According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program, each year approximately 16,000 people are murdered in the United States. 7% of the killers are female.
Who are these women and what drives them to kill? Oxygen’s hit true crime series, Snapped, in its 7th season, profiles the fascinating cases of women accused of murder. Did they really do it? And, if they did, why? Whether the motivation was revenge against a cheating husband, the promise of a hefty insurance payoff, or putting an end to years of abuse, the reasons are as varied as the women themselves. From socialites to secretaries, female killers share one thing in common: at some point, they all snapped.
Sunday, July 30, 2013 Diane Fanning is interviewed about the case of Elizabeth Guthrie-Nail from Texas who plead guilty to the December, 2007 murder for hire of her estranged husband, Craig Nail, shot 10 times, as well as injuries to his girlfriend,Therisa Johnson who was shot 3 times. Co-conspiritors, Thomas Edward Grace and Mark Lyle Bell also plead guilty, Bell being the gunman and serving a life sentence without parole. For her part in the crime, Guthrie-Nail received a sentence of 50 years with good time served.
According to reports, Elizabeth Guthrie-Nail and her husband, Craig, were in the middle of a contentious divorce and custody battle over their 6 year old daughter. Why did she snap? Or did she snap? What were the circumstances that led her to plan and plot, then hire a rumored psychopath (Bell) to kill the father of her child? Although she didn’t pull the trigger, she carefully laid out all the strategies to get the job done.
Be sure to tune in at 9pm ET to Oxygen’s SNAPPED to hear all the details and background of Elizabeth Guthrie-Nail.
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