Female Killers · Illinois

Woman murders toddler with extension cord

April 19, 1993 Chicago, Illinois Amanda Wallace stands her 2-year-old son Joseph on a chair, ties an extension cord between a transom and his neck, waves to him as he waves goodbye, and kicks the chair from beneath him causing him to strangle to death in front of her Wallace had been mentally ill for… Continue reading Woman murders toddler with extension cord

Canada · Female Killers

Woman executed for murder of her husband, begins a ghost story about her skeleton

April 18, 1763 Quebec City, Quebec Marie-Josephte Corriveau is hanged for the murder of her second husband, and placed in a gibbet Corriveau's first husband may or may not have died as a result of being wed to Corriveau. While there is no concrete evidence suggesting she may have murdered him, rumors circulated after her… Continue reading Woman executed for murder of her husband, begins a ghost story about her skeleton

Female Killers · Illinois · Massachusetts · Newspaper clippings

News clippings: woman smothers newborn twins; woman kills neighbor’s toddler and leaves the body on train tracks to be bisected

From The Chicago Tribune Published April 18, 1880 A 30-year-old "woman of ill-repute" was suspected of smothering her newborn twin children. She then threw one body in a river. The other was thrown in a hole on the river bank and covered with leaves. A young child was killed with blunt force trauma to her… Continue reading News clippings: woman smothers newborn twins; woman kills neighbor’s toddler and leaves the body on train tracks to be bisected

Female Killers · Utah

Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage

April 12, 2014 Pleasant Grove, Utah The first of seven dead newborns, killed by their mother Megan Huntsman between 1996 and 2006, is found in her garage Huntsman’s husband found the first dead infant in their garage, in a white box sealed with electrical tape. When he questioned Megan about the body, she claimed the… Continue reading Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage

California · Executions · Female Killers

Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence

April 11, 1947 San Quentin, California American murderer Louise Peete is executed in the gas chamber at the age of 66 Peete (seen here in her mugshot the day before her execution) had previously served time for the murder of a wealthy man whom she claimed to be romantic with, but had been sent out… Continue reading Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence