Cookie monsters: Gov. McCrory, Blanche Taylor Moore | News | Indy Week
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cookie monsters: Gov. McCrory, Blanche Taylor Moore

Posted by on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Sometimes a plate of cookies is not a plate of cookies, Gov. McCrory. Ask Blanche Taylor Moore.

There was plenty of outrage over McCrory's hollow—and sexist—gesture of handing a plate of cookies to women who were protesting in Raleigh over his signing of the abortion bill. But the Guv was only continuing a tradition of North Carolinians who hide agendas among the chocolate chips.

viewpicture.do.jpg
Alamance County killer Blanche Taylor Moore was convicted of the 1986 murderer of her boyfriend by slipping arsenic into his food, including cookies. She was sentenced to death in 1991 and remains on death row. She has always maintained her innocence.

The bodies of her father, mother-in-law and first husband were exhumed and tests showed they suffered from arsenic poisoning. Although she faced an additional murder charges, the prosecution chose not to pursue those cases.

A made-for-TV movie, Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story, aired in 1993. It starred starring Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched fame.

Hat tip: Robb Kehoe

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It
Besides Gov. McCrory, guess what other North Carolinian gave people cookies? Convicted murderer Blanche Taylor Moore.

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News

More by Lisa Sorg

Twitter Activity

Comments

Aren't the current room rates actually $149-199? I'd wager the Hampton Inn took as much of their business as airbnb. …

by Jeff S on Oakwood Inn owners announce plans to close (News)

There is hope... maybe it can re-open as an AirBnB rental after the owners get a lower rate on their …

by teknobabble on Oakwood Inn owners announce plans to close (News)

Latest videos from the INDY

© 2015 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation