109. Mary Ann Cotton, Victorian Poisoner | England

Transcript

Mary Ann Cotton lost three husbands, eleven children, her mother, her best friend and her lover. She was left to raise her stepson alone and before long, the 8-year-old boy was dead too. A local shopkeeper raised his suspicions to the police and what they found was the shocking truth about what occurred behind closed doors at 20 Johnson Terrace, West Auckland, County Durham. Was this caring nurse and housemaid Britain’s first female serial killer?

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Resources

Book

Mary Ann Cotton: Britain’s First Female Serial Killer

YouTube

Martina Cole’s Lady Killers

Web

Mary Ann Cotton

Murderpedia

Wikipedia

Articles

Dark Angel: How were Mary Ann Cotton’s terrible crimes uncovered?

Mary Ann Cotton: Serial Killer

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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