Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

The first victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders

September 29, 1982 Chicago, Illinois The first two victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders are killed Beginning on September 29, random victims began dying after ingesting potassium cyanide-laced extra-strength Tylenol pills. The first victim was 12-year-old Mary Kellerman; six more would follow her to the grave. During investigations, it was determined each tainted bottle had… Continue reading The first victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders

England · Executions

Man hanged for poisoning his lover in an attempt to terminate her pregnancy

July 25, 1785 Durham, England John Winship is hanged for the murder of his maid/lover When Winship was informed by his maid and lover Grace Smith that she was with child, he convinced her to drink a concoction of corrosive mercury sublimate (now called mercuric chloride) in an attempt to induce abortion. She dutifully drank… Continue reading Man hanged for poisoning his lover in an attempt to terminate her pregnancy

India

Over twenty primary school children die after eating tainted food at school

July 16, 2013 Mashrakh, Bihar, India 23 students between the ages of 4 to 12 died after ingesting tainted lunch at their primary school The school had 89 students registered, and most were affected by the poisoned food which was part of a free meals program designed to ensure children received proper nutrition. The program,… Continue reading Over twenty primary school children die after eating tainted food at school

Female Killers · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Female serial poisoner found not guilty by reason of insanity, sentenced to mental hospital

June 23, 1902 New Hampshire Jane Toppan is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the morphine overdose murders of 31 patients Toppan tended to the Davis family who were afflicted with a bout of bad luck: Captain and Mrs. Davis and their 2 adult daughters all died within 6 weeks of each other… Continue reading Female serial poisoner found not guilty by reason of insanity, sentenced to mental hospital

Alabama · Newspaper clippings

Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money

May 1, 1952 Alabama Earle Dennison poisons her 2-year-old niece to claim the insurance money on a policy she had taken out on the toddler Dennison's young niece, Shirley Weldon, was visiting when Dennison gave her an orange drink laced with arsenic. After the toddler became ill and vomited, Dennison gave her a bottle of… Continue reading Woman poisons toddler niece to collect insurance money