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Marie Besnard, accused murderess. Besnard was suspected of the murder of her husband, both parents, her husband's parents, her first husband, her sister-in-law, two boarders, two elderly cousins, a grandmother-in-law, and a great aunt (among possible others). The first 2 attempts to try her resulted in mistrials. At her 3rd trial she was acquitted -- there was no longer enough physical evidence to test for arsenic residue.

In France, in the Century, alchemists became wealthy grinding arsenic rock into a colorless and odorless powder and selling the powder .

Sarah Marie Johnson; Was 16 when she shot and killed her parents on September 2, 2003. They were shot to death in their Bellevue, Idaho home because they refused her dating a 19 year old boyfriend.

Alan and Diane Johnson murder 9/2/2003 Bellevue, ID *Daughter Sarah Marie Johnson convicted; sentenced to 2 consecutive life terms plus 15 years*

Alan and Diane Johnson murder Bellevue, ID *Daughter Sarah Marie Johnson convicted; sentenced to 2 consecutive life terms plus 15 years*

New Mexico teen accused of murdering family was a church-going youth whose father was a pastor. Tell me again how more religion is the answer to senseless gun violence!

Nehemiah Griego, New Mexico Teen Accused Of Murdering Family, Planned Attack In Advance

Catherine "Kate" German, who was taken captive with her sisters, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, by Cheyenne Indians after their family (mother, father, 3 siblings) were killed in Kansas in 1874.  Only the four youngest, Sophia, Catherine, Julia, and Adelaide, were spared and taken captive. The two youngest, Julia and Adelaide, age 7 and 5, were subsequently abandoned on the prairie in what is now the Texas panhandle. Sophia and Catherine were kept by their Cheyenne captors until rescued in…

1874 Captured by Indians along with her three younger sisters, Catherine German was subjected to repeated rapes and beatings by the tribe that held her prisoner. Her parents and two other siblings were murdered and scalped. She was held for 5 months.

The Seven Sutherland Sisters and Their 36½, Feet of Hair

The Seven Sutherland Sisters

The Seven Sutherland Sisters have a family history story you have to read to believe. I have one of their antique bottles which used to have their hair tonic in it.

MBI - Murdered by inmates, the monster who tortured and battered his partner’s two-year-old daughter, Sanam Navsarka, to death has been murdered in prison on Feb 14, 2013. Subhan Anwar, 25, is believed to have been held hostage in a cell at high-security Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire before he was killed. Two inmates aged 47 and 45 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Murdered in prison, the monster who tortured and beat his lover's two-year-old daughter to death

Subhan Anwar, a man convicted of murdering Sanam Navsarka back in was killed in prison after being held hostage by two other inmates at Long Lartin prison.

Amy Archer-Gilligan: poisoned a husband and four of her nursing home's residents with arsenic or strychnine in Windsor, Connecticut in the 1910s  -(With a name of Gilligan, I'd be crazy too!)

"Sister" Amy Duggan Archer-Gilligan was a Windsor, Connecticut nursing home proprietor and serial killer who systematically murdered at least five people by poison;

Lizzie Borden is one of the most infamous suspected murderers in United States. She is so infamous  that a gruesome rhyming song about her murdering her parents with whacks from an axe is sung by children today. The fact is that she was acquitted of the Fall River, Massachusetts murders and is therefore innocent in the eyes of the law. However, no one else was ever charged with the murders of Mr. and Mrs. Borden and some of the evidence indicates that it could have been Lizzie, after all.

Lizzie Andrew Borden was an American woman who was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The case was a famous throughout the United States.

"Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped from Home of Parents on Farm Near Princeton; Taken from His Crib; Wide Search on"Lindbergh's child was soon after discovered in the woods along a road near the family residence.   Notwithstanding the evidence stockpiled against the easily vilified illegal German immigrant Bruno Hauptmann (who was sentenced), speculation prevails as to the true identity of the caper responsible in this tragic tale of one of America's greatest heroes.

10 Major Crimes That Shocked the Nation (SLIDESHOW)

10 Major Crimes That Shocked the Nation "Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped from Home of Parents on Farm Near Princeton; Wide Search on" -The New York Times

The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd

The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd

The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd by Jana Bommersbach 2003 Author Signed