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Crime History: Mother confesses to killing 3 of her kids

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On this day, Feb. 4, in 1987, Marybeth Tinning confessed to New York state police to killing three of her children. Tinning is believed to have killed eight of her children in all. Hers is considered one of the worst cases of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, in which a parent injures a child to gain sympathy from others. From 1972 to 1985, nine of Tinning's children died. None lived past the age...

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