Nation: One Coincidence Too Many

CRIME With his china-blue eyes, wavy white hair and deferential manner, William Dale Archerd, 55, is the very antithesis of a Bluebeard. If the Los Angeles County district attorney's office is right however, the sometime hearing-aid salesman's penchant for marriage was matched only by his preference for murder. Last week he was in jail facing charges that he killed his nephew and two of his seven wives; the investigation also implicated him in the deaths of a third wife and two male friends. The suspected weapon: insulin.* The list of Archerd's wives, relatives and acquaintances who have died after manifesting...

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