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Deadly women "Malicious Hearts" July 19, 2013 1 80
Angela McAnulty runs her household with an iron hand, brutally torturing, starving, and beating her eldest daughter, Jeanette. After Angela is investigated by social services, she pulls Jeanette out of school and the abuse escalates, culminating in Jeanette's death, for which both she and her husband, who failed to report the abuse, are prosecuted. In Catawissa, Missouri, Bertha Gifford is a nurse with a reputation as an angel of mercy, but also has a morbid fascination with death, leading her to murder 17 of her patients with arsenic poisoning - including several of her husband's family. Nicole Hollinshead is controlling and cruel to her boyfriend, Steven Wood. After Steven seeks a safe haven at the home of Nicole's friend, Debra Carne, Nicole, convinced Debra is trying to steal her man, enlists Steven and two other friends, Kerry Bauer and Emma Last, in a plot to lure Debra away to be beaten, doused with gasoline, and burned alive.
Deadly women "Money Hungry" July 26, 2013 2 81
Scam artist Dorice Moore befriends lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare in order to steal his money, then shoots Abraham to death after he begins to suspect her and tries to convince his family he is still alive. Anne Gates marries - and murders - two husbands for their money, shooting the first execution-style and beating the second with a fireplace poker, all while continuing to carry on an affair with her high school sweetheart. After money-hungry Australian Patricia Byers is sent to jail for the attempted murder of her boyfriend (for which she blames pirates), police investigate the disappearance of her de-facto husband, Carl Gottgens, whom she claims left her for another woman.
Deadly women "Without Pity" August 2, 2013 3 82
Korena Roberts fakes a pregnancy with twins to keep her boyfriend, and befriends Heather Snively, who is pregnant for real, but when the two women meet one day for shopping, Korena beats Heather to death and cuts the stillborn baby out of her stomach. In Toronto, Elva Bottineau and her husband Norman Kidman are serial child abusers who neglect and abuse their five-year-old grandson, Jeffrey, and his older sister, forcing them to live in squalor while continuing to collect their government support checks. Jeffrey dies of sepsis, and after his grandparents are brought to justice, Ontario law regarding background checks of caregivers is revised. After Rekha Kumari-Baker's divorce, her already turbulent relationship with her teenage daughters, Davina and Jasmine, goes from bad to worse. When Rekha's lover dumps her, Rekha stabs both of her daughters multiple times to punish her ex-husband, whom she blames for all of her problems.
Deadly women "Mean Teens" August 9, 2013 4 83
Wendy Gardner and her sister Kathy are being raised by their strict grandmother, Betty. When Wendy begins dating bad boy James Evans and becomes rebellious and sexually active, Betty decides to give her up to the custody of the state. Not about to be separated from James, Wendy has him strangle Betty, and the two killers hold Kathy hostage for several days. Teased at school because of her weight, Nakisha Waddell befriends fellow pariah Annie Belcher, who introduces her to drink and drugs, and Nakisha's close relationship with her mother, Vaughne, disintegrates. When Vaughne forbids her daughter to see her boyfriend, Nakisha stabs her mother 43 times. Showing no remorse, Nakisha is sentenced to 70 years in prison. Gina Grant is a straight-A student and a popular cheerleader, but her mother, Dot, is an alcoholic and disapproves of Gina's bad-boy boyfriend. In 1990, Gina beats her mother to death, but serves less than a year in prison. However, her deeds later cost her her acceptance to Harvard due to the lies on her application.
Deadly women "Vicious Vixens" August 16, 2013 5 84
Tracy Lee Poirier and Tamara Upton are child abuse survivors who turned to crime and violence to cope with their pasts. After meeting photographer Donald Fish in a bar, the women decide to rob him and lure him outside to be beaten senseless, then dispose of his unconscious body in a nearby river. In San Diego in 1987, Deana Wild befriends her boyfriend's mother, Virginia Reardon. After Deana dies in a fall at Big Sur, it is revealed that Virginia and her husband, Billy Joe McGinnis, took out a life insurance policy on her, and an investigation exposes the couple as serial insurance claimants and suggests that Virginia killed her own daughter for insurance money 15 years earlier. Tracie Andrews dreamed of being a model, but by her twenties, she is a stay-at-home mom with narcissistic personality disorder. Despite Tracie's extreme jealousy and violent temper, her boyfriend, Lee Harvey, continues to stand by her, until an argument results in Tracie stabbing Lee 42 times and trying to disguise the murder as an incident of road rage.
