Saturday, December 20, 2014

Serial Killer Moms & Step-Moms who Murdered Children Aged 2 Years Or Older


This checklist is distinct from that which lists Female Serial Killers who serially murdered their own babies.

For those cases, see: Serial Baby-Killing Moms

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►►MOTHERS

1st c BC – Princess Laodice of Cappadocia – Kingdom of Pontus, Anatolia

She poisoned to death 5 sons; the 6th was rescued before being murdered. 

1825 – Françoise Bossard (Harand) – Brioux-sur-Boutonne, France.

3 victims:
Charles Harand (9)
Françoise-Aimée Harand
Virginie Harand (5)

1835 – Margaret Jäger (Jager, Joye, Jaeyer, Jaeger) – Mentz, Swabia – murdered 3 daughters (2, 5, 10) & 5 others. (inheritance motive)

May 1825, her uncle.
June 1826, her mother, 68.
December 1830, her father, 70.
August, 1831, her husband, Jäger ("Jaeyer")
December 1831, daughter, 2
December 1831, daughter, 5
December 1831, daughter, 10
August, 1833, Renter ("Rentner"), the husband of her mistress, with her assistance.

1844 – Eliza Joyce – Boston, England

Emma Joyce, step-daughter, 19-months, died Oct. 1841, (laudanum)
Ann Joyce, daughter, aged 6-weeks, Jan. 1812, (laudanum)
Edward William Joyce, step-son, of some years’ growth, arsenic

1846 – Joseph & Mary  Pimlett – Runcorn, England; May 16, 1846; 2 own children, attempted to murder a 3rd. (life insurance proceeds).

James Pimlett, 10 months, died, Mar. 6, 1846
Richard Pimlett, died Mar. 21, 1846
Thomas Pimlett, 3 years 10-months-old, poisoned Mar. 27, 1846

1847 – Mary Runkle – Oneida, New York, USA

5 suspected victims:
1831 – peddlar
1831 – Mary Margaret Runkle, age 6, drowned
1831 – Cornelius Runkle, age 3,  drowned
Year? (between 1831-1847) – son (age?)
1847? – John Runkle, husband

1849 – Mary Anne Geering – Lewes, England – (“burial club” life insurance)

Richard Geering, husband, died
James Geering, son, died
George Geering, son, died
Benjamin Geering, son, survived

1850 – Marie-Catherine Moitrier Segard (Ségard) – Nancy, France

Victims:
M. Marchal, first husband, died 1842
Anne Marie Florine Segard, 10-months-old, died Feb. 28, 1848
Anne Marie Florine Marchal, 8-years-old, died Feb. 28, 1848
Joseph Arsène Segard, son, 10-months-old, died Mar. 18, 1848
Constant Segard, son, died Mar. 28, 1848
Jean-Baptiste Segard, 37, second husband, died May 2, 1848

1851 – Mary Emily Cage – Ipswich, England

5 of Mary Emily Cage’s 14 children died within a fortnight. She was hanged in August 1851.

1860 – Elizabeth McCraney – New York & Wisconsin, USA

Her child #1, Ostego County, New York
Her child #2, Ostego County, New York
A previous husband
Resident #1 of Lancaster County, Wisconsin
Resident #2 of Lancaster County, Wisconsin
Huhlah McCraney, stepdaughter, 17
Mr. McCraney, husband
Thomas P. Burnett, brother-in-law
Mrs. Burnett (wife of Thomas)
Burnett daughter

1869 Mrs. Wahle Jacksonville, Illinois, USA

Mrs. Wahle murdered (5 children ages not stated, except for the last to die: 11 mo.)

