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  ALLANSON Patricia *... ... USA ... ... ... 3
aka ... ...  
Verdict/Urteil:
ALLANSON Patricia

Patricia ALLANSON always thought of herself as special. Her parents took any responsibility away from her and thus Patricia was convinced that a husband had to give her anything she ever dreamed of.
Patricia found this with her first husband, an army sergeant and had three children with him. Obviously he was not giving enough so she headed for six year younger Tom ALLANSON, who seemed able to offer her what she meant to deserve.[ReadOn]


  ALLEN Shirley Goude *1941 ... USA ... ... ... 2
aka 1978 1982 MO
Verdict/Urteil: Life/Lebenslang

Shirley ALLEN killed by plan. Eight months after her marriage to Joe SINCLAIR she already tried to poison him. Lucky Joe, he kept his life and disappeared from hers. 1977 Shirley married again, this time John GREGG. She was convinced to be beneficiary of his life insurance policy, when John died unexpectedly. She did not get a penny.[ReadOn]


  ALLITT Beverley *1968 ... UK ... ... ... 4
aka Angel of Death 1991 1991 Grantham
Verdict/Urteil: 13 x life (1992)
Beverey ALLITT, a nurse suffering from the mental illness Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy (a desire to kill or injure to get attention), was given 13 life sentences at Nottingham crown court in 1993 after being convicted of murdering four children and attacking nine others. [ReadOn]


  AMBROSE Lyda Catherine *1891 ... USA ... ... ... 5+
aka ... ...  
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A typical "Black Widow," Lyda Catherine AMBROSE left a trail of five dead husbands and lovers in her quest for insurance policy payoffs. Born in 1891, nothing is known about her early life until 1917 when she killed her first fiancee in Keytesville, Missouri.[ReadOn]


  ANKERS Winifred *... ... USA ... ... ... 8+
aka 1911 1912 NY
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  ARZBERGER Gertraud ... ... AT ... ... ... 4+
aka ... ... Graz
Verdict/Urteil:
News on Serial Killer Gertraud A.
 
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  ATKINSON Kathleen Anne ... ... UK ... ... ... 4+
aka 1991 1995 Newcastle
Urteil: Charges dismissed

Patients put at risk by culture of staff secrets A NURSE at the centre of an inquiry into the deaths of two girls and two elderly women in a hospital intensive care unit was arrested at home yesterday. Kathleen Anne Atkinson, 47, was suspended a year ago from her ‡23,000-a-year post and dismissed two months later for alleged "gross misconduct". [ReadOn]


  BANISZEWSKI Gertrude ... ... USA ... ... ... 1
aka Torture Mother ... ... IN
Urteil:

On Oct. 26, 1965, Indianapolis police were called to a rundown house on East New York Street where they found the body of 16-year-old Sylvia Likens on a bare mattress in an upstairs bedroom. [ReadOn]


  BARFIELD Margie Velma *1932/10/29 +1984/11/02 USA ... ... ... 5
aka 1969 1978 NC
Urteil: Death by Lethal Injection
Born October 23, 1932, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, Margie Bullard would look back on her childhood as a cruel period of "permissible slavery," made worse by the attentions of a father who began molesting her at age thirteen. [ReadOn]

  BATHORY Erszebet  *1560/08/07  +1614/08/21 HUNGARY ... ... ... 300+
aka 1575- 1611 Csejthe
Verdict/Urteil: Life under custody / Lebenslanger Hausarrest
A sixteenth century Hungarian Countess who enjoyed bathing in blood. This deviant fawn of royalty believed that regular blood baths would halt the aging process. Estimates of the number of girls that were slaughtered in her 10 years of beauty treatments vary from 40 to as much as 600.

[Read on ]

  BECKER Marie Alexandrine *1877 +194? BELGIUM ... ... ... 12+
aka 1932 1936 Liege
Urteil: Life

Born in 1877, Marie Alexandrine had always been a beautiful woman; she never had any trouble attracting the men in her hometown of Liege, Belgium. When 33 years old, she wed Charles Becker, who considered himself fortunate to have won such a lovely woman. And for twenty years she was indeed a faithful wife. [ReadOn]


  BEETS Betty Lou *1937 ... USA ... ... ... 2
aka 1981 1983 TX
Urteil: Death by Lethal Injection

Bleached blonde barmaid Betty Lou Beets seemed to be very unlucky in her choice of husbands. Out of the five, four disappeared without trace and the other (number 3) left her after she planted a bullet in his back after a nasty fight. [ReadOn]


  BELL Mary Flora *1957 ... UK ... ... ... 2
aka 1968 1968 Newcastle
Urteil: Escaped 1977, released 1980

At 11-years-old, Mary bell is the youngest female killer of the Archives. A native of Newcastle, England, Mary was born in 1957. Her mother was an unwed, mentally disturbed woman who once gave the child to a stranger she met outside an abortion clinic. [ReadOn]


  BERK Lucy Quirina de ... ... NETHERLANDS ... ... 4 30
aka ... ... The Hague
Urteil: Life

Lucy Quirina de Berk insisted she was innocent at her trial in The Hague for the deaths of thirteen people.  The forty-one-year-old nurse was charged with eighteen counts of murder and attempted murder at four different hospitals, and was suspected in as many as thirty cases.  [ReadOn]


  BESNARD Marie *1896 ... FRANCE ... ... ... 13+
aka Marie DAVAILLAUD, Marie AUGUSTE, Queen of Poisoners 1927 1949 Loudon
Urteil:

Around Loudon, in France, she is remembered as the "Queen of Poisoners ," with thirteen victims charged against her name. She is a legend in the district -- for her crimes, and for the way in which she managed, finally, to cheat the executioner. [ReadOn]


  BESSARABO Marie-Louise Victorine *1868 ... USA ... ... ... 3
aka Hera MYRTLE 1892 1920 ...
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  BLAUENSTEINER Elfriede *1931/01/22  +2003/11/15 AUSTRIA 3 2+1 2+1 5+
aka Black Widow, Sugar 1992 1997 Vienna, Lower Austria
Urteil: Life/Lebenslang
The publicityseeking merry widow Elfriede "Sugar" Blauensteiner had 2 obsessions: Gambling and a vivid interest in pharmacy.
Her last victim, retired and wealthy Alois Pichler (77) answered her personal ad in 1995 - and survived the Black Widow´s care just 5 weeks. [Read on ]

  BOMBEEK Cecile *1933 ... BELGIUM ... ... ... 3-21
aka Sister Godfrida 1976 1977 Wetteren
Urteil:

Early in 1977, nurses employed at the public hospital in picturesque Wetteren, Belgium, began comparing notes on curious events in the 38-bed geriatric ward. For openers, the death rate had increased dramatically in recent months, with twenty-one patients lost in the span of a year. [ReadOn]


  BOYKIN Clover *1975 ... USA ... ... ... 2
aka 1993 1995 location
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  BRINVILLLIERS Marie Marguerite de *1630 +1676/07/17 FRANCE ... ... ... 54+
aka 1665 1673 Paris
Urteil:
 
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  BRITLAND Mary Ann *1848 +1886/08/09 UK ... ... ... 3
aka ... ... location
Urteil:
38 year old Mary Ann Britland suffered at Strangeways, for poisoning Mary Dixon, becoming the first woman to be hanged there. She had also poisoned her husband and daughter as she was having an affair with Mary Dixon's husband - although he was apparently completely unaware of her criminal intentions.

