A review of the diabolical plots of Patricia Allanson, nee Taylor, a southern belle who encouraged her husband to kill his parents, served time for attempting to murder his grandparents, then after parole, opened a private nursing care service and tried to kill two clients. Once again free on parole, some fear she will strike again.
In 1977, Cameron Hooker kidnapped 20-year-old hitchhiker Colleen Stan and forced her to be his sex slave for seven years of physical and psychological abuse. At times she was even kept in a coffin-like box under his and his wife Janice's bed. Yet through it all, she stayed, even when it seemed she could escape. In the end, it would be left to a jury to answer the question: Was Colleen Stan brainwashed and forced to endure years of sexual degradation and mental torture as she and Janice Hooker contended, or a willing partner in her own enslavement, and as Cameron Hooker maintained, in a consensual "love" relationship?
The pursuit of beauty has separated friends, created dangerous love triangles and split shallow lovers--could it also be a motive for homicide? We sometimes forget that beauty is often the root of jealousy and jealousy is often the root of murder. From pageant queens to envious killers, KILLER BEAUTY will tell the true story of those who use murder as a way to get back at or closer to all things physically appealing. Beauty is a weapon, so be careful how you use it.
Bella Abzug was a leading liberal activist and politician in the 1960s and 1970s, especially known for her work for women’s rights.
Jane Addams co-founded one of the first settlements in the United States, the Hull House in Chicago, Illinois, and was named a co-winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize.
Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist who is best known for her distinctive voice and for her role in popularizing the music of Bob Dylan.
Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women's suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Heather Mills is best known as the ex-wife of musician Paul McCartney as well as for her activism and philanthropy.
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