Friday, December 19, 2014

Daniela Poggiali, Italian Alleged Serial Killer Nurse


Shortly after her arrest on October 9, 2014, in Lugo, Italy of suspected serial killer nurse Daniela Poggiali, the number of her victims was estimated to be 38. Two months of investigation has resulted in a much higher estimate: 96.

One of her nursing colleagues described to police Daniela’s strange behavior following the deaths of her patients: “She was particularly euphoric and wanted to have a photo next to the dead body,” as Il Corriere della Sera reports. Investigators propose the motive for the killings was that the victims “irritated her.”

A long article on the case published in the US in Newsweek in December 2014 introduces this larger victim count and asserts that “if found guilty of killing all those patients, she will be classed one of the most prolific serial killers in history.” Such a characterization demonstrates just how little is generally known about female serial killers. A great quantity of erroneous obsolete claims clutter the internet and are found on seemingly authoritative sources on the internet. Wikipedia’s extremely incomplete treatment of female serial killers, sporting an index page containing only a few dozen cases of the many hundreds known to researchers. This most certainly results in giving journalists seeking quick knowledge a wildly false impression of what is actually available to be learned about the topic.

Personally, I am not qualified to report on male serial killers, but I can state that my research on female serial killers suggests that there are over thirty cases which involve a larger number of suspected victims than are thought to have been murdered by Daniela Poggiali. Following is an excerpt from our catalog of Prolific Female Serial Killers.

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Chronology:

Mar. 2014 – Hospital bosses only became suspicious of Poggiali in
Apr. 8, 2014 – Death of Rosa Calderoni, age 78.
Jan. 2014 – photos pf Poggioli with corpses taken (posted on Facebook).
Oct. 9, 2014 - Poggiali arrested on suspicion of murdering Calderoni.
Jul. 28, 2015 – Federal Investigation report issued; “voluntary manslaughter” charge recommended for death of Rosa Calderoni.

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[Harry Spooner “’Angel of Death’ Who May Be One of the World's Worst Serial Killers,” Newsweek, Dec. 19, 2014]

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Female Serial killers with 100 or more victims (33)

Agrippina the Younger – 59 AD – Rome – more than 100
Bamberger, Henrietta – 1899 – St. Louis, Mo. – 300 babies estimated
Báthory, Elizabeth – 1610 – Čachtice Castle, Hungary – est. 80-600
Bedwarska, Madame – 1892 – Lodz, Poland – 117 babies buried in cellar
Blanco, Griselda – 1985 – Miami, Florida – drug mafia, 200+
Deshayes, Catherine (“La Voisin”) – 1679 – Paris, France – (2,500)
Dyer, Amelia – 1896 – Reading, England – ext. 300 babies
Fazekas, Suzanna – 1929 – Nagyrev, Hungary – estimated over 100
Fortmeyer, Julia Etta – St. Louis, Missouri – 1875 – 300
“Grey Nuns of Montreal” – 1876 – Montreal, Canada – 631 babies     
Gruber, Maria – 1989 – Vienna, Austria – Lainz Angels of Death – est. 49-300
Guzovska, Madame – 1903 – Warsaw, Poland – over 500 babies
Holmen, Mrs. (alias, true name unknown) – 1906 – Stockholm, Sweden – 1,000 victims
Ishikawa, Miyuki (Kyuuki) – 1948 – Tokyo, Japan – 103
Jager, Mari – 1897 – Hodmozoe, Hungary – more than 100
Kusnezowa, Madame – 1913 – Archangel, Russia – 1,000+ babies
Leidolf, Irene – 1989 – Vienna, Austria – Lainz Angels of Death – 300
Meyer, Stephanija1989 – Vienna, Austria – Lainz Angels of Death – est. 49-300
Mwerinde, Credonia – 2000 – Kunungu, Uganda –1,386
“Osaka Baby Farmers” – 1902 – Osaka, Japan – 300 babies  
“Osaka ‘Devil Woman’Baby-Killer” – 1906 – Osaka Japan – over 100 babies          
“Paris Baby-Killers” – 1906 – Quartier Vivienne, Paris, France – 120 children
Petromany, Martha  – Knecz, Romania (Hungary) – 1906 – 100
Popov, Thekla – 1882 – Melencze, (Serbia); Hungary – about 100
Popova, Madame – 1909 – Samara, Ukraine – about 300
Rubio de Pascadera, Anastaa – 1887 – Mexico – over 100?
Sach, Amelia & Annie Walters – 1902 – Finchley, England – probably 100s of babies
Safarine, Sophie – 1927 – Navoia, Russia – 3 of her own husbands + 55 husbands of others
Saltykova, Darya Nikolayevna – 1762 – Moscow, Russia – 132
Soulakiotis, Mariam – 1952 – Keratea, Greece – 177
Spara, Hieronyima late 1600s – Italy – more than 100, multiple arrests of accomplices (executed)
Szabo, Frau – 1929 – Nagyrev, Hungary – 7 confirmed, est. around 100
Tann, Georgia – 1950 – Memphis, Tennessee – probably many 100s of babies
Thompson, Coleen – 2003 – Rockville, Maryland – 211 suspected
“Vivienne Midwife” – 1906 – Paris, France – over 120 babies
Wagner, Waltraud – 1989 – Vienna, Austria – Lainz Angels of Death – est. 49-300
Young, Lila Gladys – 1945 –  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Can. – 400-600

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For more cases, see Sicko Nurses

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2014/07/sadism-female-serial-killers.html

 
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