30 March 1998 – Judy Buenoano

Judy BuenoanoBe careful who you love – especially if she goes under an alias.

We are, of course, talking about Judias ‘Judy’ Buenoano or Judias Welty, Judias Goodyear and Judias Morris, for these are the known aliases for an arsenic poisoner.

Poison d’or

For it seems that when Buenoano got sick of the men in her life she’d bump them off with an unhealthy dose of poison, rather than fall back on the old-fashioned divorce. After all, she obviously couldn’t be doing with the waiting – her method was quicker and she got the victim’s money anyway, plus a nice life insurance payout to boot.

But none of this was legal and when the list of victims included a husband, a son, a fiancé, a lover and a son, it had to be more than coincidence.

Toxic shock

She may even have killed another boyfriend plus an unrelated victim in 1974, but these reports remain unconfirmed.

Her killing spree started in 1971 and spanned 12 years. But hey – what did a girl have to do before someone got wind of her murderous scam?

Weirdly, it was only at the attempted murder of her boyfriend, John Gentry, in 1983 that people smelled a rat poisoner.

After that, Buenoano’s multiple murders came back to bite her. She was found guilty of multiple murders and sentenced to the electric chair.

She currently holds the dubious honour of being the first woman since the 1950s to be electrocuted just five days short of her 55th birthday.

Also on this day

30 March 1906 – Chester Gillette
30 March 1909 – Edmund Elliott

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6 Responses to “30 March 1998 – Judy Buenoano”

  1. Mz jadw Says:

    Wow what a mean lady. But i also believe that murder is murder, i think death row should be ruled out and make people live behind cell for the rest of there life instead of murder because she was also someones mother, sister, wife or daugther. so all in alll the pot can’t call the kettle black (a murder can’t call the murder a murder)

  2. paula Says:

    Mz jadw, I disagree! I dont want my tax dollar paying for this sicko’s food , housing, medical. etc. She murdered her own son and for that she deserves to rot in hell………

  3. JOHN Q PUBLIC Says:

    The b***h got what she DESERVED. I hope she s**t and p*****d all over herself before she died. GOOD RIDDANCE

  4. p pettibon Says:

    They should of let her out maybe she had a lot more killen to do. She could of started with or finished with u f$#@’s

  5. Kristen Says:

    My grandmother actually meet this lady before in 1975 at a nail place that she had owned. My grandmother had never know that this woman was like this. She Always talked to her and my grandma told me that when she met her she was a normal person and she was very loving. When she found out what this women had done she never went back to that nail place. My grandmother could not believe that this women did this but the weird thing was is that she always had money but talked about her husbands that had died of heart attacks but now we know she killed them. So my grandmother never got her nails done ever again.

  6. Scott Says:

    I got my nails done at Judy’s shop, but she did not own it at first. She said she was a pathologist. Then her boyfriend died and she bought a new Corvette, the nail shop, took her techs on a cruise, and bought them extravagant gifts. She was friendly and chatty, but weird as crap!

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