Friday, May 31, 2013

Female Serial Killer Bandits

940 “White-necked Crow” – China – (36 husbands) – gang leader
1675 – “The Bloody Innkeeper’s Wife of Pultoe, Gloucestershire” – Pultoe, England
1720 – Mary Read – Caribbean (pirate)
1720 Ann BonnyCaribbean (pirate)
1775 Arne Spanjers Twente, Netherlands
1789 Rachel WallBoston, Massachusetts, USA (pirate)
1808 – Catherine Bouhours ("Auguste Manette") – Paris, France
1807 – Ching Shih – China pirate gang leader
1829 – Martha “Patty” Cannon – Johnson's Corners, Maryland, USA
1831 – Marie Breysse Martin – Peyrebeille, Lanarce commune, Ardèche, France
1850 – Marie-Catherine Moitrier Segard (Ségard) – Nancy, France
1861 – Rudduah – Benares, India (prostitution)
1862 – Josepha Perez – Galicia (region), Spain – gang leader
1865 – Maria Oliviero – Cattanzaro, Italy – gang leader
1867 – La Gizzi – Volturara district, Italy
1868 – “Alt-Ofen Serial Murderess” – between Alt-Ofen & Ueriem, Hungary
1872 – Pètronillo Schimonska – Warsaw, Poland
1873 Kate Bender – Cherry Vale, Kansas, USA
1880 – Katarzyna Onyszkiewiczowa – Lviv, Ukraine
1883 – Trailokya ("Troyluko Raur") – Calcutta, India
1884 – Leonarda Martinez “La Caramboda” – Quetaro, Mexico – gang leader 
1887 – Amastaa Rubio de PascaderaSan Antonio, Zacatecas, Mexico – gang leader
1887 – Kate & Kit Kelly (Kelly Family) – No Man’s Land, Kansas, USA – serial killer family
1889 – "Spanish Belle" Rogers - Rocky Bar, Idaho, USA
1891 – MilaPožarevac, Serbia – gang leader (mutilated victims)
1897 – Marie Ret – Paris, France
1902 – Hattie BennettBeaumont, Texas, USA
1902 – Romanian Bandit Queen of Jassy” – Jassy, Romania – gang leader (tortured victims)
1909 – Augustina Mora – Vera Cruz, Mexico – gang leader
1909 Olga Ivanova Tamarin – Kurdino village, Novaya Ladoga, Russia
1910 – Marie Semit – Smolensk province, Russia – gang leader
1917 – Leopoldine Kasparek – Vienna, Austria
1921 – Ekaterina Pishianova – Chita, Russia – gang leader
1924 –  "Old Mother" Djao – Ichowfu, Shantung, China
1924 – Anastasia Permiakova – Perm, Russia – gang leader
1924 – Mrs. Zbonska – Grodno, Poland
1925 – Anna Dvoracek – Iglau, Czechoslovakia – gang leader
1925 – Pearl Jackson – Birmingham, Alabama, USA
1925 – Zhang Suzhen, “Camel Dragon” – Manchuria (China)
1929 – Lisa Karl – Rhiems, France
1937 – Bernice Felton – Rockford, Illinois, USA
1938 – Maria Gomes de Oliveira, “Maria Bonita” – Pernambuco State, Brazil
1938 – Mary Eleanor Smith (“Shoebox Annie”) – Pocatello, Idaho, USA
1948Irmgard Swinka – Berlin, Germany
1953 – Yoke Ying – Singapore – gang leader
1958 – Putli Bai – Chati, India – gang leader 
1972 – Elizabeth Carolyn McCrary & Ginger McCrary Taylor – Athens, Tx., USA, etc. – a family gang
1974 Carol Campbell – Santa Cruz, California, USA
1980 – Blanche Wright – (w Robert Young), New York, NY, USA
1983 – Suzan Carson – San Francisco, California, USA
1985 – Griselda Blanco – Miami, Florida, USA – drug gang leader
1985 - Ruby Carolyn Padgett - Hanahan, South Carolina & Glendale, California
1990 – Aileen Wuornos – Port Orange, Florida, USA
1991 – Dorothy Williams – Chicago, Illinois, USA
1992 – Celeste Carrington – East Palo Alto, California, USA
1994 – Dana Sue Gray – Wildomar, California, USA
1994 – Ruby Singh – Bhind District, Madhya Pradesh, India
1998 – María Concepción Ladino Gutiérrez – Bogota, Colombia
2000 – Seema PariharUttar Pradesh, India
2003 – Majorie Diehl-Armstrong – Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
2003 – Dana StodolovaKutna Hora, Czech Republic
2004 – Kusuma Nain – Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, India
2004 – Le Thanh Van – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2004 – Caroline Peoples – (w Angel Wright-Ford), Chicago, Illinois, USA
2004 – Angel Ford-Wight (w Caroline Peoples), Chicago, Illinoi, USA
2005 – Shirin Gul – Kabul & Jalalabad, Afghanistan – gang which included her own son
2006 – Juana Barraza – Mexico City, Mexico
2006 – Remedios Sanchez Sanchez – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2007Shauntay HendersonKansas City, Missouri, USA – gang leader
2007 – K. D. Kempamma ("Mallika") – Bangladore, India
2009 – Mahin Qadiri – Qazvin, Iran
2010 – Irina GaidamanchukYekaterinburg, Russia
2010 – Laura Michelle Reese – Bocas del Toro, Panama
2010 – Cristina Soledad Sánchez Esquivel – Nuevo Garcia Leon, Mexico
2011 – Nancy Manriquez Quintanar – Ecatepec, Mexico – assassin for “Los Zetas” gang.
2011 – Yadira Narváez Marin – Florencia, Colombia
2011 – Beate Zschäpe, “The Nazi Bride” – Jena, Germany
2012 – Maria Guadalupe Jimenez Lopez – Monterrey, Mexico
2013 – Mónica Belén Martínez Morales – Mexico City, Mexico
2013 – Inessa Tarverdiyeva, Viktoria Tarverdiyeva Anastasia Sinelnik, (Roman Podkopaev) – Stavropol, Russia
2015 – Melissa Margarita Calderón Ojeda – Bellavista, Baja California Sur, Mexico
2016 – Cecilia Steyn – Krugersdorf, South Africa
2016 – Miranda Steyn – Krugersdorf, South Africa
2017 – Sebastine Mademo & Nelia Mushonga – Maseko, Epworth, Zimbabwe

