Thursday, December 18, 2014

Feminist “Science” according to Luce Irigaray - 1987


“Is E = mc^2 a sexist equation?  Perhaps it is. Let us make the hypothesis that it is insofar as it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us.  What seems to me to indicate the possibly sexed nature of the equation is not directly its use by nuclear weapons, rather it is having privileged what goes the fastest….”

Here we see that the concept of “privilege” used by feminists and race-marxists does not refer to individual persons but rather to the inequality in the sense that any understandings of differences in degree or quality denotes the presence of an ideologically contemptible “inequality.”

[Luce Irigaray, Parler n’est jamais neutre. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1987, p.110.; Quoted in, and translated by, Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont, Intellectual Impostures, London: Profile Books, 1998, p.100.]


Luce Irigaray (born 1932 in Belgium) is a Belgian feminist, philosopher, linguist, psychoanalyst, sociologist and cultural theorist. She is best known for her works Speculum of the Other Woman (1974) and This Sex Which Is Not One (1977). [Wikipedia]


This post is included in the Misandric Fixation section, even tho it does not so much deal with obsessive hostility towards males and maleness per se, but rather exemplifies the irrationality of the mindset that promotes the current race/class/gender marxist mindset that calls for radical social engineering to be implemented by totalitarian measures.

It might be amusing to look at what the author of the offending equation, Albert Einstein, had to say about the relations between the sexes in the United Stated, as he perceived them during his first visit to that country.



For more cases of misandric fixation see: What Is Misandric Fixation?


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Georgia Brown, Kansas Double Black Widow - 1926

FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 4): Fred R. Morton, formerly of this city [Ft. Scott, Kansas], and son of the late F. Q. Morton, a former Fort Scott man, was shot and instantly killed by his wife in the yard of their premises at Pittsburg yesterday afternoon about 5:30 o’clock. The woman shot herself in the head immediately afterward, and will probably die. She was taken to Mt. Carmel hospital. Morton was shot in the heart, and died instantly.

The shooting was the culmination of a quarrel in which the Mortons had engaged for perhaps an hour before the tragedy, according to reports. The cause of the quarrel; is not definitely known. one report is that recently Mrs. Morton went to the poor farm to visit a relative, and that yesterday’s fatal quarrel was the result of his reproaching her severely for the visit. Another report is to the effect that it was a triangle case.

That the quarrel, even before it reached the point of the tragedy, was a violent one is evidenced by the fact that the neighbors called the police. Before they could reach the Morton address, at 512 North Joplin street, the shooting had occurred.

Mrs. Morton is 40 years of age, and Mr. Morton, it is said, was several years her junior. Mrs. Morton has two grown daughters, one of them married.

Morton was a Frisco brakeman, and formerly worked in that capacity here for the Frisco. He had been in Pittsburg only about a year., it is said, although his wife had lived there practically all her life. It is reported that Morton was her third husband.

[“Fred Morton Killed – Former Ft. Scott Man Shot By Wife in Pittsburg. Then She Tried Suicide – Frisco Brakeman Shot Through Heart, and Wife Will Probably Die – Cause Uncertain.” The Fort Scott Tribune (Ka.), Aug. 22, 1921, p. 1]


FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 4): Girard, Kas., June 19. – The varied matrimonial career of a Girard woman, Mrs. Georgia Brown, had added to it another chapter today with the shooting of Mrs. Brown’s sixth husband, James Gilbert Brown, an employe with a coal drilling company.

Mrs. Brown, charged with first degree murder, is in the county jail awaiting arraignment, probably Monday.

Brown was found by officers shot to death at his home shortly after midnight, following a call from neighbors who had heard a shot. Mrs. Brown reported at that time she was awakened by the shot and found her husband dying.

The shooting followed the return of Mrs. Brown last night from Texas, Charles Reid, a farmer living near Girard, who had been staying with Brown during the woman’s absence, testified before the coroner’s jury that Mrs. Brown and her husband had quarreled within a short time after her arrival last night.

Brown is the third of Mrs. Brown’s to meet a violent death. Fred Morton, her fourth husband, was fatally shot in Pittsburgh five years ago [Aug. 21, 1921]. Mrs. Brown, then Mrs. Morton, was tried for first degree murder at that time and was acquitted.

Her first husband, Will Altember, was shot to death by a brother-in-law at Ashton, Ark.

Altogether, Mrs. Brown has been married seven times, having divorced O. G. Leonard in June 1919, and remarried him later the same year. he was divorced a second time. Leonard was the third husband. The second and fifth were Frank Ferguson and George Francis, both of whom she had married in the district and later divorced.

[“Seventh Husband of Kansas Woman To Meet Violent End - Mrs. Georgia Brown, Held in Jail in Girard, to Be Arraigned Monday of Charge of Having Murdered Husband – Neighbors Heard Shot.” Springfield Republican (Mo.), Jun. 20, 1926, p. 1]


FULL TEXT:(Article 3 of 4): Pittsburgh, Kans., Nov. 19. – Mrs. Georgia Brown, seven times married, was found guilty of second degree murder by a jury which returned its verdict at Girard shortly after midnight last night. She was tred on a charge of slaying her husband while he lay asleep at their home in Girard.

The jury was out nearly seven hours and reached an agreement on conviction with the fourth ballot. Later polls were taken to determine the extent of the crime. She will be sentenced November 27.

One of the state’s points was that the gun with which it charged Mrs. Brown killed her sleeping husband was the same weapon which blazed death five years ago for her fourth husband, while the couple were living in Pittsburgh. She was tried on a murder charge at that time and acquitted on a plea of self defense.

The state also brought out that a third husband met a violent death several years ago in Arkansas. Mrs. Brown’s matrimonial career has included six husbands, one of whom she married twice. Marriage and divorce records show that on one occasion she was wedded a month before one of her four divorces was granted.

[“Jury Says Woman Guilty In Death, Seventh Spouse – Mrs. Georgia Brown Convicted in Court at Pittsburgh, Kan.,” The Morning-News-Star (La.), Nov. 19, 1926, p. 1]


FULL  TEXT (Article 4 of 4): Girard, Kas., Nov. 27 – Mrs. Georgia Brown, 45, must spend from 10 years to life at the state industrial farm for women for the slaying of her sixth husband, James Gilbert Brown here on June 19. sentence was passed today.

Mrs. Brown was alleged to have shot her husband in his sleep with the same revolver that husband No. 4, John Morton, was killed with five years ago. She was tried and acquitted of Morton’s murder.

~ Her Record is 7. ~

She was married seven times in all, twice to No. 3, named Leonard. Three of her husbands met tragic ends, No. 1, named Altember, having been killed by her brother.

[“Dame, Wed 7 Times, to go up for Killing Her Sixth Husband,” The Helena Independent (Mt.), Nov. 28, 1926, p. 1]






For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Katherine & Elizabeth Nolan, Serial Killer Sisters – Waterford, New York, 1894

The sisters, who were indicted for the murder of their brother, were not convicted. Yet the fact of three other deaths in the family in the space of eight months suggests, despite the failure of the one court case, that at least one sister, Elizabeth, was a serial killer.


FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 5): Ballston, N. Y., Oct. 16. – Katherine [“Catharine W. Nolan” in some sources] and Elizabeth Nolan, of Waterford, sisters, aged 22 and 17 years respectively, were arraigned in court yesterday afternoon on an indictment charging them jointly with murder in the first degree in having, on June 8, administered arsenic to their brother, John Nolan, with intent to cause his death, that they might obtain and share policy of insurance issued by one of the low-priced assessment companies on his life in which they were named as beneficiaries.

A drug clerk testified before the coroner’s and grand juries to having sold one of the sisters arsenic just before that date. The father, mother and a sister of the Nolans had died within the preceding eight months, on all of whose lives they held similar insurance policies that were paid before John’s death.

