Female Killers · Japan

Feudal lord poisoned by his geisha lover after she falls for kabuki actor

March 2, 1871 Japan Geisha Yoarashi Okinu poisoned her lover in order to be with a kabuki actor with whom she had fallen in love Yoarashi had become the mistress of a daimyo (high-ranking lords under the shogunate in feudal Japan) before meeting a kabuki actor named Arashi Rikaku. She paid for sex with Arashi… Continue reading Feudal lord poisoned by his geisha lover after she falls for kabuki actor

Arkansas · Female Killers

Mother kills children to spare them from being separated following her suicide

November 4, 1997 Lincoln County, Arkansas Christina Marie Riggs kills her 5- and 2-year-old children before attempting suicide Riggs was allegedly suicidal and feared her children, who had different fathers, would be separated if she killed herself. She injected her sleeping 5-year-old son with undiluted potassium chloride which, when undiluted, is extremely painful. He woke… Continue reading Mother kills children to spare them from being separated following her suicide

Female Killers · North Carolina · Serial Killers

First woman executed by lethal injection

November 2, 1984 Raleigh, North Carolina Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed by lethal injection at the age of 52 Barfield confessed to killing 6 people by poisoning, including elderly patients in her care, her mother, and her fiancé. She was sentenced to death for the murders, the first woman executed by lethal injection… Continue reading First woman executed by lethal injection

Texas

Father poisons children’s candy to collect insurance

October 31, 1974 Pasadena, Texas Ronald O'Bryan gives poisoned candy to his children, 2 of the neighbors' children, and a child he recognized from church; his son Timothy dies from the candy O'Bryan, his children Timothy and Elizabeth, and other children went trick or treating around the neighborhood. They came to a house and grew… Continue reading Father poisons children’s candy to collect insurance

Alabama · Executions · Female Killers

Woman who murdered majority of family is executed 

October 11, 1957 Montgomery, Alabama Rhonda Bell Martin is executed in the electric chair for the murder of her fourth husband; she confessed to have also killed her mother, 2 other husbands, and 3 children as well as poisoned her fifth husband (who was also the son of the fourth husband) Martin's children by her… Continue reading Woman who murdered majority of family is executed