Thursday, September 22, 2011

Milka Pavlovich, Yugoslavian Serial Killer - 1935


FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 2): Belgrade, August 19 – A woman poisoner, Milka Pavlovich, a handsome, 28-year-old peasant, has been sentenced to be hanged at Byelovar [Belovar, in present-day Croatia], Jugo-slavia, for the murder of six of her relatives.

It was stated that she had poisoned 16 of her relatives with arsenic, and that six of them had died. The rest, including her husband, recovered after serious illnesses (states the London "People").

Her object in poisoning her husband was to be free to marry her lover, and she wanted to kill the others to inherit their possessions.

[“Woman Poisoner To Hang.” The Northern Times (Carnarvon, W.A., Australia), Aug. 31, 1935, p. 2]

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 2): A peasant woman from the region of Belovar, Yugoslavia, Milka Pavlovich, was accused of poisoning sixteen relatives in the early months of 1935. Six of the victims, including her husband, had died, ten others surviving to testify at Milka’s murder trial. Convicted on May 19, she was promptly sentenced to hang.

[Article from unidentified newspaper, circa May 20, 1935; a similar article, “Woman to Die For Poisoning Six.” with only slightly different wording appeared in the New York Times, May 20, 1935]

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