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, 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, 1954, p. 4]

NOTE: This brief report is the only information on this case that has been located so far. Portuguese visitors are invited to look at local archives so that more complete reports can be put online.


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


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