Woman kills, cooks partner

February 29, 2000 Aberdeen, New South Wales Katherine Knight kills and mutilates her de facto partner John Price (both 44, pictured) Warning: the details of this crime are graphic Knight had had a long history of domestic abuse against her partners. She tried to strangle one former partner due to supposed sexual inadequacy (he had…

Woman executed for killing fiancé’s brother, suspected to have killed 4 other family members

October 22, 1894Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaMartha Needle is executed for the murder of her fiancé’s brother, though she was suspected of killing 4 members of her family as well The first suspected victim of Martha’s poisoning spree was her 3-year-old daughter Mabel, who died in February of 1885. Four years later, in October 1889, Mabel’s father…

Last woman executed in Australia

February 19, 1951 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Jean Lee becomes the last woman to be executed in Australia Lee (31 at the time of her death), her romantic partner and pimp Robert Clayton (32), and accomplice Norman Andrews (38) lured a 73-year-old bookmaker to a hotel with the intention to rob him on November 7, 1949.…