On July 23, 1998, Dominique Keys, a Phoenix woman was accused of killing her British husband, Russell Keys, after he allegedly claimed to have killed five women in England. Russell Keys and his wife, Dominique, were staying at a friend's Phoenix home while he applied for U.S. citizenship. Keys allegedly detailed to his wife and friend, Paul Gilligan, how he killed five lovers and buried their bodies along British beaches. Keys claimed his victims included women from Portugal, France and Morocco.
In each case, Gilligan said Keys was rejected in attempts to marry the women and obtain new citizenship. He added that Keys took British police to a beach to show them the graves but led them to the wrong place. Tuesday morning, Gilligan said he heard three shots and then found the body of 41 year-old Russell Keys. Fifty-four-year-old Dominique Keys was arrested. Detectives say she claims to have shot Russell in self-defense as he tried to strangle her.