Female Killers · New York

Mother arrested for murder of 9th child

February 4, 1986 New York Marybeth Tinning is arrested for the murder of her 9th child Tinning and her family suffered loss after loss of their children, none of whom reached their 5th birthday. At first, doctors dismissed the deaths as bad genes, though when their adopted son Michael also died, no case was opened… Continue reading Mother arrested for murder of 9th child

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings

Woman throws mother’s severed head at capitol

December 23, 1978 The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) runs an article about a woman in Trenton, New Jersey who decapitated her mother, stabbed a small American flag into the neck, placed it in a plastic bag, rammed her car into the capitol building, and threw the package out of the vehicle's window while yelling "Merry Christmas.… Continue reading Woman throws mother’s severed head at capitol

Female Killers · Massacres/Mass Murder · Nevada

“Incarnation of Jesus” runs over crowd of people on Thanksgiving

November 27, 1980 Reno, Nevada Priscilla Ford runs over a crowd of people in her car, killing 6 and wounding 23 Ford, a schoolteacher with an IQ of 140, claimed she ran over her victims as retribution for her daughter being placed in a foster home in 1973 following Ford's arrest for trespassing. During trial… Continue reading “Incarnation of Jesus” runs over crowd of people on Thanksgiving

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Rhoda Derry and the mistreatment & misunderstanding of the mentally ill

October 9, 1906 Bartonville, Illinois Rhoda "Rhody" Derry, a patient in an asylum, dies Derry's age at death varies from source to source, listed between 68 to 72. She had been a "robust young woman" until she was 23 when her mental condition deteriorated rapidly, either by "some hereditary taint in her blood some remote… Continue reading Rhoda Derry and the mistreatment & misunderstanding of the mentally ill