Battleboro, North Carolina, woman Tiara Drake, an immature 24 year old, is facing attempted murder charges after poisoning her family’s favorite cheese in an act of retribution for their refusal to give her a piece the day before.
On May 16, 1990, Richard Lyon was arrested for the murder of his rich wife, Nancy. The high-profile trial that followed of philandering husband Richard exposed the wealthy family’s deepest secrets of incest, adultery, murder and fraud to a scandal-hungry public.
Dorothea Puente, a sweet-faced, grandmotherly lady became an infamous black widow who poisoned her frail, elderly boarders, took their money and buried the remains in the rose garden she so lovingly tended. She got away with murder for years. On March 31, 1989, she pleaded not guilty to nine counts of murder.
Marie Hilley, who killed her husband with poison and attempted to do away with her daughter in the same way, was so well-behaved in prison that officials gave her a three-day furlough. After walking out of prison, she spent four days crawling around in cold, muddy woods until she was found on February 26, 1987, and brought to a hospital where she died.
Controversial nuclear safety whistleblower Silkwood died before she had her day in court. An examination of her life, the case and her suspicious death.
Young, aka the Teacup Poisoner and the St. Albans Poisoner, had a clinical fascination with poisoning and a clinical detachment from the human race that led him to poison family, friends, co workers and bosses. His "experiments" killed four people, but sickened a hundred or more.
Executed July 16, 1936, this black widow and her psychopathic, ladies’ man boyfriend committed pedophilia, arsenic poisoning and some very bad parenting. They were executed by electrocution, one right after the other, in New York’s Sing Sing prison.