1871 – Ann Burns – Wigan, Lancashire, England

3 victims: step-father & 2 own children

1871 – Charlotte Lamb – Trimbelle, Wisconsin, USA

Victims:
Mrs. Carr – friend, poisoned in Fall 1871, survived; subsequent poisonings, survived.
Chauncey S. Lamb, husband – died Sep. 18, 1871.
Mrs. Lamb, Chauncey’s first wife – suspected murder.
Woman, friend of widower Chauncey Lamb – suspected murder.
Orrin (Daniel) S. Lamb, son, 18 – died May 24, 1872.
Sarah A. Lamb, daughter – died June 24, 1872.
Irene Hall Ottoman – neighbor, died Aug. 3, 1872; 2 separate poisonings.
Royal Garland, 32 – employer (C. L. was his cook), died Aug. 15, 1872.
Sears, boy – friend of Orrin, poisoned, survived.

1871 – Lydia Sherman – New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Edward Struck – husband # 1
Martha Struck, 6, her own child
Edward Struck Jr., almost 4, her own child
William Struck, 9 months, her own child
Dennis Hurlburt, husband # 2
Horatio N. Sherman, husband # 3
Ada Sherman, her own child
Frankie Sherman, her own child.

1872 – Emily Lloyd – Leesburg, Virginia, USA

Suspected Murder Victims:
1870 – Charles E. Lloyd, husband, died.
Jul. 24, 1870 – Henry, son (10), died.
Jul. 25, 1870 – George, son (8), died.
Summer 1871 – Mrs. Hammerly, elderly aunt of Mrs. L., from Washington.
Feb. 16, 1872 – Annie, daughter (5), died.
Mar. 25, 1872 – Maud, daughter (age?), died.

1873 – Mary Ann Cotton – West Auckland, Durham, England

Husband 1: William Mowbray January 1865.
Husband 2: George Ward – married in Monkwearmouth on Aug. 28, 1865; died Oct. 1866.
her 3½-year-old daughter Mowbray died.
Husband 3: James Robinson married Mary Ann at St Michael's, Bishopwearmouth on 11 August 1867.
Mary Ann Cotton’s mother, 54, died spring of 1867.
Isabella Mowbray, daughter Apr. 1867.
Robinson child – died Apr. 1867.
Another Robinson child – died Apr. 1867.
Mary Isabella, daughter, born Nov., died Mar. 1868.
Margaret Cotton, Frederick’s sister – died Mar. 1870.
Husband 4: Frederic Cotton, married Sep. 17, 1879 – died Dec. 1871.
Frederick Cotton Jr., Step-son – died Mar. 1872.
Charles Cotton, Step-son – Jul. 12, 1872.
Robert Cotton, infant – died soon after death of Frederick jr. (Mar. 1872).

1875 – Marguerite Léris Grieumard – Saint-Vincent, France – intense hatred of children, severe abuse

Victims:
Jean Greiumard, Marguerite’s husband – died Jun. 27, 1875
Marguerite Greiumard, daughter – died Jun. 30, 1875
Antonin David, 11, grand-son – died Jun. 12, 1875
Jean David sr., Marguerite Greiumard’s father-in-law – died Jun. 15, 1875
Jean David, jr., 26, son-in-law – poisoned but survived

1886 – Sarah Jane RobinsonSummerville, Massachusetts, USA

Deaths:
Oliver Sleeper, 72, her landlord, died Aug. 10, 1881
Moses Robinson Jr., husband, 45, died Jul. 23, 1883
Emma M. Robinson, daughter, 10, died Sep. 6, 1884
Elizabeth B. Freeman, 1, niece, died Apr. 15, 1885
Prince A. Freeman, 33, brother-in-law, died Jun. 27, 1885
Elizabeth A. Robinson, 24, daughter, died Feb. 22?, 1886
Thomas A. Freeman, 7, nephew, died Jul. 23, 1886
Mrs. Feeeman, sister, wife of prince A., died 1884

1886 – Annie Snoots – Adamsville, Ohio, USA

Wilber Snoots, infant, died Oct. 6, 1883
Daughter (name not given), died Apr. 1884
Georgie Snoots, died Jul. 1886
Carrie Snoots, 6, died Jul. 5, 1888

1888 – Sarah Jane Whiteling – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Victims:
John Whiteling, husband, 38, died Mar. 20, 1888
Bertha Whiteling, daughter (Thomas Story, father), died Apr. 24, 1888
William (Willie) Whiteling, son, 2, died May 26, 1888
Possibly 5 other Whiteling children, “unaccounted for”
Martin boy, poisoned with candy, recovered
2 other Martin children, attempted to poison with candy.

