Amy Archer-Gilligan, a diminutive widow with a teenaged daughter, ran a home for elderly people in town and was a regular church-goer. To many, it seemed inconceivable that she could be guilty of the charge of which she was accused. To others, the murder charge was the tip of an iceberg of crimes waiting to be uncovered.
One hundred years ago, Windsor nursing home proprietor Amy Archer-Gilligan was on trial for the arsenic poisoning murders of five of her lodgers. All along the eastern seaboard, accounts of the hearings spawned front page [...]