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Season 4, Episode 3: Third Time's the Charm - Too Bad He Was Number Four

Season #4

Murder by poisoning has been a popular method of getting rid of someone for centuries. As life insurance policies became more commonplace, arsenic was given the nickname “the inheritance powder”. And who else would have easier access to other, more exotic poisons than people in the medical field. Like a nurse.

Our case this week comes from the book An Almost Perfect Murder, by Gary C. King. Let’s investigate why it was only almost perfect.

We’ll also investigate some of what David had to say in Psalm 35:4-6:

May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay. May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away; may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.


Here are links to a couple of previous episodes that show just how devious anyone who uses poison as a murder weapon can be.

Season 3, Episode 32: Caring Nurse or Cunning Serial Killer: How One Woman Caused a Wave of Grief in Two Texas Towns 

Season 3, Episode 37: Chicago True Crime: The Pain Killer 


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