Convicted poisoner dies in prison, ostensibly from suicide

March 8, 2010Turku, FinlandKatariina Pantila (28; formerly Katariina Hyttinen and Katariina Lönnqvist) is found dead in her cell In 2007, Pantila was at a family gathering, during which time an 8-month-old relative was injected with a potentially fatal dose of insulin. The baby was taken to a hospital for treatment and recovered. Days later, a…

13-year-old fatally shoots 6-year-old stepdaughter

March 4, 1921Iron Mountain, MissouriLuettia Parsons (13) fatally shoots her 6-year-old stepdaughter Luettia† had married John Parsons (38) on February 26, 1921. Six days later, Luettia shot her 6-year-old stepdaughter Lillie†† Parsons in the face with a shotgun. Luettia, dubbed the “baby bride of the Ozarks” due to her young age, was arrested and brought…

Woman kills, dismembers husband

November 24, 2009 (estimated)Scottsdale, ArizonaShari Lee Tobyne shoots and kills her husband Dwight Tobyne, dismembers his body, and discards the remains in three separate counties At the time of the shooting, the Tobynes’ marriage was at its end and Dwight informed Shari of his intent to file for divorce. Sometime between November 24 and 28,…

Woman bludgeons, suffocates young son

October 27, 1899London, EnglandLouise Josephine Masset (36) kills her 3-year-old son Masset’s son Manfred was left in the care of a guardian named Miss Gentle from the time he was 3 weeks old, and his £12 a year (approximately £1,550 in today’s economy) maintenance was paid by Manfred’s father. While Manfred was in Gentle’s care,…