Q. Lee Oswald shot and killed John F. Kennedy. Who shot Lee Oswald?
A. Jack Ruby
Q. Robert Ford shot and killed Jesse James. Who shot Robert Ford?
A. Ed O'Kelly
Q. John Wilkes Booth shot and killed Abraham Lincoln. Who shot John Wilkes Booth?
A. Boston Corbett
Q. When her lover Cesar dumped her, this famous performer shot him to death as he tried to leave in a cab. In court, she was described as “a dewy rose.”
A. Nan Patterson (Anna Eliza Patterson), of the Floradora Sextet, shot to death her lover Cesar Young, wealthy bookmaker, as he rode in a cab to the pier where he was about to sail to Europe to get rid of her. Her story is featured in Apples: True Stories of New York Crime and Mystery, 1689 to the Present (on the web) and at The Gambler and the Showgirl by Mark Gribben.
Q.. This woman shot her lover Jake, a national Republican committeeman.
A. Clara Smith Hamon shot oil millionaire Jake Hamon. http://www.brightok.net/~bridges/hamon.html See her photo at http://www.brightok.net/~bridges/hamoncs.jpg Q. This lovely lady won many campus beauty contests at Northwestern University before becoming involved in a shooting.
Five juries were called before her case was finally resolved.
A. Madelynne Obenchain www.kino.com/press/vamps_vixens/vamps_pressb.pdf
Q. This wife of a sultan of Sahara never served a day in prison for his murder.
A. Mrs. Jacques Lebaudy. She murdered her crazy husband -- who proclaimed himself "Jacques the First, of the Empire of Sahara," because he had decided to rape his daughter. Or at least that’s what she said.
Come to find out Mrs. Lebaudy isn't the only wife of a sultan of Sahara to kill her husband. So did Shagrat al-Durr, the 13th-century female sultan of Egypt who murdered her husband. But Shagrat al-Durr was executed.
Q. This young lady walked into a South Carolina church and, while Sunday school was in session, shot her cousin John Steedley in the back. She was angry with him for gossiping about her.
A. Emma Connelly (a story I read in newspaperarchive.com)
All of these women had one thing in common: each was accused of murder and faced compelling evidence, but were ultimately acquitted.