Friday, January 31, 2020

Sarah Gerber, 14-Year-Old Murderess – South Carolina, 1852

FULL TEXT: On Saturday morning, in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Sarah Gerber aged 14, was convicted of murder in the second degree, in causing the death of Florence Miller, an infant, ten months of age, by making it swallow pins and needles. She was the nurse of the child, and gave it the deadly articles to make it fretful, in order that its mother might be obliged to nurse it instead of her.

[“A Youthful Murderess.” The Charleston Mercury (S. C.), Jan. 17, 1852, p. 2]


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