Saturday, September 17, 2011

Portuguese Woman Who Murdered Babies For a Living in Villa Vico - 1854


FULL TEXT: A woman has been committed at Villa Vico [Vila Viçosa], in Portugal, for murdering nine infants: she made a trade of destroying illegitimate children.

[“A Wholesale Murderess.” (reprinted from Liverpool Albion (England), July 31, 1854), The Maitland Mercury (New South Wales, Australia), Nov. 4, 1854, p. 4; the same text appears in The Press, London, Middlesex July 29, 1854, p. 704 (p. 8 of issue)]

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Vila Viçosa is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal with a total area of 195.0 km² and a total 21st century population of about 8,745 inhabitants.

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For more cases of “Baby Farmers,” professional child care providers who murdered children see The Forgotten Serial Killers.

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