publication date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)

category: Crime

clue: She is both Massachusetts's most famous ax murderer and most famous orphan.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Jason Lemler

Femmes Fatale: 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.

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