Episode 20: Marie Besnard

This week’s episode takes us to the the mid-20th century in Loudun, a small town in the West of France. Marie Besnard is accused of as many as 11 murders by poisining.

Young Marie Besnard
Marie Besnard and her parents
Auguste and Marie Besnard
Leon Besnard
Auguste Massip, castle owner
Louise Pintou
Marsh test to detect arsenic
Marie Besnard at her first trial in Poitiers
Marie Besnard during her first trial
Marie Besnard during her second trial in 1954
Arrest document
Press article
Marie Besnard visiting the instructing judge
The court clark with “evidence”
Maie Besnard acquited. Press article
Marie Besnard comes out of prison
Marie Besnard with her book

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