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Connecticut Supreme Court Rejects Release of 'Arsenic and Lace' Killer's Psychiatric Records

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the psychiatric records of the female serial killer who was the basis of "Arsenic and Lace" cannot be released, The Connecticut Law Tribune's Christian Nolan reports.

Amy Archer Gilligan poisoned several of her boarders and was hospitalized as criminally insane. The Supreme Court held that the psychiatrist-patient privilege and Gilligan's privacy interests, even though she has been deceased for 50 years, trumped the disclosure of historical medical records held by a government agency.