publication date: Monday, July 15, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)
clue: This Mormon from Mesa who mixed at Margaritaville was maligned as a murderess by Maricopa prosecutor Martinez and made guilty in May despite motions for mistrial.
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Jason Lemler
The rarity of female killers is precisely what turns the criminal cases against them into media circuses. Some of these five murderesses were convicted and others were acquitted, but all five are commonly considered some of the world's most notorious female murderers.