Debora Green Case Study

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Debora Green (b. 1951) is an American physician who pleaded no contest in 1995 to killing two of her children and trying to kill her husband, Michael Farrar. Their marriage had been tumultuous, and Farrar filed for divorce in July 1995. He soon fell violently ill, but his doctors could not pinpoint the source of his illness. Green began to drink heavily, even while supervising her children. In October the family home caught fire, and two of her children died in the blaze. Investigation showed that trails of accelerant in the house led back to Green 's bedroom, and that she had been poisoning Farrar 's food with ricin. The trial was sensational, and covered heavily by news media, especially in the Kansas–Missouri area, where the crimes
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