Woman killed by her employers because “she was the devil”

October 22, 1938Dollar Bay, MichiganMarian Doyle (20) is killed by her employers because “she was the devil” Sometime before the murder, Laura Pichette left her husband and their children to pursue a relationship with another man. In her absence, Wilfred Pichette hired Doyle to be a housekeeper and nurse for his daughter Norma. Laura returned…

The “Yorkshire Witch” is executed for fatally poisoning client

March 20, 1809 York, North Yorkshire, England Mary Bateman, the “Yorkshire Witch,” is hanged for murder Bateman, looking to bolster her husband’s modest income, began to tell fortunes in 1799 but soon offered her services as a “screwer-down,” claiming to use phantoms to immobilize her clients’ enemies, and sold various other supposed spells and charms.…