Sisters gouge employers’ eyes before killing and mutilating them, ostensibly after being attacked for blowing an electric fuse

February 2, 1933Le Mans, FranceSisters Christine (27) and Léa (21) Papin kill and mutilate two of their employers Christine and Léa had begun working for the Lancelin family — René, Léonie, and their adult daughter Geneviève — in 1926 as live-in maids. Seven years later, they killed Léonie and Geneviève. On the evening of February…

Convicted serial killer Elisabeth Wiese is executed

February 2, 1905 Berlin, Germany “Angel maker” Elisabeth Wiese (51, pictured) is executed Elisabeth began a career as a midwife, though when she found herself unwed and pregnant, she switched professions to better provide for herself and her child. Elisabeth (whose surname was Berkefeld at the time) picked up the mantle of abortionist, which was…