Marybeth Tinning

  Active for 12 years
(1972-1983) in United States




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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 12 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 16 Books About Marybeth Tinning
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Marybeth Tinning an American serial killer that suffocated eight of her nine children with pillows during the 1970s. One daughter died of natural causes shortly after birth, the first of the Tinning children to die. Nine Tinning children died under Marybeth's care over fourteen years. Adopted sixth child, died in 1981 authorities did not open an investigation on his death. She was granted parole on July 16th 2018. Marybeth Tinning, (Age 75), was released from Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY, on Tuesday August 12th 2018. She is now on parole and living in Schenectady County, New York, United States.

Marybeth Tinning Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Marybeth Tinning, was active for 12 years between 1972-1983, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 8 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Marybeth Tinning was born on September 11th 1942 in Duanesburg, New York, United States. She was born 1st of 2 children and raised by Both Parents Alton and Ruth Roe. Tinning was raised as a Oldest and had 1 Bother. Her father, Alton Lewis Roe - WWII Soldier, press operator at General Electric. Her mother, Ruth Roe.

Tinning a heterosexual female citizen of the United States of America. Tinning completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. Tinning Married, Joe Tinning in 1965. She had 8 biological 1 adopted.

In 1972 (Age 29/30) Marybeth Tinning started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with Husband and children in Schenectady, New York, USA, where Tinning was known to work as a serial killer.

She was arrested on February 4th 1986 (Age 43), convicted on July 17th 1987 (Age 44), sentenced to 20 years to life in prison on October 1, 1987 at Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY, US. Tinning was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 93%
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Marybeth Tinning has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Marybeth Tinning a known:

Marybeth Tinning
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Updated: 2019-02-18 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Marybeth Tinning
Nickname: N/A
Victims: 8 - 8
Years Active: 1972 - 1983
Ages Active: 29/30 - 40/41
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1942 -     
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: Married, Joe Tinning in 1965
Children: 8 biological 1 adopted
Living With: Husband and children in Schenectady, New York, USA
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 11, 1942
Family Name: Tinning
Birth Location: Duanesburg, New York, United States
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: 1 Bother
Raised By: Both Parents Alton and Ruth Roe
Birth Category: Oldest
Mother: Ruth Roe
Father: Alton Lewis Roe - WWII Soldier, press operator at General Electric

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Arrested: Feb 4, 1986 (Age 43)
Convicted: Jul 17, 1987 (Age 44)
Sentence: 20 years to life in prison on October 1, 1987
Prison Location: Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: N/A
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Marybeth Tinning

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Marybeth Tinning. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 11 1942Marybeth Tinning was born in Duanesburg, New York, United States.  #19420911
Sep 11 1962
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 29/30)
Marybeth Tinning started her serial killing spree. #1972
Sep 11 1972
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 11 1982
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 40/41)
Marybeth Tinning ended her serial killing spree. #1983
Feb 04 1986
(Age 43)
Marybeth Tinning arrested. #19860204
Jul 17 1987
(Age 44)
Marybeth Tinning was convictedand sentenced to 20 years to life in prison on October 1, 1987 at Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, NY, US.  #19870717
Sep 11 1992
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 11 2002
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Sep 11 2012
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Sep 11 2022
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Marybeth Tinning (1972-1983).

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Boolean Questions:
living with children TRUE 268
kill at killers home TRUE 320
kill at victims home TRUE 323
killed in prison FALSE 218
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous crimes FALSE 367
previous jail FALSE 352
previous prision FALSE 336
previous killed FALSE 208
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Marybeth Tinning

Book: Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
Peter Vronsky
Serial Killers
Book: From Cradle to Grave (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
Joyce Egginton
From Cradle to Grave
Book: Female Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
Peter Vronsky
Female Serial Killers
Book: The Death of Innocents (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
Richard Firstman
The Death of Innocents
Book: When She Was Bad (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
Patricia Pearson
When She Was Bad
Book: Mom: The Killer (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
Mark Gado
Mom: The Killer
Book: Extreme Killing (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
James Alan Fox
Extreme Killing
Book: Goodbye, My Little Ones (mentions serial killer Marybeth Tinning)
Charles Hickey
Goodbye, My Little Ones

16 Books that mention Serial Killer
Marybeth Tinning

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0425196402 Serial Killers 24
0863696465 From Cradle to Grave 1
0425213900 Female Serial Killers 30
0307806987 The Death of Innocents 2
030736383x When She Was Bad 1
0795319223 Mom: The Killer 1
0761988572 Extreme Killing 2
0451406923 Goodbye, My Little Ones 2
1483352803 Extreme Killing 8
1847674534 The Poison That Fascinate... 1
0813544246 Forensics Under Fire 3
1847316603 Murder, Medicine and Moth... 3
0313337136 Women Criminals 2
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1610695941 Crimes of the Centuries [... 14
1506349129 Extreme Killing 8

Marybeth Roe Tinning (born September 11, 1942) is an American serial killer. In 1987, Tinning was arrested and convicted for the murder of her ninth child, 4-month-old daughter Tami Lynne on December 20, 1985. Laboratory testing indicated the death of Tinning's ninth child resulted from asphyxia by suffocation.

External References
  1. Marybeth Tinning on, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Marybeth Tinning on, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Danny Ramirez-Gaston, Marybeth Tinning on, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  4. Q539188 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  5. Marybeth Tinning on, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Marybeth Tinning is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #13 of 39[ Page 1 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #14 of 41[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #20 of 75[ Page 2 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #92 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  5. #93 of 327[ Page 7 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #138 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #229 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #591 of 651[ Page 40 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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