Although poison itself has been used as an effective mode of killing for thousands of years, toxic substances have played a unique role in the lives of women throughout history as easily accessible and highly effective murder weapons. Cordelia Botkin is no exception— she killed her ex-lover’s wife with a box of poisoned candy.
Kristy Felkins was indicted September 24 by a federal grand jury for attempting to murder her ex-husband in a murder-for-hire plot. From Nevada, Felkins sent 12 bitcoin (approximately 5,000 dollars) to a hitman on the dark web.
In Aichi, Japan, 55-year-old Naoko Tanaka was arrested Monday after police found the corpse of her 87-year-old father, Kenji Tanaka. The father was found on the second floor of the home they share and had been decomposing for months. No external wounds were found.
Police found the body after a tip from a relative of the family. Police suspect the woman was keeping her father’s corpse to collect his pension. The investigation is still on-going.
Megan Boswell, 18, the mother of missing toddler Evelyn Boswell, has been arrested in Tennessee on charges related to the case.
A Garner woman is behind bars after police say she beat her husband with a baseball bat at their home on Sunday afternoon and he later died from his injuries.