[“Killed For Insurance. Two Sisters Are Held for One Murder and Suspected of Four.” By the United Press., Scranton Tribune (Pa.), Oct. 17, 1894, p. 3]


FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 5): Ballston, N. Y., Oct. 16. – Katharine and Elizabeth Nolan of Waterford, sisters. aged 22 and 17 years old respectively, were arraigned in oyer and terminer [a hearing to “to hear and determine”] on an indictment charging them jointly with murder in the first degree, in having on June 8, 1894, administered arsenic to their brother John Nolan, with intent to cause his death that they might obtain and share a policy of insurance issued by one of the low-priced assessment companies on his life in which they were named as beneficiaries. He died June 13 from such poison as was determined by an autopsy made by direction of Coroner Stubbs. A drug clerk testified before the coroner’s and grand juries to having sold one of the sisters arsenic Just before that date. The father, mother and a sister of the Nolans had died within this preceding eight months on all of whose lives they held similar insurance policies that were paid before John’s death. C. E. Keach, counsel for the prisoners, demurred to the indictment and also moved that it he quashed on affidavits setting forth that the evidence before the grand jury did not present sufficient facts to warrant that the sisters be held for trial. Justice Stover overruled the demurrer and denied the motion to quash. Mr. Keach then entered pleas of not guilty for each of his clients and asked that a date be fixed at this term for their trial. District Attorney Person opposed on the ground that the attendance of necessary witnesses for the people could not be obtained at this term. On his motion the cases were put over till the January oyer.

[“Poisoned  For Money. - Two Sisters Indicted for the Murder of Their Brother.” Freeland Tribune (Pa.), Oct. 22, 1894, p. 2]


FULL TEXT(Article 3 of 5): Ballston Spa, N. Y., April 25. – An extra panel of jurors has been drawn for the trial of Katharine V. Nolan, which is to begin next Monday, for the Murder of her brother, John Nolan. The Nolan family, consisting of the sisters, Katharine, Mary and Elizabeth, and their brother John, lived in Waterford, Saratoga county, N. Y., until June, 1894. John and two of the girls worked in a mill. There were two insurance policies on John's life.

On June 8 Katharine and Elizabeth prepared the dinner at home. When the others arrived, Katharine, on some excuse, went into the garden while they ate. They all drank tea, John alone using sugar. After he had gone to work Katharine came in, ate her dinner and cleared the table.

That afternoon John was taken ill at the mill. The next morning he was unable to work. He had vomiting, purging and burning sensations, with thirst. The doctor in attendance suspected something was wrong.

After Sunday John improved in health until June 13, when he sat up and Katharine gave him beef tea. Directly afterwards he was taken worse and in a short time was dead.

The stomach and intestines were examined and arsenic was found. Both Katharine and Elizabeth are under indictment for the alleged murder, but have asked for separate trials. The trial of Katherine was postponed at the last term of court, as her sister Mary, who is an important witness for the State was unable to be present.

[“Sisters Accused of a Horrible Crime. They Must Go on Trial Charged With Murdering Their Brother.” (By the Associated Press), The Arizona Republican (Phoenix, Az.), Apr. 26, 1895, p. 1]


FULL TEXT (Article 4 of 5): Saratoga, April 26. – The Nolan murder trial was continued in the Saratoga oyer and terminer court before Judge Landon.

Dr. Lewis Ralch Albany, the expert called by the prosecution, testifies on crossexamination that the hypothetical questions answered by him were based on fact as assumed and noyt on personal knowlewdge of the circumstances. He did not think a complete and propert autopsy had been made.

Dr. John Higgins, a venerable druggist  of Waterford, deposed to filling a prescription for John Nolan, alleged to have been poisoned by his sister Catherine, and said that it contained no arsenic.

Dr./ M. W. Vandenburgh of Fort Edward was also sworn as an expert on poisoning cases.

