Bail hearing for 'Internet Black Widow' postponed

The bail hearing for a woman nicknamed the "Internet Black Widow" for her ability to persuade grieving widowers to marry her has been postponed until next week in Sydney, N.S.

Melissa Weeks, 77, is charged with attempted murder and with trying to poison her husband under Section 245 of the Criminal Code, known as "administering a noxious thing."

Weeks made a brief appearance at Sydney provincial court on Friday and asked for more time to prepare a case for why she should be allowed out of custody.

Weeks, who was formerly known as Melissa Friedrich, was found guilty of killing a previous husband and has spent time in jail for stealing from a man she was living with in Florida.

Prosecutors have said they will oppose her release because of her criminal record and because the Crown believes she may be a flight risk.

Weeks was arrested earlier this week in New Glasgow, N.S., after her current husband — a recent widower — became violently ill just days after the couple married.

Fred Weeks, 75, was taken on Sunday to the North Sydney General Hospital, where doctors became suspicious and called police.

"Further investigation led police to believe the man's spouse could be responsible for his illness," Desiree Vassallo, a spokeswoman for the Cape Breton Regional Police, said in a statement Tuesday.

Fred Weeks has since been released from hospital and returned home, where he is resting with his family.

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