  BUENOANO Judias Anna Lou *1943 +1998/03/30 USA ... ... ... 3
aka The Black Widow 1971 1980 FL
Urteil:

Dubbed "The Black Widow" for preying on her family and leaving a dead husband, boyfriend and son in her trail, Judy Buenoano was executed on Florida's temperamental Old Sparky on March 30, 1998. [ReadOn]


  CALEFFI Sonya ... ... ITALY ... ... ... 5+
aka ... ... ...
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  CALVERT Louie ... +1926/06/24 UK ... ... ... 2
aka ... ... location
Urteil:

When Louie CALVERT was arrested after the suspicious death of her landlady Mrs. Lily WATERHOUSE, who had confronted her over things missing from the household, her petty-crime past soon came out. In prison she also confessed to the killing of a previous employer, John FROBISHER, in 1922.
Louie CALVERT was hanged June 24, 1926 at Strangeways Prison in Manchester.


  CANNON Lucretia Patricia *1783 +1829 USA ... ... ... 24+
aka 1802 1829 location
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  CHARD-WILLIAMS Ada *1876 +1900/03/08 UK ... ... ... 1+
aka ... ... London
Urteil: Death by Hanging

Ada CHARD-WILLIAMS (*1876) was hanged March 08, 1900 in London´s Newgate Prison. Thus she was the last woman to be executed here. After 1900 women were executed in women´s prison Holloway. [ReadOn]


  CHOATE Pearl *1907 ... UK ... ... ... 7
aka 1930s 1965 ...
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  CHRISTOFI Styllou *1900 +1954/12/13 UKCYPRUS ... ... ... 2
aka 1925 1953 Hampstead
Urteil:

A native of Cyprus, born in 1900, Styllou Christofi was tried, in 1925, on a charge of murdering her mother-in-law by ramming a lighted torch down the old woman's throat. She persuaded a jury of her innocence and was released, but her problems with in-laws were not at an end. In 1953, Christofi went to live with her son and his German wife of fifteen years in Hampstead, England. [ReadOn]


  CIANCULLI Leonarda ... +1970/10/15 ITALY ... ... ... 3+
aka Witch of Corregio 1939 1940 Corregio
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  CLEVELAND Black Widow ... ... USA ... ... ... 5
aka 1921 1922 OH
Urteil:

On May 1, 1922, police in Cleveland jailed a local woman on suspicion of poisoning her husband for the sum of $ 11,000 in life insurance. Announcing her arrest the next day, prosecutor Edward Stanton told reporters that the suspect had been married five times, divorcing her first two husbands, after which the next three died in mysterious circumstances. [ReadOn]


  COIT Jill *1943 ... USA ... ... ... 2
aka 1969 1976 TX
Urteil:
 
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  COLLIER Cindy *1968   USA       1
  WOLF Shirley *1969 ... CA
aka 1983 1983  
Urteil:
Cindy COLLIER und Shirley WOLF were 15 and 14 years old, when they startet prowling condominiums in California in 1983. They knocked at doors of randomly chosen victims, to gain admittance under a pretext. An elderly woman opened and chatted with them unsuspectingly, while the two girls planned to steal the lady´s car.[ReadOn]

  COO Eva ... +1935/06/27 USA ... ... ... 2
aka ... ... NY
Urteil: Death by Electrolution

Some people collect stamps; others postcards. Bordello Madame Eva Coo collected insurance policies on her friends, colleagues and employees. One employee in particular, Harry Wright, a slow witted handyman had been taken under Eva's wing when his mother died at her request. [ReadOn]


  CORBETT Tammy *1965 ... USA ... ... ... 4
aka 1987 1989 IL
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  COTTON Mary Ann *1832 +1873/03/24 UK ... ... ... 21+
aka Lady Rotten 1857 1872 location
Urteil: Death by Hanging
A mother, wife and nursemaid, Mary Anne COTTON had all the credentials for a respectable place in Victorian society. Beneath her caring exterior, however, she was a cold, calculating serial killer.[ReadOn]

  CROSS Theresa Jimmie Francine *1946/03/12 ... USA ... ... ... 3
aka ... ... location
Urteil:

Also known as Jimmie Knorr. A mother of five, Theresa/Jimmie was in the habit of killing her daughters once they reached puberty. She first shot her oldest daughter, but the poor girl survived. After a few weeks, Theresa tried to remove the bullet by herself. The amateur surgery left the hapless girl near death. [ReadOn]


  CUNNINGHAM Anna *1873 ... USA ... ... ... 5
aka 1918 1925 IN
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  DAVEY Margaret ... +1542 UK ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... location
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  DAVIDSON Latine Marie Gordon ... ... USA ... ... ... 2
aka ... ... Jeffersonville
Urteil: 120 years

The defendant was a 21 year old mother of four, convicted of murdering her first two by drowning them in the bathtub at her home on Rhonda Drive and Riddle Street in Jeffersonville. The drownings were committed at different times, 1 1/2 years apart, when each victim was approximately 14 months old. [ReadOn]


  DEAN Williamina "Minnie” *1847 ... NEW ZEALAND ... ... ... 6+
aka ~1895 ... ...
Urteil:

Minnie Dean has the dubious honor of being the only woman to be legally hanged in New Zealand.
Christened Williamina Dean, she was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1847. She married and had two daughters. What happened to her daughters is unknown. In 1868 she emigrated to New Zealand and lived in Southland with an old woman she called Granny Kelly. [ReadOn]


  DeMELKER-COWLE Daisy Louisa *1886 +1932/12/30 SOUTHAFRICA ... ... 3 5+
aka 1909 1931 Johannesburg
Urteil: Death by Hanging
 