Saloonkeepers Michael J. Currier and Michael Costigan of Waterford, testified that Nolan drank heavily in their places on June 8, 1894, the day he was taken ill, and added that he complained of being sick.

The prosecution rested. Counsel for the defense moved for acquittal and, pending argument, Judge Landon, intimated that he would deny the motion, but said he would hear the counsel further.

[“Nolan Poisoning Trial. – Prosecution Rests Its Case After Producing Several Witnesses.” The Olean Democrat (N. Y.), Apr. 26, 1895, p. 4]


FULL TEXT (Article 5 of 5): Saratoga, Nov. 12. – A claim for $1,000 was made in the County Board of Supervisors to-day by Miss Elizabeth Nolan, of Waterford, as “recompense for having been injured in health and reputation, and unjustly arrested and indicted for the murder of her brother John Nolan, and and after confinement in jail for several months was discharged without trial.” The claim was made a special order for next Friday, when Calvin E. Keach, counsel for the claimant, will be heard in the matter.

[From: “Telegraphic Notes,” New York Tribune (N. Y.), Nov. 14, 1895, p. 1]


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mary E. Hartman, Suspected California Serial Killer - 1930

FULL TEXT: Long Beach, Cal. Apr. 24 – Mrs. Mary Hartman, whose husband, son and daughter died under circumstances which police described as mysterious, was held in technical custody today pending an investigation.

Mrs. Hartman’s detention followed discovery by autopsy surgeons yesterday of a poison in vital organs of Ruth Hartman, 14, who died April 14.

Coroner Frank Nance, of Los Angeles county, ordered the bodies of O. B. Hartman, 47, the wom,an’s husband, who died two years ago following a mysterious attack in which his head was injured, and Henry A. Hartman, 22, her son, who died last year apparently of ptomaine poisoning, exhumed for further examination.

The husband’s death was accredited to the attack, but attending physicians reported he was on the road to recovery when he had a sudden relapse and died.

Miss Hartman and her mother were stricken ill after eating sandwiches. Mrs. Hartman rapidly recovered, but the giurl grew worse and died after a week. Physicians, who said they were not satisfied with … [incomplete text. The story continues on page 2, which is missing from this particular copy]

[“Authorities Hold Woman In Deaths Of Three Persons – Members of Family Died Under Mysterious Circumstances; Investigation Begun,” Las Vegas Daily Critic (N. M.), Apr. 24, 1930, p. 1]


FULL TEXT: Long Beach, Ca., April 25. – Bodies of the husband and son of Mrs. Mary Hartman, to-day were being examined for traces of poison in connection with an alleged insurance swindle, despite denial of the woman that she had anything to do with their deaths.

Exhumation of the body of O. B. Hartman, 47, who died in 1927, and of his son, Henry Hartman, 22, who died a year ago, was ordered yesterday following the discovery of poison in the vital organs of Ruth Hartman, 22, who died a year ago, was ordered yesterday following the discovery of poison in the vital organs of Ruth Hartman, 14, Mrs. Hartman’s daughter, who died two weeks ago.

Mrs. Hartman, beneficiary of insurance policies held by the three members of her family, is being held pending to-day’s autopsy. Alienists who have observed the woman expressed the belief she was unbalanced mentally.

To all questions she made no reply except: “I love them; how could I have killed them?”

[“Exhume Bodies For Poison In Alleged Swindle – Woman Denies She Killed Three to Collect Life Insurance,” Harrisburg Telegraph (Pa.), Apr. 25, 1930, p. 9]


1928 – O. B. Hartman – husband, 47, died
1929 – Henry A. Hartman, 22, son, died
April 14 , 1930 – Ruth Hartman, 14, daughter, died


[Source for headline used in image: “Woman Held For Inquiry Into Deaths of Husband, Child,” The Vidette-Messenger (In.), Apr. 24, 1930, p. 1]


Mollie Foxwater, Black Widow Serial Killer – Oklahoma, 1900

Note: This story was reprinted in many different newspapers in 1901 and 1902 as a current event report. Thus the story must be considered problematic. Further research may perhaps confirm or deny the veracity of this account.


