My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayer
Can serve my turn? Forgive me my foul murder?

These words, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, spurred a confession from a teenage murderess. Sixteen year old Marie Robards, of Fort Worth Texas, poisoned her own father, because she preferred to live with her beloved mother.

Episode suggested by my pod sister, Erica Lea from Gone Cold Podcast

Suggested *fictional* reading: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott -- it is a novel based on Marie's case. I enjoyed it so much after researching this episode.