Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Corrected X-Mas Story

Important December 25th News Report

Infant discovered in barn, El Paso County child protective services launch probe and put child in foster care

Nazareth carpenter being held on charges involving underage mother and child

December 25, 2011, Eastern El Paso County, Colorado – Authorities were today alerted by an anonymous call from a concerned citizen who noticed a family living in a barn. Upon arrival, Department of Human Services Child Protective Service (EPC DHS) personnel, accompanied by sheriffs deputies, took into protective custody an infant child, who had been wrapped in strips of cloth and placed in a feeding trough by his 14-year old mother, Maria of Nazareth, Texas.

During the confrontation, a man identified as Joseph, also of Nazareth, Texas, attempted to stop the social workers. Joseph, aided by several local shepherds and some unidentified foreigners, tried to forestall efforts to take the child, but were restrained by deputies.

Also being held for questioning are three foreigners who allege to be wise men from an eastern country. ICE (La Migra) and Homeland Security officials are seeking information about these wise guys who may be in the country illegally. A source with ICE states that they had no passports, but were in possession of gold and other possibly illegal substances, and claimed to be following a star in the west. They resisted arrest saying that they had been warned by God to avoid officials and to return quickly to their own country. The chemical substances in their possession will be tested and the “star in the west” is apparently a light on Pikes Peak.

The owner of the barn is also being held for questioning and faces charges for violating health and safety regulations by allowing people to stay in the stable. Civil authorities are also investigating possible zoning violations involved in maintaining livestock in a commercially-zoned district.

The location of the infant will not be released, and the prospect for a quick resolution to this case is doubtful. Asked about when the child would be returned to his mother, a Child Protective Service spokesperson said, “The father is middle-aged and the mother definitely underage. We are checking with officials in Nazareth, Texas, to determine what their legal relationship is.”

Joseph has admitted taking Maria from her home in Nazareth because of a problem about a “green card.”    

However, because she was obviously pregnant when they left, investigators are looking into other reasons for their departure. Joseph is being held without bond on charges of molestation, kidnapping, child endangerment, and statutory rape.

Maria was taken to Memorial Hospital where she is being examined by doctors. Charges may also be filed against her for endangerment. She will also undergo psychiatric evaluation because of her claim that she is a virgin and that the child is the Son of God.

The director of the psychiatric wing said,

“I don’t profess to have the right to tell people what to believe, but when their beliefs adversely affect the safety and well-being of others – in this case her child –  we must consider her a danger to others. The unidentified drugs at the scene didn’t help her case, but I’m confidant that with the proper therapy regimen we can get her back on her feet.”

A spokesperson for EPC DHS said,

“Who knows what was going through their heads? But regardless, their treatment of the child was inexcusable, and the involvement of these others frightening. There is much we don’t know about this case, but for the sake of the child and the public, you can be assured that we will pursue this matter to the end.”

Feliz Navidad!

The Unknown History of MISANDRY received this news and we wished to let the public know just how good this news was:

Prognosis: The unfortunate child will certainly receive help in the form of a cocktail of 6 psychotropic drugs and early entry into a pre-school operative conditioning education course -- after, of course, being placed with a lesbian foster couple (chosen because, as a recent controlled longitudinal study “proves,” lesbians never ever engage in domestic violence). If all goes as planned, the child will become a “person,” and then, after surgery, a woman, and finally will be appointed the first transgender dictator of the North American Fairness Region.

