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Janis Donovan
Janis Donovan
Name Janis Donovan
Pathology Double murderer
Conspirator
Hostage-Taker
Harasser
Con artist
Family Francis Donovan (father; deceased)
Molly Donovan (mother; deceased)
Cass Magnall (sister)
April Magnall (niece)
Status Institutionalized
Actor Cynthia Nixon
First Appearance "Alternate"

Janis Donovan is a psychotic woman who faked dissociative identity disorder. She was acquitted by reason of insanity of second-degree murder in the deaths of her abusive parents and is currently institutionalized.

It was later revealed that the reason she faked all of her symptoms was so she and her sister Cass Magnall could get away with killing their parents as retaliation for years of abuse. While she got away with the crime due to the standards of double jeopardy protecting her from being arrested, Cass is currently serving the maximum sentences in prison for her role in the murders. (SVU: "Alternate")

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