EXCERPT: All over Russia similar leniency is being shown. The worst instance took place in Kursk. A woman poisoned three of her admirers in succession, after robbing them of everything they possessed. On the ground of “unstrung nerves” she was let off with a sentence of 18 months.
[“Politicians Hung; Criminals Freed. – Offenders in Russia Pardoned for Every Crime Except Political Activity.” The Pittsburg Press (Pa.), Jul. 7, 1907, p. 9]