‘Deadly Women: Boiling Point‘ on Investigation Discovery examines distinct instances involving Lauren Stuart and Mary Pearcey. Lauren and her family were found dead at their house in Keego Harbor, Michigan, and officials suspected it was a murder-suicide. Mary, on the other hand, was found guilty of murdering a mother and an infant in 1890.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about both of these situations, you’ve come to the right place.
Lauren Stuart: What Happened to Her?
Authorities were called to the Stuarts’ home in Keego Harbor on February 16, 2018, to conduct a wellness check. They found the entire family, including the pet dog, dead inside. Daniel, 47, was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the basement floor, and his wife, Lauren, 45, was found with a gunshot wound in the centre of her eyes at the bottom of the stairs. After being shot in the head, their children, Steven, 27, and Bethany, 24, died.
The pistol was discovered next to Lauren, prompting the immediate suspicion of a tragic murder-suicide. The authorities learned how upset Lauren was in the days preceding up to the incident when they delved deeper. The parents had hoped to send their children to college a few years before.
However, their religion, Jehovah’s Witnesses, prevented them from doing so. As a result, the family fled roughly five years before the occurrence, and the religion at the time rejected them. Lauren has felt isolated as a result of the ostracism, according to relatives and loved ones.
Aside from that, Lauren had been suffering from depression, according to the investigation. It was evident from the evidence revealed afterwards that she had planned this. Her internet searches revealed that she was looking for ways to commit herself and how to utilise a Glock pistol.
Lauren admitted to having “many troubles” and that she “can’t take it longer” in a self-recorded video she posted on February 6, 2018. Lauren claimed in another that being sexually molested as a child by a relative influenced her choice to end her life.
Lauren texted Daniel’s supervisor on February 15, 2018, to inform him that he had died in a car accident. “I took my spouse and kids with me so they don’t have to feel my selfish conduct,” she texted her cousin later that day. They will sleep until Christ raises them from the dead. I sincerely hope you succeed where I failed.”
The Stuarts had been alienated from their family for a few years, according to the authorities. Lauren lately believed that the end of the world was approaching, and in a suicide note, she wrote that she believed she could rescue her family by murdering them.
In the end, officials concluded that the murders took place on February 15th night. Lauren used a pillow as a type of silencer when she shot Bethany first. According to text messages, she appeared to have enticed Steven to return home. “I invited evil into my heart when I chose not to accept God’s free love, and it made me sick inside,” Lauren continued in her suicide note.
Because I knew my death would force them to stumble, I slaughtered my family. At the very least, they will no longer suffer and will be reborn into eternal love and peace.”
Mary Pearcey: What Happened to Her?
Mary Wheeler was born in 1866 and later adopted the last name of her then-boyfriend, John Pearcey. They started dating in 1885, and while she thought they were almost married, he referred to her as his mistress. After nearly three years, the partnership came to an end. Mary was living in Kentish Town, England, at the time of the occurrence. She was having an affair with a man named Frank Hogg, which lasted even after he married Phoebe and had a daughter with her. At the time, Phoebe and Mary were friends.
When Frank arrived home from work on October 24, 1890, he discovered that Phoebe and their 18-month-old daughter had gone out and not returned. On the same day, a body was discovered in Hampstead, England.
It was later discovered to be Phoebe’s. Her skull had been smashed, and she was wearing a cardigan. Phoebe was also said to have been nearly decapitated. A bloody pram was discovered about a mile away, indicating that the baby was also deceased.
The 18-month-old was discovered the next day in a separate location, dead from suffocation. When the cops discovered Mary’s involvement with Frank, the inquiry took a sharp turn. Mary had invited Phoebe and her daughter over on October 24, according to Phoebe’s sister.
On that day, a neighbour claimed to have heard cries coming from Mary’s residence. Witnesses then remembered seeing her pushing a stroller on the afternoon of the murder.
When the cops arrived in Mary’s room, they discovered blood spatter on the walls and ceiling, as well as bloody knives and a poker. She had attempted to clean up the scene, according to the evidence. Mary’s former lover said that the cardigan found on Phoebe was his, and that he had left it at Mary’s house before.
She was convicted of double murder in December 1890 and hung two days before Christmas. Then, in her early twenties, Mary attempted but failed to mount an insanity defence.