101: Bad Blood: The Papin Sisters

10.15.2019 - By Corpus Delicti

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This week we bring you the story of the Papin sisters whose crimes inspired great debate in France. In 1933, the sisters brutally murdered their employer's wife and daughter in a gruesome, long lived attack. Because of the gore involved, many argued that they must be mentally ill. However, many saw it as a sure sign of the struggle between the rich and the poor, and felt the sisters were heroes.Today's episode is sponsored by Best Fiends! To access earlier episodes of Corpus Delicti and to help support the show, please visit patreon.com/corpusdelictiOur merch store can be found at corpusdelicti.threadless.comMusic by:Kai Engel"Daemones"Blooper music by:Art of Escapism"Coal Miners"This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.Transition Music by:Nick ScarantinoScarytino.comSources:●https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_and_L%C3%A9a_Papin●https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/05/12/the-papin-sisters-and-the-murder-case-that-still-haunts-france-after-more-than-80-years/●https://allthatsinteresting.com/papin-sisters●https://www.historicmysteries.com/papin-sisters/●https://www.ranker.com/list/crimes-of-the-papin-sisters/melissa-sartore●From newspapers.com – The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review, December 17, 1933 – “Can France Go Through with the Guillotine for the Most Brutal Murderess? (By a “staff correspondent”) ●From newspapers.com – The Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph – Jan 6, 1935 – “After Seven Years of Ill Treatment They Abruptly Turn on Their Mistress, Kill Her, and Her Daughter and then calmly Await the Police●From newspapers.com – The Detroit Free Press – Dec 17, 1933 “Such a Horrible Crime that the Jury Said ‘Off With Her Head’” by Morris Gilbert

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