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Will These Cases Be the Next Women on Death Row?

Several women are facing serious charges in the country this month. Any one of whom could go on to be convicted and given a cell on death row.


43-year-old Anna Castagna of New Jersey has been charged with first degree murder in the antifreeze poisoning death of her grandmother-in-law.
Anna and her husband had lived with hi grandmother for over a decade and she was the elderly woman's caregiver.

While the elderly woman was in a rehab center recovering from a fall, Anna visited her with a drink containing antifreeze. She drank it and went into a coma from which she never recovered. Investigators have found evidence of Anna researching the effects of antifreeze when ingested by the elderly.

There is no definite motive established yet.



Lois Ann Goodman, 70, is being arraigned for the April death of her husband this week. 80-year-old Alan Frederick Goodman was killed by bludgeoning him to death with a coffee mug. Lois is a tennis referee and while authorities have yet to disclose a motive they say they have found emails and internet evidence that she was conversing steady with another man. Wow, an internet romance gone wrong, in the geriatric community no less. Amazing.


24 year old Janeth O'Brien shot her husband multiple times after an argument, killing him. She was released on  a bond of $35,000. No motive has been disclosed but this looks like an abuse case to me. 
I don't think she would have been allowed to bond out if there weren't some kind of previous history of abuse. We shall see.