1889 – Lizzie Brennan – Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Victims:
Michael (“John” in some sources) Brennan, son, died May 1889
Michael Brennan, 70, husband, died Apr. 1889
Edward (“Thomas” in some sources) Brennan, 15, son, died Jun. 26, 1889
Daniel Brennan, son, poisoned, bur recovered

Probable intended victims:
Dennis Brennan, 19, son (life insurance taken out)
Mary E. Brennan, 20, daughter (life insurance taken out)
Lizzie B. Brennan, 41, daughter? (life insurance taken out)

1890 – Julia Higbee – Meade County, Kentucky, USA

Oct. 14 – Jessie Higbee, son, 1-year-old.
Oct. 2 – Maud Higbee, daughter, 2-years-old.
Nov. 13 – Eillie Higbee, daughter, 4-years-old.
Dec. 7 – Hallie Higbee, daughter.

1891 – Mrs. Thomas Austin – Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Mrs. Thomas Austin murdered a husband and 5 children (ages not stated, yet they were of various ages, not all babies)

1893 – Martha Needle – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Henry Needle, her husband, died Oct. 4, 1889
Mabel Needle, 3, her own child, died Feb. 28, 1885
Elsie Needle 6, her own child, died Dec. 9, 1890
May Needle, 4 years and 11 months, her own child, died 27th Aug. 27, 1891
Louis Juncken, the brother of her fiancé, Louis sickened on Apr. 26, died 15 May 1894

1902 – Hattie Whitten – Dexter, Maine, USA

Victims:
1900 (or 1898?) – Mr. Whitten, husband, died, Dover, Maine
Sep. 19, 1902 – Frannie B. Whitten, daughter (11), died, Dexter, Maine
Nov. 27, 1902 – Jennie E. Whitten, daughter (9), died, Dexter, Maine

1906 – Bridget Carey – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Suspicious Deaths & Illnesses (acquitted; accused of 8? (10?) murders):
James Carey, brother-in-law, and boarder, died (date?)
Rose Carey, sister-in-law, died 1903
Mrs. Ann Carey, mother-in-law, died 1903 or 1904
Peter Carey, husband, died circa Jan. 1906
Cecilia (Celia) Cook, boarder, died Aug. 13, 1906
Patrick Cook (“Coyle” incorrectly), 37, boarder, died Sep. 17, 1906
Mary Carey, 8, daughter, poisoned on Nov. 16, 1906, died on 17th
Anne Carey, 6, daughter, poisoned on Nov. 16, 1906, died on 17th
Edward Carey, 3, son, poisoned on Nov. 16, 1906, recovered

1906 – Rosa Vrzal – Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mar. 27, 1905 – Martin Vrzal, husband, murdered
Sep. 1905 – Mary Vrzal, 22, murdered
Feb. 1906 – Tillie Vrzal, aged 22, murdered
May 1906 – Rose Vrzal, aged 14, murdered
Nov. 25, 1906 – Ella Vrzal, aged 12, murdered

1911 – Louise Vermilya – Chicago, Illinois, USA

9 deaths:
1) Arthur F. Bisonette – 26, policeman, died Oct. 26, 1911.
2) Richard T. Smith – boarder, died Mar. 11, 1911.
3) Frank Brindkamp – 22, son of Mrs. Vermilya, died Oct. 30, 1910.
4) Fred Brindkamp – 66,  first husband of Mrs. Vermilya, died “some years” before 1911 in Barrington.
5) Charles Vermilya – 59, second husband, died Aug. 1, 1909, at Maplewood.
6) Lillian Brindkamp – 26, died Jan. 21, 1906, at No. 2916 Groveland ave.
7) Harry G. Vermilya – 25, stepson, died Sep. 20, 1901, at No. 395 West Diversy Parkway.
8) Cora Brindkamp – 8, daughter, died at Barrington.
9) Florence Brindkamp – 4 1/2, daughter, died at Barrington.