Editor of Oppressive & Inappropriate Posts,

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Source of original story: Equal Justice Foundation Inc.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Girl Power: The Rules as Laid Out by one of the Great Practitioners, Taitu Betul

~~~ Maxims of a Wicked Woman ~~~

Attributed to Taitu, Dowager Empress of Abyssinia.


If you would gain a throne and hold it, fear not to make of human skulls thy stepping stones.


As a woman dealing with men, let dissimulation be thy watch-word. Let no man know thy secret thoughts and ambitions.


If another woman stand in thy way, take her to thy bosom; if a man, beguile and marry him.


Harden thy heart to all pity, all remorse; then shall thy mind and heart be free, without scruple, to gain high aims.


A heart that is without tenderness of mercy alone can inhabit a body able to endure and to suffer all.


When thou hast gained thy throne, yearn not weakly for the love of thy subjects lest they perceive thy weakness and one day overthrow thee; as by blood thou gainest thy crown, through blood only shall thou retain it.


See full article here

Friday, December 2, 2011

N.O.W. Presents 13 Murderesses You've Probably Never Heard Of

N.O.W. (Never Overlook Women) Presents 13 Empowered Women Who Thought and Acted “Outside the Box”

This post serves to inform the public of examples which might be though to somewhat contradict the “women are not violent,” “women are always victims” and “women only use violence in self-defense” stereotypes that are promoted so frequently and widely by misandrists.


Lizzie Halliday, known in New York state in her day as “the worst woman on earth,  murdered at least six persons, attempted to murder two others and is suspected of having murdered others. Among her victims were two husbands – one of whom survived a poisoning attempt – a retarded step-son, two neighbor women and two attendants in the insane asylum where she was sent in lieu of execution for three 1893 murders. One of the female attendants survived a strangling in 1895, the other Lizzie stabbed with scissors more than 200 times.

Maria Jager is unusual in having made a living as a serial killer in two separate enterprises in her village in Hungary. She started off as a midwife and “baby farmer” (archaic term for child care provider) who murdered babies for a fee. Later in life she switched to selling poison to those who wished to murder family members. She formed a small gang to help her in the business. In 1897 she was sentenced to life in prison for having participated in murdering a hundred men and women. A contemporary journalist noted that it “was her chiefest joy – to see the poison gripping at the vitals of the condemned. She watched their fight for life, and a fierce and horrible jubilation possessed her.”

Jeanne Weber, “The Ogress,” had a passion for strangling children to death. A simple French peasant who was tried for murder on three separate occasions, and found not guilty each time, was championed by famous lawyers and intellectuals who defended her as a supposed victim of persecution. Following her third acquittal in 1908 she was caught in the act of strangling and finally sent away to an insane asylum. In total she murdered seven children, including her own child and other relatives.

Énriqueta Martí, known after her arrest in 1912 as “the Vampiress of Barcelona,” kidnapped children, prostituted children to pedophile clients and murdered children to provide ingredients for “magic potions” she sold to wealthy citizens. “As ultimately pieced together by authorities, Enriqueta’s local crimes claimed at least twelve victims. But it is thought there were more victims because she kidnapped, prostituted, and killed children over a twenty year time period.” (Wikipedia) Martí died in prison in 1913, apparently having been murdered by inmates.

Mrs. Albert Steele, of Muskegon, Wisconsin, murdered her 11-year-old step-daughter out of jealousy for her husband’s love for the child. The murder took place in 1915. Other women have done such things for the same reason, but Mrs. Steele went about her business in a fashion that was unusual. She tied the girl to a chair, blindfolded her and then poured acid down her throat. Then, in an effort to simulate a botched abortion in order to give an explanation for the death as well as providing support for a false allegation of incest to be used after the “abortion” was discovered, the step-mother, mutilated the corpse and threw the naked body in an alley, partially covering it with sand. Mrs. Steele was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Vera Renczi, known to villagers as the “Mysterious Huntress,” a wealthy 30-year-old “single” woman residing in a chateau in Yugoslavia, was arrested in 1925 following an investigation in the disappearance of a young banker. In her wine cellar was found a cache of 35 hermetically sealed zinc containers inside which were the corpses of her poison victims: two husbands, a ten-year-old son and 32 lovers. Each container was neatly labeled with the name and the dates of the duration of her “relationship” with them.

Dianorah Galou, was known in Paris as “The Cat-Eater.” “If she is not one of the most monstrous women ever arraigned in a French court, certainly she is one of the most mysterious. Even the detectives who, in 1925, worked for months on her case were unable to agree as to just why she kept her wretched home running over with babies and to explain how she got them all and what finally became of them. What shocked the public most of all in the trial of Dinorah Galou was the prosecutor’s charge that she was quite probably one of many women who rent stolen babies at so much per hour or day to beggars and street venders of matches, flowers and other things.”

Helen Geisen-Volk was a professional child care provider in New York City. She was also a serial killer of children, with victims estimated to number between 23 and 53. Like scores of other child care providers in North America who were investigated and prosecuted for serially murdering and torturing the children they were paid to care after, Geisen-Volk was never convicted on a homicide charge.

