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…

Woman executed for killing fiancé’s brother, suspected to have killed 4 other family members

October 22, 1894Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaMartha Needle is executed for the murder of her fiancé’s brother, though she was suspected of killing 4 members of her family as well The first suspected victim of Martha’s poisoning spree was her 3-year-old daughter Mabel, who died in February of 1885. Four years later, in October 1889, Mabel’s father…