Genre: Documentary, Crime
Premise: Using dramatic re-enactments bolstered by police reports and forensic evidence, Investigation Discovery delves into the minds of female killers in ``Deadly Women.'' Each episode focuses on four different cases in which women, for a variety of reasons and with a variety of methods, chose to take the lives of others. Stories featured include more recent cases, like that of Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who in 2001 drowned her five children one by one in the bathtub and then called police, to older cases like that of the ``baby farmer'' Sarah Makin in 1890s Australia, who killed illegitimate infants left temporarily in her care.
S03, E04 (First Aired: Sep. 10, 2009)
Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt kill homeless men to collect on life insurance policies; Betty Lou Beets murders two husbands and buries them on her property; a woman sets her husband on fire.
S07, E20 (First Aired: Nov. 22, 2013)
A California woman commits a deadly sin rather than live with an immoral husband; a housewife drives two women to join a murderous poison ring.