THE POISON QUEENâPoison Queenâ Emma Colavitto. Emma Colavitto was a mother of five chdrlien and a practical nurse and who lived out her life in the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Colavitto was sent to the reformatory in the 1920âs for th
THE POISON QUEENâPoison Queenâ Emma Colavitto. Emma Colavitto was a mother of five chdrlien and a practical nurse and who lived out her life in the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. Colavitto was sent to the reformatory in the 1920âs for the murder of one of her clients, Marine Costanzo, who was a father of three at the time. Colavitto was sentenced to the reformatory in 1924, when the body of Marine Costanzo was examined and the police were informed that Colavitto had a hand in his death. When the coroner examined Costanzoâs body, he found a large amount of arsenic in his system. The reports stated that Fannie Costanzo, the late Costanzoâs wife, had paid a sum of $200 to Colavitto to poison her husband. When the murder was over, Fannie Costanzo was going to pay Colavitto $200 of her husbandâs life insurance for completing the murder.This was not the first time Colavitto faced counts of poisoning in the early years of the 1920s. Colavitto was tried twice for murdering people with poison. Colavitto was accused of giving Mr. Kaber the poison that crippled him, but when that did not happen, Eve Kaber paid Colavitto $5000 to hire some people to kill her husband. This was the case that gave Colavitto the name of âPoison Queen.âWhile in prison at the age of 67, Colavitto became very ill; she suffered from a long list of medical problems. Surprising her doctors, Colavitto became a medical miracle that was written in journals because of the removal of most of her intestines. Most doctors stated at the time that Colavitto should have died because Colavitto suffered from obesity, a heart condition, lungs problems, diabetes, and had only a fraction of her digestive system. With all of Colavittoâs medical problems, she was denied release from Reformatory twice, and she was afraid that she was going to die there. Because of the many problems she had, the Reformatory sent Colavitto to a hospital where she lived out the last two years of her life taking care of her roses.- I would remove the first four words and simply begin with the first full sentence.- It seems that a broader statement at the beginning would set up the idea that this was one of the most celebrated crimes in Cleveland in the early 20th century.- Your mention of Mr. Kaber needs to be reworked so that you don't introduce him first as Mr. Kaber. Viewers will wonder who Kaber was and what his first name was. Remember it's okay to cross-reference app sites in brief form.- As is, this topic is not self-evident as important in Cleveland's history. Returning to my earlier point above, I think you need to make some case for its importance. Why is it not just another crime in the annals of the city's long history?- Captions need some grammatical corrections.- A newspaper headline scanned from the Cleveland Press clippings might add some weight and interest to your photos.