FULL TEXT: This is a story of a lost gold mine. A few days ago, an Osage Indian woman named Foxwater was arrested at Tulsa a few days ago on the charge of having murdered four white men who had been her husbands within the past ten years. The bleached bones of three men were lately found by a prospecting party – and later the woman confessed that they were. She confessed that she killed these men because they tried to wring from her the secret of a lost gold mine, the whereabouts of which she has knowledge.

She refused to tell them and thew went in search of it, and with the knowledge they had from time to time picked up from her, were likely to locate it. Then, she said, she was compelled to kill them, as she would any one else who would carry away the gold of her forefathers.

Molly Foxwater is not an ugly, coarsefeatured woman, as many squaws are, but she posseses many of the refined features of her white sisters. She has been well educated and has also traveled much. Ten years ago she was married to a young man named Mercer. He came from Illinois to Indian country. There had always been more ore less romance surrounding the maiden, and the fact that she possessed a secret of a gold mine was enough to cause any young man with romantic tendencies to seek her out. Mercer did so to his sorrow.

He was married to the young half-breed squaw, and she furnished the money to take an extended wedding trip. He was given plenty of money to spend and did not have to work, but all the time he sought to know whence the gold came. One day he was missed by his companions. She said he was tired of living with her, and that was all there was to it. People supposed he had returned to his home in Illinois.

~ Husbands Came Fast. ~

Three years later she was married again. This time A. F. Grimes, a farm hand, was charmed into thinking he could worm from her the secret of her wealth and hidden treasure. But it was not long until he disappeared as mysteriously as did his predecessor. She was suspected of murdering him, but no one could enter sufficient proof to hold her, and the man ever had any relatives who cared enough to attempt to secure proof against her.

Four years ago she was married again, this time it a man named Smith. He was taken on a long trip, wined and dined by this Indian maiden. In less than six months his curiosity got the better of him, and he was put out of the way, for trying to make his wife tell where she got her gold. This summer she was married, for the fourth time, to William Winters. He died three weeks ago and his body was found by the roadside. The doctors found he had been given slow poison and it killed him while en route home. Her calculations had failed her and he dropped from his horse dead and his body was found and carried to a physician before she knew any thing about it.

A warrant was sworn out for the arrest of the woman an she was placed in Jail at Tusla, Yesterday she gave out the following confession:

“When my father died he told me a secret of a mine supposed to be lost. This mine he took from a party of Spaniards, whom he killed. He told me how to go to find the mine. I have always lived off the gold found in this mine and I do not care who knows it. I am sure that no one will ever find it. I have been married four times, if is true, and in each case I always did well by my husband. But they all wanted me to tell them where the mine was and some of them even attempted to follow me when I would go to visit it to get gold to buy food for their mouths. None of them ever had to work a stroke after they married me, and I could not and yet cannot see why they wanted to know where this mine is located. I admit that I killed all four of them but I say it was done in self-defense. Did they not follow me and try to get me to tell them where the mine was? Some of them even threatened to kill me if I did not tell. I think I have good grounds for self-defense and I will fight the case to the bitter end.”

~ Legend of Mine. ~

There is a legend regarding this mine. It is known as the Louisiana mine and is said to located somewhere in the Grand River hills in the Cherokee nation, Indian territory. In early days the Osage Indians had this country for their hunting grounds, and white men who visited them returned east with stories of how they used gold for bullets and shod their horses’ hoofs with it instead of steel because the gold was more plentiful. At that time the Indians told these white people that they were in possession of vast gold mines in their domain, which they had caused the Spaniards to give up.

