Thursday, September 22, 2011

Luisa de Jesus, Portuguese Serial Killer of 28 Babies - 1772


Luisa de Jesus, born in 1750, was a Portuguese “baby farmer.” She would take in abandoned babies and receive a fee 600 reis plus clothes for the child and afterwards poison them so that she could keep the expense money for herself. She operated in Coimbra (200 km north of Lisbon). Caught in her crimes, she was arrested and confessed to killing 28 of the 33 children she had taken in. She was executed on July 1, 1772, at the age of 22 years. She was sentenced to death and carried through the streets of Lisbon, whipped, hanged and then publicly burnt. Luisa de Jesus was, reputedly, the last woman to be executed was in Portugal.

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Sources:

Violenza Donne, Centro documentazione

Diccionario Bibliographico Portuguez, Estudos De Innocencio Da Silva, Applicaves A Portugal E Ao Brasil, Volumes 7, 1862, Lisbon, p. 237

Johnann Peter Frank, A Complete System of Medical Police, Johns Hopkins UP, 1976, p. 120 (footmote citing Meissner)

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2013/03/female-serial-killers-executed.html

More cases: Female Serial Killers Executed

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4 comments:

  1. LUISA DE JESUS' CASE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MISANDRY, LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE NEEDS A BRAIN HERE. AND NOWHERE IT IS MENTIONED THAT SHE KILLED ONLY BABY BOYS WHICH INDEED WOULD HAVE CONNECTED HER TO THE SUBJECT OF THIS BLOG. NO, SHE WAS JUST A CHILD/BABY KILLER, THATS ALL.... MISANDRY, YEAH, RITE....HYPOCRISY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES....

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    1. Misandric history and misandric social science are the issues here. The reason the list of female serial killers is being compiled is that there are myths about female non-violence being promulgated in the universities and in popular culture. It is still widely believed that female serial killers are rare in comparison to male serial killers. The fact is that criminologists have always paid less attention to female criminals., even before cultural marxism initiated political correctness (Marxist feminism and misandric theories) through selective hiring, withholding of research funding, biased and distorted research reports, blacklisting of scholars and academic censorship. The UHoM collection of female serial killer cases includes over 600, most of which are completely unknown to the leading criminologists, even those specializing in crimes by women and serial killing.

      The above is a reply to a comment which is given her (without the original full caps format): “Luisa De Jesus' case has nothing to do with misandry, looks like someone needs a brain here. and nowhere it is mentioned that she killed only baby boys which indeed would have connected her to the subject of this blog. no, she was just a child/baby killer, thats all.... misandry, yeah, rite....hypocrisy without boundaries....”

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