Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fake Philosophy: Christa Hodapp’s Marxist-Feminist Oppressor/Oppressed Projections

Christa Hoddap (Professor of philosophy at University of Massachusetts, Lowell) has published a distorted description of the aims of The Unknown History of Misandry.

Here is an excerpt from her 2007 book, Men’s Rights, Gender, and Social Media:

Here are links to the articles Prof. Hoddap references:
(11) St. Estephe, Robert, “Alimony Unlimited (and the emergence of a Men’s Rights Movement),” A Voice for Men, Nov. 24, 2013
(12) St. Estephe, Robert, “The Lethal Paternity Fraud Racket,” A Voice for Men, Feb. 24, 2014
(13) St. Estephe, Robert, “Alimony Slaves Can Do It!” A Voice for Men, Aug. 7, 2013

I have never argued that males are an “oppressed” class of persons. Why? Because I reject the dialectical materialist ideology that interprets social relations reductively as an endless of oppressor class vs. oppressed class. Certainly there are MRA’s who believe that “history works logically” (Hegelian “science”-of-history influence), holding forth that “social construction” ideology provides an adequate explanation for the existence of gynocentrism, such as the notion that medieval chivalry is its source, ignoring evolutionary reproductive strategies that shape biological reality and thus biology-shaped behavioral patterns.

It is notable that Hoddap employs the pretense of objective examination in referring to the scandal of what came to be called “the alimony racket” in the mid-1920s onward She avoids mentioning that the term was universally known in the US for decades and does not use that term in her text. Rather, she refers to “alleged alimony scams,” implying that the evidence for actual wide spread alimony fraud social problem was widespread and was continuously described and attacked by prominent female journalists, particularly in the 1920s-1930s.

Hoddap tendentiously imputes a standard oppressor/oppressed (Marxist) ideology to my wrotings despite that terminology is the Marxist oppressor/oppressed Marxist model never used nor it is subscribed to. In other words Hoddap restricts herself to orthodox dogma, the “history as science” approach derived from Hegel and unjustifiably projects her orthodox beliefs onto arguments made by heterodox writers where such beliefs have no place. In short, she deploys the straw-man fallacy.

In reality I leave the historical facts open to interpretation. My project is to put forth unknown, forgotten, unexamined and misinterpreted facts. Facts matter. But for Hoddap theories matter (even when incorrectly attributed to others) far more than facts and the open and detailed examination of facts.

Lest one might suppose my objections indicate a hostility towards the sex of the author, I must say that my objections indicate my continued acceptance that the university has devolved into a faith-based Marxist training center devoted to perpetuation of orthodox dogma and has rejected the mission of objective and fearless pursuit of truth. There are just as many Priests as there are Priestesses in this Orthodox Church of Dialectical Materialism, and not a few believers are critics (albeit confused ones) of feminism who imagine the problem just a matter of gynocentrism, rather than a complex mix of biology, culturally constructed customs and the Neo-Marxist faith (“critical theory,” deconstruction, post-modernist ideations, the “science” of historical inevitability (a pseudoscience)).

The strawman deception goes like this: Feminism shows that it is the female “gender” (sex) that is the oppressed “gender,” but anti-feminists assert that it is the male “gender” that is the oppressed “gender.”

This formula representing anti-feminist thinking may well apply for the small number of critics of feminism who are foolish enough to pretend that modern feminist ideology is not characterized by specious Neo-Marxist beliefs, or who similarly that they can rescue the “progressive”/”social justice”/Hegel-Marx model of reality from gynocentric influences so that their preferred version of “historical inevitability” can be preserved and implemented by social engineering in a progress towards utopia.

The application of the simple binary opposition of oppressor/oppressed to the complex and multivalent materials dealt with in anti-feminist and Men’s Rights discourses is ridiculously simpleminded. But it is, we can be assured, the orthodox approach.

