This is the conclusion of our two part special on Angel of Death – Dulcie Markham. If you haven’t listened to part one, and you want any of this to make sense, we recommend you listen to it first.
Murder adjacent Dulcie Markham was the darling of the Australian underworld, known as Pretty Dulcie and Dainty Dulcie, she also became known in the media as The Angel of Death and The Black Widow.
As the years went by Dulcie lost more of her boyfriends and husbands to shootings and stabbings. Dulcie definitely had a type and it was only a matter of time before she, herself would be targeted. In the end ‘Australia’s most beautiful bad woman’ had to find an escape from this cycle of violence.
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Aussie As Sources: ‘It was kind of smeared in blobs, almost like he got between the tiles and mashed it in’: Resident fuming over ‘Poopster’, Daniel Wood, NT News, December 22, 2020