Neumar out of jail on $300,000 bond

RALEIGH, N.C. --- A Georgia grandmother who came under suspicion because all five of her husbands had died was released Thursday from a North Carolina jail where she had been held on charges in one of their deaths.

Betty Neumar, 76, posted $300,000 bond Thursday at the Stanly County jail, where she's been held since her arrest in May, Sheriff Rick Burris said. He did not know the conditions of her release. She is charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder in the 1986 death of husband No. 4, Harold Gentry.

Prosecutors allege Mrs. Neumar tried to hire three people to kill Mr. Gentry before his body was found. Since her arrest, police in Florida and Ohio have begun to re-examine the deaths of her first child and three of her other husbands, though she faces no charges. Georgia police recently closed their re-examination of the death of her fifth husband, John Neumar, of Augusta, saying they have no evidence she was involved.

-- From wire and staff reports