Haddop is not an authentic and serious critic of the Men’s Rights Movement; she is merely just another pedestrian formula-repeater, like so many less-credentialed ones using the same tactic: “Marxsplaining,” if you will.

Such shoddy and and dishonest scholarship just what we should expect from Indoctrinate U. These captured institutions promote not liberal education and free thinking but rather authoritarianism and constant misery based on fake philosophy.

Tenured Priests and Priestesses:
Check your orthodox Neo-Marxist ivory tower privilege, please.

-- Robert St. Estephe, March 21, 2018



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What went wrong with feminism? : A collection of Video Answers

What went wrong with feminism?

Short answer – Lying, chivalry justice, nagging, paranoia, fake history, academic harassment, lying, censorship, rioting, false accusations, irrationality, narcissism, lying, Marxism-mongering, ignoring violence by women, lying, parental alienation, child abuse, brainwashing, drama queening, lying, slut walking, damseling, vandalism, lying, harassment, stalking, double standard, ignoring 900 female serial killers, lying, bomb threats, sadism, larceny, heckler’s veto tactic, misandry, malicious prosecution, falsification of forensic evidence, lying, paternity fraud, infanticide, greed, quotas, bias, war against boys, forced fatherlessness, bureaucracy, entitlement, lying, fake rape culture, fake pay gap statistics, domestic violence by women ignored, male suicide epidemic, authoritarianism, lying, bureaucratic corruption, due process abridgment, hypergamy, gynocentrism, pathological chivalry, male disposability, female empathy gap, underfunding prostate culture, ignoring male genital mutilation, anti-family indoctrination, Mattress Girl’s false accusation “art.”


Long answer – It will take time to unlearn fallacies and fake history and learn the facts. Here is a good way to start:

FAVORITE VIDEOS : Containing Facts Banned in the Universities (Here is REAL education … and its free)

Fun intro:

Barbara4u2c (USA) - The 7 Biggest Lies of Feminism (USA) - 18:29

Easy intro:

Christina Hoff Summers (USA, Professor) – The Top Five Feminist Myths of All Time – 5:20


Erin Pizzey (UK, Women’s Rights Activist) – Feminism is a Terrorist Organization - Erin Pizzey on Feminism - 3:27

Karen Straughan (Canada) – Feminism and the Disposable Male - 16:08

Janet Fiamengo (Canada, Professor) – Why I Am An Anti-Feminist - The Fiamengo File, Episode 1 - 11:59

Paul Elam (USA) – The Psychology of Hate – 10:31

Cassie Jaye (USA, Filmmaker) – Meeting The Enemy: A feminist comes to terms with the Men's Rights movement – 14:47

Bettina Arndt (Australia) – Keynote Speech to The International Conference on Men’s Issues, 2017 – 1:13:26

Warren Farrell (USA, PhD. Sociologist) – How Have Gender Issues Changed In The Last 40 Years? – 13:46

Warren Farrell (USA, PhD. Sociologist) – Why Do Men Make More Than Women? -

Tom Golden (USA, therapist) - “The Truth about Male Suicide part one,” Men Are Good! (Tom Golden), YouTube, Jun. 26, 2017, 14:25
“The Truth about Male Suicide part two,” Men Are Good! (Tom Golden), YouTube, Jun. 26, 2017, 13:23

Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) (UK) – Why Do People Hate Feminism? #12 - Feminist Fundamentalists – 33:20

Stefan Molyneaux (& Erin Pizzey) - Feminist Death Threats: The Anti-Equality Revolution - 35:11

Roaming Millenial (USA) - Why I’m Not a Feminist – Women Against Feminism – 6:11 (12/12/2016)

Janet Bloomberg (Judgy Bitch) – 9 July 2016: Conference -), 'How Feminism Infantilizes Women'' – 41:14
Gaad Saad - How to be a Better Man According to Intersectional Feminism – 21:34

Jordan Peterson - Jordan Peterson on Women's Studies (from Joe Rogan Experience #877) – 7:51

