FULL TEXT: Augusta, Ga., July 17. – A colored woman named Phyllis Wright, who died here last night, confessed before her death that she had poisoned three men, one a preacher of a colored church.
[“A Poisoner’s Confession.” The New York Times (N.Y.), Jul. 18, 1889, p. 2]
For more cases of this category, see: Female Serial Killers of 19th Century America (as of January 20, 2014, the collection contains 61 cases)***