Dorothea Irene Turley, of rural Arizona, had been in earlier life a beauty queen. In 1933 she decided to rid herself of her husband, so she plotted to have him killed by his own 15-year-old daughter, Mattie. Trial testimony show that on November 17, Mattie raised her own shotgun given to her by her dad and killed him as he carried a pail of milk from the cowpen. she testified. Having no animosity toward him, she did this tragic thing solely because the ouija board had commanded her to, and because her mother had assured her that edicts of the ouija spirits must be obeyed. Mattie understood, she declared, that “mother must be freed in order to marry the handsome cowboy.” The girl herself pleaded guilty in juvenile court and wan sentenced to an Arizona reform school. The mother, after fighting long and futilely for dismissal, was tried in the county court at St. Johns and convicted. Penalty for intent to murder is five years to life.

Viktoria Foedi Rieger hated men, and she acted on her feelings. Known by the nickname “Smoking Peter,” the divorced Hungarian woman dressed as – and passed herself of as – a man. After her arrest in 1933, it was discovered that Rieger was responsible for a long string of “suicides” of married men in the region. She had devised a routine in order to assist wives who wished to rid themselves of husbands whereby the victim would coaxed by the wife into a barn in which a pre-prepared noose was in place, then knocked on the head by “Smoking Peter,” placed into the noose and finished off by a “suicidal” hanging.

Georgia Tann, of Memphis, Tennessee is perhaps the most overlooked serial killer in history. It is quite possible that she was the most prolific serial killer of all. The number of her victims will never be known, but her murder spree lasted decades and records show that during a single winter, in 1945, her victims seem to have numbered 50. Miss Tann, who operated professionally from 1924 to her death in 1950, was famous as a child care expert and for having single-handedly established the adoption business as a respectable industry. She was also a pedophile, child kidnapper and child torturer who sold children for a substantial profit and would murder any unsaleable merchandise she had on hand. The children who lived, those whom she “placed” (including many kidnapped from the parent with the collusion of a female judge acting as accomplice) numbered 5,000. The murdered children are likely to have numbered in six figures as well.

Leonarda Cianciulli murdered three women, cut up their bodies and made soap and tea cakes out of their remains between 1939 and 1940 in Coreggio, Italy.

Rosa Pena, of San Antonio, Texas, murdered her three sons, David, 6, Alvin, 4, and Richard, 2, by drowning in the bathtub in 1958. Mrs. Pena openly told police why she did it: “I didn’t want my husband to have them. If I can’t have them, no one can.”


NOTE: Among these cases, four are fairly well-known to students of crime: Cianciulli, Renczi, Marti, and Weber. Rieger is found in some compendia of serial killers, but the full story is not never given. The rest are virtually unknown to crime buffs and scholars.



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baroness von Kalinowski Wanted Big Money (Heart Balm Racket) - 1913

By Nixola Greeley-Smith

FULL TEXT: New York, May 29. – Testimony is now being taken in New York in the suit brought by Baroness Ursula von Kalinowski against Michael J. Hurley, paint manufacturer of St. Louis, for $2,500,000 damages for blighted affections.

Affection to the value of two and a half million dollars is certainly SOME affection even when you consider that it was lavished upon the fickle and unworthy Hurley by a high-born German baroness.

In her deposition the noblewoman said that she had followed Hurley from one city to another in Europe and finally across the ocean in response to telegrams in which he promised to marry.

I think nearly all women FEEL the same way about breach-of-promise suits, to-wit, that they are sordid, disgraceful, and that no really self-respecting woman is ever involved in one.

But if we accept the logic of the present economic status of woman we simply cannot THINK as we FEEL on the subject.

A woman like the Baroness Kalinowski has NO ACTUAL VALUE.

Without either trade or professional training, her economic worth is represented by zero. She has nothing to give anyone save the problematical quantity called “affections.” Now affections when they are offered for sale are worth precisely what you can get for them.

The baroness thought she had arranged a life transfer of that exceedingly perishable commodity to a man worth millions. If the buyer backed out of his contract assuming there was one then the baroness is damaged to the full value of her blighted hopes.

Admitting that the woman who puts a commercial value upon her love sets herself before the world as livestock. she is entitled to damages nevertheless, just as any other prize animal is damaged in reputation and saleability if the man who has arranged for this purchase refuses to complete the bargain.

There is no getting away from the fact that so long, as sex is generally regarded as something which women have to sell and men to buy, we shall have breach-of-promise suits, the known as alimony and all similar social weeds which owe their noxious being to the economic dependence of women.

Until women regain the eugenic choice of which she alone among all females is deprived, she has the right to set a value in money upon her alighted affections.

Her affections are the tools of her trade, her means of livelihood. Damage to them is the most serious injury she can receive. So long as she profits by their disposal she must be damaged by their rejection.

