FULL TEXT: Szolnok, Hungary, October 15. – Nine women, the last of 32 to face similar charges, are in trial here accused of murdering their husbands and other relatives through administration of poison.
One batch of five women pleaded their innocence at the outset of the trial yesterday, but a sixth, Mrs. Louis Oser, confessed to killing her father-in-law, and two children at their birth. She asked the court to enable her to expiate her crimes.
All the prisoners are between 55 and 80 years old. One hundred and twenty witnesses have been called for the trial which is expected to last several days.
[“On Trial For Murder – Hungarian Women Accused of Poisoning Relatives,” The Gazette (Montreal, Canada), Oct. 16, 1930, p. 4]
This prosecution is part of the larger murder syndicate case in the Tisza Valley which came to light in 1929. SEE: “How Wives Gained Power By Mass-Murder of Husbands”
Szolnok is located in the heart of the Great Hungarian Plain, at the confluence of the Tisza and Zagyva rivers. It lies about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east-southeast from Budapest.