Thrice married, South African Daisy de Melker lost her first two husbands under mysterious circumstances, but homicide detectives were not prone to stirring up a widow's grief in the chivalrous 1920s. It took the death of Daisy's 20-year-old son, Rhodes Cowle, on March 5, 1932, to set tongues wagging, and de Melker soon found herself behind bars. [ReadOn]

  DESHAYES Catherine ... +1680/02/22 FRANCE ... ... ... ?
aka La Voisin 1960s 1678 Paris
Urteil: Death by Burning
 
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  DOSS Nanny Hazel ... ... USA ... ... ... ...
aka The Giggling Granny ... ... AL NC KS OK
Urteil:

During her trial in 1955, the press tagged 50 year-old Nannie DOSS "The Giggling Granny". Despite her amiable demeanour, DOSS´ crimes were no laughing matter. She was found to have killed four husbands in four states; Alabama, North Carolina, Kansas and Oklahoma - where she was finally convicted for murder.[ReadOn]


  DVORACEK Mrs. et al ... +1938 CZECH REPUBLIC ... ... ... 4+
aka 1918 1925 Iglau
Urteil: Death
 
Hard on the heels of Fritz Haarmann's arrest in Germany, a similar case was uncovered in the town of Iglau, Czechoslovakia. There, authorities declared, a Mrs. Dvoracek and seven male accomplices had made a business out of slaying Polish refugees. The victims were reportedly enticed to Dvoracek's home with an offer of lodging, then murdered and dismembered , with their bones cremated in a stove. At their trial, in October 1925, the defendants were charged with slaying four victims, including the brothers Policky, during 1918 and 1919. One of those accused pled guilty on October 22, and all were ultimately convicted, sentenced to die.

  DYER Amelia Elizabeth *1839 +1896/06/10 UK ... ... ... 6+
aka 1880 1896 London
Urteil: Death by Hanging
Amelia Elizabeth Dyer was perhaps the best known and most prolific murderous baby farmer. She was convicted of the murder of 4 month old Doris Marmon who had been entrusted to her care, having received £10 to look after her. [ReadOn]

  ENRIQUETA Marti ... ... SPAIN ... ... ... 6+
aka ... 1912 Barcelona
Urteil: Death

A self-styled witch, who made her living through the sale of charms and potions, Enriqueta was arrested by police in Barcelona, during March of 1912, on charges of abducting local children. Her most recent victim , a young girl named Angelita, was rescued alive from the witch's lair, appalling police with a tale of murder and cannibalism . [ReadOn]


  ETHERIDGE Ellen ... ... USA ... ... ... 4
aka 1912 1913 TX
Urteil: Life

A solid family background and religious training did not spare the second wife of Texas rancher J.D. Etheridge from pangs of jealousy. When they were married in the spring of 1912, she thought the wealthy widower admired her for herself. It soon became apparent though, that he was more concerned with finding someone who would cook his meals and clean his Iarge Bosque County home, northwest of Waco. [ReadOn]


  FALLING Christine Laverne Slaughter ... ... USA ... ... ... 5
aka 1980 1982 location
Urteil: Life, eligible for parole in 2007

Christine Falling was born at Perry, Florida, on March 12, 1963, the second child of a 65-year-old father and his 16-year-old wife. Reared in poverty, obese and dull-witted, she required regular doses of medication to control her epileptic seizures. [ReadOn]


  FALUDI Timea ... ... HUNGARY ... ... ... 40+
aka Black Angel ... ... location
Urteil:

In early 2001 the Hungarian nurse Timea FALUDI (then 24) confessed on killing appr. 40 elderly patients "for mercy".[ReadOn]


  FISHER Constance ... ... USA ... ... ... 6
aka ... ... location
Urteil:

Constance FISHER was twice committed to the Augusta State Hospital after separate incidents in which her husband arrived home from work to find the couple's children dead.[ReadOn]


  FLANAGAN Catherine   1884/03/05 UK       3+
  HIGGINS Margaret ... ... Liverpool
aka ... ...  
Urteil:

55 year old hanged at Kirkdale prison, Liverpool by Bartholomew Binns, side by side with her sister, Margaret Higgins. Flanagan and Higgins were both convicted of the poisoning of 44 year old Higgin's husband, Thomas, for his life insurance. [ReadOn]


  FOLBIGG Kathleen ... ... AUSTRALIA ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... location
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  FORNUTO Debbie ... ... USA ... ... ... 7
aka GEDZIUS Deborah Anne Booe Narbone 1972 1987 IL
Urteil:
Nobody in Chicago suspected they were looking at anything more than a tragic medical mystery when Deborah Gedzius' six young children died one after another from 1972 to 1987. Pathologists had concluded that four of the children died from sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. The deaths of Gedzius' two other children remained unexplained. [ReadOn]

  FORTMEYER Julia ... ... USA ... ... ... 4+
aka 1870s ... MO
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  GATES Anne *1949 ... USA ... ... ... 3
aka 1978 1987 IN
Urteil:
 
When sheriff's officers in Rushville, Indiana, talked about the death of David Plue, they came up empty in their search for motives. The proverbial man without enemies, Plue had been shot in the head, execution-style, his body discarded alongside a rural highway in 1978. [ReadOn]

  GBUREK Ottilie "Tillie" ... ... USA ... ... ... 9
aka ... ... IL
Urteil:
 
Chicago has always claimed a large Polish population, and in the first quarter of the 20th Century most of them lived in the Near North Side. The people, mostly a God-fearing, law-abiding nationality would like to forget one of their own, however. Her name was Ottilie (Tillie) Gburek. They called Tillie a psychic, her neighbors did. She had an uncanny talent of foreseeing the future. [ReadOn]

  GIBBS Janie Lou *1932 ... USA ... ... ... 5
aka 1966 1967 GA
Urteil:
Black Widows generally do not have a criminal record before their active burst. Many of them, up to the time before they commit their first murder, have spotless civic reputations and are often caryatids of faith, family and community. There is little forewarning of trouble. In a layman's vernacular, they simply snap. But... [ReadOn]

  GILBERT Kristen ... ... USA ... 4 4 4+
aka ... ... MA
Urteil:

Kristen Gilbert, 33, worked on Ward C of the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts.  When she was there, it seemed that too many patients died from cardiac arrest.  In 1996, three nurses came forward to report their fear that there was a killer among them. [ReadOn]


  GILLIGAN Amy ... ... USA ... ... ... 14
aka ... ... Newington CT
Urteil:
 

Amy and James Archer opened Sister Amy's Nursing Home for the Elderly in 1901 in Newington, Connecticut, and quickly earned a reputation as genteel caretakers of New England's wealthy aged. Although neither Amy's or James' qualifications bespoke a background in medicine, their establishment offered the right therapies and tonics to keep its senior patients happy and comfortable. [ReadOn]


  GONZALES Delfina     MEXICO       91+
  GONZALES Maria de Jesus ... ... Guanajuata
aka 1950s 1963  
Urteil:
 

These two deadly sisters ran the bordello from hell in Guanajuato, Mexico. They recruited their prostitutes through help wanted adds and killed them when they stopped pleasing the clientele. Sometimes they even killed the johns who showed up to the brothel with big wads of cash.
After too many unexplained disappearances the cops raided the premises where they found the bodies of eleven males, eighty females, and several fetuses - obviously from illegal abortions.