The Baroness Kalinowski, and other women like her, are just a little more logical, a little more cold-blooded, if you like, a little more sordid than millions of their sister women, the pitiful peons of sex.

[Nixola Greeley-Smith, “Woman Asks $2,500,000 Heart Balm,” The Day Book (Chicago, Il.), Jun. 2, 1914, p. 10]

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ivanova Tamarin, Murder-Coaching Mom Serial Killer - 1909, Russia

It has recently been found that the German newspaper articles appear in June 1912 in Germany are reprints of an article that appeared originally in 1909. [Neues Wiener Journal 1. Mai 1909, p. 9]


FULL TEXT: St. Petersburg, July 20. – A real live ogress with a desperate desire for flesh and blood, having a daughter similarly depraved and numerous cannibal retainers, has just been seized at Kurdla [Kurdino village, Novaya Lagoda, Russia].

People remarked that numerous men and women, decoyed to the house of Ivanova Tamarin and her 17 year old daughter, Olga, were never seen returning. The discovery in a neighboring wood of corpses, mutilated beyond recognition, led to the house being surrounded by a force of gendarmes under Colonel Vassiteff.


Ivanova and her daughter were secured after violent resistance, and a search of the premises resulted in the discovery of 27 corpses in a storehouse, as well as a great number of watches, purses and other articles of value, and a quantity of male and female garments.

The eating room of the house was furnished with a trap door, through which the victims were precipitated into the cellar. In the cellar murderous instruments and fetters of all sorts were found.

The women confessed to being at the head of a band which, during recent months, had robbed and murdered 40 people who had been decoyed to the house by Olga, and mentioned thirty other peasants belonging to the band, who were also arrested, while nine others escaped.

[George Fraser, “Woman And Her Daughter Slay Twenty-Seven - Horrible Discovery in Forest Is Clew to Bloody Carnival of Murder Fiendish Trap Laid by Ogresses; Victims Mutilated Past All Recognition,” The San Francisco Call (Ca.), Jul. 21, 1912, p. 49]


FULL TEXT (translated from German): According to reports from Petersburg, the "American Murder Farm" [1908  Gunness case, Indiana] papers at that time, has been greatly surpassed by the murder cave of a Russian peasant woman named Olga Ivanova Tamarin.

In the village of Kurdino, in the province of Novaja Ladoga, the farmstead of the old peasant woman Tamarin, who lived here with her young daughter Olga, very often had middle-aged men and young men who were never seen again afterwards. It was known that the farmer's wife had a respectable field and house, as well as a considerable amount of money.

It had been rumored for a long time that old Tamarina understood how to take all visitors around the corner in some way and to take possession of the money that had been carried. The care was made by the following incident to the certainty. In recent months, repeated finds of corpses that bore visible signs of violent death have sent the county police of Novaya Ladoga on the move. Many mysterious bodies were found near the village of Kurdino. A few days ago, on the banks of a creek, the body of a young man was again found disfigured: the man’s cheeks had been cut out and the chin had been cut off. After much effort, the police were able to establish that it was the corpse of the missing Abdul Haligulin, a wealthy merchant who last had stayed in Kurdino, where it is certain he was overpowered by the widow Tamarin.

Her exposure unfolded like a real-life Sherlock Holmes story. A secret policeman named Vasilyev disguised herself as a woman begging in the courtyards. He succeeded in penetrating into the homestead of the peasant woman Tamarin, where a terrible odor of corpses, which came from a locked storage, put him on the track.

No sooner did old Tamarin see the detective, who was disguised as a beggarwoman, she and her daughter tried to kill him. Only his swift escape saved him. The old shrew an ax at him that was later found stuck in the wooden wall of the store. The detective soon back to arrest Tamarin. After some brief resistance, the farmer's wife and her daughter were overwhelmed and placed in shackles.

The house was then inspected and a terrible discovery was made. There were still 27 corpses of men in the storeroom, all had been murdered by the two horrible women. Furthermore, a mass of valuable treasures, jewels, purses, rings, goods, men's clothes and other objects of value were found in the homestead. In the dining room was a  trap-door, through which the unsuspecting visitors were dropped down into the cellar. In addition, weapons of all kinds, murder tools of terrible shape, and fetters were found here. It seems as if the woman had a great deal of complicity in the village with the dreadful work. A total of 21 farmers suspected of complicity, were arrested and taken to prison. The investigation should bring forth much more gruesome details that are as yet unimaginable.

[“Murder Factory. A man trap in a Russian village. - Twenty-seven bodies in the barn. - Women at the head of a murder organization.” Czernowitzer Allgemeine Zeitung (Vienna, Austria), 23. Juni 1912, p. 3]


FULL TEXT: Die “amerikanische Mordfarm”, von der seinerzeit die Blätter berichteten, ist, wie aus Petersburg berichtet wird, durch die Mörderhöhle einer russischen Bäuerin, namens Olga Ivanowa Tamarin, beiweitem übertrossen worden.

In Dorfe Kurdino, im Gouvernement Nowaja Ladoga, kamen auf das Gehöft der alten Bäuerin Tamarin, die hier mit ihrer jubgen Tochter Olga wohnte, sehr oft Männer in mittleren Jahren und Jünglinge, die man nicht mehr zurückfehren sah. Es war bekannt, dass die Bäuerin über einen ansehnlichen Hof und ein Haus, sowie über ein beträchtliches Bergmögen verflügte.