Efforts to learn where these mines were proved futile. At different times many men have made the trip through the Grand River hills with the hope of finding the mines or some trace of them. It is very dangerous even at this time for a white man to traverse this country, from the fact that it is populated only by full blooded Indians who hate the sight of a white man in what they term their sacred domain.

It was near the Grand River hills that Mobile Foxwater always lived and she often made long trips into the hills alone at night. Her husbands used to come into Tulsa many times and tell the inhabitants about their wife being away in search of lost mine.

She owns a fine stone house and has a number of servants to wait on her. She dresses well and always goes heavily armed, or did until she was arrested. She had her house furnished with goods from the eastern markets and she reads all the books of the day.

[“Kept Mine Secret. Indian Woman Killed Many Husbands. – Furnished Them Money, - But Murdered Them When They Tried to Find – Source of Her Wealth.” [Wichita Kan., Telegram to the Chicago Record.], Nov. 12, 1900, p. 4]


Source of image: [Edward Julian, “Love and Business. – Women Nowadays Engage in Both of These Occupations. – Story of an Indiasn Girl Who Disposed of Four Husbands – A Texas Romance – Yankee Gowns in Europe.” The Crittendon Press (Marion, Ky.), Oct. 30, 1902, p. 11?]



For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.


The Dirty Dozen: 12 Female Serial Killers Executed in the USA – 1945-2002

Of the twelve American serial killers (3 or more victims) who have been executed between 1816 and 2002 only six have had their biographies published (nine if we count two rare pamphlets –  one about Mary Runkle and one about Martha Grinder – and the fictionalized story in the 2007 novel about Elizabeth Reed).

False claims about Wuronos being a “first” – “the first American female serial killer,” “the first American female serial killer to be executed,” “the first high profile American female seral killer case” – continue to be made regularly.

It may seem unreasonably harsh to say, but the fact is that those writers who continue to make these and other false claims about the mythical “rarity” of female serial killers are liars. We must treat them as liars, even when they might merely be exemplars extreme mental laziness, there is no justification for their behavior just because they made not the slightest effort to research the facts. Of course, in may cases these fraudulent claims are deliberately deceptive, the product of identity politics propagandizing.


Here are 13 American female serial killer cases (1816 - 2002) which resulted in the execution of the murderess:

1)   1816 – Rachel Clark – Carlysle, Pennsylvania, USA

~ 6 victims:
• Mr. Caruthers
• Mrs. Caruthers
• Caruthers son 1
• Caruthers son 2
• Caruthers daughter 1
• Caruthers daughter 2

~ Executed: 1816 – Carlisle, Pennsylvania

2)  1845 Elizabeth “Betsey” Reed Heathsville, Illinois (residence)

~ 6 suspected murders attributed to Reed:
• nephew
• Leonard Reed, husband
• 2 other persons
• 2 children

~ Executed: May 23, 1845, Lawrenceville, Illinois, hanged

3)   1847 – Mary Runkle – Whitesboro, Oneida County, New York

~ 5 suspected victims:
• a peddlar
• Mary Margaret Runkle, age 6, drowned
• Cornelius Runkle, age 3,  drowned
• son (age?)
• John Runkle, husband

~ Executed: November 9, 1847 – Whitesboro, Oneida County, New York – hanged

4)  1866 – Martha GrinderPittsburgh, Pa.

~ 6 suspected murders attributed to Grinder:
• Mrs. Caroline Mary Carruthers (sister of Mrs. J. M. Johnston)
• Jane R. Buchanan
• Samuel Grinder (her brother-in-law)
• A little child, left to her care
• Her own child
• Mrs. J. M. Johnston (sister of Mrs. Caroline Mary Carruthers)

~ Executed: Jan. 19, 1866, Pittsburgh, Pa.,  hanged

5)  1889 Sarah Whiteling – Philadelphia, Pa.

~ 3 suspected murders attributed to Whiteling:

• John Whiteling, 38, died March 20, 1888
• Bertha Whiteling, 9, died April 25, 1888
• Willie Whiteling, 2, died May 26, 1888

~ Executed: Jun. 25, 1889, Sarah Whiteling, Philadelphia, Pa., hanged

6)  1934 – Anna Marie Hahn – Columbus, Ohio

~ 5 suspected murders attributed to Whiteling:

• Ernst Kohler, died on May 6, 1933
• Albert Parker, 72
• Jacob Wagner, 78, died on June 3, 1937
• George Gsellman, 67, died July 6, 1937
• Georg Obendoerfer, died on August 1, 1937

~ Executed: Dec. 7, 1934, Columbus, Ohio, electric chair, Ohio Penitentiary

7)  1936 – Mary Frances Creighton – Ossining, New York

~ 4 suspected murders attributed to Creighton:

• Mrs. Anna Creighton, mother-in-law, died. Dec. 1, 1920, tied and acquitted; confessed
• Walter J. Creighton, father-in-law, 1923, not confessed
• Charles Raymond Avery, 18, brother, 1933, tried and acquitted; confessed (John C., husband as accomplice)
• Ada Applegate, died Sep. 27, 1935, confessed

~ Executed: Jul. 16, 1936, Ossining, New York – electric chair, Sing Sing Prison

8)  1947 – Louise Preslar Peete – San Quentin, California Prison

~ 4? suspected murders attributed to Peete:

• Jacob C. Denton, common-law husband, 1920; tried and convicted
• Co-worker, circa 1938
• Emily Dwight Latham
• Margaret Logan

~ Executed: Apr. 11, 1947, San Quentin, California, gas chamber, San Quentin State Prison

9)  1951 – Martha Beck – Ossining, New York

~ 3 murders attributed to Martha Beck & Raymond Fernandez:

• Janet Fay, 66, died 1949
• Delphine Downing, 22, died 1949
• Rainelle Downing, 2, died 1949

Raymond suspected of 1 murder before meeting Martha
Other victims likely were intended by the couple

~ Executed: Mar. 8, 1951, Ossining, New York – electric chair, Sing Sing prison

10)  1957 – Rhonda Belle Martin – Montgomery, Alabama

~ 8 suspected murders attributed to Martin (plus 1 survivor):

• George Garrett, 2nd husband, died in 1939; confessed
• Claude Carroll Martin, 4th husband, 1951; confessed
• Emogene Garrett, 3, daughter, died 1937; confessed
• Anna Carolyn Garrett, 6, daughter, died 1940; confessed
• Ellyn Elizabeth Garrett, 11, daughter died 1943; confessed
• Mrs. Mary Frances Gibbon, mother, died 1944; confessed
• Ronald Martin, 6th husband, survived poisoning, but made paraplegic
• Judith Garrett, daughter, 1; denied murdering
• Mary Adelaide Garrett, 4; denied murdering

~ Executed: Oct. 11, 1957, Montgomery, Alabama – electric chair, Kilby Prison

11)  1984 – Velma Barfield – Raleigh, North Carolina

~ 7 murders attributed to Barfield:

• Thomas Burke, Velma’s husband, died Apr. 1969
• Jennings Barfield, Velma’s husband, died 1970
• Lillian Bullard, Velma’s mother, died 1974
• Montgomery Edwards, died 1976
• Dollie Edwards, died in 1976
• Lee's husband, John Henry, Velma’s husband, died Jun. 4, 1977
• Stuart Taylor, died Feb. 3, 1978

~ Executed: Nov. 12, 1984, Raleigh, North Carolina, lethal injection, Central Prison

12)  1998 – Judias Welty Buenoano – Starke, Florida

~ 4 murders attributed to Buenoano

• James Goodyear, husband, died 1971
• Bobby Joe Morris, common-law husband, died Jan. 1978
• Michael Goodyear, son, died 1980
• John Gentry, fiancé, survived poisoning (Nov. 1982) bombing in 1983

