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WATCH THE FULL SPECIAL: Black Widow: Web of Deception

Posted at 4:26 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 00:08:37-05

Dec. 19 marks exactly 25 years since Las Vegas businessman and millionaire Ron Rudin mysteriously disappeared.

His wife, dubbed the Black Widow of Las Vegas, was later convicted and is now set for release from prison -- very soon.

In our special boradcast Black Widow: Web of Deception, 13 Action News Investigative Reporter Joe Bartels walks you through the case that got national attention. Watch the full special below.

READ THE FULL STORY WITH DIGITAL EXCLUSIVES: The Black Widow: Web of Deception

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On Monday, Dec. 19, 1994 Ron Rudin failed to show up to his real estate office near Charleston and Decatur boulevards.

His burned and beheaded remains were found weeks later in a desolate area near Lake Mead.

Investigators developed information and eventually charged his wife, Margaret Rudin with the murder. She was convicted in 2001 to live in prison with the possibility of parole.

We’re told, due to some paperwork, Rudin will not be released until it’s all ironed out.

WATCH THE SPECIAL BROADCAST: BLACK WIDOW: WEB OF DECEPTION

PART 1

PART 1 Black Widow: Web of Deception Special

PART 2

PART 2 Black Widow: Web of Deception Special

PART 3

PART 3 Black Widow: Web of Deception Special

PART 4

PART 4 Black Widow: Web of Deception Special

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WATCH THE SEVEN-PART SERIES

PART 1: Infamous killer Margaret Rudin set for release from prison

PART 2: 1994 missing persons case turns into brutal murder

PART 3: Love letters and Lake Mead

Part 4: Key Mistake in made in Black Widow case

Part 5: Margaret Rudin on the run

Part 6: Margaret Rudin goes on trial

Part 7: Black Widow Margaret Rudin shares her plans for release from prison


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