Saturday, April 25, 2015

Magdalena Castel, Argentine Serial Poisoner on Demand - 1941


FULL TEXT: Accused of selling poison used for at least four murders, Magdalena Castel aged 45, was arrested in Palma, Argentina. Twelve of her relatives who are said to have known of her “activities” were also arrested. Mrs. Castell is said to have sold a mixture of rat poison and flour to one woman who used it to kill her mother-in-law, while three others killed their husbands.

[“Modern Borgia Jailed, Accused of 4 Murders,” The Hartford Courant (Ct.), Feb. 16, 1941, p. 16]

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