Mother of Four Plotted to Murder Entire Family With Antifreeze


The Staudte household first hit a “spate of bad luck” in 2012, when patriarch Mark Staudte was discovered useless in his mattress after struggling flu-like signs for days.

But it quickly turned clear 61-year-old Mark’s dying was no fluke, after his son Shaun, 26, died months later from related issues and his daughter Sarah, 24, was hospitalized.

Police ultimately realized Staudte matriarch Diane Staudte was poisoning her household with antifreeze and meant to kill all of them.

Diane had been placing the lethal chemical in her relative’s drinks “as a result of deep animosity toward her family,” Missouri police inform People.

This alarming conduct led to Sarah’s hospital keep, the place her “flu-like” signs turned out to be organ failure.

“We couldn’t believe it,” household buddy Charles Alexander admits.

Everyone may consider it after the Midwest mother was charged with two counts of homicide.

And that’s not even probably the most disturbing a part of Diane’s killer scheme.

Soon after Diane’s arrest it was revealed her “favorite” daughter Rachel was additionally an confederate within the plot to slay her father and two eldest siblings.

Although the youthful Staudte lady claimed the murders had been her mom’s concept, the 25-year-old’s diary reveals her regarding complacency, ABC experiences.  

“It’s sad when I realized how my father will pass on in the next two months,” she wrote, practically a 12 months earlier than her dad’s dying. “Shaun, my brother will move on shortly after.”


Rachel ultimately confessed she and her mom had researched a number of methods to commit their killings, together with suffocation and a drug cocktail.

Diane was sentenced to life in jail with out parole for her crimes. Rachel obtained two life phrases, however might be up for parole in 2058.