Man munkelte schon lange, dass die alte Tamarina es verstehe, alle Besucher auf irgend eine Weife um die Ecke zu bringen und sich des Geldes, das sei bei sich trugen, zu bemächtigen. Der Bedacht wurde durch folgendes Vorkommnis zur Gewissheit. In den letzten Monaten hatten widerholte Funde von Leichen, die fichtbare Kennzeichen eines gewaltsamen Todes auswiesen, die Kreispolizei von Nowaja Ladoga in Bewegung gesisst. Besonders viele rätselhafte Leichen wurden in der Nähe des Dorfes Kurdino gefunden. Vor einigen Tagen fand man wieder an den Ufern eines Baches die Leibe eines jungen Mannes, die dadurch unkenntlich gemacht worden war, dass ihr die Wangen ausgeschnitten und das Kinn abgehact war. Nach vielen Mühen es der Polizei, sestzustellen, dass es die Leiche des verschwundenen, sehr reichen, Kaufmannes Abdul Haligulin war, der zuletzt in Kurdino sich ausgehalten hatte, wo er dei Witwe Tamarin überwältigt beinahe zur Gewissheit.

Ihre Entlarvung erfolgte durch eine wahrhafte Sherlock Holmes-Geschichte. EinGeheimpolizist namens Wassiljew verkleidete sich als Frau, die aus den Höfen bettelt. Es gelang ihm, in das Gehöft der Bäuerin Tamarin einzudringen, wo ihn ein furchtbarer Leichengeruch, der aus einem verschlossen Speicher kam, aus die Spur brachte.

Kaum sah die alte Tamarin die Bettlerin, als sowohl sie wie ihre Tochter aus den verkleideten Detektiv eindrangen, um ihn zu ermorden. Nur die schleunigste Flucht rettete ihn. Von der alten Magäre wurde ihm ein Beil nachgeworfen, das man noch später in der Holzwand des Speichers stecken fand. Der Detektiv stiess bald aus der Tamarin vorging. Nach kurzer Gegenwehr wurden die Bäuerin und ihre Tochter überwältigt und in Fesseln gelegt.

Daraufhin wurde das Haus untersucht, wobei man eine entsetzliche Entdeckung machte. In dem Speicher fand man noch 27 Leichen von Männern, die alle von den beiden scheusslichen Weibern ermordet worden waren. Es wurden in dem Gehöft fernerhin noch eine Unmasse der grössten Kostbarkeiten, Juwelen, Geldbörsen, Ringe, Waren, Männerkleider und andere Gegenstände von Wert gesunden. In dem Speisezimmer befand sich eine regelrechte Fallgrube durch die die ahnungslosen Besucher in den Keller hinabgestürzt wurden. Es wurden ausserdem hier Waffen aller Art, Mordwerkzeuge fürchterlicher Form und Fesseln gefunden. Es hat den Anschein, als ob das Weib im Dorfe sehr viele Mitschuldige hatte, die sich an dem grässlichen Werke beteiligten. Insgesamt wurden 21 Bauern verhaftet und als der Mitschuld dringend verdächtig, ins Gefängnis geführt. Die Untersuchung dürste noch viel grauenhaftere Einzelheiten zutage sördern, von denen man bisher nichts ahnt.

[Mordindustrie. Eine Männerfalle in einem russischen Dorfe. – Siebenundzwanzig Leichen in der Schenne. – Weiber an der Spitze einer Mörderorganisation. Czernowitzer Allgemeine Zeitung (Vienna, Austria), 23. Juni 1912, p. 3]


FULL TEXT (translated from German): The Russian police have made terrible discovery in a village on Lake Ladoga. She has found a veritable pit of murder in which from time immemorial the most gruesome crimes could happen, without anyone having had any suspicion. Away from the village is a the half-decaying house owned by the farmwoman Tamarin in which she lives with her daughter Olga. Frequently villagers saw men enter this house, but they did not leave. But they did not worry about it and told themselves that they had just quit the premises in an unguarded moment.

In the nearby woods men's corpses were found, more and more as time passed. And there were some such grisly finds again later. . . . At last, suspicion was aroused, and the widow's house underwent a thorough investigation, which, however, produced a terrible result: in the storeroom alone, 27 male bodies were found. There was money and jewelery in the house, all originating from robbery. They also discovered a trapdoor that led into a deep cellar that broke their necks and limbs. There was a collection of murder tools in the cellar below. The two arrested women confessed that they had about thirty accomplices in the village; that they were only members of a big gang. The police made numerous arrests, forty men having had been murdered in the last few months alone. . . . One reads this like a chapter from a book of faith – as if  this report was brought from the killer pit not by news distributor but by the telegraph messenger – that they are bare facts still possible in the darkest Russia.

[“Out of extraordinary Russia.” (Aus dem allersiustersten Russland.) Feldkircher Anzeiger (Vienna, Austria), June 29, 1912, p. 1]


FULL TEXT: Die Russische Gendarmie hat in einem Dorfe am Ladoasee fürchterliche Entdeckung gemacht. Sie hat eine regelrechte Mordgrube gefunden, in der seit undenklicher Zeit die grauenvollsten Verbrechen geschehen konnten, ohne dass man davon eine Abnung gehabt hätte. Abseits vom Dorfe Steht ein der Bäuerin Tamarin gehöriges halbverfallens Haus, in dem sie mit ihrer Tochter Olga haust. Oft sahen Dorfbewohner Männer in dies Haus eintreten, die es aber nicht mehr verliessen.Man machte sich indes darüber keine Gedanken und sagte sich, dass sie ihren Austritt eben in einem unbewachten Augenblick vollzogen hatten.

Da wurden in nahen Walde Männerleichen ausgefunden; gleich mehere aus einmal. Und solcher grausiger Funde gab es später wieder einige . . . Endlich sa öpfte man Verdacht und unterzog das Haus der Witwe einer gründlichen Untersuchung, die allerdings ein grauenvolles Resultat zeiligte: aus dem Speicher allein wurden 27 Männerleichen gefunden. Im Hause fand sich Geld und Schmuck vor. Alles vom Raube herrührend. Ferner entdeckte man eine Falltür, die in einem tiefen Keller führte, in den die so den Hals und die Glieder brachen. In Keller selbst war eine Sammlung von Mordwerkzeugen ausgestavelt. Die beiden verhafteten Frauen gestanden, dass sie etwa Dreissig Komplizen im Dorfe hätten; dass sie nur Mitglieder einer grossen Bande seien. Die Gendarmerie nahm zahlreiche Verhaftungen vor, nachdem in den letsten Monaten allein über vierzig Männer ermordet worden waren . . . Man liest dies wie ein Kapitel aus einem ganz glauben, dass dieser Bericht von der Mördergrube nicht vom Kolporteur sondern vom Telegraphenboten ins Haus gebracht ward, dass es sich um nackte Tatsachen handelt, die noch möglich sind im allerfinstersten Russland.

