Just a few weeks shy of what would have been the couples' first anniversary, the divorce was finalized.
In 1962, it mattered to whom the divorce was granted; and, in this case, it was granted to Larry on his grounds of cruel and inhumane treatment.
We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. The two had been married a mere 7 days before Boggs got the marriage annulled due to the fact that Coit was still married to someone else and Coit was in the process of suing Boggs for the deed to a bed and breakfast they co-owned when he was murdered.
) and the murder of at least one of them, she racked up nine husbands before the state of Colorado stepped in; arresting Billiot, along with her most recent love interest Michael Backus, for the murder of husband number 8: Gerald Boggs. The United States Department of Immigration shut the site down before Billiot could find any takers.
On March 17, 1995, Billiot and Backus were convicted of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado District Court. In April 2006, Jill filed a civil suit against multiple defendants most being correctional officers claiming sexual abuse and other human rights violations.
In May 1998, Billiot got the bright idea to post an online personals ad reading, Want U. The latest information available dated June 2008 shows that this case has yet to be heard. But now she and a boyfriend are in jail, charged with murdering husband No. "If you were to meet her and talk to her, you'd think she's just the greatest person you ever met," one ex-husband, Carl Steely, said of Coit. She and telephone repairman Michael Backus, 48, are being held on -million bond on first-degree murder charges.
Jill had returned to The Big Easy, shunning off the factory and the midwestern life she had lived in Indiana.
Pretty and smart, Jill easily fit in; the boys, especially, were drawn to her Louisianian accent and the stories she told about life in the bayous.The woman, Jill Coit, and her boyfriend, Michael Backus, were convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the shooting death of Gerald Boggs, a hardware store owner. Boggs, 52, was found dead at his home in Steamboat Springs, Colo., in October 1993. "She picked the wrong town, she picked the wrong man, and she picked the wrong family," Doug Boggs, the victim's older brother, said after the verdict. Coit's husbands included the lawyer who helped her avoid questioning in the 1972 shooting death of her third husband, Clark Coit. Coit checked herself into a psychiatric hospital after Coit's killing and police were never able to question her.The prosecutors said he was beaten, shocked with a stun gun and shot with a .22-caliber pistol. She and the lawyer were married and divorced twice. She married and divorced lawyer Louis Di Rosa twice, making him husbands Nos. In between Coit and Di Rosa, she married Marine Maj. While still Di Rosa's wife, Coit married husbands Nos.After Boggs' death, Giffon reminded Backus of his offer and Backus said, "I was hoping you would forget that," and, "This is the only thing that could hang me," the arrest warrant says.Giffon said Backus, a fellow veteran, put his hand on his shoulder and said, "Vietnam buddies don't rat off their buddies." The warrant says Coit traveled with Backus to Iowa when he was assigned to repair telephone lines damaged by last summer's floods.