A rare form of serial killer are Black Widows - women who kill their spouses and other family members - usually for financial gain. Even more rare are Black Widow Sisters. This week I'll share two stories of sisters who set up murder syndicates for profit.
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Photo: Margaret Higgins and Catherine Flanagan - The Black Widows of Liverpool
Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:
Angela Brabin, The Black Widows of Liverpool: A Chilling Account of Cold-Blooded Murder in Victorian Liverpool. Lancaster:Palatine Books, 2003.
Marcos Aleman, Chicago Tribune, "He pays to get married and emigrate to the US, then they kill him to collect the insurance," March 31, 2017.
A woman is discovered to have murdered two of her husbands and hid their bodies in her yard.
Book: Buried Memories: The Bloody Crimes and Execution of the Texas Black Widow by Irene Pence
Article: CNN.com - "Texas Executes Betty Lou Beets for Husband's Murder", February 24, 2000
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