Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jeanne Raies, Swiss Serial Killer Nurse - 1881


QUOTE: At Geneva in 1880, a sick-nurse, Jeanne Raies, was convicted of having poisoned twelve persons. Why? The sole motivation that the indictment was able to invoke was that funeral parlors offered a small payment to those who carried to them the first news of a death.

[Translation from : P. Bouardel, Les Intoxications: Arsenic, Phosphore, Cuivre, Mercure et Plomb, Paris, J. B. Ballierre et Fils, 1904, p. 8]

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