66: The Black Widow

Casefile True Crime

Nov. 11, 2017

“Even the judge will tell you that good character, a good name that’s built by good character traits, is to be considered by you because the law allows that a person with good traits and a good name is less likely to engage in criminal conduct..."


Researched and written by Anna Priestland



1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



L. A. Noire – A dark and violent crime game from Rockstar Games



Warning – Contains spoilers



Female Serial Killers

State v. Moore

Blanche Taylor Moore timeline

Arsenic Deaths: Trail Leads To Preacher's Wife

Blanche Taylor Moore remains on death row after 25 years

Blanche (Kiser) Taylor Moore



Women and The Death Penalty in the United States 1900–1998 – by Kathleen A O’Shea

Historic Alamance County: An Illustrated History – by William Murray

Killer Church Lady – The true story of Blanche Moore – by Katie Stone



Burlington History

Montgomery Is Sly And Chilling As Arsenic Killer

Pastor's Wife: Arsenic and Old Lace?

Blanche Moore can sometimes look through a thin strip of unpainted window and see birds flying past

The Daily Times-News (06 Jun 1958)

The Daily Times-News (05 Jul 1972)

The Daily Times-News (22 Feb 1951)

Asheville Citizen-Times (20 Jul 1989)

Asheville Citizen-Times (12 Jan 1990)

Asheville Citizen-Times (08 Feb 1990)

Asheville Citizen-Times (18 Aug 1990)

Asheville Citizen-Times (06 Nov 1990)

Asheville Citizen-Times (25 Sep 1997)

Asheville Citizen-Times (16 May 1990)

Asheville Citizen-Times (18 Jul 1989)

Asheville Citizen-Times (17 Nov 1990)

Woman Poisoned Ex-Boyfriend; Also Charged in Husband's Death – Los Angeles Times

Asheville Citizen-Times (03 Oct 1989)

Asheville Citizen-Times (16 Aug 1992)

Asheville Citizen-Times (05 Mar 1994)

Asheville Citizen-Times (26 Oct 1990)

Asheville Citizen-Times (23 Sep 1997)

Asheville Citizen-Times (23 Aug 1989)



Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993)

'Black Widow's' Ex-Husband Reacts To Death Row Challenge

A Very Giving Person – The Blanche Taylor Moore Story



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