16. Indonesia – The Smiling Coffee Killer

She is known as the Coffee Killer. Jessica Wongso, is an Indonesian born Australian resident who poisoned her best friend by lacing her coffee with cyanide. All of this happened in broad daylight, in an upmarket café in Jakarta.

The whole act was caught on CCTV camera, yet, Jessica denied guilt. How did their friendship turn so sour, that Jessica decided Mirna Salihin deserved to die?

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Resources 

YouTube

60 Minutes Australia: Death in a café (1)

60 Minutes Australia: Death in a café (2)

Articles

Third Australian expert questions cyanide death in alleged coffee murder

Accused poisoner Jessica Kumala Wongso denies fight over boyfriend

The long journey of Jessica’s trial

Caught on camera: Chilling moment woman was ‘murdered’ with a cup of poisoned iced coffee after friend laced it with cyanide.

Indonesia’s murder melodrama has the whole country watching

A psychological profile of a poisoner

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Special thanks: Simone McH

Narrated by: Noel Vinson

Created/Produced by: Sonya Lowe

Additional script edits: Emma Robertson 

Researched & Produced by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

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