2. She Reportedly Threatened to Kill a Judge
A Venezuelan judge said Machado threatened “to ruin my career as a judge and … kill me,” after he indicted her then-boyfriend for murder. In 1998, her boyfriend allegedly shot and killed the judge’s brother-in-law outside of the church where his sister’s funeral was being held. According to the Associated Press, some said Machado drove the getaway car, but she wasn’t charged because there wasn’t sufficient evidence, despite the fact no one corroborated her alibi that she was home sick at the time of the shooting.