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Dumolard, Marie (1816–)

French murderer (accused). Name variations: Marie Dumollard. Born 1816 in France; m. Martin Dumolard.

While husband murdered young women over more than a decade, was sometimes rewarded for her complicity with the victims' clothing; was finally apprehended after a potential victim, Marie Pichon, escaped before husband could strangle her (1861); tried at Bourg, while angry mobs cried out for execution (Jan 1862), was found guilty with husband (he was guillotined, she received 20-year prison sentence). Though only 3 corpses were discovered at their cottage near Lyons, they were suspected in as many as 25 murders.

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