[Aus dem allersiustersten Russland. Feldkircher Anzeiger (Vienna, Austria), 29. Juni 1912, p. 1]







For similar cases, see: Female Serial Killer Bandits


For similar cases, see Murder-Coaching Moms


For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses


More cases: Youthful Borgias: Girls Who Commit Murder

[8558-11/3/18; 8630-12/23/18]

Monday, October 17, 2011

Earliest Known Cesarean Kidnapping: Winifred Ransom, Perp / Margaret Sweeney, Victim – Pennsylvania 1974

There are 24 known Cesarean Kidnapping cases, 25 if we include the institutional cases of the 1976-1983 Argentinian “Dirty War.”


FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 4): Philadelphia – A West Philadelphia woman has been charged with murdering the mother of an abandoned infant girl. Police said Margaret Sweeney, 26, had been hacked and shot to death, then buried in a shallow grave after giving birth to another baby by Caesarean section.

Detectives said Winifred Ransom, 36, allegedly struck Mrs. Sweeney at least 20 times with a hatchet and snot her three times. She is charged with murder, conspiracy; possessing an instrument of crime and recklessly endangering another person, police said.

Police had been searching for Mrs. Sweeney since Thursday, when her 18-month old daughter Tammey was found abandoned in a station wagon in north Philadelphia. Mrs. Sweeney’s two other children live with her father, William Griffith, in Nesco, N.J.

A newborn baby was found upstairs in Mrs. Ransom’s home. Police said Mrs. Ransom knocked Mrs. Sweeney unconscious while she was visiting at the Ransom home. She performed a Caesarian section on Mrs. Sweeney, apparently because she could have no children of her own and “wanted a baby badly,” police said.

When the pregnant woman regained consciousness during the operation, Mrs. Ransom struck her with the hatchet and fired the shots, officers said. According to police, Mrs. Ransom then buried the dead woman beneath the floor boards of her kitchen shed.

Police said they were alerted to the murder by Mrs. Ransom’s common law husband, John, 40, Saturday afternoon. Detectives said they found the body wrapped in a white sheet inside a plastic bag. A hatchet was also found in the kitchen, they said.

[“Mother hacked and shot; Baby born amid murder,” Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pa.), Nov. 18, 1974, p. 2]


FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 4): Winifred Ransom, 37, was sentenced Thursday [Jul. 10] by Common Pleas Court Judge Juanita Kidd Stout to an indeterminate term in the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry.

Mrs. Ransom admitted performing the crude Caesarean section on Margaret Sweeney, 26, of Philadelphia and killing her with a hatchet and two shots in the head from a 32-caliber revolver. The premature baby survived and lives with her grandfather, William Griffith of Nesco, N.J.

Psychologist Jan Grossman testified in the nonjury trial that Mrs. Ransom was driven by a psychotic delusion triggered by her inability to have children. As a result, she could not tell right from wrong, Dr. Grossman said.

Mrs. Ransom’s common-law husband, John, testified that his wife told him she bore the child herself and killed Mrs. Sweeney when “she tried to take my baby.” Ransom, who said his conscience bothered him, went to police three days later.

Police found the body last Nov. 16 buried behind the Ransom home [error: it was under kitchen floor].

[“Woman Found Innocent in Bludgeon Death,” Edwardsville Intelligencer (Il.), Jul. 11, 1975, p. 7]


FULL TEXT (article 3 of 4): Psychiatrists have recommended the release of a woman who was committed to a mental hospital 17 months ago for killing a pregnant woman and cutting out her baby.

The district attorney’s office says it is powerless to prevent the hospital from letting the woman go because she was acquitted — on grounds of insanity.

Winifred Ransom, 38, who admitted at her trial that she shot and bludgeoned the woman and removed the baby with a butcher knife, is no longer insane, doctors at Byberry State Hospital said.

Margaret Sweeney, 26, the woman Mrs. Ransom admitted killing, was eight months pregnant at the time of the incident in November 1974. Her infant, a girl, survived and is being raised by relatives. Mrs. Sweeney and her husband were estranged.

Mrs. Ransom was acquitted in July 1975. Psychiatrists testified at her trial that she was driven by a psychotic delusion caused by her inability to bear children.

Common Pleas Court Judge Juanita Kidd Stout committed Mrs. Ransom to Byberry a mental hospital.

Last month, Judge Stout received letters from Dr. Albert Solomon and Dr. Juan Villazon of Byberry, recommending that Mrs. Ransom be released.

The doctors said that Mrs. Ransom remains “schizophrenic” but no longer requires in-patient treatment.

“If you discharge her,” Judge Stout wrote in reply, “she is your responsibility and not mine. I really cannot understand how, in all circumstances of this case, you can recommend discharging Mrs. Ransom to go out into the community and resume normal life.”

The request for release was the third from the hospital. Five months after Mrs. Ransom was committed, doctors asked that she be released for the Christmas holidays in 1975 because her condition had improved considerably, according to court records.

But she had not been declared sane and both the judge and the Philadelphia district attorney denied the request.

Two months later, Dr. George Buck wrote that the woman was “in good condition” and should be transferred to an out-patient facility.

The district attorney’s office also denied that request and wrote that “due to the horrendous nature of the offense... this office seriously questions the advisability of such a recommendation by hospital officials at this early date “