  GOTTFRIED Gessina Margaretha Gesche *1798 +1828 GERMANY ... ... ... 16+
aka Gesina the Devil´s Bride 1822 1825 Bremen
Urteil: Death by Beheading
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  GRAHAM Gwendolyn Gail     USA       5
  WOOD Catherine May ... ... location
aka 1987 1987  
Urteil:
 

It was in Walker, Michigan in 1987 where a pair of lesbians made death a sexual game.  Gwendolyn Gail Graham, 23, and Catherine May Wood, 24, worked together at the Alpine Manor Nursing Home.  Graham was a nurse's aide and Wood was her immediate superior.  Wood had divorced and gained an enormous amount of weight, so she was hungry for a friend.  When she met Graham, they immediately hit it off and soon became lovers. [ReadOn]


  GREEN Ann *... ... USA ... ... ... 2+
aka ... ... NY
Urteil:
 
A 40-year-old nurse, once employed at the pediatric ward of New York Hospital, Green was indicted on March 3, 1986, for killing two of her own children and attempting to kill a third. Her first child had been reported dead on arrival at New York Hospital, with death ascribed to aortic malfunction, while number two had survived the trip from home, dying of unknown causes shortly after arrival in the emergency ward. [ReadOn]

  GREENFIELD Gloria Jean ... +... USA ... ... ... ...
aka ... ... ...
Urteil:
News on Serial Killer Suspect Gloria Jean GREENFIELD
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  GRIGG-BOOTH Ann *... ... AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 3+
aka ... ... West Yorkshire
Urteil:
 
A nurse has been charged with murdering three female patients at a hospital in West Yorkshire. The nurse is understood to be 51-year-old Ann Grigg-Booth. She has also been charged with the attempted murder of a 42-year-old man and 13 charges of administering noxious substances to other patients. [ReadOn]

  GRILLS Caroline *1885 ... AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 4
aka Aunt Thally 1947 1948 Sydney
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  GUNNES Belle Paulsdatter Storset *1859/11/11 ... USA ... ... ... 49+
aka Lady Bluebird 1896 1908 location
Urteil:

America's first "black widow" of the 20th century was born Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset, on November 11, 1859, in the fishing hamlet of Selbu, on Norway's west coast. The daughter of an unsuccessful merchant, Brynhild immigrated to the United States in 1881; three years later, she settled in Chicago. [ReadOn]


  HILSCHENZ Sabine ... ... GERMANY ... ... ... 9+
aka ... ... ...
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  HAHN Anna Marie *1906 +1938/12/07 USA ... ... ... 5
1932 1937 OH CO
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Electrolution

The first woman to die in Ohio's electric chair , Anna Hahn was a German native, born in 1906, who immigrated to Cincinnati at age 21. There, she married a young telephone operator, briefly managing a bakery in Cincinnati's German district before she tired of the hours and set her sights on easy money. [ReadOn]


  HANSON Hannah     USA ... ... ... 2+
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Ann Jones in her book Women Who Kill, tells about Hannah Hanson. After a failed marriage to Ward Witham, she moved to Boston in the early 1830s where she supported herself and her three children by sewing. There she met George Kinney and they became good friends. She also met up with Lowell, MA minister Rev. Enoch W. Freeman who was both her cousin and an old boyfriend. [ReadOn]

  HAZZARD Linda Burfield     USA ... ... ...
aka    
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  HEY Susan 1959   USA ... ... ... 2
1996   TX
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  HILLEY Audrey Marie *1933/06/04 +1987/02/26 USA ... ... ... 4
1975 1979 Anniston AL
Verdict/Urteil:

A native of Anniston, Alabama, Hilley was born in 1933 and seemed to enjoy a normal childhood. Married at 18, she was having marital problems nine years later when her second daughter -- Carol -- was born. Psychiatrists, applying hindsight, feel the birth may have somehow triggered a radical shift in Hilley's personality, resentment of the new child simmering over time, finally surfacing in a series of lethal attacks upon family members. [ReadOn]


  HOYT Waneta Ethel 1943 1998/08/13 USA ... ... ... 6
1965 1971 NY
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Baby killer Waneta Hoyt, 52, died on August 13, 1998, of pancreatic cancer at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in New York state, where she was serving a sentence of 75 years to life for smothering her five children from 1965 to 1971. [ReadOn]

Waneta HOYT tötete fünf ihrer sechs Kinder in Oswego (NY) durch Ersticken und gab "plötzlichen Kindstod" als Ursache an. Der Fall geschah just zu dem Zeitpunkt als das "Sudden Infant Death Syndrom" (SIDS) ein neu entdecktes medizinisches Thema wurde. [Weiterlesen]


  JACKSON Mary Jane 1836   USA ... ... ... 4
Brick Top 1856 1861 LA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  JACKSON Vickie Dawn     USA ... ... ... 4+
aka     TX
Verdict/Urteil:
News on Serial Killer Vickie Dawn JACKSON
Serial Killer JACKSON Vickie Dawn

Healthcare serial killers (now referred to as HCSKs or SHCKs) have become prominent in the media over the past decade, and yet around the world nurses are still killing patients: Vickie Dawn Jackson chapter continues advertisement * In July 2002, Vickie Dawn Jackson, 36, was indicted in Texas for four counts of murder at Nocona General Hospital.  [ReadOn]


  JEANNERET Marie 1836 1884 SWITZERLAND ... ... ... 8
1866 1867 Lausanne
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  JEGADO Helene 1803 1851 FRANCE ... ... ... 23+
1833 1851
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Guillotine
Serial Killer JEGADO Helene

Born in Brittany, France, in 1803, Helene once complained, "Wherever I go, people died." Sure they did. Because she enjoyed poisoning them. As a teenager, as she started her career as a domestic, she also started experimenting with poison. Eventually she wiped out the family of seven for whom she was working. [ReadOn]