Milo - Milo Yiannopoulos Hates Feminism – 13:50

Miranda Devine - Feminism’s Final Salvo – ICMI '17 – 45:33

Suzanne Venker – "Feminism is the WORST thing to happen to women" (NPR interview) – 12:31

Funny as All Get Out:

ShoeOnHead - i need feminism because compliments – 11:16



Sunday, March 18, 2018

The 7 Biggest Lies of Feminism – Barbara4u2c

Here comes the other Slovenian fox. (Yes, I am indeed a wild and crazy guy). Barbara sarcastic, fun, witty courageous, honest and SMART. She calls her Patreon supporters “Barbarians.” What’d I tell you, this Slovenian fox is way witty.

Barbara: “The most extensive video on feminism I've ever done. This included numerous days of research, reading and writing. So here it finally is.”

This 18 ½ minute video is a good introduction to the truth about the ideology that everybody has been indoctrinated with, starting Kindergarten (or before).

Her vlog notes are very extensive. Use them and see the light.

The 7 Biggest Lies of Feminism - (18:29) - Nov. 9, 2017 - Barbara4u2c



Saturday, March 3, 2018

Read This Book and Promote It (Period!) – The Boy Crisis, by Warren Farrell & John Gray

The Boy Crisis is the most important book of the 21st century. . . . If you care about the very survival of humankind, you must read this book.” — Jed Diamond, PhD, author of The Irritable Male Syndrome



The Boy Crisis brilliantly explores the challenges facing our sons—and everyone. The sections on ADHD, the role of mothering and fathering, and developing boys’ health intelligence are priceless and life-changing.” — Suzanne Somers

“Drs. Farrell and Gray frighten and enlighten us in their brilliant analysis, insights, wisdom, and practical solutions to The Boy Crisis . . . essential reading for every parent, teacher, and policy-maker.” — Philip Zimbardo, PhD, former president of the American Psychological Association and Stanford University professor

“It would be impossible to read this book and not become a better parent, teacher, or thought leader.” — Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“What The Feminine Mystique did for girls and women, The Boy Crisis does for boys and men. An eloquently written, compelling tour de force, The Boy Crisis presents a long overdue vision of boys’ self-worth, sense of purpose, and idea of heroism that will leave our boys happier, healthier, and better prepared to sustain love.” — Dr. Richard A. Warshak, author of Divorce Poison

“A must-read for anyone who cares about our boys, our schools, our culture, and the future of our country.” — Helen Smith, PhD, author of Men on Strike 

“Arresting, alarming, and impeccably researched, The Boy Crisis is a must-read for every parent, educator, and policymaker who cares about the future of boys and girls.” — Michael G. Thompson, PhD, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Raising Cain

“Original, thoughtful, and filled with gems of practical wisdom to understand and support the future of boys.” — Jack Canfield, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series 

“As an activist in the women’s movement, I’m proud of expanding life choices for our daughters. But no one did the same for our sons—until now. Dr. Warren Farrell shines his searchlight on the ‘boy problem with no name’ in this totally absorbing, astonishing, and masterful book. Best of all, he offers parents and educators straightforward solutions with a heart full of compassion.” — Gail Sheehy, author of Passages and Understanding Men’s Passages

The Boy Crisis is a groundbreaking and exhaustively researched book about one of the most vital and disastrous yet underreported topics in America by one of the most thoughtful writers of our time. As the wife of a dad-deprived man, and the mother of a dad-enriched son, I can personally vouch for its deep significance.” — Suzanne Venker, Fox News contributor and author of The War on Men

"The Boy Crisis will deepen your awareness and help you guide your son through the many dilemmas and ordeals that attend the journey from boyhood to manhood. Profoundly helpful." — Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly and Prodigal Father, Wayward Son 



Thursday, February 15, 2018

1912: “A Man Is Killed By A Woman Every Day!” - Petticoats Confer Immunity

FULL TEXT from October 6, 1912:

