The Minnesota Murderess — The Atavist Magazine
Long but very interesting story on the first woman who was hanged in Minnesota for arsenic murder.
In her final days, Ann told reporters that she had suffered enough “for all the wrongs I have ever done in my life.” None of those wrongs, it seems, was greater than being a Victorian woman with a dead husband on her hands.
The state of Minnesota charged her with murder. The New York Times reported that she might have been a serial killer. History suggests that she was innocent. This is the tale of Ann Bilansky, her dead husband, and the arsenic panic that shook the Victoriamagazine.atavist.com