The Beast In A Skirt – 7 Most Famous Women Serial Killers In The History

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When people are asked to think of a or a maniac, most of them will imagine men, someone like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer. However, statistics indicate that about 11% of maniacs are women.

Today, Nexter.org will tell you about the cruelest female killers.

Andrea Yates

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The story of this American woman shocked the public in 2001, when she alternately drowned her five children in the bathroom. The eldest of the offsprings was seven years old, the youngest was only a few months old. Andrea suffered from psychosis and postpartum depression for a long time and was initially found guilty, but in 2006 she was released from custody due to insanity.

Jane Toppan

Source: StrangeAgo

In 1901 an American woman confessed to 31 murders. As a nurse at the hospital, the woman tested various drugs on patients, and also experimented with doses of atropine and morphine, admiring the reaction of the victims. She was found insane and sentenced for life. People call her “The Angel of Death”.

Aileen Wuornos

Source: All That Is Interesting

A who was active in 1989-1990 received charges for killing seven men when she herself worked as a prostitute. She claimed that the victims tried to rape her, but later she took these words back. She was sentenced to death, which was executed only in 2002.

Juana Barraza

Source: Crimen + Investigación

The Mexican hunted elderly women who received assistance from the state. In pursuit of material gain, Barraza killed people and took their property. She was sentenced to 759 years in prison for 11 murders, but the prosecution believed that a woman was involved in at least 40 episodes.

Dorothea Puente

Source: Alchetron

She owned a hotel in Sacramento, USA, where she killed her guests, pouring poison into their food. Then the woman cashed the deceased checks for insurance, receiving a decent amount. Then she hid the corpses in the backyard. In total, she was accused of nine murders, six more failed to prove, and until 2011 Dorothea was serving a life sentence.

Nannie Doss

Source: All That Is Interesting

The “Black widow” murdered the members of her own family. In particular, she killed four of her husbands, two children and sisters, as well as her mother and mother-in-law. In addition, two more children died from a strange “food poisoning.”

Something strange about all this was suspected only after the death of the fifth spouse, because a big dose of arsenic was found in his body. In total, Doss was involved in 11 deaths, but formally the police was able to prove only the latest murder, and the woman received a life sentence.

Mary Ann Cotton

Source: Chronicle Live

English went on trial for the massacre of his stepson. However, according to the version of the investigation, a woman could be involved in the death of 15 to 21 people, 11 of whom were her children. Other victims could be several spouses, as well as a mother and a lover.

Isn’t it scary? What do you think about this?


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