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Deadly Women – 3 Part Mini Series (2005)
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Deadly Women – 3 Part Mini Series (2005)

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Deadly Women is a television series first aired in 2005 on the Discovery Channel, focusing on female killers. It was originally a mini-series consisting of three episodes: “Obsession”, “Greed” and “Revenge”. After a two-year hiatus, the show resumed production in 2008 and began airing on the Investigation Discovery channel as a regularly scheduled series. The 2008–present TV series is produced in Australia by Beyond International.

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Episode 1: Obsession

Deadly Women looks at four cases of women murderers driven by obsession: Elizabeth Báthory a Hungarian noble who craved blood for beauty, Vera Renczi a Romanian woman who poisoned men with arsenic and kept the bodies, Delphine LaLaurie a New Orleans socialite who tortured her slaves, and Linda Hazzard a Washington state doctor who starved her patients to death.

Elizabeth Báthory @ Wikipedia

Episode 2: Greed

Deadly Women examines cases of women driven to murder by greed including Belle Gunness in Indiana who poisoned suitors with strychnine, Catherine Flannigan and Margaret Higgins who killed men for insurance money in England, Amy Archer-Gilligan who poisoned the elderly residents of her Connecticut nursing home, and Janie Gibbs who killed her family in Georgia for insurance money.

Belle Gunness @ Murderpedia

Belle Gunness @ Wikipedia

Episode 3: Revenge

Deadly Women examines cases of women driven to murder by revenge including Katherine Knight who kills and skins her husband in Australia, Blanche Taylor Moore who killed her loved ones with arsenic in North Carolina, Ruth Ellis who shot her boyfriend after an episode of abuse, and the Lainz Angels of Death who killed numerous elderly patients in a Vienna hospital.

Katherine Knight @ Murderpedia

Katherine Knight @ Wikipedia

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