Monday, June 29, 2015

A Czech Husband-Murdering Party – Bohemia, 1871


Note: This brief account appeared in several US newspapers. So far, no more detailed report on these events has been discovered.

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FULL TEXT: Four married woman of Podbizka, in Bohemia, were convicted of having poisoned their husbands at a party which one of them had given for that purpose. They were sentenced to penal servitude for life.

[Untitled, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (N.Y.), Mar. 11, 1871, p. 3; Same text:  Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Mar. 4, 1871, p. 1]

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LOCATION: A kraj during the Kingdom of Bohemia. Also known as “Podbrdsko at Beroun”; Proper Czech spelling: or Kraj Podbrdský (kraj , “region”; the largest administrative unit in Czech government). Bohemia retained its name and formal status as a separate Kingdom of Bohemia until 1918.

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For more than two dozen similar cases, dating from 1658 to 2011, see the summary list with links see: The Husband-Killing Syndicates

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