California · Female Killers

Woman kills infant by putting her in a microwave

March 17, 2011 Sacramento, California Ka Yang (29, pictured left) kills her daughter Mirabelle Thao-Lo by putting her in a microwave Paramedics responded to a 911 call made by Yang requesting help for her youngest child, 6-week-old Mirabelle. The infant had burns over 60% of her body, from head to toe, though her hair and… Continue reading Woman kills infant by putting her in a microwave

Female Killers · Ohio

Woman kills infant, leaves knife to stage scene as though baby had killed self

March 16, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio De’asia Watkins (20) stabs and decapitates her 3-month-old baby Jayniah, leaving the knife in the baby’s hand to claim she had done it to herself Watkins had been both abused and neglected for the vast majority of her childhood, was placed in at least five different homes, used “no vocabulary”… Continue reading Woman kills infant, leaves knife to stage scene as though baby had killed self

England · Newspaper clippings

Infant born out of wedlock is thrown into a pond by the father

February 25, 1852 Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England Mary Westall (16) gives birth to a baby whose body is later rolled in a piece of carpet and thrown in a pond Westall had been a servant for saddle maker Christopher Maisey (33) for several years by the time she was impregnated by him. When Westall’s parents learned… Continue reading Infant born out of wedlock is thrown into a pond by the father

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

Wisconsin

Father beats twin infants to death

April 13, 2008 Baraboo, Wisconsin David Yates kills his 5-week-old infant twins Yates, who was suffering from anxiety, had allegedly taken medication which boosted his serotonin levels. If such levels are too high, a person can experience serotonin syndrome, which was reportedly the reason behind the twins' murders. Symptoms of moderate serotonin intoxication can include… Continue reading Father beats twin infants to death