Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Baby Killer


Baden, Michael M., Dr. (1989). Confessions of a Medical Examiner. New York City, NY: Penguin Books.

Boorstin, Robert O. "Schenectady Child-Suffocation Case Goes to Jury," July 16, 1987, The New York Times.

Cermak, Marv, "Autopsy Findings Awaited on Two Tinning Children", May 29, 1986, The Knickerbocker News.

Danzo, Andy - The Knickerboker News.

"State Police Tapes Sought by Tinning Defense Erased", April 3, 1986,

"Tinning Murder Case Postponed, Accused is Upset by Exhumations", May 31, 1986

"Tinning Statements in Tot Deaths Bared", June 16, 1986,

Egginton, Joyce (1989). From Cradle to Grave. New York City, NY: Jove Books.

Inmate Information, New York State Department of Correctional Services,

Mahoney, Joe. - Albany Times Union

"Court Papers Link Tinning to Killing of 3 Children", May 29, 1986,

"Physician: Kids Wanted by Tinning", June 17, 1986,

"Tinning Claims Pressure, Murder Suspect Takes the Stand", Dec. 16, 1986, "Tinning's Ex-Neighbor Tells of Vain Effort to Aid Infant", June 25, 1987, "Tinning's Fate Falls to Jury; No Verdict Yet Lawyers Make Final Plea", July 16, 1987

"Tinning Convicted of Murdering Baby Girl Faces 25 Years to Life, DA to Seek Charges in Two Other Deaths", July 18, 1987

New York State Police Case Reports: #86-66 and 113.

Pearson, Patricia (1997) When She Was Bad. New York City, NY: Penguin Books.

People v. Tinning [142 AD2d 402] Appellate Court New York State

Smith, Greg B. - The Knickerbocker News.

"Detective: Tinning Waived Rights to Stay Silent", Dec. 9, 1986, "Tinning Mood Swings Described", Dec. 11, 1986

"Tinning Says She Repeated What Police Told Her to Say", Dec. 16, 1986, "Tinning Mate Testifies Wife Admitted Baby Killing", July 3, 1987, Tinning "Defense Opens Testimony to Other Deaths", July 6, 1987

"History of Mary Beth Tinning, Family Studied in 6 Week Trial", July 18, 1987, "Gaps Remain in Official Handling of Child Deaths", July 24, 1987

"Tinning Proclaims Innocence as She Gets 20 Year Sentence", October 2, 1987,

Staley-Zimmerman, Debra S., Esq., Voorheesville, NY. Research assistance.

Tinning, Marybeth. Statement of Mary Beth Tinning dated February 4, 1986 at New York State Police Barracks, Troop G, Loudonville, New York.

Wallace, Amy. "After 9 Babies Die in 14 Years, Mother is Held", February 8, 1986, New York Times.

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