|Birthname||Marie Joséphine Philippine Davaillaud|
|born on||15 August 1896 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, France, 46n4047, 0e5040|
|Timezone||LST m2e20 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°32' 24°31 Asc. 04°23'|
French accused and acquitted of 13 homicides by poisoning.
At age 23 she married her cousin who died four years later of tuberculosis. Two years after his death she married Leon Besnard. Upon an inheritance from his aunts, Leon's parents moved in with the young couple. Leon's dad however died soon thereafter. His death was found to be caused by eating poisonous mushrooms. Leon's mother followed her husband in death just a few months later.Leon's sister, who shared his family inheritance, was found to have committed suicide. Leon and his young bride became friends with a wealthy childless couple. When both husband and wife died, their estate passed to their beneficiaries, the Besnards. After other deaths of relatives and friends in somewhat mysterious circumstances, Leon himself died. He claimed he was being poisoned but it was not until an exhumation and further tests were conducted that officials confirmed that he had large amounts of arsenic in his system. Other bodies were exhumed and examined; again, arsenic was found. Marie was tried three times for her alleged role in these deaths, with the first trial in 1952, but was either acquitted or the trial ended in mistrial. She was acquitted for the final time on December 12, 1961.
She died on 14 February 1980.
Didier Geslain archive, 'guerre 1914-1918' pdf file, p. 49.
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- Family : Relationship : Widowed (Twice)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Alleged)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs