Obsession is the pilot episode of Deadly Women from Investigation Discovery.
This episode features women murderers from different centuries and countries. It investigates murderous myths from the 16th century, and documented murderous women from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Although not all of the women featured in the episode murdered for the same reasons, a common motive behind the murders was their obsession with beauty, jealousy and love.moreless
The episode explores the crimes of Belle Gunness, an Indiana resident who poisoned her dates with strychnine; as well as Margaret Higgins and Catherine Flannigan who killed for insurance money. More killer profiles include Amy Archer-Gilligan a woman who poisoned geriatric clients and Janie Gibbs, a cold-hearted killer who murdered her own family for insurance funds.moreless
This episode explores the cases of women who killed for revenge. This time, killers from different parts of the world -Australia, North Carolina and Vienna- are presented and their crimes explained.
This episode features three women murderers who used medicine to commit their heinous crimes. Murderers featured in the episode include Stella Nickell, Kathleen Folbigg and Beverley Allitt. Each woman had a different method and motive for the killings.
Lynnanne Zager narrates this investigation of women who fly in the face of society. In the 1990s, Aileen Wuornos was responsible for the deaths of seven men. In the 1980s, Dorothea Puente poisoned seven victims for monetary gain. In the 1930s, Anna Marie Hahn targeted fellow immigrants. This episode profiles these three unusual women and explores their motivations and psychology.moreless