Convicted team serial killer Catherine Wood was in the news recently when she posted an illegal online dating profile on Cowtowninfo.com in hopes of meeting someone new. As an inmate in Florida, Wood may have pen pals, but is prohibited from soliciting for pen pals. The profile has been taken down.
The Examiner reports that the profile contained her physical attributes: 6’0, 280 pounds, 44-38-48 and the following brief statement: “Teach me! I’ve been incarcerated for two decades. I go to the parole board soon and I need someone who’s kind and patient to teach me about the exciting new things in the world. I’m looking for a friend, male or female, to teach me everything I forgot. Are you honest? I am honest and non-judgmental. We can talk about anything and everything. I’ve never done drugs and I don’t smoke. I like to play and have fun. Do you have time for a good friend?”
When Wood was 24 she was in a sexual relationship with Gwedolyn Gail Graham, then 23. Both women worked at a nursing home, and Wood, divorcing and obese, really needed a friend. The two became lovers with a fetish for sexual asphyxia. Their games became deadly when they called for killing patients as foreplay for their sexual encounters. For three months in 1987 they killed. The initials of the victims, all patients at the nursing home, were to spell out “murder.” Graham would kill the patients, and the couple would become so sexually aroused that they would immediately go to an empty room to have sex. This went on until Graham wanted Wood to prove her love by killing a patient. Wood could not go through with it and had herself transferred to another shift.
The relationship came to an end, and a scorned and angry Graham soon took another lover, and went to work with infants at a hospital in Texas. It was after she told Wood that she wanted to “take one of the babies and smash it up against a window,” that wood told her husband who called police. Wood confessed and, with a plea deal in place, turned state’s evidence against Graham. They were each charged with five murders. Graham got a life sentence, while Wood got 20-40 years.
Wood has been denied parole seven times.
It is not known if she has any pen pals.