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Sante Kimes

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Sante Kimes (pronounced SHAWN-TAY) is an American serial killer who is most famous for the murder of Irene Silverman, a New York City socialite. Sante, with her son Kenny, perpetrated a scheme whereby they would assume Irene's identity then falsely appropriate ownership of her $7.5 million high class boarding house to them. Both Sante and Kenny have been convicted of the crime despite the fact that Irene's body was never found.

More recently a television movie, "Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes" (2001) was made starring Mary Tyler Moore as Sante and Jean Stapleton as Irene Silverman.

Sante is currently serving a life term at Bedford Hills correctional facility for women in New York. Kenny is also serving a life term and is being prosecuted in California for the death of one of his father's business associates. Sante is fighting extradition to California for that same crime.

An autobiography written by the other of her two sons, Kent Walker, tells a lot about his mother, her personality and her crimes from his point of view. It is called "Son of a Grifter" (ISBN 0061031690).

External links

MOTHER AND SON MURDER TEAM: SANTE AND KENNY KIMES (http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/women/kimes/1.html)

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