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Janie Lou Gibbs seemed like a normal wife and mother of three children. She was devoted to her church and ran her own daycare center to help working parents. She was respected by everyone in the small community of Cordele, Georgia. In 1966 and 1967, four of Janie’s family members died unexpectedly. It took the authorities some time to figure out that Janie Gibbs was behind the deaths.
Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss poisoner Janie Lou Gibbs. At Janie's trial, the prosecution told the jury that Janie was a sane woman who murdered her family members for life insurance money so that she could upgrade her lifestyle. The defense said she was mentally ill at the time she committed the murders, thought she was dying, and wanted her family to wait for her in heaven. Janie admitted to the murders so that wasn't in question. Was she a cold and calculating murderer or mentally ill and therefore could not be held responsible for her actions?
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