Janie Lou Gibbs

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Janie Lou Gibbs
Janie Lou Gibbs.jpg
Born Janie Lou Hickox
December 25, 1932
Cordele, Georgia, United States
Died (aged 77)
Douglasville, Georgia
Criminal penalty 5 life sentences
Motive Life insurance money
Victims 5
Span of crimes
Country United States
State(s) Georgia
Date apprehended
1967; 51 years ago (1967)

Janie Lou Gibbs, neé Hickox (December 25, 1932 – February 7, 2010) was an American serial killer from Cordele, Georgia, who killed her three sons, a grandson, and her husband, by poisoning them with rat poison in 1966 and 1967.


  • "Janie Gibbs" Mind of a Killer (DVD) Kozel Multimedia, 1998.
  • "Judged Insane in Poisonings," The Associated Press, February 8, 1968.
  • "Woman Charged in Death of Kin" The Associated Press, January 28, 1968.
  • Vronsky, Peter (2007). Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. New York: Berkley Books. p. 440. 

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