Evil guardians "Evil Guardians" August 23, 2013 6 85
Ellen Boehm is a struggling single mother of three who squanders her meager finances on expensive trips to wrestling matches, and even bankruptcy doesn't stop her. Overwhelmed, broke, and desperate, she smothers her two sons and tries to electrocute her daughter. After Dena Schlosser and her husband lose their business and their home, they join a charismatic church, and Dena devotes herself to church to the exclusion of everything else - including her children. Suffering from postpartum psychosis, Dena kills her infant daughter Maggie to "send her to heaven," but is acquitted of murder by reason of insanity and institutionalized for six years. Gemma Killeen and boyfriend Eddie Wetere have a young son, Kayden, but Gemma is too immature for motherhood, preferring partying to parenting. After Eddie finally walks out on her, Gemma leaves her son to drown at the beach, then tells investigators Kayden was abducted - unaware that her actions were caught on security cameras.
Deadly women "Wed to Murder" August 30, 2013 7 86
In 1982, Shirley Allen's family is dealt a tragic double blow when both Shirley's husband, Lloyd, and the family dog die from mysterious illnesses. Shirley's daughter Norma exposes her mother as a murderer who poisoned both Lloyd and her dog with antifreeze for Lloyd's life insurance money; Shirley is also suspected of murdering her previous husband in 1978 under similar circumstances. In early 20th century Memphis, Tennessee, Alma Theede is a prostitute who charms men with her sexuality, but becomes a serial wife who discards her husbands like garbage when she tires of them. This results in the deaths of three of her husbands, with Alma as either the murderer or the mastermind each time. Donna Horwitz has a long and turbulent on-again, off-again relationship with her ex-husband Lanny, but is deeply hurt by his cold, cruel demeanor and lack of attentiveness to her. After Lanny ends the relationship for good, Donna punishes him by shooting him ten times, then tries to disguise the murder as a suicide.
Deadly women "Lethal Teens" September 6, 2013 8 87
14-year-old Cinnamon Brown is convicted of murdering her stepmother, Linda, and while behind bars confesses the whole story: her father, David, was having an affair with Linda's sister and manipulated Cinnamon into killing by claiming Linda wanted him dead. Realizing that her father had also wanted her dead, Cinnamon helps send her father to prison for life. Danielle Black goes from good girl to Goth teen and begins having sex and cutting herself, much to the horror of her father, Billy. By spreading lies that Billy is an abusive father, she manipulates a friend who is a true child abuse survivor into killing her father on Halloween night. Jennifer Tombs is a preacher's daughter on the fast track to a life of crime. When her mother goes away on a trip and enlists family friend Latanya Lavallais to watch Jennifer, Jennifer sneaks several friends into the house for a party, then shoots Latanya five times in the head and tries to disguise the murder as a home invasion gone wrong.
Deadly women "Above The Law" September 13, 2013 9 88
When Stephanie Lazarus's former "friend-with-benefits" John Ruetten marries nurse Sherri Rasmussen, a jealous Stephanie abuses her power as a police detective to stalk, harass and finally murder Sherri. The case stays cold for over 20 years until DNA and a bite mark on the victim's neck help bring Stephanie to justice. In the 1940s, Georgia Tann is acclaimed for her work in adopting babies out to well-to-do childless couples, but she is really a cold-hearted monster who kidnaps babies from poor families and neglects the ones she finds unworthy of adoption. Georgia's neglect may have resulted in the deaths of as many as 500 babies, making her perhaps the most prolific female serial killer of all time. Brilliant scientist Ann Miller falls out of love with her husband Eric, but divorce isn't an option for the devout Catholic. Instead, she has her boyfriend, Derril Willard, poison Eric with arsenic. Derril later commits suicide after confessing his role in the murder to his attorney, and Ann gets a minimum of 25 years in prison.
Claire Nichols "Sadistic Souls" September 20, 2013 10 89
Vickie Frost is violently abusive and controlling to her visually-impaired boyfriend, Rick Whitcomb, but when Rick decides to leave her after a year of torment, she goes into a blind rage. One evening in January 1996, she ends a violent argument by stabbing Rick once in the chest, killing him. Englishwoman Clare Nicholls regularly insults, abuses, and starves the father of her youngest child, kind but timid Andrew Gardner, and gets her brother and boyfriend to join her in the abuse. His body weakened by the constant torture, Andrew dies after Clare stomps on his chest, and the murderers try to claim he was attacked by a mugger. Drug dealer and adulteress Christene Kemmerlin is married for the third time, and her union with husband Wayne is in trouble due to her spendthrift ways and infidelity. By claiming Wayne is abusing her, she convinces a neighbor to murder her husband and disguise it as a car theft.
