- James P. Watson had married between 16-22 women, 7 of which he confessed to killing. He was caught when his last wife, Kathryn Wombacher became suspicious of his activities and hired a private investigator. The investigator uncovered Watson’s scheme of placing personal ads in newspapers under different alias in attempts to marry women and gain their property. Once under arrest Watson confessed to multiple murders of previous wives and led police to the grave of his last victim, Nina Lee LeLaney. He was sentenced to life for the murder of DeLaney. In 1939 he died of pneumonia in San Quentin prison
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