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150 years ago - 1867 April 21 - The English woman who will become known as Mary Ann Cotton murders her stepson James Robinson, 6, with arsenic. He was one of about 21 the murderess dispatched over a 15 year period. The serial killer murdered several husbands, her children, additional stepchildren, a sister-in-law and a lover. Mary Ann went to the gallows in 1873.
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50 years ago - 1967 April 24 - In New Jersey, Darlene Polizzi, 19, vanishes from the apartment she shares with her husband. She has not been found and some believe she could have been slain by an acquaintance who some think might be a serial killer. The man was never charged and the case is still unsolved.
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150 years ago - 1867 April 21 - The English woman who will become known as Mary Ann Cotton murders her stepson James Robinson, 6, with arsenic. He was one of about 21 the murderess dispatched over a 15 year period. The serial killer murdered several husbands, her children, additional stepchildren, a sister-in-law and a lover. Mary Ann went to the gallows in 1873.
I'm looking forward to the drama series about this case, "Dark Angel", which is coming to PBS, and will star Jane Froggett, formerly of "Downton Abbey."

The summary I read on the case suggested that Cotton murdered for personal or practical reasons, mostly to avoid having to be tied down by husbands or children. Perhaps she had been born too soon.
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I'm looking forward to the drama series about this case, "Dark Angel", which is coming to PBS, and will star Jane Froggett, formerly of "Downton Abbey."

The summary I read on the case suggested that Cotton murdered for personal or practical reasons, mostly to avoid having to be tied down by husbands or children. Perhaps she had been born too soon.
I think that's right about her motive.

And I'm hoping we get the series here.
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