Female Killers · Nevada

First (and currently only) woman legally executed in Nevada

June 20, 1890 Elko, Nevada Elizabeth Potts becomes the first (and currently the only) woman legally executed in Nevada Elizabeth and her husband Josiah were convicted of the murder of Miles Faucett, a man they owed money. He visited the couple on January 1, 1888 and was never seen alive again. The Potts produced a… Continue reading First (and currently only) woman legally executed in Nevada

Female Killers · Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Mother suffering from diagnosed postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis drowns 5 children to save their souls

June 20, 2001 Houston, Texas Andrea Yates drowns her 5 children to supposedly save their souls from Satan Andrea, who had 5 children in a 7 year timespan, was suffering from postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. She became depressed after her fourth child; she was found shaking and chewing her fingertips on June 16, 1999… Continue reading Mother suffering from diagnosed postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis drowns 5 children to save their souls

Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

June 17, 1963 Prospect, Pennsylvania Elizabeth Gregor, “despondent over ill health,” shoots 5 of her children, her husband, and herself The oldest of the children slain — Joseph Jr. (14), Thomas (10), and Rosemary (8) — were in the living room at the time they were killed. It was thought they were watching television moments… Continue reading Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

Female Killers · New York

Two women bludgeon, run over man for insurance money

June 14, 1934 Near Oneonta, New York Eva Coo and Martha Clift murder one of Coo's employees for insurance money Eva Coo was given responsibility over an employee with a intellectual disability by the name of Harry Wright (who was given the unfortunate nickname “Gimpy”) when Wright’s mother passed away. Coo was granted $2000 of… Continue reading Two women bludgeon, run over man for insurance money

England · Executions · Female Killers

“Baby farmer” hanged for murder of 4-month-old in her care

June 10, 1896 London, England Amelia Dyer is hanged for the murder of a 4-month-old girl Dyer was a "baby farmer," a term used for those who took in infants and toddlers whose parents could not afford to keep them, or who were unwed and did not want to face social disgrace. Some baby farmers… Continue reading “Baby farmer” hanged for murder of 4-month-old in her care