On Friday, it will be 30 years to the day since three gunshots rang out over East 69th Street on the Upper East Side and Mary-Louise Hawkins ran out of her apartment to find her married millionaire boyfriend, George Kogan, dying on the sidewalk.
Fiercely private since the sensational Oct. 23, 1990, murder, Hawkins has kept her silence until now — because Barbara Kogan, the vengeful wife who paid for those three bullets, is getting out on parole.
“She’s an animal,” Hawkins told The Post of the woman reviled in the tabloids as the “Black Widow.”
“Barbara is extremely good at manipulating people — even parole officers.”
Kogan, 77 — who notoriously had her hair done as her estranged husband died in an operating room at a New York hospital, and who eluded justice for the next two decades before finally being arrested in 2008 — will be paroled next month after only 12 years behind bars.