FULL TEXT: Vienna, Austria. – Horrible scenes were witnessed
in the town of Szolnok, Hungary, when two of the notorious “Borgia women” were
hanged. They were Rose Csordas, 68, and Amelia Szabo, 58, and both had to be
dragged to the gallows unconscious Mme. Csordas preserved her fortitude until very
near the end. because she defiantly refused to send a petition for mercy to
Admiral Horthy, the Hungarian regent; but Just before being hanged she
collapsed. Mme. Szabo fought madly with the jailors, but fainted at the last
The two women came from the village of Tissazug, where an epidemic of husband-poisoning has raged for years. Thirty-one women have been arrested and brought to trial latelv, all of them charged with murdering their husbands or other relatives by arsenic. For some years the crimes were undiscovered, but last year they came to light. Csordas was found guilty of three murders and Szabo of two. Other women are still awaiting trial, and, presumably, execution.
[“’Borgia Women’ Hang For Killing Husbands – Two of the Notorious Gang Dragged to Gallows After They Lose Fortitude.” The Sunday Star (Washington, D. C.), Jul. 19, 1931, part. 2, p. 4]
Krisztina Bálint Borzik Csordás
(Hungarian orthography: Csordás Bálintné Borzik Krisztina)
Jun. 18 (19?), 1930 – László Szabó, Lászlóné Szabó and Bálintné Csordás are accused as accomplices of the crime of committing 2 counts of murder and committing incitement to commit murder, which was committed by Mihály Szabó and Csaba. by this they caused their death.
May 2, 1931 – the Royal Court upheld the death sentence handed down by the lower courts on serious grounds. On Monday, after that, the decision of the governor arrived at the Supreme Forum, which allowed free execution of the verdict.
Jun. 17, 1931 – executed. garden courtyard of the prosecution.
[ONLINE SOURCE of vintage articles: Kósa Károly, “News Of Tiszazugi Arsenic In The Szolnok Press - 1929–1933,” (“A Tiszazugi Arzénügy Hírei A Szolnoki Sajtóban - 1929–1933), Undated
For more than two dozen similar cases, dating from 1658 to 2011, see the summary list with links see: The Husband-Killing Syndicates