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Marie Besnard was known in France as the "Queen of Poisoners." Her first and second husbands, two great-aunts, mother- and father-in-law, sister-in-law, and two cousins, were murdered by Besnard. At first, all their deaths were attributed to everything from fluid in the lungs, strokes, and just bizarre accidents. Inspector Clouseau finally investigated all the deaths, and found all the bodies to be full of arsenic. The case was brought to trial 3 times, but she was acquitted!
June 22, 1845: "Tom Dooley" born. The subject of the song was a real person, and his name was Tom Dula. He seems to have been quite a ladies' man, and eventually was executed for the murder of Laura Foster, with whom he may have been having an affair. Also implicated were 2 more "lady friends": Laura Foster, a married woman, and her cousin Pauline. All 4 individuals seem to have had syphilis, but it's uncertain who introduced the disease to the group.
( Gesina Gottfried ) A true psychopath, She poisoned 16 people over the span of 10 years, including her 3 husbands, her 2 sons, her parents, a brother, a friend, and the wife and five children of an employer. She was arrested in March 1828, and displayed no remorse. On the contrary, she bragged and boasted about her crimes, and declared "I was born without conscience which allowed me to live without fear." She was later beheaded.
Jasmine Richardson - The youngest person ever to be convicted of multiple murders in Canada, Jasmine Richardson was twelve when she brutally murdered her parents and younger brother in Medicine Hat, Alberta. After the bodies were discovered on April 23rd, 2006, police feared Jasmine could also be a victim. However, she was later found alive with her 23-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Allen Steinke, whom her parents did not approve of.
Villisca Ax Murders House 8 people were bludgeoned to death with an ax while they slept. 6 of them were children. 2 were neighbor children. 4 were killed in the room upstairs where the three windows are.The parents room there is still a mark in the wall from the swing of the ax
Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sept 11, 2001 and blessed by God to have survived through it all.
Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.