Debora Green

Doctor + Convicted For Murder
Born Feb 28, 1951

Debora Green is an American physician who pleaded no contest to setting a 1995 fire which burned down her family's home and killed two of her children, and to poisoning her husband with ricin with the intention of causing his death. The case was sensational, and covered heavily by news media, especially in the Kansas–Missouri area, where the crimes occurred.… Read More

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  • Mother Sentenced To Life In Fire Fatal To 2 Children
    NYTimes - Jun 09, 1996


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Debora Green.


1951 Birth Green was born February 28, 1951, the second of two daughters to Joan and Bob Jones of Havana, Illinois. … Read More


1969 18 Years Old Green attended the University of Illinois from the fall of 1969, where she took a major in chemistry.


1972 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Though she had intended to pursue chemical engineering as a career, she opted to attend medical school after graduating in 1972, believing the market was flooded with engineers.
1978 27 Years Old Throughout her undergraduate and medical school attendance, she dated Duane M. J. Green, an engineer. The couple married while she was studying at the University of Kansas. The couple lived together in Independence, Missouri, while Debora finished her residency, but by 1978 they had separated and then divorced. … Read More
1979 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple were married on May 26, 1979. … Read More


1985 34 Years Old Two years later, a second child, Kate, was born. Green again returned to her studies after maternity leave, and by 1985 had completed her fellowship. … Read More


1992 41 Years Old In 1992, she gave up her practice and became a homemaker, working part-time from the family's house on medical peer reviews and Medicaid processing. … Read More
1994 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1994, Farrar asked Green for a divorce. … Read More
1995 44 Years Old Fearful of another confrontation with Green, and looking forward to a trip to Peru the family had planned for June 1995, Farrar nevertheless decided to wait until after the trip to raise the issue of a divorce again. … Read More
A pretrial show cause hearing in the Green case began in January 1996, with Green represented by Dennis Moore and Kevin Moriarty. … Read More


2010 59 Years Old Deadly Women, a true-crime documentary program that focuses on crimes committed by women, featured Green's case in a 2010 episode about women who kill their children. A 2002 working paper on bioterrorism, intended to "enable policymakers concerned with bioterrorism to make more informed decisions", included the Green case in a survey of illegal uses of biological agents. … Read More
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