The rarity of female killers is precisely what turns the criminal cases against them into media circuses. Some of these five murderesses were convicted and others were acquitted, but all five are commonly considered some of the world's most notorious female murderers.
publication date: Friday, July 19, 2013
clue: She once worked a children's ward, and is now a ward of the state.
explanation: Allitt was a pediatric nurse in Britain who killed her young patients and was given a life sentence. more…
Karla Faye Tucker
publication date: Thursday, July 18, 2013
clue: In a state known for its prolific executions, she was the first woman executed in thirteen and a half decades.
explanation: Tucker was executed in Texas. more…
publication date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
clue: She is both Massachusetts's most famous ax murderer and most famous orphan.
publication date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
clue: In the shadow of Florida's theme parks, a mother partied while a toddler lay buried for 31 days and no one said anything.
publication date: Monday, July 15, 2013
clue: This Mormon from Mesa who mixed at Margaritaville was maligned as a murderess by Maricopa prosecutor Martinez and made guilty in May despite motions for mistrial.