Deadly Women (2008– )
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Dark Secrets 

Deadly Women examines cases where woman kill for secret reasons including Judy Buenoano who murdered lovers and her son in order to get insurance money, trans-gender Eugenia Falleni who ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
Janis Amatuzio ...
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Ted Chamberlain ...
Himself - Retired Detective
Candice DeLong ...
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Vincent DiMaio ...
Himself - Ex-Chief Medical Examiner (as Vincent J. M. Dimaio)
Russell Edgar ...
Himself - Assistant State Attorney
Suzanne Falkiner ...
Herself - Author
Michael Kelleher ...
Himself - Crime Writer
Kirsten Livie ...
Genene Jones (2008
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Mrs. McClellan
Sue Straughn ...
Herself - Newscaster
Ron Sutton ...
Himself - District Attorney
Mark Tedeschi ...
Himself - Crown Prosecutor
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Deadly Women examines cases where woman kill for secret reasons including Judy Buenoano who murdered lovers and her son in order to get insurance money, trans-gender Eugenia Falleni who killed her wife in order to protect the secret of her true gender, nurse Genene Jones who may have killed as many as 46 infants who were placed in her care. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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30 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Deadly Women: Dark Secrets
9 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

This episode covers three disparate murderesses: black widow Judy Buenoano; Angel of Death Genene Jones; and Eugenia Falleni. Judy Buenoano has been the subject of at least one other documentary, which is hardly surprising as she was about as evil as any woman could be. She was also the last woman to die in Florida's electric chair.

Genene Jones has been back in the news recently as there is talk of her being paroled. In fact, as these word are written, she has been denied parole until February 2018. Although the former nurse was convicted only of one murder, she is believed to have committed many more. UK crime buffs who study her case in depth will see more than a passing resemblance to Beverley Allitt, who murdered babies in Grantham and Kesteven Hospital. The truly shocking thing about Jones is not the nature of her crimes but the fact that those working alongside and in charge of her appeared to suspect what was happening but closed their eyes to it for fear of bad publicity.

The case of Eugenia Falleni was the second discussed here, and is the odd one out in more ways than one. Falleni was born in Italy and emigrated to Australia where she was known as Harry Crawford. Somehow she managed to dupe another woman into marrying her – her first and only victim, who died a horrible death in 1917. Two years after murdering Annie Burkitt, she married for a second time. When Falleni was finally unmasked, her case naturally received massive publicity. She was sentenced to death but reprieved. She died a free woman, well, free.

This episode of "Deadly Women" contains reconstructions, and a fair amount of psychobabble which as usual is best ignored. There is also some legal commentary from people involved with the cases, though not of course from that of Falleni.


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