Joseph Murray, chief of the homicide unit of the district attorney’s office, said Thursday that although he was personally “outraged” by the present situation, the district attorney’s office had no power to prevent Mrs. Ransom’s release or to further prosecute her since she has been acquitted of the murder charge.

Doctors involved in the case have not been available for comment.

However, Dr. Anthony Dunfield, a spokesman for Byberry, said “We’re concerned about doing what’s ethically and legally proper. There are civil rights involved ... You can’t lock up a healthy person forever and throw away the key “

[“Doctors ask release of once-insane killer,” syndicated (AP), Corpus Christi Times (Tx.), Jan. 7, 1977, p. 7A]


FULL TEXT (Article 4 of 4): Philadelphia – A woman who performed a caesarean with a butcher knife so that she could have a child of her own has been released after serving 20 months in a state mental hospital.

A spokesman at Byberry State Hospital said Tuesday [Mar. 8, 1977] that doctors were required by law to release Winifred Ransom, 38, at her request after they had determined she was no longer, insane.

Mrs. Ransom admitted shooting Margaret Sweeney to death in November 1974, and using a butcher knife to remove the woman's baby. The baby girl survived and is being raised by relatives.

Psychiatrists testified at Mrs. Ransom's 1975 trial that she was psychotic, out of touch with reality and driven by a delusion related to her inability to bear children.

The doctors said they expected her to be hospitalized for “a long duration.”

But by last December, Dr. Albert Solomon, who was treating Mrs. Ransom, the Byberry Superintendent Franklyn R. Clarke, said she had been cured and could be released.

Since Mrs. Ransom was acquitted because of her mental condition, she cannot face charges in the killing again.

Judge Juanita Kidd Stout, who presided at the trial in Common Pleas Court, call the situation “Really a sad state of affairs.”

[“Woman Who Killed Expectant Mother And Delivered Baby Gets Release,” The
Evening Times (Sayre & Athens, Pa.), Mar. 9, 1977, p. 14]


Dr. Jan C. Grossman, the psychologist who came up with the questionable opinion on Winifred Ransom’s non-culpability in this case in 1974 received his M.A. in psychology from Temple University in 1970 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple in 1973. He received his Juris Doctorate from Temple in 1990. He is still in practice (2014).


Location – Ransom’s home: Frankford, Pa.
Weapons – .32 revolver (2 bullets), and hatchet (some  later reports: “butcher knife,” “pocket knife”)

ca Nov. 13, 1975 – murder and kidnapping.
Nov. 16, 1975 – body dug up; Ransom arrested.
Jul. 10, 1975 – found not guilty due to insanity; Sentenced to Byberry State Hospital.
Dec.1977 – Dr. Solomon, treating psychiatrist, declares Ransom “cured.”
Mar. 8, 1977 – Date Ransom’s mandatory release was announced. It is not clear whether it was this day that she was in fact set free.









FRONT PAGE: Ronald and Jacqueline Reichman stood in their large, cheery kitchen. A fire smoldered in the huge open fireplace and the pleasant scent of burning wood was spreading.

As the wood crackled and fell, the Reichmans began explaining why they wanted to adopt 18-month-old Tammey Sweeney, a victim of the kind of urban violence that rarely touches their 200-acre farm in Phoenixville.

“We felt sympathy for all concerned, said Reishman, a 42-year pld land developer, “and we felt sympathy for Tammey, who appears abandoned.”

Tammey was found in a car in North Philadelphia last Thursday. Two days later, the body of her mother, Mrs. Margaret Sweeney, 26, was found in a shallow grave beneath a West Philadelphia home.

She had been hacked and shot to death. And her alleged killer, Mrs. Winifred Ransom, apparently had performed a Caesarean section on the dead woman, delivering a live 5 ½ pound girl.

“I saw Tammey on television several times,” said Mrs.Reichman, 32, “I saw these great big eyes looking at the world,” and suddenly I wanted her to see something better.”

As they talked, 2-year-old Pallas raced through the house. The Reichmans feel Tammey would be a great sister and playmate for their daughter.

Reichman is aware that adoption is not easy.

Welfare officials say they first will try to place Tammey and her unnamed sister in the custory of their natural family. If unsuccessful, an investigation of available adoption application will be conducted “to find a family that suits the children’s needs.”

Mrs. Sweeney’s husband apparently left her two years ago. A friend said her other two children, Michele and Kim, are living with their grandparents in Nesco, N. J.

The newborn is in good condition at Philadelphia General Hospital. Tammey is under medical observation at Hahnemann Hospital.

[Helen Blue, “Tammey Offered A Home,” Philadelphia Daily News (Pa.), Nov. 20, 1974, P. 3]




Paulyna and Rosa Botello: Cesarean Kidnappers - 1992

What if Women’s Studies courses used cases like this to try to convince students that Marxian feminism was justified in its claims of female moral superiority, female non-violence, and the benefits of sexual liberation? What follows is the saga of single mother Laura Lugo and her run-ins with several other unmarried, independent – and strong – women.

On September 1, 1992 Paulyna and Rosa Botello lured Laura Lugo, 8 ½ months pregnant, across the US/Mexican border to a clinic in Matamoros for what she believed was going to be a routine prenatal exam. All three women were US citizens. Lugo described how once she arrived at the Mexican clinic the doctors sedated her and delivered the baby by Caesarean section against her will. When she awoke she was told that Rosa Botello had taken the baby.

Rosa Botello had befriended her while she was pregnant, steadily trying to persuade her to give the child up for adoption after a sonogram revealed it was a boy. “I said, ‘No. Don’t even think about it.’ I knew that I wanted the baby even more after I found out it was a boy,” said Lugo, who already had three daughters.

The Bizarre Lugo case was reported throughout the US, but newspapers made no mention of the baby boy’s father.