~ Executed: Mar. 30, 1998, Starke, Florida, electrocuted

13) Aileen Wuornos – Starke, Florida

~ 7 murders attributed to Wuornos:

• Richard Mallory, 51, died Dec. 1, 1989
• David Spears,  43, body found Jun. 1, 1990
• Charles Carskaddon, 40, May 31, 1990
• Peter Siems, 65, Jun. 1990 (body never found)
• Troy Burress, 50, Jul. 31, 1990
• Charles "Dick" Humphreys,  56, Sep. 11, 1990
• Walter Jeno Antonio, 62, Nov. 19, 1990 (body found)

~ Executed: Oct. 9, 2002, Starke, Florida – lethal injection, Florida State Prison


Here are two cases of women who murdered two persons (on separate occasions) who were executed:

1846 – Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh – Fulton, New York

Suspected victims:

• First husband, Sep. 1833 (she denied murdering him)
• John Van Valkenburgh, second husband, 1845

~ Executed: Jan. 24, 1846, Fulton, New York, hanged

2000 – Betty Lou Beets – Huntsville, Texas

~ 2 murders attributed to Beets:

• Jimmy Don Beets, husband, Aug. 6, 1983 (date went “missing”)
• Doyle Wayne Barker, husband

~ Executed: Feb. 27, 2000, Huntsville, Texas, executed by lethal drugs, Huntsville Prison


NOTES: More information is needed on the 1845 Reed case for it top be confirmed as a serial killer case.












Yet Unknown History of Misandry already has posted many hundreds of cases (from a list which so far numbers 725, and is growing constantly)


Also, for a complete roster, see: Female Serial Killers Executed


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Mrs. Johnston, Iowa Black Widow Serial Killer - 1888

FULL TEXT: He married his mother-in-law. He is dead. She is in Jail. He died from poison, and she is charged with giving it to him. The parties lived at Villisca, in this county. The name of the dead man is George R. Johnston. He was a laborer, and his wife took in washing. Johnston was taken sick and in two weeks died. The doctor first thought he was suffering from a billious attack, but noted symptoms of poisoning a day or two before death came.

He called another physician, who agreed that the symptoms were those of poisoning. A post-moretem examination proved that they were correct; the dead man’s stomach was found to contain a quantity of arsenic. About the time Johnston was taken sick his wife bought a box of “Rough on Rats.” While the post-mortem was in progress she was discovered secreting the box, which was nearly empty.

She had been heard to remark that her husband was no account, and that she would be better off without him. When Johnston was first taken sick she objected to calling a doctor, and Johnston got his brother to summon one, objecting to his wife doing it, which she offered to do upon hearing him asking his brother. The Coroner’s jury declared that poison was the cause of death, but shrank from specifying as to the prisoner, adding the words, “administered by some person or persons unknown.” So the woman was not arrested on a Coroner’s warrant.

But after the funeral Oscar Johnston, brother of the dead man, swore out an information charging the widow with administering the poison. State Attorney Benson went to Villisca from here to conduct the preliminary examination, which lasted the better part of three days, and has just been concluded, with the result of holding the woman to answer. She was brought here today and lodged in the County Jail.

She is about forty-five years old, small in stature, sharp in features, and with eyes that are restless and keen. She exhibits no fear or feeling, and did not during the inquest and preliminary examination, except when at the former the Coroner told her to go on with the officer, but was plainly perturbed, and no box was found by her. Johnston was her third husband and she his second wife. It is stated that her other husbands, who died in Kansas, came to their deaths under circumstances that puzzled the physicians. And now the indications are that it is going to puzzle the woman top keep out of the Penitentiary.

[“A Female Borgia. – An Iowa Woman Believed to Have Poisoned Three Husbands,” [Red Oak (Iowa) Special Dispatch], The Cincinnati Enquirer (Oh.), Jun. 16, 1888, p. 15]


For more cases of this category, see: Female Serial Killers of 19th Century America (as of January 20, 2014, the collection contains 61 cases)



For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.