Female Killers · New York

Woman convicted of killing 5 of her children dies in prison

August 13, 1998 Bedford, New York Waneta Hoyt dies in prison from pancreatic cancer Hoyt was convicted of killing her five biological children between 1965 and 1971. Her longest-living child was 28-months-old when he died, but the next 4 were between 2- and 3-months-old when they died. The initial suspicion of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome… Continue reading Woman convicted of killing 5 of her children dies in prison

California · Executions · Female Killers

Woman executed for hiring men to kill her pregnant daughter-in-law

August 8, 1962 San Quentin, California Elizabeth Duncan becomes the fourth and last woman to be executed in California Duncan was executed for hiring two men to kill her pregnant daughter-in-law. Her son Frank had met nurse Olga Kupczyk while she cared for Elizabeth following an attempted suicide. The two married in secret; when Frank… Continue reading Woman executed for hiring men to kill her pregnant daughter-in-law

Female Killers · Pennsylvania

Woman arrested for killing 8 of her 10 children

August 5, 1998 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marie Noe is arrested for the murders of 8 of her 10 children From 1949 to 1968, the Noe family had a consistent string of seemingly bad luck: none of their children lived past 14 months. Two of the babies never made it home, one being stillborn due to an… Continue reading Woman arrested for killing 8 of her 10 children

Female Killers · Russia · Serial Killers

Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested

July 28, 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia Tamara Samsonova (68), nicknamed the “Granny Ripper” by the media, is arrested Samsonova was arrested after a closed circuit television camera captured her suspicious behavior. She was recorded carrying heavy bags later determined to be holding the dismembered corpse of Valentina Ulanova (79), who had lived with and was… Continue reading Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested

Female Killers · France · Political

Woman assassinates French political theorist in bath

July 13, 1793 Paris, France Charlotte Corday assassinates Jean Paul Marat as he bathes Marat, an outspoken leader of the French Revolution, was targeted by Corday because of his role in the September Massacres. (Marat and others encouraged the executions of 1200-1400 prisoners so they could not escape.) Corday also believed his death would halt… Continue reading Woman assassinates French political theorist in bath