Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

June 17, 1963 Prospect, Pennsylvania Elizabeth Gregor, “despondent over ill health,” shoots 5 of her children, her husband, and herself The oldest of the children slain — Joseph Jr. (14), Thomas (10), and Rosemary (8) — were in the living room at the time they were killed. It was thought they were watching television moments… Continue reading Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

Female Killers · New York

Two women bludgeon, run over man for insurance money

June 14, 1934 Near Oneonta, New York Eva Coo and Martha Clift murder one of Coo's employees for insurance money Eva Coo was given responsibility over an employee with a intellectual disability by the name of Harry Wright (who was given the unfortunate nickname “Gimpy”) when Wright’s mother passed away. Coo was granted $2000 of… Continue reading Two women bludgeon, run over man for insurance money

England · Executions · Female Killers

“Baby farmer” hanged for murder of 4-month-old in her care

June 10, 1896 London, England Amelia Dyer is hanged for the murder of a 4-month-old girl Dyer was a "baby farmer," a term used for those who took in infants and toddlers whose parents could not afford to keep them, or who were unwed and did not want to face social disgrace. Some baby farmers… Continue reading “Baby farmer” hanged for murder of 4-month-old in her care

Female Killers · New Jersey

“Prom Mom” kills baby, discards body in trash at dance

June 6, 1997 Lacey Township, New Jersey High school senior Melissa Drexler gives birth to a son in a bathroom stall during her prom, kills him, and throws his body in the trash Drexler had concealed her pregnancy from her family, her friends, her teachers, and the father. She complained of stomach cramps in the… Continue reading “Prom Mom” kills baby, discards body in trash at dance

Arizona · Female Killers

Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him

June 4, 2008 Mesa, Arizona Travis Alexander is murdered by his obsessive, jealous ex-girlfriend Alexander was stabbed 27 times, his throat was slashed so violently he was almost decapitated, and he was shot in the head. His body was found five days after his murder. A bloody handprint left at the scene, containing the DNA… Continue reading Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him