  JOHNSON Martha Ann 1955   USA ... ... ... 4-5
1977 1982 GA
Verdict/Urteil:
 

Monday-morning quarterbacks in Georgia had a field day with the case of Martha Johnson, trying to explain how the murders of four children fell through the cracks of the criminal justice system. Homicide investigators blamed their failure on the suspects change of address, noting ruefully that different jurisdictions often fail to keep in touch. [ReadOn]


  JONES Genene Ann     USA ... ... ... 11+
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
Serial Killer JONES Genene Ann

In February 1983, a special grand jury convened in San Antonio, Texas, investigating the "suspicious" deaths of 47 children at Bexar County's Medical Center Hospital over the past four years. A similar probe in neighboring Kerr County was focused upon the hospitalization of eight infants who developed respiratory problems during treatment at a local clinic. [ReadOn]


  KELLIHER Mary     USA ... ... ... 6
1905 1908 MA
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  KIBBLE Claudette     USA ... ... ... 3
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 

Claudette Kibble tötete 3 ihrer 5 Kinder über einen Zeitraum von 4 Jahren.
Sie behauptete in jedem der Fälle, ihre Kind wäre eines "natürlichen Todes" gestorben. 1995 gestand sie allerdings, 2 der Kinder ertränkt und eines erstickt zu haben.

Claudette Kibble wurde im Alter von 23 Jahren zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt.


  KINNE Sharon 1940   USA ... ... ... 3
1960 1962 MO +MX
Verdict/Urteil:
 
When James and Sharon Kinne were married in October 1956, it was a matter of necessity. At sixteen, she was pregnant, and while neither loved the other, marriage was "the thing to do" for teenage parents-to-be in Independence, Missouri. A miscarriage later removed the necessity of their union, but by then it was too late. [ReadOn]

  KLIMEK Ottilie "Tillie" 1865   USA ... ... ... 6
1914 1920 IL
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  KNORR Frances   +1894/01/15 AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 3+
aka THWAITES Minnie     Melbourne
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Hanging
Serial Killer KNORR Frances
The practice of baby farming was also exported to Australia. Frances Knorr had been born Minnie Thwaites in London in 1868 and emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1887. Initially she worked as a domestic servant and met Randolph Knoor who was German. She soon became bored with him and had an affair with one Edward Thompson and soon afterwards moved to Melbourne. [ReadOn]

  KRUEGER Antje (KRÜGER)     GERMANY ... ... ... 3
1993 1999 Mühltroff
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  LALAURIE Delphine Marie     USA ... ... ... 3
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:

In New Orleans, the ghost tours always stop at a particular mansion in the midst of the French Quarter, on the corner of Royal and Governor Nicholls Streets.  The house had once been owned by socialites, a physician by the name of Lalaurie and his wife, Delphine. [ReadOn]


  LEHMANN Christa 1922   GERMANY ... ... ... 3
aka E605 Murders 1952 1954 Worms
Verdict/Urteil:
 

Born in 1922 at Worms, Germany, young Christa Ambros lost her mother to an asylum while still in her teens. Neglected by her father, she grew up wild and undisciplined, serving a term of probation on conviction for petty theft. [ReadOn]


  LEON Darlene ...   USA ... ... ... 17+
  ...   CA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Hospice nurse Darlene Leon of California is on trial for injecting 17 of her patients with lethal doses of morphine.

  LIPKA Juliane     ... ... ...
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  LUMBRERA Diana 1957   USA ... ... ... 7
1976 1990 TX KS
Verdict/Urteil: 3 x Lebenslange Haft
 

A Texas native, Diana Lumbrera was seventeen years old when she married Lionel Garza in 1974. Their marriage was troubled almost from the start, but the quarreling Garzas made up frequently enough to produce three children in as many years. Daughter Melissa was born in 1975, Joanna in 1976, and their first son, Jose Lionel. in 1977. [ReadOn]


  LYLES Anjette Donovan 1917 1997/12/04 USA ... ... ... 4
1952 1957 GA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Anjette Lyles' restaurant on Mulberry Street in downtown Macon, Georgia was a favorite lunch spot for the town's lawyers, judges and businesspeople in the 1950s. The food was okay, but what attracted the menfolk was the restaurant's owner, Anjette Lyles. What puzzled Anjette's patrons was how she could remain so cheerful and outgoing with all the tragedy going on around her life. [ReadOn]

  MALEVRE Christine     FRANCE ... ... ... 4-30
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:

On July 25, 1998, Christine Malèvre, after attempting to kill herself, confessed to helping about 30 patients to die at François Quesnay Hospital in Mantes-la-Jolie on the outskirts of Paris. Since then nurse Malèvre, 29, has become a symbol for the growing civil movement in France in favour of joining The Netherlands in legalising euthanasia. [ReadOn]


  MAREK Martha 1904 1938/12/06 AUSTRIA ... ... ... 4
1920 1937
Verdict/Urteil:

Im Jahr 1909 lernte die damals zwölfjährige Martha Marek unter starker Patronanz ihrer Mutter den damals 62jährigen Pensionisten Moritz F. kennen. Er verfiel prompt den jugendlichen Reizen des anmutigen Mädchens, worauf er vom geschickt agierenden Team Mutter & Tochter wegen Vergewaltigung Minderjähriger erpreßt wurde. [ReadOn]

Im Jahr 1909 lernte die damals zwölfjährige Martha Marek unter starker Patronanz ihrer Mutter den damals 62jährigen Pensionisten Moritz F. kennen. Er verfiel prompt den jugendlichen Reizen des anmutigen Mädchens, worauf er vom geschickt agierenden Team Mutter & Tochter wegen Vergewaltigung Minderjähriger erpreßt wurde. [Weiterlesen]

  MARTIN Rhonda Belle 1907 1957/10/11 USA ... ... ... 7+
1932 1956 MI
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Electrolution
 

A 49-year-old waitress in Montgomery, Alabama, Martin confessed during March 1956 to the arsenic murders of her mother , two of her five husbands, and three of her own children. Husband number five had been more fortunate than his predecessors, surviving the dosage that left him paralyzed from the waist down, confined to a hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi. [ReadOn]


  MATAJKE Dorothy Jean     USA ... ... ... 3+
AD 1972 1986 AR
Verdict/Urteil:
A resident of Nevada, Iowa, Dorothy Matajke began working as a nurse's aide and professional companion for the elderly and ailing in the 1970s. It came as no surprise to anyone when several of her patients died, and there were no suggestions of foul play except where money was concerned. In 1973, Matajke was convicted of fraud and sentenced to five years in prison. [ReadOn]

