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"A glamorous house wife swaps the suburbs for a life of crime."
―Lynnanne Zager about Sharon Kinne

Born Bad is the eleventh episode of Season 3 of Deadly Women. It aired on October 29, 2009.


In 1965 Indianapolis, Gertrude Baniszewski tortured and murdered sixteen-year-old Sylvia Likens and got her children to help do the dirty work.

Meanwhile, Antoinette Frank was a killer cop who shot a fellow officer and two owners of a Vietnamese restaurant she helped guard at nighttime.

And Sharon Kinne traded her life as a suburban mom for a life of crime and still may be among us today.


  • Janis Amatuzio (herself; forensic pathologist)
  • Forrest Bowman (himself; attorney)
  • Natty Bumppo (himself; author)
  • Madi Busch (Jenny)
  • Candice DeLong (herself; Criminal Profiler)
  • Jim Hays (himself; author)
  • Chuck Hustmyre (himself; author)
  • Eddie Rantz (himself; Frank Cast Investigator)
  • Edward Strain (himself; psychologist)
  • Joyce Wagers (herself; Sister-In-Law of Patricia Jones)
  • Lynnanne Zager (narrator)


  • The car Sharon bought with James' life insurance money is the 1958 Ford Thunderbird V8 Convertible, a car she really bought after the murder. In real life, Sharon Kinne's car was light blue and not red as featured in the show.
  • In the episode, Gertrude's children Paula, Stephanie, and Johnny (John Baniszewski Jr.) are the only ones to make an appearance while her other daughters and sons Marie, Shirley, James, and Dennis Lee Wright Jr. did not.
  • If you look closely at the scene where Sylvia's body is shown, you'll notice that it moves. This is probably due to the fact that Sylvia's actress couldn't keep still very well while trying to play like she was dead on the mattress.