They thought they knew her well, the men who loved her...
It was a fatal assumption.
She was born Judias Anna Lou Welty to impoverished parents in Quana,
Hardeman County, Texas in 1943.
To her first husband she was Ann Schultz of Rosalind, New Mexico--
a nineteen year-old nursing student with a six month-old illegitimate
son. The husband died under mysterious medical circumstances four
months after returning home from a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1971.
To her common-law husband, she was Judy Goodyear-- a veteran's
well pensioned widow, and mother of three from Orlando, Florida.
He died of unexplained medical complications in 1978.
To her first-born son, she was the mother he could never please.
Partially paralyzed by unexplained toxic exposure while home on
leave from the Army, he drowned at the age of nineteen during a
family canoe outing with his mother in 1980.
To her fiance' she was Dr. Judias Buenoano-- a wealthy Gulf Breeze,
Florida beauty salon owner who enjoyed expensive clothes, fancy
restaurants, and Caribbean cruises. On a June night in 1983, he
left her dinner party early, and barely survived when his car mysteriously
To a shrewd Pensicola, Florida police detective, she was a serial
killer who profited from the painful deaths of her insured "loved
ones". It took over two years of intensive local, state, and
federal investigation and the exhumed bodies of her long-buried
victims to prove it...
In March, 1984, a Santa Rosa County, Florida jury convicted Judias
Buenoano of drowning her nineteen year-old crippled son and grand
theft insurance fraud.
In October, 1984, a Pensicola, Florida jury convicted her of the
attempted murder of her fiance' by bombing.
In November, 1985, she was found guilty by an Orlando, Florida
jury of the murder of her first husband by arsenic poisoning, and
sentenced to the death penalty.
In March 1998, after 13 years on Florida's death row, Judias Buenoano
became the first and last woman to be executed in Florida's electric
BODIES OF EVIDENCE chronicles the true but incredible detective
mystery from crime scene, to investigation, through trials and final
execution in a chilling portrayal of one of America's most notorious
female serial killers...