  McSPAREN Mildred   1998/11/04 USA ... ... ... 2
  1981   IL
BW : ... ... ... ...
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On August 7, 1981, McSparen was arraigned on charges of poisoning two of her own sons at the family home in Lomax, Illinois. Nine -year-old Michael McSparen had been beyond help when he reached an Iowa City hospital on April 16, 1981, and six-year-old Stephen was pronounced dead at the same hospital two months later, on June 17. [ReadOn]

  MITCHELL Alice     AUSTRALIA ... ... ...
aka    
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  MONAHAN Annie     USA ... ... ... 4
BW 1906 1917 CT
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  MOORE Blanche Taylor 1933 +1991 USA ... ... ... 4+
1966 1989 NC
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Lethal Injection

Blanche Taylor Moore of Alamance County, North Carolina, could not have fashioned herself as another Nannie Doss any better than if her predecessor came back to life herself. But, while Nannie was basically a congenial sort well, on the surface Blanche leaned towards the moody and grim. [ReadOn]


  NAGYREV Angelmakers of     HUNGARY ... ... ... 100+
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:

Nagyrev is a farming village on the River Tisza in Hungary, about sixty miles southeast of Budapest, near another town called Tiszakurt.  For a time, a community of killers flourished in these two places... thanks to the midwives.  [ReadOn]


  NEEDLE Martha     AUSTRALIA ... ... ...
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  NEWELL Susan     UK ... ... ... 1
aka     Scotland
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  NEWMAN Sarah Jane 1813   USA ... ... ... 5
Sally Skull BW 1830 1864 TX
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  NICKELL Stella Maudine 1944 ... USA ... ... ... 2
Excedrine Murders 1986 ... WA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  NOE Marie     USA ... ... ... 8
aka    
  1949 1968    
Verdict/Urteil:

Some people believed she was the unluckiest mother alive.  Life magazine even did a story on her in 1963 as the most famous bereaved mother in the country.  Marie Noe had one child after another, ten in all, and every single one of them died.  One was stillborn, one died right after birth, but the others had all seemed healthy.  [ReadOn]


  NORRIS Melissa     USA ... ... ... 3+
197# 1986 MD
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  NORTON Linda     ... ... ...
aka    
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  PANKOW Sandra     ... ... ... 3
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  PAVLOVICH Milka   1935/05/.. YUGOSLAVIA ... ... ... 6
BW 1935   Belovar
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A peasant woman from the region of Belovar, Yugoslavia, Milka Pavlovich was accused of poisoning sixteen relatives in the early months of 1935. Six of the victims , including her husband, had died, ten others surviving to testify at Milka's murder trial. Convicted on May 19, she was promptly sentenced to hang.

  PEETE Louise     USA ... ... ... 10+
Duchess of Death    
Verdict/Urteil:
Born Lofie Louise Preslar, in Bienville, Louisiana, one of America's leading "black widows" was the daughter of a socially prominent newspaper publisher. She attended the best private schools in New Orleans, where she became notorious for her sexual escapades. Expelled by a posh finishing school, Louise went home to Bienville and settled down to the business of pleasure. [ReadOn]

  POPOVA Alexe   1909/03/.. RUSSIA ... ... ... 300+
1879 1909 Samara
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Firing Squad
 

A prolific poisoner who undertook her work as much from sympathy as for the minor fees she charged, Madame Popova was an advocate of women's liberation long before the cause was recognized. A native of Samara, Russia, she was so distressed by the travail of peasant wives held "captive" by their brutish husbands that she volunteered an inexpensive, lethal remedy. [ReadOn]


  PUENTE Dorothea Helen Montalvo 1929   USA ... ... ... 25+
1986 1990 CA
Verdict/Urteil: Life / Lebenslang

Born in 1959 and raised in an orphanage, Dorothea Puente claimed a total of four marriages, from which police were able to document two divorces. Her only child, a daughter, was put up for adoption at birth finally meeting her mother - whom she described as a woman with "no real personality" - in 1986. [ReadOn]


  QUALIGNI Milena ... ... ITALY ... ... ... 3
aka ... ... location
Urteil:
 
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  QUINN Jane ... ... USA ... ... ... 4+
aka 1883 1911 IL
Urteil: Life

Awakened by a gunshot in the pre-dawn hours of November 2, 1911, John Miller scrambled out of bed and rushed to the apartment of his landlord, whence the sound had emanated. On arrival at the scene, he found John Quinn, the landlord, Iying in his bed, blood streaming from a fatal bullet wound. [ReadOn]


  RACHALS Terri Eden Maples 1962   USA ... ... ... 6+
aka 1985   GA
Verdict/Urteil:17 years (insanity)
Serial Killer Terri Eden Maples RACHALS
In November 1985, administrators at Phoebe Putney Hospital, in Albany, Georgia, were alarmed by a sudden rash of cardiac arrests in the intensive care unit. A review of hospital records showed six suspicious deaths, with an equal number of near-misses, since late October, and police were quietly notified. Post-mortem examinations blamed the six deaths on injections of potassium chloride, and homicide investigators went to work the case full-time. [ReadOn]

  REARDEN Virginia 1932   USA ... ... ... 3
Virginia McGINNIS BW 1972 1987 KY CA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
In July 1987, Louisville attorney Steve Keeney was approached by a female member of his church, seeking legal advice. The woman had been trying for months to collect a $2,500 life insurance payment on her daughter, killed in a California rock-climbing accident, but the insurance company was stalling without explanation. Keeney was moved by the womans obvious grief and near-poverty, agreeing to help if he could. [ReadOn]

  RENCZI Vera     ROMANIA ... ... ... 30+
aka    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
The most bizarre character in the chapter of Black Widows is Bucharest's Vera Renczi. She differs from most Black Widows because her motive was jealousy, not profit. Her obsession was not her men's money, but their devotion. This Hungarian beauty had many suitors and trusted not one of them. [ReadOn]

  RENDALL Martha   1909/10/06 AUSTRALIA ... ... ... 3
BW 1907 1908
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  ROBINSON Sarah Jane   1905 USA ... ... ... 6
BW 1880s   MA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  ROEDER Michaela (RÖDER) 1950   GERMANY ... ... ... 10-17
Wuppertal Angel of Death, Todesengel von Wuppertal 1980s  
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  SACH Amelia *1873 +1902 UK ... ... ... ?
  WALTERS Annie   +1902 London
aka Finchley Baby Farmers 1890s 1902  
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Hanging
no pict