1911 – Carrie Bodie (Boddy) Sparling Ubly, Michigan, USA (accomplice, Dr. Robt. Macgregor)

Deaths:
John Wesley Sparling, husband – Jul. 1909 (“1908”) (in London, Ontario)
Peter Sparling, eldest son – Jul. 1910
Albert Sparling, second son – May 1911
Cyril Sparling, son, 20 – Aug. 1911

Other suspected murders:
Margueret Gibbs, nurse
Dr. Robert A. MacGregor
Mrs. Carrie Bodie Sparling

1912 – Jennie O. (Wilbur) Guild – Sheldonville, Massachusetts, USA

Suspected Victims:
Benjamin H. Guild, died Jul. 18, 1902 (husband, married, Jun. 4, 1902)
Leroy Wilbur, 3, son, died Nov. 4, 1892
Tracy Wilbur, 9, son, died Nov. 4, 1892
Nathan G. Wilbur, died Aug. 27, 1894 (husband, married 1881)

1912 Frieda Trost (“Grost”) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Three children of her first husband (who died mysteriously) also died mysteriously.

1913 – Cynthia Buffom (Buffum) Little Valley, New York, New York, USA

Victims:
Norris, son, 4, died May 1913
Willis Buffom, husband, dies August 11, 1913
Laura, daughter, 12, died Feb. 2, 1914
Herbert, son, 18 (in 1913), crippled by poison

1913 – Ida Leckwold – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

6 children murdered:
Viola Leckwold, daughter, aged 9 (died Sep. 8, 1913)
Laura Leckwold, daughter, aged 11 months (died Jul. 8, 1913)
4 of Ida Leckwold’s babies aged under 1 year (between 1905-1911)

1922 – Nellie Sturmer Koulik – Chicago, Illinois, USA – (not tried)

Victims:
1 – Wojcik Stermer, Nellie’s first husband, died in 1918. Body, exhumed, disclosed arsenic.
2 and 3 – Sophie and Benjamin Stermer, Nellie’s 7-month-old twins, who died within a month of each other in 1917.
4 –  Dorothy Spera, 2 year old granddaughter, who died in 1921, after her grandmother insisted that she be
5 – John Stermer, 22, Nellie’s son, who became ill in 1918 when his father died, but recovered. He declared he thought his mother had poisoned him.

1922 – Edith Murray “Cleveland Black Widow” – Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Edith Murray was not prosecuted; suspected of murdering 3 husbands and 2 children.

1923 – Clothida Cravana (Maria Clothida Gaione, nee Cravino) – Turin, Italy

Ernest, son, 10, died Feb (or “Mar.”) 1916
Angela, daughter, died Sep. 1918 (or “1917”)
Giovanni Gaione, husband, died Jan. 1919

1925 – Della Sorenson – Danneborg, Nebraska, USA

Mrs. Sorenson’s first victim was little Viola Cooper, daughter of her first husband’s sister. The baby died July 23, 1918.
Her first husband, John Weldman, was her next victim. He passed away of poison in 1920. John Weldman’s mother. Mrs. Wilhelmina Weldman, died a short time later from the same cause.
Mrs. Sorenson’s other victims, in the order of their deaths, were:
Minnie Weldman, 8, daughter. She died September 7, 1921.
Clifford Cooper, 4 months old, infant brother of Viola Cooper. August 20, 1932.
Ruth Brock, less than a year old, daughter of a relative. February 20, 1923.
Delores Sorenson, one year, daughter of her second marriage. February 19, 1924.
Another child, an unnamed infant, sometime in 1924.