Increase of Homicides by Women. Especially in West and South. Accompanied by Growing Unwillingness of Juries to Convict Female Offenders – Petticoats Confer Immunity – Men Usually Victims – Prominent Attorney Analyzes Stagecraft by Which Women

Some future historian of the feminist revolution will attempt to explain why the rise of woman towards equal suffrage and economic independence was concomitant, in the first part of the twentieth century, with a remarkable crescendo of feminine crime, particularly murder; and will trace the curious process by which the human savage, who more than any other mammal held his females in abject servility, became gradually so uxorious that he not only failed to avenge homicidal rebellions effected against his own sex by his former underlings, but, through the voice of his juries, even pardoned and justified them in their crimes.

The murder of men by women, is proved by criminal records to be steadily on the increase, especially in the South and West; and this deplorable phenomenon accompanies, and is no doubt partly due to, a waxing unwillingness on the part of men to convict any woman of a capital offense. The defendant may be ignorant, homely and and depraved; she may be in all respects inferior to the average man and even to criminal man; her guilt of a cowardly and revolting crime may be obvious to every impartial mind; but her petticoats hedge her about with a mysterious divinity which practically assures her of immunity. It is declared that on an average a man is slain by a woman every day in the United States, and that scarcely one conviction occurs in 50 such cases.

The historian will point out that, while women were on every hand asserting their equality with men in nearly every field, those accused of crime instantly betook themselves for defense to the ancient fortress of the sex – male pity aroused by woman’s weakness; and that the defendants hastened to emphasize their pose of hopelessness with every means afforded by dress, falsehood and tears.

The annalist will relate that dexterous lawyers her husband to death: Women are spiteful. They would show no mercy to a woman. They would take pleasure in convicting me.

Mrs. Louise Lindloff, indicted for seven deaths by poison: I want justice and woman have been pretty successful to getting justice from juries composed of men. I want no women to sit on the jury that tries me.

Lulu Blackwell, charged with killing Charles Vaughn: It would be foolish to consent to have a jury of women try me. I want a man’s jury to sit on my case.

Margaret McCabe, charged with killing Edward Lee: No women for me. If the State’s Attorney wants women juries, that is reason enough why I should not want them.

Elizabeth Buchanan, charged with the killing of Josephine Rice: I would never consent to be tried by women.

In a recent interview Attorney Wayman skillfully dissected the mental processes which actuate male jurors holding the fate of women criminals in their hands. His text was the case of Mrs. Minnie Bernstein of Chicago, who was accused of murdering her sleeping husband, and against whom, according to Wayman, the evidence was so clear that, “had a man been the defendant, he would have been convicted by any jury in the world.” Nevertheless, Mrs. Bernstein was acquitted, the jury declaring she was insane when she killed her husband.

“In acquitting Mrs. Bernstein,” said the attorney, “the jury gave a typical illustration of the attitudes of American juries towards women charged with murder. Mrs. Bernstein is not pretty, yet in her widow’s weeds there was much in her appearance that would appeal to any man of susceptible nature and tender heart.

“She, like all women, was a sufficiently clever actress to make the most of her looks and the dramatic possibilities of her situation. With her pallid face and dark eyes she looked wistful, helpless and appealing. At times she wept into a dainty lace handkerchief – this is a fetching trick o’ women defendants – and again she bowed her head upon her arms while her shoulders shook with sobs.

“The ordinary man such as the juror is feels sure that this woman who looks so much like the woman who looks so much like the women of his own family must have been abused and hounded and driven insane by the cruelty of the man she killed. So in almost all cases the juror, unsophisticated in the subtle psychology of the woman criminal, has made up his mind long before he retires to the jury room that the woman on trial committed her crime during some violent brainstorm that rendered her irresponsible.

“There is but one remedy. That is, to give women the right to serve on juries.

“Only a woman can understand a woman. Only a woman can can be uninfluenced by sentiment. Only a woman would punish a woman guilty of murder. Only a woman could construe the law impartially where a woman is concerned. A jury of women would look upon a woman criminal with cold, sexless, unsentimental eyes and return a verdict in accordance with the merits of the case.”

