Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.


Munchausen syndrome is a condition in which a person intentionally fakes, simulates, worsens, or self-induces an injury or illness for the main purpose of being treated like a medical patient.
~ from
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/munchausen_syndrome/article_em.htm

Michelle Byrom ate rat poison for years until her internal organs and processes began to slowly shut down on her. Why? Because if she were sick enough to be in the hospital she was out of her house. She wasnt being punched in the face or kicked in the kidneys until she peed blood or well... you get the picture. Her husband Edward could not reach her there. She could heal. The split lip could finally seal and her stomach muscles could take a break.

One day she was admitted to the hospital and while she slept in her hospital bed her son walked into the house and shot her husband.

Michelle sits on death row where she still has the symptoms of the years of rat poison ingestion but no longer receives the proper treatment for them.
She is now drawing national attention to her trial and the evidence that was witheld by a small town sheriff with a grudge.