Annie Walters and Amelia Sach, the "Finchley Baby Farmers" became the first women to be hanged in the new women's prison at Holloway on the 3rd of February 1903 by William Billington and Henry Pierrepoint. Previously female executions in London had been carried out at Newgate prison. [ReadOn]


  SALISBURY Barbara ...   USA ... ... ... 4+
aka 1999 2001 ...
Verdict/Urteil:

A hospital nurse accused of attempting to murder four elderly patients was motivated by a drive to free up beds, a court has heard.
Barbara Salisbury overstepped the line between humane nursing and callous dispatch when she tried to hasten their deaths, Chester Crown Court was told. [ReadOn]


  SAVAGE Gail 1963   USA ... ... ... 3
1991 1993 IL
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  SCIERI Antoinette     FRANCE ... ... ... 12
AD 1924 1926 St. Gilles
Verdict/Urteil:
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Little is known of Antoinette Scieri's early life, aside from the fact that she was born in Italy and emigrated to France as a child. In the early days of World War I, she worked at a casualty clearing station in Doullens, there beginning a long life of crime. She stole cash and jewelry from the wounded, also forging signatures on letters to their families, requesting money through the mail. [ReadOn]

  SHERMAN Lydia 1825 1879/05/16 USA ... ... ... 10
Queen Poisoner 1864 1871 CT NY
Verdict/Urteil:
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  SIMS Paula Marie 1959   USA ... ... ... 2
1986 1989 IL
Verdict/Urteil:
 
The bizarre story of the deaths of two infants - three years apart, but under nearly identical circumstances - is going before a jury at last as the murder trial of their mother, Paula Sims of Alton, begins in January 1990. A pale Sims watched Wednesday as lawyers finished three days of choosing jurors to hear the charges against her in the April 1989 death of her 6-week-old daughter, Heather Lee. [ReadOn]

  SORENSON Della 1897   USA ... ... ... 7
BW 1918 1925 AK
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  SOULAKIOTIS Mariam 1900 ... GREECE ... ... ... 177
1940 1950 Keratea
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  SPARA Hieronyma   1659 ITALY ... ... ... #
1650s  
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  SPENCER Diane 1968   USA ... ... ... 3
1983 1990 MI PA
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  STAGER Barbara 1948   USA ... ... ... 2
BW 1977 1996 OH
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  TANNENBAUM Gloria   1971/03/09 USA ... ... ... 3
1969   CO
Verdict/Urteil:

A peculiar chapter of Colorado's criminal history was closed on March 9, 1971, with the announcement that Gloria Tannenbaum, suspect in two deaths and one disappearance, had died in the state mental hospital at Pueblo. [ReadOn]


  TERRELL Bobbie Sue     USA ... ... ... 12
aka    
  1984 1985    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Serial Killer Bobbie Sue TERRELL

A native of tiny Woodlawn, Illinois, the future death angel of Florida grew up overweight, myopic, and painfully shy. Her seven siblings included four brothers afflicted with muscular dystrophy, two of whom would die from the disease before Bobbie Sue reached her mid-thirties. [ReadOn]


  TINNING Mary Beth Roe     USA ... ... ... 3-9
1972 1985
Verdict/Urteil:
TINNING Mary Beth Roe

For a devoted mother, Marybeth Tinning seemed to have no luck at all in raising children. In the thirteen years from 1972 to 1985, she lost nine infants in Schenectady, New York, and police would later charge that eight of those were slain deliberately, for motives no one has been able to articulate. [ReadOn]


  TOFFANIA 1653 1723 ITALY ... ... ... 600+
1670 1719 Naples
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  TOPPAN Jane 1854 1938/08/.. USA ... ... ... 31+
Jolly Jane 1880 1901 NE
Verdict/Urteil/Verbleib: 40 years in Asylum (US)

Born Nora Kelly, in Boston, during 1854, Toppan lost her mother in infancy. Her father, a tailor, soon went insane, and was confined to an asylum after he was found in his shop, trying to stitch his own eyelids together. His four daughters lived briefly with their paternal grandmother, before they were relegated to a local orphanage. [ReadOn]


  TRUEBLOOD Lydia     USA ... ... ... 5+
1915 1919 ID MO MT
Verdict/Urteil:
 
A classic "black widow," Lydia Trueblood would stop at nothing to collect the life insurance on her many mates. It took six years, and half a dozen victims, for detectives in a two-state killing zone to realize that sometimes arsenic -- not diamonds -- is a girl's best friend. Lydia was born in Keytsville, sixty miles northeast of Kansas City, in the central flatlands of Missouri. [ReadOn]

  TUGGLE Debra Sue     USA ... ... 1 5
1974 1982 Little Rock AK
Verdict/Urteil: Ten years (1984)
A former mental patient in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tuggle was arrested in March 1984 and charged with murdering four of her own children over the past decade. The first two victims -- sons Thomas Bates, age two, and William Henry, 21 months -- were suffocated at different times in 1974. [ReadOn]

  TURNER Lisa Jane 1956   NEW ZEALAND ... ... ... 4
1980 1982 Christcurch
Verdict/Urteil:
 

Megan Turner was eleven weeks old on January 11, 1980, when her mother rushed her to a hospital emergency ward in Christ-church, New Zealand. The child had inexplicably stopped breathing, Lise Turner said, and help arrived too late to save her life. Physicians could not specify a cause of death, and so they blamed the tragedy on SIDS--the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome that strikes certain newborns without warning or apparent cause. [ReadOn]


  UNNAMED Mother ... ... AUSTRIA ... ... ... 3
aka ... ... Linz
Urteil:
UNNAMED Mother
 
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  URSINUS Sophie Charlotte Elisabeth *1760 +1836/04/04 GERMANY ... ... ... 3
aka 1798 1801 Berlin
Urteil:
 
died in prison nat. cause

  VALKENBURGH Elizabeth van ... +1846/01/24 USA ... ... ... 2
aka 1840s ... NY
Urteil: Death by Hanging
 
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  VAN le Thanh ... ... Serial Killer Vietnam ... ... ... 13
aka 1998 2001 Ho Chi Minh City
Urteil: Death Penalty
Le Thanh VAN

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  VELTEN Maria *1916 ... GERMANY ... ... ... 5+
aka 1963 1980 Kempten
Urteil:

A classic "black widow," Maria Velten spent twenty years killing her loved ones, around Kempten, West Germany, before she was Snally arrested at age 67. Her father was the first to die, in 1963, followed by an elderly aunt in 1970. [ReadOn]


