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Mugshot of Francois
July 26, 1971|
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Died||September 11, 2014
Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York
|Other names||The Poughkeepsie Killer
|Criminal penalty||Life imprisonment without parole|
Span of killings
|October 1996–August 26, 1998|
|September 2, 1998|
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|Name||Age||Date of death|
|Wendy Meyers||30||c. October 1996|
|Gina Barone||29||c. November 1996|
|Catherine Marsh||31||c. November 1996|
|Kathleen Hurley||47||c. January 1997|
|Mary Healey Giaccone||29||c. February 1997|
|Sandra Jean French||51||c. June 1998|
|Audrey Pugliese||34||c. August 1998|
|Catina Newmaster||25||c. August 1998|
In 1998, New York Times reporter Claudia Rowe began speaking to Francois and visiting him prison. After years of interviews, she wrote The Spider and the Fly (2017 Book), which was published by Dey Street Books on January 24, 2017. 
- Gado, Mark (2011-12-15). NIGHTCRAWLER. RosettaBooks. ISBN 9780795323157.
- Rowe, Claudia (2017-01-24). The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062416148.
- Ferro, John. "Serial killer Kendall Francois dies in prison". Poughkeepsie Journal. Gannett Company, Inc. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
- Rosen, Fred (2015-07-01). Body Dump: Kendall Francois, the Poughkeepsie Serial Killer. Open Road Media. ISBN 9781504022644.
- "Francois letters: Inside the mind of a remorseless killer". The Poughkeepsie Journal. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
- "'Spider And The Fly' Delves Into Mind Of A Murderer — And The Reporter Who Covered Him". WBUR.