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Episode 48: Jane Toppan

Jane Toppan was born in 1854 and by the time she was 8 years old, after a few years in an orphanage, she would be placed in a foster home where she would spend the next 11 years of her life. At the age of 31, she would begin her nursing career. This is where she would begin experimenting with drugs on her patients.

For 16 years she would get away with poisoning and murdering eldlerly patients, friends, and family, before finally being caught. What led Jane to poison these helpless, innocent people and become one of America’s first female serial killers?

Wine: Three Thieves Pinot Grigio

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