  VERMILYEA Louise ... *1910 USA ... ... ... 9+
aka 1893 1910 IL
Verdict/Whereabout:: Prison Suicide

A "black widow" whose activities spanned the turn of the century, Louise Vermilyea came to grief when greed exceeded her discretion and she started reaching out to prey upon acquaintances, instead of relatives. [ReadOn]


  WADDINGHAM Dorothea Nancy 1899 1936/04/16 UK ... ... ... 2+
AD 1935 1936
Verdict/Urteil:

Hanged by Tom and Albert Pierrepoint at Birmingham's Winson Green prison. 36 year old "nurse" Waddingham, as she called herself, used morphine to poison one of her elderly patients, 89 year old Mrs. Louisa Baguley and her daughter Ada Baguley, the motive being gain. Hanged 16/04/1936, by Tom and Albert Pierrepoint at Birmingham's Winson Green prison. 36 year old "nurse" Waddingham, as she called herself, used morphine to poison one of her elderly patients, 89 year old Mrs. Louisa Baguley and her daughter Ada Baguley, the motive being gain.


  WAGNER Waltraud     AUSTRIA ... ... ... 300+
  MAYER Stefanija     Vienna
  LEIDOLF Irene      
  GRUBER Maria      
aka Todesschwestern von Lainz, Death Angels of Lainz    
Verdict/Urteil: Waltraud WAGNER Life (15 murders, 17 attempts of murder); Irene LEIDOLF Life (5 murders, 2 attempts of murder); Stephanija MAYER 15 years (1 murder 2nd degree, 7 attempts of murder); Maria GRUBER 15 years (2 attempts of murder)
WAGNER Waltraud  MAYER Stefanija 
LEIDOLF Irene  GRUBER Maria

In 1989 Waltraud WAGNER and three auxiliary nurses of Vienna´s Lainz hospital confessed on killing more than 40 elderly patients. WAGNER, of "divine" patience and never weak, invented the method, the accomplices called "mouth care": [ReadOn]


  WARDLAW Virginia     USA ... ... ... 3
  MARTIN Caroline Wardlaw     South
  SNEYD Mary Wardlaw      
1900s    
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WASHINGTON Annette 1958   USA ... ... ... 2
AD 1986   NY
Verdict/Urteil:
Once employed by a home health care service on Long Island, New York, 28-year-old Annette Washington was discharged from her job in July 1986. A single mother with a 9-year-old son to feed, she was also supporting her boyfriend's drug habit on the side. Embittered by the loss of employment , she devised a scheme to solve both problems simultaneously, by the grim expedient of killing off her former patients. [ReadOn]

  WATERS Margaret 1835 1870/10/11 UK ... ... ... 19+
BF 1866 1870 Brixton
Verdict/Urteil:
 
Hanged by William Calcraft at Horsemonger Lane Goal (County of Surrey). Waters, 34, was another baby farmer convicted of murdering an infant.

  WEBER Jeanne 1875 1910 FRANCE ... ... ... 10
1905 1908
Verdict/Urteil:
WEBER Jeanne
Born during 1875, at a small fishing village in northern France, Weber left home for Paris at age 14, working various menial jobs until her marriage in 1893. Her husband was a drunkard, and by 1905, with two of their three children lately deceased, Jeanne was also drinking heavily, residing in a seedy Paris tenement with her spouse and a seven-year-old son. [ReadOn]

  WHITE Shirley 1932   USA ... ... ... 3
BW 1971 1992 NC
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILLIAMSON Stella *1904 (?1900) 1980/08/.. (?1976) USA ... ... ... 5
1923 1935 PA
Verdict/Urteil:

No one in the small town of Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, gave much thought to Stella Williamson in life. Unmarried and reclusive, seldom speaking even to her closest neighbors, it was clear that Stella loved her privacy. [ReadOn]


  WILLIS Rhoda *1870 +1907/08/14 Serial Killer UK ... ... ... 1+
    Cardiff
Verdict/Urteil:
 
On the 14th of August 1907 Rhoda WILLIS was hanged by Henry and Tom Pierrepoint at Cardiff prison. WILLIS (37) was executed for the murder of a child and was another baby farmer. She was an attractive woman and her blaze of golden hair had a profound effect on Henry Pierrepoint.

  WILSON Catherine 1822 1862/10/20 UK ... ... ... 5
BW 1854 1862
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WILSON Mary Elizabeth 1891 1961 UK ... ... ... 4
BW 1956 1957 Windy Hook
Verdict/Urteil:
 
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  WISE Martha Hasel *1885   USA ... ... ... 3
Borgia of America 1924 1925 OH
Verdict/Urteil: Life / Lebenslang

Born in 1885, by age 40 Martha Wise was an impoverished widow, living alone on a farm near Medina, Ohio. She fell in love with Walter Johns, a man much younger than herself, but members of her family were blunt in their denunciation of the May-October romance, heaping ridicule on Martha for her "cradle-robbing." [ReadOn]


  WOODS Martha     USA ... ... ... 7
1946 1969 nationwide
Verdict/Urteil: Life
 
An Army wife who followed her husband around the country from one military base to the next, Martha Woods also suffered from the bizarre mental illness dubbed Munchausens syndrome by proxy.[ReadOn]

  WUORNOS Aileen Carol   +2002/10/09 USA ... ... ... 7+
Damsel of Death 1989 1990 FL
Verdict/Urteil: Death by Lethal Injection (Florida State Prison)
WUORNOS Aileen Carol

She has been heralded in tabloid headlines and on television talk shows as Americas first female serial killer. In fact, Aileen Wuornos was neither the first nor the worst, although she did display a curiously masculine tendency to prey on strangers of the opposite sex. [ReadOn]


  ZEID Aida Nourredin Mohammed Abu *1973 ... EGYPT ... ... ... 1+
aka 1996 1997 Alexandria
Urteil:
An Egyptian nurse has been charged with killing one patient and trying to kill a further 29 to avenge her unrequited love for the doctor who was treating them, prosecutors said on Wednesday. [ReadOn]

D ZWANZIGER Anna Margaretha 1760/08/07 1811/09/17 GERMANY 3 3 3 3
aka Anna Margaretha Schönleben 1807 1809 Nuremberg
Urteil: Death by Beheading (1811/07/07)

Born Anna Schönleben in Nuremberg, Germany in 1760, Anna ZWANZIGER will live in infamy as Bavaria's premiere poisoner. Described as "ugly, stunted, without attraction of face, figure, speech... this misshapen woman whom some people likened to a toad," Anna's life veered astray after an unfortunate choice for a husband. [ReadOn]


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