Marybeth Tinning
    Freak of the Week
Born in 1942 in Duanesburg,
NY

An average student through
high school

Wanted to attend college
Met husband on a blind date

He was shy, kind and hard-working
assembly line worker, like her father

Married in 1965
Joe and Marybeth worked hard, tried to
make a decent living and build a better
life.

In the first two years of marriage, t...
Marybeth’s father died of a
sudden heart attack

And their third child,
Jennifer, died of
meningitis
Marybeth had been described as
“weird” by people that knew her as a
young adult

She grew more distant after the deaths
17 days later, brought Joey to
hospital with “seizures”

Examined and released

Later that day, she said when
she checked ...
Six weeks later, back at the same
hospital with Barbara, 4 yrs old

All three children had died within 90
days
The following year, Marybeth was
pregnant again

Three weeks after his birth, Timothy
was brought to the hospital, dead

L...
Over the course of 14 years,
  all nine of the Tinnings’
children died - including an
        adopted son.
“I didn’t do it! I did not do anything to
Jennifer, Joseph, Barbara, Michael, Mary
Frances or Jonathan. Just these three:
...
Due to the lack of hard evidence,
Marybeth was only convicted of killing
the final child, and was sentenced to 20
years in ...
Munchausen
Syndrome by Proxy
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  • Did not attend college
    Worked a series of low-paying, unskilled jobs in town


  • Jennifer was born sick and never left the hospital




  • Confronted by police after the ninth death, she confessed


  • Parents harm children to gain attention
    Alternate between harm and love
  • Marybeth Tinning

    1. 1. Marybeth Tinning Freak of the Week
    2. 2. Born in 1942 in Duanesburg, NY An average student through high school Wanted to attend college
    3. 3. Met husband on a blind date He was shy, kind and hard-working assembly line worker, like her father Married in 1965
    4. 4. Joe and Marybeth worked hard, tried to make a decent living and build a better life. In the first two years of marriage, the Tinnings had two children, Barbara and Joseph Jr But then tragedy struck
    5. 5. Marybeth’s father died of a sudden heart attack And their third child, Jennifer, died of meningitis
    6. 6. Marybeth had been described as “weird” by people that knew her as a young adult She grew more distant after the deaths
    7. 7. 17 days later, brought Joey to hospital with “seizures” Examined and released Later that day, she said when she checked on him after his nap, she found him wrapped in his blankets, blue, and dead
    8. 8. Six weeks later, back at the same hospital with Barbara, 4 yrs old All three children had died within 90 days
    9. 9. The following year, Marybeth was pregnant again Three weeks after his birth, Timothy was brought to the hospital, dead Listed as SIDS
    10. 10. Over the course of 14 years, all nine of the Tinnings’ children died - including an adopted son.
    11. 11. “I didn’t do it! I did not do anything to Jennifer, Joseph, Barbara, Michael, Mary Frances or Jonathan. Just these three: Timothy, Nathan, and Tami. I smothered them each with a pillow because I’m not a good mother. I’m not a good mother because of the other children.”
    12. 12. Due to the lack of hard evidence, Marybeth was only convicted of killing the final child, and was sentenced to 20 years in jail.
    13. 13. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

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