, etc. He also likes watching basketball matches. Leonard spends a lot of time with his parents, who still live in New York.

Appearance, clothing style

Leonard has black hair and dark brown eyes. His height, weight and vital statistics are not available at the moment, but judging by his photos with his daughter Naomi, who is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, he is a bit shorter than her.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Leonard’s net worth is still not reported officially. However, his daughter Naomi Osaka has a net worth estimated at over $29 million.

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Samantha Vinograd’s Wiki – Husband, Net Worth, Height, Body

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Who is Samantha Vinograd?

Samantha Vinograd is an American foreign policy commentator and analyst, who has achieved her fame by working for CNN as a National Security Analyst. In addition she has also worked for Goldman Sachs, having joined this American multi-national investment bank in 2013, but left in 2017.

Samantha Vinograd Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Samantha Vinograd was born on the 19th February 1983, in New Jersey, USA of Jewish ancestry.

She is the daughter of Serge G. Vinograd, and his wife Barbara (nee Lefkowitz) – both of her parents are Jewish, and her father is one of the Holocaust survivors. She spent her childhood in Connecticut, living with three siblings, sisters Ariane and Cassandra, and a brother Benjamin. Samantha went to Hopkins School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and after matriculation she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and later furthered her education at Georgetown University, from which she received an MA degree in Security Studies.

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Career Beginnings

She unified her knowledge and degrees by starting to work for the US Department of the Treasury in Baghdad. Samantha then joined the Barack Obama administration and served in various positions, one of which was an advisor on the National Security Council, while she later assumed the position of the Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor, in addition to other positions.

Rise to Prominence

Samantha was making progress in her career, and in 2013 she joined Goldman Sachs, and was involved with public-private sector partnerships.

She remained at Goldman Sachs for the next four years, before she decided to pursue a career in journalism, although she also worked at Stripe, leading Global Public Policy. She was recruited by CNN in 2017 as a national security analyst, and made her first on-screen appearance in the show “New Day” as a correspondent, and the same year also started contributing to the show “At This Hour”. She was becoming more popular, and her role at CNN expanded, appearing in other political and talk shows, giving her insights on politics and foreign policies.

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Some of the shows to which she contributed include “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered” (2018), “The Situation Room” (2018-2019), then “Erin Burnett OutFront” (2018-2020) and “CNN Newsroom” (2018-2020), among others.

A Published Author

In addition to her work on screen, Samantha has shared her thoughts and insights with people through written media. She has a weekly column on CNN.com, and has also had a number of papers published by the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Daily Beast, and Politico, among others, which also boosted her popularity and wealth.

Samantha Vinograd Net Worth, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

Samantha Vinograd has built a name for herself working for CNN, and this has only increased her wealth. According to sources, it has been estimated that Samantha Vinograd’s net worth is as high as $300,000, as of early 2020.

Samantha’s vital statistics are currently unknown in the media, but her career doesn’t rely on her looks, so this is not so important for her. Nevertheless, she has a slim figure and weighs around 100lbs ~ 45kg. She has blue eyes and brown hair.

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Samantha Vinograd Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children

Samantha doesn’t like to speak much about her love life, and information about this aspect of her life remains unknown in the media. She often jokes about her future husband on her official Twitter account, however, it looks like she has found someone special as pictures on her Instagram page state. His name is Bennet Leifer, and he is CEO of the interior design firm, Bennett Leifer Interiors; although the two haven’t shared any information about their romance.

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She is involved in the community and has been a member of several humanitarian organizations; she is an advisor to the US Fund for UNICEF, World of Children, and is also on the Next Generation Board of the US Holocaust Museum and the Concordia Summit.

To speak further of her accomplishments, Samantha was also named a David E. Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission, and a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

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Samantha Vinograd News, Facts

Samantha has come to attention with her recent statements about President Trump and the entire coronavirus situation, saying that no matter that Trump has tested negative, he isn’t in the clear yet and that the president relies on China, in addition to other comments she has recently made.

Samantha has worked as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Public Policy Institute.

She uses Twitter as her most popular public outing in addition to CNN, while you can also find her on Instagram, but has made it more personal, sharing pictures of herself with her friends, colleagues, and family.

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