Deadly women "Heartless Souls" September 27, 2013 11 90
In London, Ruby Thomas grew up the daughter of an abusive, alcoholic father, and by her teens finds herself following in his footsteps. In September 2009, she leads friends Joel Alexander and Rachael Burke in a vicious attack against openly gay Ian Baynham, kicking him to death. In Santa Barbara, California, in 1978, violent-tempered Julia Diaz struggles to make money to send to her family in Mexico, and decides to extort a neighbor family out of $1,000 after attacking their young daughter with a a hammer. When the family fails to pay up, she goes after 7-year-old Javier Angel, bludgeoning, strangling and finally suffocating him. Caroline Reed Richardson suffers from intense self-loathing, and in her babysitting charge, aspiring ballerina Rachel Barber, sees everything she wishes she could be. Obsessively fixated on Rachel, Caroline strangles the 15-year-old with a phone cord, planning to assume Rachel's identity.
Deadly women "Vengeance" October 4, 2013 12 91
Ellie Nesler sends her son Willie away to a Christian summer camp, where he and several other boys are molested by Daniel Driver. On the day of Driver's trial, an outraged Nesler shoots and kills him in court. She serves three years for manslaughter but later returns to jail for selling drugs, while her now-adult son is himself incarcerated for murder. In 1966, girls' school headmistress Jean Harris falls for future Scarsdale Diet creator Dr. Herman Tarnower, but he womanizes constantly and gets her hooked on speed. In March 1980, after the doctor finally dumps Jean for a younger woman, a combination of amphetamine withdrawal and jealousy sends her into a rage, and she shoots him to death in his own home. Amina Chaudary carries on an extramarital affair with lover Vijay Gupta, despite the objections of her conservative Sikh family. But when she learns that Vijay married another woman while visiting India, a heartbroken Amina decides to make him pay by murdering his beloved eight-year-old nephew, Rajesh, in February 1982.
Clara Carl "Dark Hearts" October 11, 2013 13 92
In 2008, when ballroom dance teacher Miriam Helmick's business prospects fail, she begins forging checks to steal money from her husband, Alan. When Alan begins to suspect her, Miriam shoots him in the head, and receives a life sentence for the murder plus 108 years for fraud. She is also suspected of murdering her first husband five years earlier. In the early 1920s, Clara Carl is a farmer's daughter with dreams of wealth and prestige, and her greed leads her to poison two husbands and her father-in-law with arsenic for their inheritance money. Sentenced to life, she cons her way into parole after only 15 years behind bars. Damaged from a life of tragedy and suffering from borderline personality disorder, Carol Kemp falls head-over-heels in love with online crush Martin Rusling, but he doesn't reciprocate. After Martin rejects Carol's offer to make their relationship more permanent, Carol flies into a rage and stabs him once in the heart. A remorseful Carol is sentenced to life with a minimum of 13 years.
Deadly women "Innocent Blood" October 18, 2013 14 93
In Greenville, Mississippi, Terrie Robinson is having difficulty coping with the stresses of being a single mother on welfare. Convinced that she is not worthy of motherhood and that she is possessed by Satan, she places her three-year-old son, Tristan, in an oven in March 2011 and cooks him alive. She is serving a life sentence. After losing her high-paying job, Fiona Donnison's life spirals out of control, and she blames her former common-law husband, Paul. Obsessed with revenge, narcissistic Fiona smothers her two children, Harry and Elise. Her insanity pleas fail and she is sentenced to 32 years in prison. Jewell Hendricks is a mentally vulnerable young woman and a child sexual abuse survivor, and is emotionally incapable of caring for her infant twins, Robert and Daniel. Fed up with Robert's crying and believing that life would be easier with one child instead of two, Jewell smothers and crushes Robert to death in January 2010. She receives 15 years to life in prison.
Deadly women "Double Trouble" October 25, 2013 15 94
Teenager Clarissa Sanchez is daddy's little girl until she meets Larry "Ray" Coronado and her father forbids the relationship, fearing Ray is too possessive. At Clarissa's urging, Ray beats Clarissa's father to death with a baseball bat. In 1930s France, Christine and Léa Papin are subjected to constant verbal abuse working as maids for the Lancelin family, their only comfort being their unusually close relationship, which turns sexual. When Madame Lancelin discovers their secret, the sisters beat and stab her and her daughter to death and gouge out their eyes. Connie Leung, the daughter of Hong Kong immigrants, is a diligent student until she meets ne'er-do-well boyfriend Eric Louissant and her grades drop, much to her parents' dismay. Dreaming of eloping together, Connie and Eric strangle Connie's parents and dump their bodies in the East River.