Female Serial Killer Bandits Who Led Gangs of Men

940 – “White-necked Crow” Chen Zhou, China – (36 husbands) – gang leader

“a woman bandit leader”

1807 – Ching Shih – China – pirate leader

“Ching Shih (1775–1844) was a prominent pirate in middle Qing Chin, who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. A brilliant Cantonese pirate, she commanded 1800 ships and more than 80,000 pirates — men, women, and even children.”

1862 – Josepha Perez – Galicia (region), Spain – gang leader

“Always on horseback, and followed by a small number of bandits, she was at the head of all the robberies and murders committed in that part of Spain.”

1866 – Maria Oliviero – Italy – gang leader

“A Turin letter states that among the Neapolitan provinces which have to contend with the dreadful scourge of brigandage there is that of Cattanzaro, which possesses the advantage of having a band which is led by Maria Oliviero.”

1867 – La Gizzi – Volturara district, Italy

COUPLE: She “was so bloodthirsty that she voluntarily performed the office of executioner on every captive doomed to death by her hand. It is related that on one occasion, after stabbing three of her captives, she collected the blood that flowed from their wounds in a jar and then poured it over the head of her lover, telling him that that should be his baptism of blood.”

1891 – MilaPožarevac, Serbia – gang leader (mutilated victims)

“She had a band of devoted Haiducks with whom she committed her robberies. She never went about otherwise than in man's dress, with all her weapons in her belt and a rifle over her shoulder. Young, handsome, and a perfect markswoman, she was the idol of her band.”

1895 – Lizzie Harris – Moundsville, West Virginia & Knox County, Kentucky

1896 – Jessie Findlay – Guthrie, Oklahoma

1897 – Marie Ret – Paris, France

“Queen of Stranglers” Marie Ret led a gang of brutal stranglers who preyed upon primarily working class men and women. “The modus operandi was for Marie to decoy the intended victim into the thick bushes surrounding the fortifications. Once inside he was seized from behind by two accomplices and garroted. To make assurance doubly sure the woman leader herself plunged a dagger into the victim’s heart. After the body had been stripped and the clothing rifled the corpse was cast into the stagnant water of the moat.” 

1902 – Hattie Bennett – Beaumont, Texas, USA

Excerpt from news report: “Mattie Bennett, in jail on a charge of having murdered one of five men who have been found in the Neches River, has confessed to Sheriff Landry that she was the head of an organized band of negro women and white men who lured, drugged, beat and robbed many men.”

1902 – Romanian Bandit Queen of Jassy – Jassy, Romania – gang leader (tortured victims)

“With a record of eighty-six murders to her account, the female bandit chief recently captured by the Roumanian police, is now facing her trial. This young and beautiful woman has terrorized the country for months at the head of a band of ferocious robbers. All victims who attempted resistance were invariably killed and the chief was in the habit of devising special tortures for persons who refused to give up their valuables.”

1909 – Augustina Mora – Vera Cruz, Mexico – gang leader

“Augustina Mora, referred to as the “tigress of Cordoba,” leader of a notorious bandit band of the region, has been captured with three followers, after a fight.”

1910 – Marie SemitSmolensk province, Russia – gang leader

“Marie Semit was a schoolmistress of pronounced radical tendencies in the province of Smolensk, when her revolutionary fever brought on delirium which became epidemic. She organized a band of dauntless anarchists. These black knights took to highway robbery under the command of Marie, who was attired in male clothing.”

1912 – Ivanova & Olga Tamarin – Kurdla, Estonia – gang leader (mutilated victim, cannibalism)

“The women confessed to being at the head of a band which, during recent months, had robbed and murdered 40 people who had been decoyed to the house by Olga, and mentioned thirty other peasants belonging to the band, who were also arrested, while nine others escaped.”

1921 – Ekaterina Pishianova – Chita, Russia – gang leader

COUPLE: “Ten desperadoes were sentenced to death here today for the murder of more than a hundred victims. Chief among the condemned was the notorious woman bandit, Ekaterina Pishianova, wife of the leader of the gang, who himself was known to the intimidated peasantry as “the Jack the Ripper of the Ural mountains.” The woman was accused of killing her victims with an axe. The robbers had been into a strong band of several score with rigid rules, the slightest infraction of which was punishable with death.”

1924 – Anastasia Permiakova – Perm, Russia – gang leader

Anastasia Permiakova, a gipsy clairvoyant, with her husband and six male and female accomplices, has been sentenced to death for the horrible murders of 20 women and girls. Permiakova escaped from prison during the revolution while serving a murder sentence. She then organised a murder gang, pillaged villages and held up trains.

1938 – Maria Gomes de Oliveira, “Maria Bonita” – Pernambuco State, Brazil

1949 – Irmgard Swinka – Berlin, Germany

“Irmgard Kuschinski, maiden name Swinka (the name most commonly used in reports on her case), a 36-year-old waitress was, along with accomplice 42-year-old Ernst Himpel (and occasionally others), murderous robber who roamed Germany in the years following the end of World War II, preying upon elderly women.”

1953 – Yoke Ying – Singapore – gang leader

An article published in Singapore gives the name “Yoke Ying” and states that she was a large woman who got her nickname from swaggering about with a hand-grenade on her belt and that the government said she had been “involved in several murders.”

1958 – Putli Bai – Chati, India – gang leader

“Word reached New Delhi Saturday of the murder of 11 villagers in a revenge raid led by a woman dubbed India’s bandit queen. Newspaper accounts from Rewa said the gang also wounded five persons in the nearby village of Datia and carried off several others into central India’s Vindhya hills. The gang reportedly was led by Putli [Putli Bai], a woman said to be in her 20s who has become one of India's top public enemies. The dispatches said Putli led her men info Datia Wednesday because she suspected its inhabitants had given information about her to the police.”