Paulyna Botello’s lawyer in her first trial claimed Lugo had volunteered to give up the child due to her financial problems. The story was not believed by the jury. So in later court proceedings to wily Paulyna changed her story and claimed that she herself was the mother of the contested baby.

It would take over a year for Laura to get her son back from the kidnappers. Paulyna Botello was arrested on October 24, 1992 in Mexico on a child-trafficking charge, but the boy was put in the custody of Botello’s relatives. Her sister in crime, Rosa eluded capture. Paulyna was tried for the crime and on February 2, 1993 she was sentenced to three years in prison in Mexico. Laura was still waiting to have her baby boy returned to her. But six weeks later on March 25, 1993 the conviction was overturned based on trial errors and the kidnapper was freed on bond and she fled to the US to avoid retrial.

US officials were willing to arrest the fugitive based on a Mexican extradition warrant, so on June 30, 1994, FBI agents in McAllen, Texas, arrested Paulyna Botello for a second trial. The boy, who Paulyna Botello claims is her natural child, was placed in foster care in Texas. Up to this point Lugo has seen her son in only three brief visits since he was born.

In a Texas court it was proven by DNA tests that the contested child was indeed Lugo’s, so on October 7, 1994, mother and child were finally reunited. Paulyna Botello is deported to Mexico. October 28, 1994. She would not be convicted until June 14 of the following year when she was given a sentence of three years in prison but was allowed the equivalent of a suspended sentence. Before this however, Laura Lugo’s story had taken another dramatic turn.

On December 21, 1993, just eleven weeks after her reunion with her kidnapped boy, Laura had disappeared. On June 4, 1995 unidentified bones were discovered in Brownsville. Police submitted the bones for testing to determine whether they are Ms. Lugo’s remains. On September 29, 1995 police reported that first test results on unidentified skeleton are inconclusive. The bones were submitted for further tests.

Investigation of Lugo’s habits and movements led to the discovery of a “love triangle.” The police had their suspect.

On September 10, 1999 Janet Ramirez was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Lugo. Ramizerez, unmarried, who was having an affair with a married man named Randall Ledbetter, with whom Razmirez had a child and Lugo was likewise having an affair with him. Her vengeance against her competitor for Ledbetter’s extramarital attentions manifested itself as she posed as Lugo and made threatening calls to Ledbetter's wife. After she was apprehended on suspicion of murdering Lugo, Ramirez claimed that Ledbetter wanted Lugo dead because of the harassing calls and that he hired Roberto Briseno to kill her. The jury did not believe her story and acquitted Ledbetter and Briseno. Razmirez arranged a plea bargain and was sentence to 20 years in prison.[Text by UHoM]

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Original First Wives’ Clubs

Here is a sample of the sort of “first wives’ clubs” you will find when you explore the collection of “Husband-Killing Syndicates.” Most of these news accounts deal with Eastern European cases. Here is one from Yugoslavia in 1926 called “The Lucretia Club.”


FULL TEXT: Belgrade, Jugoslavia — A club of women poisoners under the guise of a charitable organization with the significant name of “Lucretia” has been raided by the police.

Police asserted that at secret meetings the club members were taught the medieval art of mixing and administering poisons. Six women who were unhappily married were declared thus to have found means of ridding themselves of their husbands. The remains of these were exhumed and in two cases toxicologists have found traces of poison.

Five women of the club were charged with being the ringleaders of the organization and arrested.

[“Club Of Women Poisoners Is Unearthed In Belgrade,” syndicated (AP), The Galveston Daily News (Tx.), Oct. 20, 1926, p. 1]


Sunday, October 2, 2011

An Acid Queen Gets the Chivalry Treatment: Mary Waite - 1927

FULL TEXT: London, Aug. 10. – A coroner’s jury today decided that Louis Fisher, refrigerating engineer of the United States Shipping Board steamer, American Trader, died from “natural causes” and that Mary Waite, 24-year old stewardess, did not intend to do him “any previous harm” in pouring acid over him while he slept.

Fisher died aboard the American trader at sea last Friday and Miss Waite was arrested when the vessel arrived here. Captain H. C. Fish, master of the American trader, testified that Miss Waite had told him she threw acid on Fisher to disfigure him because of his attention to other women and that she had no idea of ending his life.

Miss Waite later appeared in the Dow street police court and was discharged. She will sail for the United States tomorrow under a deportation order.

[“‘Natural Causes’ Is Coroner’s Verdict When Girl Throws Acid on Sailor; Dies,” syndicated (AP), Aug. 10, 1927, p. 1]


 SEE: “Acid Queens: Women Who Throw Acid” for a collection of synopses of similar cases.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

“Krasny Sulin Female Cannibal”: Russian Murder-Coaching Mom – 2005

A woman in her late 30s and her two teenage sons, born in 1986 and 1989, whose names were not disclosed, were arrested in November 2005 in in the Rostov region town of Krasny Sulin, about 925 kilimeters south of Moscow, charged with strangling a man and eating his internal organs. Regional police spokesman Alexei Polyansky stated they strangled the local man during an argument. Polyansky said the suspects were being questioned and would be sent to a psychiatric clinic to undergo tests. [UHoM]

[Based on: AP, “Russian woman, sons accused of cannibalism,” The Age (Sydney, Australia), Nov. 18, 2005]


For similar cases, see Murder-Coaching Moms


For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses