On this week’s episode, Amy tells the story of Janie Lou Gibbs who by all appearances was a loving wife, Mother and Grandmother and a devoted Christian. Then one by one, all her close family members started to die from strange illnesses and sweet, little Janie seemed to come out of the situation all the richer.

Listen to the episode and let us know whether you think she is classified as a serial killer or a family annihilator? In the burning questions segment the girl’s fear they are giving too much information away as Freya tackles the reasons why poisoning could be considered the best murder weapon of choice and Amy explains why arsenic poisoning can go undetected or be misdiagnosed.


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You can also find a full list of the resources used to create this episode below:

Serial Killing Mom: The True Story of Janie Lou Gibbs

Serial Killer Calendar: Janie Lou Gibbs

Healthline: Arsenic Poisoning Prevention

Biological and Environmental Effects of Arsenic

HuffPost: Arsenic The Near-Perfect Murder Weapon

True Crime Stories: Janie Lou Gibbs

Washington Post: The Weapons Men and Women Most Often Use to Kill

Wired: The Imperfect Myth of the Female Poisoner

Bureau of Justice Statistics: Homicide Trends in the United States 1980-2008

Psychology Today: A Psychological Profile of a Poisoner