1929 – Hattie Stone – Belair, Maryland, USA

Victims:
Mrs. Emma Stone, mother-in-law,
Edward Stone, husband
Edgar Stone, son
George, 15, son, died Jun. 3, 1929

1930 – Mary E. Hartman – Long Beach, California, USA

1928 – O. B. Hartman – husband, 47, died
1929 – Henry A. Hartman, 22, son, died
April 14 , 1930 – Ruth Hartman, 14, daughter, died

1931 – Alice Mason – Pekin, Illinois, USA

Victims:
John Mason, husband, died circa Nov. 1930
Mildred Mason, daughter, died Aug. 9, 1931
Harry, 15, ill in Oct. 1931, recovered (one sources, apparently in error, gives age as “18”)
Robert, 22, son, planned to murder

1934 – Emilia Webb Wardrop - Coshocton, Ohio, USA

Victims:
Oct. 1, 1931 – Herbert George Webb, 18, son, died.
Jan. 7, 1932 – Mrs. Iona Cordelia Webb Senter, 24, daughter, died.
Mar. 1932 – Charles Hughes, 21, nephew, crippled from hips down.

1935 – Dora Bullock Frost - Houston, Texas, USA

Deaths:
July 16, 1932 – Vernon Bullock, 10 months old, died.
Jan. 1, 1933 – Leola (Lee Lola) Bullock, 10, died.
March 2, 1934 – John Bullock, 43, former husband, died.
June 1, 1934 – Woodrow Wilson Bullock, son, 17, died.

1938 – Lillie May Curtis – Center, Texas, USA

Victims:
Marcle Jack, five, boy.
Margie Ree, seven.
Robert, nine.
Billie Burke, 10, girl.
Gloria Jean, 11.
T. O. Curtis, 13.

1952 – Roberta Elder – Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Husbands:
Rev. William H. Elder (died Aug. 21, 1952)\
John Woodward (36, common law h, died 1938)
James Garfield Crane (45, died 1947)

Children (her own):
Willie May Thurmond (2-weeks-old)
Lizzie May Thurmond (1-week-old)
James Garfield Crane (1, died Dec. 1943)
James W. Thurmond (13,  Jun. 1939)

Step-children:
Willie Thurmond (12, died 1939)
Fannie Mae Elder (15, died Mar. 1951)
Annie Pearl Elder (9, died 1951);

Other victims:
Mother – Mrs. Kelly “Collie” Brown (died 1945)
Cousin – Gloria Evans (died Dec. 26, 1944)
Grandchild –Jimmy Lee Crane Hunter (2, died 1943)
Former wife of husband – Mrs. Willie Mae Elder (41, died Jan. 1950)
Friend – Nora Scott Harris (93 or 94, died Dec. 22, 1951)

1954 – Nannie Doss – Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

1) Daughter (one of four daughters) of husband no. 1 Charles Braggs, and Nannie.
2) Another daughter (one of four daughters) of husband no. 1 Charles Braggs, and Nannie.
3) Husband no. 2, married Robert (Frank Harrelson), married 1929, died Sep. 16, 1945.
4) Robert Lee Haynes, grandson, Jacksonville, Alabama, died as newborn, 1943, hatpin.
5) Robert (born, 1943; 3-1/2-years old) her grandson (son of Melvina Braggs).
6) Husband no. 3, Arlie Lanning, died at Lexington, North Carolina, in 1952; house burned.
7) Mother-in-law Arlie Lanning’s mother; died 1945?
8) Husband no. 4, Richard Morton -- laid to rest at Emporia, Kansas. 
9) Husband no. 5 Samuel Doss, married (June 1953; or, Jul. 1954?), in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Aug. 1954; died Oct. 5, 1953.
10) Louisa, Nannie’s mother, died January 1953.
11) Nannie’s sister Dovie, died.
12) Another of Nannie’s sisters, died.

