Kendall Francois

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Kendall Francois
Kendall Francois.jpg
Mugshot of Francois
Born (1971-07-26)July 26, 1971
Poughkeepsie, New York
Died September 11, 2014(2014-09-11) (aged 43)
Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County, New York
Other names The Poughkeepsie Killer
Criminal penalty Life imprisonment without parole
Conviction(s) Murder
Victims 8–10+
Span of killings
October 1996–August 26, 1998
Country U.S.
State(s) New York
Date apprehended
September 2, 1998

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Identified victims[edit]

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. [6][2]


  1. ^ a b c Gado, Mark (2011-12-15). NIGHTCRAWLER. RosettaBooks. ISBN 9780795323157. 
  2. ^ a b Rowe, Claudia (2017-01-24). The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062416148. 
  3. ^ a b Ferro, John. "Serial killer Kendall Francois dies in prison". Poughkeepsie Journal. Gannett Company, Inc. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Rosen, Fred (2015-07-01). Body Dump: Kendall Francois, the Poughkeepsie Serial Killer. Open Road Media. ISBN 9781504022644. 
  5. ^ "Francois letters: Inside the mind of a remorseless killer". The Poughkeepsie Journal. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  6. ^ "'Spider And The Fly' Delves Into Mind Of A Murderer — And The Reporter Who Covered Him". WBUR. 

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