In 1913, little Laura Buffum had a better chance of recovery than at any time in the past few weeks, according to Dr. Hillsman, the physician who had attended her from the beginning. She was now able to eat some solid food. Hillsman said that if she continued to improve she would be able to be moved in a short time and could be taken to a Buffalo hospital. Buffalo physicians who held a consultation at the little girl's bedside commenced a treatment of the little girl and that course of treatment would be continued. The girl's mother was said to have murdered her husband and 5-year-old son and attempted to kill four others. Ernest Frahm, her lover, whom she claimed gave her husband linament containing arsenic was as cool as ever. He still sneered and said: "They've nothing on me."