Wayman pointed out that in the last nine years in Chicago 38 women charged with murder, 20 of whom were accused of killing men, were acquitted. During the same period only seven women arraigned for killing men were found guilty. Wayman declared that if men had been accused they would have been hanged in nearly every instance.

Mrs. Rene B. Morrow, a poetess and writer, was acquitted only a few weeks ago of the murder of her husband, who was found dead on the back porch of their home in the fashionable Hyde  Park district, Chicago, with two bullets in his body.The State showed that they were estranged and had been heard in violent quarrel on the night of Morrow’s death.

While Mrs. Dora McDonald and Webster Guerin, with whom she was engaged in a Hason [sic], were alone in a Chicago office, Guerin was shot and instantly killed. The defense was that he shot himself while in a scuffle with the woman for possession of a pistol. She was acquitted.

Lucille McLeod, a girl still in her teens, and William Nieman Jr. were found in a Chicago hotel, the man dying and the girl severely wounded. She recovered, was tried for murder, and asserted that the shooting was done by Nieman. She was acquitted.

Mrs. Minnie, a trained nurse, was arraigned for the murder of her husband, who was asphyxiated by gas flowing from a range in a room adjoining that in which he slept. He had insurance of several thousands of dollars on his life. A jury found that his death was due to murder, but acquitted his widow.

Mrs. Jane Quinn was arraigned a few weeks ago on a charge of killing her husband, who was shot as he lay asleep in bed. Two former husbands, heaving insured, had died under mysterious circumstances. Mrs. Quinn said her husband had been killed by a burglar, and was acquitted.

Mr. Louise Vermilya, charged with murdering nine persons with poison, was arraigned for the death of Arthur Bisonette. The arraignment resulted in a disagreement of the jury. She is to be tried a second time for the murder of Richard T. Smith.

One of the most theatrical trials in St. Louis was that of Mrs. Dora Doxey, accused of poisoning William J. Erder, whom she was charged with having married bigamously and whose insurance she collected. Despite a formidable array of circumstantial evidence she was acquitted.

Mrs. Clara Murray of St. Louis, charged with killing her husband, pleaded that she did not know the rifle she pointed at him was loaded, and that, anyhow, he had treated her cruelly. She was acquitted in February.

Mrs. Alma James was tried in St. Louis last March for shooting her husband, Leo James, as he lay asleep in their flat. The jurors, who significantly bound themselves not to discuss for publication the manner in which they reached a decision, reported the following double-barreled verdict:

“We, the jury, find the defendant not guilty on the ground that she was insane at the time she committed the offense as charged in the indictment, and she has at this time entirely and completely recovered from such insanity.”

Mrs. Moses Felton of Mexico, Mo., who shot her husband while he lay asleep, was exonerated by a Coroner’s jury on her plea of self-defense.

Mrs. Lucy Matheson of Fort Worth, Tex., traced her husband to the house of a negress and killed him. A jury freed her in 10 minutes.

Mrs. Assunta Mollicone was not brought to trial in Denver for killing her husband after she told the Prosecuting Attorney Mollicone had misused her and that she shot in self-defense.

Mrs. Frances O’Shaughnessy shot her husband in New York “to save his soul” and was freed on the the ground that she was insane.

Mrs. Laura Stannard of Ontonogan, Mich., was acquitted by a jury of the murder of her husband, who died from poison administered in a drink cure.

Mrs. Sudall shot her husband in the back and was acquitted of murder by a San Francisco jury.

A plea of self-defense acquitted Mrs. Eleanor Valentine of Denver, who shot her husband.

Mrs. Maude Lee Allen of  Sherman, Tex., shot her husband five times. Arrested for murder, she worked on the sympathies of a grand jury with a plea of self-defense until the jurors voted “no bill” and took up a collection of $12 for her among themselves.