Deadly women "Killer Kin" November 1, 2013 16 95
Cafe owner Denise Frei decides her live-in boyfriend, Curtis Bailey, who has a generous life insurance policy, is worth more dead than alive, and enlists her son, Jacob, and his girlfriend, Jessica Dayton, to help. They entrap Curtis with the promise of a menage a trois and beat him to death. Stephanie Hudnall turns her teenage daughters against their father, Bill, claiming he is to blame for the hardships they have suffered. At Stephanie's urging, her 19-year-old daughter, Guenevere, hacks her father to death with a pickax, so her mother can collect on Bill's Social Security. Australian Helen Ryan is cruel and abusive to her husband, Jeffrey, but when he finds a new girlfriend and files for divorce, she is livid that she won't get as much money as she wants. She decides to hire a hit man to kill Jeffrey and lures her sister, Ganene Coulter, and mother, Coralie Coulter, into the plot.
No mercy "No Mercy" November 8, 2013 17 96
Christie Scott lacks the patience and love to deal with her autistic son, Mason. In August 2008, she gives Mason an overdose of cough syrup, then sets her house on fire and lets her son die of smoke inhalation, planning to collect on his life insurance. Australian Sneza Suteski has a habit of stealing money from her employers and blowing it at casinos. She steals $180,000 from Richard Piech's car dealership over a period of six months and, knowing she will soon be caught, hires a hit man to beat and kill Richard. Katrina Sarkissian is a spoiled rich girl, drug addict and high school dropout, while Deanna Maran is the antithesis of Katrina, friendly, smart and popular. The two confront each other at a party one night after Deanna has a run-in with Katrina's sister, and Katrina stabs Deanna once in the chest. Katrina never faces justice for the murder, as she commits suicide with an overdose of antidepressants.
Souls of stone "Souls of Stone" November 15, 2013 18 97
Donna Trapani is a home health care nurse who falls in love with a married man named George Fulton. After a brief fling, George breaks off with Donna and returns to his wife, but his scorned ex-mistress decides to have his wife, Gail, gunned down. Clara Schwartz is a Virginia teenager embraced in the goth lifestyle, who prefers fantasy and the occult to the real world. Using a role playing game she created, she manipulates her friends into killing her father, a renowned biologist. In the early 1960s, Iva Kroeger is a California housewife with dreams of owning her own business, and takes over her friend Mildred Arneson's motel in Santa Rosa. Iva murders Mildred and buries the body in her basement, then claims Mildred moved to Brazil and left her the motel; shortly afterward, she also murders Mildred's husband, Jay.
Deadly women "Brutal Brides" May 14, 2013 19 98
In 1899 California, Katie Cook's husband, Tom, is a shameless womanizer with a taste for teenage girls, which reflects poorly on Katie's virtue. When Tom begins an affair with a servant girl, Katie has had enough and shoots Tom in the head while he sleeps. She is acquitted of the murder because of Tom's reputation, but questions about her motives still persist. When Pauline Rogers' husband, Luther, falls mysteriously ill in 1982, she plays the role of the devoted wife, but Luther learns that Pauline has poisoned his favorite strawberry ice cream with pesticide containing arsenic. Luther survives, but police discover that Pauline also used arsenic to murder her previous husband, and she receives two 20-year sentences. In 1930s Philadelphia, saleswoman Rose Carina earns her nickname of "Kiss of Death": she and partner Paul Petrillo supply women with a special "potion" - arsenic - to rid themselves of unwanted relatives, and Rose herself uses the "potion" to kill three husbands. Paul is sentenced to death and almost 30 other women stand trial for murder, but Rose is unbelievably acquitted.
Deadly women "Untamed Evil" November 29, 2013 20 99
Linda Carty has a history of faking pregnancies, which has led her boyfriend to leave her. In May 2001, to get her boyfriend back, Linda hatches a plan to steal neighbor Joana Rodriguez's baby and murder Joana, enlisting three henchmen to help with the promise of drugs. She is quickly caught and sentenced to death. Margie Hamilton grew up in a family of career criminals, even aiding Bonnie and Clyde in a shootout as a teenager. Years later, Maggie herself is in trouble with the law for the murders of two husbands. Unbelievably, she only serves six months in jail for her second husband's death and lives the rest of her life as a free woman, despite committing another attempted murder soon after her release. Australian Rachel Pfitzer is a violent-tempered drug addict who hates her infant son, Dean, to the point of starving and torturing him, all to get revenge on the boy's father, Paul. In October 2007, Rachel shakes the two-year-old in a fit of rage, then stuffs him into a suitcase and dumps the body in a duck pond.