England · Female Killers

Woman kills two young children, cuts own throat

December 29, 1856 Walworth, London, England Martha Bacon kills her two young children and cuts her own throat Martha had recently been released from a mental hospital, placed there following accusing her husband of murdering his mother. While Martha’s husband Thomas was out of town, Martha’s aunt Harriet Payne sent her daughter to check on… Continue reading Woman kills two young children, cuts own throat

England · Executions · Female Killers

Couple hanged for beating death of woman’s husband

December 29, 1903 England Lovers Emily Swann and John Gallagher are executed for the murder of Swann’s husband Emily was married to William Swann who was known in the community to be in the habit of beating his wife. On June 6, William hit Emily enough to give her two black eyes which she initially… Continue reading Couple hanged for beating death of woman’s husband

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Suspected killer found dead in cell after apparent suicide

December 28, 1811 Clerkenwell, London, England Suspected murderer John Williams is found hanged in his cell Williams, alias John Murphy, was suspected of killing seven in two separate attacks. The first, carried out December 7, 1811, involved the murders of Timothy and Celia Marr, their 14-week-old son, and apprentice James Gowan in the Marrs’ shop.… Continue reading Suspected killer found dead in cell after apparent suicide

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Teen dies after days of torture, being burned alive

December 18, 1992 Manchester, England 16-year-old Suzanne Capper dies after days of torture and being burned alive Capper had been spending much of her time in the home of Jean Powell (26), a woman for whom she had babysat in the past. Also living in the home (or visiting frequently) were Powell’s estranged husband Glyn… Continue reading Teen dies after days of torture, being burned alive

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Woman killed, sewn into sack, tossed in canal by employee who had been reprimanded for being late

December 10, 1913 Liverpool, England George Ball (alias Sumner) bludgeons his employer, sews her body into a sack, and throws the corpse into the canal After being berated for arriving to work late, Ball (22) struck his employer, 40-year-old Christina Bradfield with a blunt instrument, killing her. He then sewed her body in a bag… Continue reading Woman killed, sewn into sack, tossed in canal by employee who had been reprimanded for being late