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Sally Bassett: Symbol of Resistance or Murderer?
Sally Basset was an enslaved woman who was executed in 1730 for allegedly attempting to poison her granddaughter’s enslavers. She is known throughout Bermudian folklore, where she is, to many, a hero.
|Sep 15, 2020|
Giulia Tofana: World's Most Dangerous Apothecary
Giulia Tofana was an Italian apothecary known for her beauty, her secrecy and her poisonous proclivities. If the numbers are all to be believed, she may be the most successful serial killer you’ve never heard of.
|Sep 08, 2020|
Marie LaFarge: Pretty Little Poisoner
Marie was convicted of murdering her husband by poisoning him with arsenic. But what's most notable about that in doing so, she became the first person ever to be convicted based on direct forensic toxicological evidence, like on Dexter or CSI.
|Sep 01, 2020|
Julia Agrippina: Mother to Nero and Ambitious Broad
Julia Agrippina was a power-hungry Roman empress – power-hungry even by Roman standards – who is said to have poisoned her husband (who also happened to be her uncle) to ensure her only son's succession to the throne.
|Aug 25, 2020|
Tillie Klimek, the 'Black Widow' of Chicago
On Criminalia, hosts Holly Frey and Maria Trimarchi explroe the intersection of history and true crime. This season is all about lady poisoners. During the time that Chicago’s most visible criminal element was organized crime, Tillie Klimek was quietly becoming the city’s most prolific female serial killer. She allegedly killed between six and 20 people, all through arsenic poisoning.
|Aug 18, 2020|
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|Aug 10, 2020|