publication date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)
clue: In a state known for its prolific executions, she was the first woman executed in thirteen and a half decades.
explanation: Tucker was executed in Texas. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, 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.