Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mary Pushman, Horrendous Child Torturer - 1893


FULL TEXT: Butte, Mont. March 10. – Mrs. Mary Pushman was today found guilty of manslaughter for the murder of her infant child. The crime is one of the most inhuman on record.

The unnatural mother gave the babe pins with its liquid food, stuck pins in its tongue and tortured it to death.

The trial lasted two weeks. Much expert testimony on insanity was adduced, insanity being set up for the woman's defense. Mrs. Pushman is 18 years of age. She will be sentenced next week.

[“Fed Her Baby Pins. - A Butte Woman Convicted of Murdering Her Child.” Syndicated (Associated Press), The Arizona Republican (Az.), Mar. 11, 1893, p. 1]

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For more cases, see: Women Who Like to Torture

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