1985 – Griselda Blanco – Miami, Florida, USA – drug gang leader

“Otherwise known as la Madrina, the Godmother, the Black Widow, Mama Coca and the Cocaine Queen of Miami, Griselda Blanco has been heralded ‘The most bloodthritsy female criminal of our time’. Born in 1943, Blanco committed her first murder aged 11, was a prostitute from the age of 12, and went on to become a drug lord specializing in cocaine. Known for her sociopathic tendencies and her extravangant collections of fine art and jewels, Mama Coca was a major figure in the ‘Cocaine Cowboy Wars’ of Miami in the late 1970’s. She is thought to have masterminded over 200 murders in Miami during this time.”

1992 – Celeste Carrington – East Palo Alto, California, USA

1998 – María Concepción Ladino Gutiérrez – Bogota, Colombia

“The known death toll is seven, plus one poisoning in which the victim survived the attempted murder, as well as at least twenty swindles. The number being indeterminate due to the dupes’ very reasonable fear of violent reprisal from the “witch’s” male accomplices.”

2005 – Shirin Gul – Kabul & Jalalabad, Afghanistan – gang which included her own son

“Shirin Gul, “The Kebab Killer,” was convicted in Afghanistan of killing 28 men in collaboration with her husband and his in-laws. The family was part of a large regional gang that specialized in stealing and selling cars, particularly taxis. Accomplices were used to transport taxis over the Pakistani border to the town of Miram Shah, where the cars were sold there for more than $10,000 each. The three accused men admitted that they had invited the men into their home with offers of tea and kebabs, which contained sedatives. Then they would kill and rob them. According to some reports, Shirin would also lure taxi drivers to her house for sexual intercourse. Her lover Rahmatullah, her 18-year-old son, Samiullah, and four others believed to be involved in the killings. Rahmatullah had murdered her first husband. Police think her first husband, Mohammed Azam, was probably an accomplice in the early murders but was himself killed when Shirin Gul and Rahmatullah became lovers.”

2007 – Shauntay Henderson – Kansas City, Missouri – gang leader

“Police have suspected Henderson was involved in as many as five other murders and a number of other shootings. However, no other charges have been filed. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department claimed that Henderson was a leader of the violent 12 Street gang who associated with gangs from 24th street through 27th, 51st, and 57th Street. Their alliance was titled "512", "5 ace 2", or "5 ace deuce". However, the claims of the police were never substantiated.”

2010 – Cristina Soledad Sánchez Esquivel – Nuevo Garcia Leon, Mexico

2011 – Nancy Manriquez Quintanar – Ecatepec, Mexico – assassin for “Los Zetas” gang.

“Nancy Manriquez Quintanar “La Flaca,” 25-year-old arrested in the municipality of Ecatepec, is linked to at least nine violent murders committed in the eastern state of Mexico, as part of the criminal organization ‘Los Zetas.’”

2011 – Yadira Narváez Marin – Florencia, Colombia

2011 – Beate Zschäpe “The Nazi Bride” – Jena, Germany

“Zschäpe is said to have had the indispensable task of giving the terrorist unit the appearance of normality and legality among other things by maintaining an inconspicuous façade at their respective places of residence and by securing their joint flat as a safe haven and headquarters for their actions. In addition, she is said to have been “significantly responsible for the logistics of the group”. Thus she had managed the stolen money from the robberies and had rented caravans several times, including a vehicle used in one of the crimes, according to the Office of the Attorney General reports in the bill of indictment.”

2013 – Inessa Tarverdiyeva – Stavropol, Russia

“While Podkopaev is portrayed by many reports as the gang leader, other accounts suggest his wife was the moving force behind their evil acts. She refused to say why she hated policemen. One theory is that she had a lover who was a policeman who left her for another woman. Police now suspect that she later murdered the officer and his new lover.” [Will Stewart, “Russia's Ma Barker and her family of middle class murderers: ruthless nursery teacher, her dentist husband and their daughters ‘killed at least 30 people including women and children,’” MailOnline (London, England),






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