1956 – Rhonda Belle Martin – Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Victims:
Emogene Garrett, 3 (her daughter) – died 1939
George Garrett (her second husband) – died 1939
Anna Carolyn Garrett, 6 (her daughter) – died 1937
Ellyn Elizabeth Garrett, 11 (her daughter) – died 1943
Mrs. Mary Frances Gibbon (her mother) – died 1944
Claude Carroll Martin, 51 (her fourth husband) – survived poisoning, crippled

1967 – Janie Lou Gibbs – Cordele, Georgia, USA

Victims:
Charles Clayton Gibbs, husband, 39, died Jan. 21, 1966;
Marvin Ronald Gibbs, son, 13, died Aug. 29, 1966;
Melvin Watess Gibbs, son, 16, Jan. 23, 1967;
Roger Ludean Gibbs, 19;
Ronnie Edward Gibbs, grandson, 1-mo, Oct. 28, 1967.

1990 – Diana Lumbrera – Friona, Texas, USA

Six children murdered:
Nov. 30, 1976 – daughter, Joanna Lumbrera, 3 months old, Friona, Texas.
Feb. 13, 1978 – son, Luís Garza, 2 ½ months old, Friona, Texas.
Oct. 2, 1978 – daughter, Melissa Lumbrera, 3 years old, Friona, Texas.
Oct. 8, 1980 – cousin, Ericka Leonor Aleman, 6 weeks old, Muleshoe, Texas.
Aug. 17, 1982 – daughter, Melinda Lumbrera, 3 years old, Friona, Texas.
Mar. 28, 1984 – son, Christopher Daniel Marcos, 5 ½ months old, Dimmitt, Texas.
May 1, 1990 – son, Jose Antonio Lumbrera, 4 years old, Garden City, Kansas.

1994 – Rosemary West – Gloucester, England

1) Charmaine West (8; born 22 February 1963): Rose’s step-daughter. Killed in June 1971 by Rose West while Fred was in prison, the motive said to be Rose’s wish to break links with Charmaine’s mother, “Rena.”
2) Heather Ann West (16; born 17 October 1970), daughter of Rose and Fred. Killed June 1987.

1995 – Filita Mashilipa – (remote village), Zambia

Mashilipa confessed to killing seven of her nine children. She considered herself a witch.



2007 – Antonie Stašková (Staskova) – Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic


2007 – Shirley Winters – New York state, USA

2013 – Diane Staudte – Springfield, Missouri, USA

This mother-daughter serial killer team engaged in a homicidal house-cleaning project using antifreeze, a deadly poison,  as their tool. The serial poisoner mom told detective that she chose to terminate the life of her husband Mark because she “hated him.” Her son Shawn deserved to die because he was “worse than a pest.” Daughter Sarah, who survived the attempt on her life, barely, was deemed not fit to live because she “would not get a job and had student loans that had to be paid.”

►►STEP-MOTHERS

597 – Fredegun, Queen of Franks – Merovignian Kingdom, Soissons, France

“Before [King] Chilperic married her, she got one queen repudiated and strangled another. Then she murdered her three stepsons.”

1843 – Elizabeth Eccles – Bolton, England

Alice Haslam, 10, daughter from previous marriage – died September 10, 1842, daughter, died in 1840 (?)
Nancy Haslam, 6, daughter from previous marriage – died early September, 1842
William Eccles – stepson, 13 (or 15?), died September 1842
Hannah Haslam – daughter, died in infancy
William Heywood – baby boy, died

1860 – Elizabeth McCraney – Medford, Otsego County, New York, USA

Clark child #1 (of Abram Clark, first, husband, later divorced) Ostego County, New York.
Clark child #2, Ostego County, New York.
Spencer Baker, Husband # 2.
Allen Baker, brother-in-law.
Her sister.
Resident #1 of Lancaster County, Wisconsin.
Resident #2 of Lancaster County, Wisconsin.
Huhlah Ann McCraney, stepdaughter, 17, Oneonta, N. Y., died May 11, 1860.
Thomas P. Burnett, brother-in-law.
Mrs. Burnett (wife of Thomas).
Burnett daughter.

