Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Maria Szalay-Japes, Serial Killer for Hire – Hungary, 1895


FULL TEXT (translated from German): Budapest, Oct. 30 (poisoners.) In Hodmezö-Vasarhely, six murders committed by poisoning have been uncovered. The corpses of the poisoned were dug out during a careful judicial investigation. The women were given the poison by a certain Maria Szalay-Japes, who gave each of them five white powders – probably arsenic – for the payment of 100 florins.

[“Poison-mixer” (Giftmischerinnen.) Feldkircher Zeitung (Feldkirch, Austria) 2. November 1895, p. 3]

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FULL TEXT: Budapest, 30. Okt. (Giftmischerinnen.) In Hodmezö-Vasarhely sind sechs durch Vergiftung erfolgte Morde ausgedecktworden. Die Leichen der Vergifteten wurden behuss gerichtlicher Untersuchung ausgegraben. Das Gift haben die Weiber von einer gewissen Maria Szalay-Japes erhalten, die jeder von ihnen fünf weisse Pulver – wahrscheinlich Arsenik– für die Entlohnung von 100 fl. Überegab.

[Giftmischerinnen. Feldkircher Zeitung (Feldkirch, Austria) 2. November 1895, p. 3]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2017/04/husband-killing-syndicates.html

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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