1873 – Wilhelmina Waltmann – Stade, Germany

This serial killer of seven persons was executed by beheading. She murdered the parents of the man she loved because they objected to their union. Four other adults she murdered before she married a widower, murdered his children and was finally brought to justice.

Child – knocked eye out
Wife of employer – death by poison
Her own child – murder suspected
Husband, Brunswick, army officer – death by poison
Mr. Wachter, Hanover – father-in-law
Mrs. Wachter, Hanover – mother-in-law
Mr. Woltman (her husband), Stade – 2 step-children

1878 – Mrs. David Drake – Westfield, Massachusetts, USA

Husband #1
Son (with husband #1)
Mrs. Drake, husband #2
Etta, step-daughter, 17 (with husband #1)

1909 – Martha Rendell – Perth, WA, Australia (executed)

Victims:
Annie May Morris, (various sources give age as: 7, 9, 10), died, Jul. 28, 1907
Olive Lilian Morris, (various sources give age as: 5, 7, 8), Oct. 6, 1907
Arthur J. Morris, (various sources give age as: 14 or 15), Oct. 8, 1908

1913 – Ellen Etheridge – Meridian, Texas, USA

4 step-children murdered, one poisoned but recovered; planned to kill all 8:
Jun. 1913 – Beulah Etheridge, 2, step-child, poisoned with lye, died
Jun. 1913 – Harrison Etheridge, 8, step-child, poisoned with lye, died
Oct. 2, 1913 – Oscar, Etheridge, 5, step-child, poisoned with arsenic, died
Oct. 2, 1913 – Richard, 9, step-child, poisoned with arsenic, died
Oct. 2, 1913 – Pearl Etheridge, 7, step-child, poisoned with arsenic, but recovered.

1923 – Eliza Torosian – Fresno, California, USA

Aug. 1919 – Garabed, stepson, 18 months old, was found dead in a shallow pool.
Jun. 1923 – her husband died after a brief illness.
Oct. 1923 –  Margaret, 17,  stepdaughter, died after a brief illness.
Oct. 1923 –  Gordon (Goorken), 26?, stepson, poisoned but recovered.
Nov. 5, 1923 – Attempted bribery following arrest.
Nov. 7, 1923 – Attempted suicide following arrest.
Mar. 1, 1924 – Found guilty of murder of Margaret.

1924 – Annie Hauptrief – San Marcos, Texas, USA

Died:
Court Schroeder (first husband), died 3 months after wedding
Walter Hauptrief, 14, died , died Apr. 11, 1923
Lydia Hauptrief,12, died Apr. 7, 1923
Herbert Hauptrief, 8, died May 1923
Anna (Annie) Hauptrief, 10, died Nov. 11, 1923; poisoned early Jul. 1924
Survived:
William Hauptrief (husband), crippled by poison, in wheelchair

1925 – Birdie Strome – Springfield, Ohio, USA

Step-daughter had predicted own death, died of strychnine poisoning. Mrs. Strome was suspected of being a serial killer (former husband and sister-in-law died of “mysteriously”). She was convicted of the girl’s murder and died in prison not long afterwards.

1937 – Agnes Joan Ledford – St. Helens, Oregon, USA

Victims:
1932 – John Matson, husband, died
September 6, 1937 – Ruth, 13, step-daughter, died
September 8, 1937 – Dorothy, 15, step-daughter, died

1939 – Anna Louise Sullivan – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Jan. 30, 1931 – Fred Ricklefs, husband #2, died
Feb. 20, 1938 – Theresa Sullivan, 11, step-daughter, enters hospital, survives, crippled
Apr. 28, 1938 – James Sullivan, 18, step-son, dies
Dec. 12, 1938 – Michael J. Sullivan, husband #3, first entered hospital, survived
Jan. 10, 1939 – Michael Sullivan again enters hospital, survived, crippled

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