Only a month ago the spectators in a court at Harrodsburg, Ky., applauded for 30 minutes when the Judge dismissed Mrs. Dora Russell on a charge of murdering her husband. She testified that she met Russell at the door and on declaring he would killer and the children, whipped a revolver from behind her back and shot him four times.

Mrs. Lizzie Brooks of Fort Worth killed Mrs. Mary Binford, with whom Brooks was said to have been intimate. At her trial, after resisting how her home had been shattered, Mrs. Brooks’ attorney closed his argument to the jury by singing “Home, Sweet Home.” The defendant was instantly acquitted.

Other women charged with murdering men and acquitted in recent years include Mrs. Gertrude G. Patterson, Estelle Stout, Mrs. Antoinette Tolla, the Baroness de Mansey, Florence Burns, Nan Patterson, Josephine Terranova and Mrs. Annie Birdsong.

[“A Man Is Killed By A Woman Every Day!” St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Mo.), Oct. 6, 1912, Sunday Magazine, p. 3]














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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Real Life Female Serial Killers in Contemporary Theater

Some these plays (Maison des Reves, Ambition), the perspective is standard oppressor/oppressed class struggle feminism, employing orthodox “social construction” dogma to invent rationalizations for behavior. Thus farm owner Belle Gunness falls under the gender theory claim that women were not property owners until recent times [Youtube synopsis of Ambition] and that motives are necessarily retaliatory.

Other writers take an open and exploratory avoid dogma, such as Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers, which was inspired by the superb 2017 Peter Vronsky book on Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters.


1999 – Wuornos; opera; Composer: Carla Lucero; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Ca., Jul. 1999; Florida, Oct. 2012.

Case: Alieen Wuornos (USA)

2002 – Self Defense: Deaths of Some Salesmen; Playwright: Carson Kreitzer; Studio 115, NYC; Mar 25-Jun. 15, 2002; New Georges and Reverie Productions; 7 acts, 95 min.

Case: Alieen Wuornos (USA)

2013 – Maison des Reves, Playwright-performer: Talie Melnyk; solo stage performance; Feb. 2013; Dir: Gretchen Cryer; Frigid Festival, Red Room, New York, NY.

“Maison des Reves is based on the true story of Alexe Popova who in 1909 Samara, Russia confessed to killing over 300 men, all known for abusing their wives and children.  Through 7 characters and a narrator, I tell the story of this female serial killer who was the champion of women in her community.”
[Byrne Harrison, FRIGID New York Interview - Talie Melnyk of "Maison des Reves", Feb. 24, 2013]
2013 – Pipás Pista; Playwright: Pozgai Zsolt; National Theater of Szeged, Hungary; 2013 (revived annually); Dir: Frigyes Kovács, Csaba Csaba Varga.

Case: Victoria Rieger (Hungary)

2014 – Blood Countess; Playwright: Keleen Conway Blanchard; Annex Theatre, Seattle, Wa., Oct. 24-Nov. 22, 2014.

2015 – The Execution of Mrs. Cotton; Playwright: Sara Fellini; Standard ToyKraft, Brooklyn, Nov. 8, 2015; IRT, New York, NY, Jul. 17?-31, 2016.

Case: Mary Ann Cotton (England)

2016 – Ambition: The Female American Serial Killer Musical; Playwright: Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin; soundtrack CD, 11 songs, rel: Nov. 5, 2016; Workshop: Dixon Place, New York, NY, Jan. 22, 2016; Fringe, Ars Nova ANT Fest, NY, Jun. 13, 2016; Fringe Planet Connections Theater Festival 2016.

“Ambition is an in-development musical about female American serial killers Nannie Doss, Jane Toppan & Belle Gunness, who claimed that their societal value (their inability to own property, miscarriages caused by vindictive strangers, or their non-resemblance to the heroines in romance novels) somehow led them to a path of violence. This song cycle focuses on how structures of oppression aimed at stabilizing the status quo can erupt into disorder born out of repression—and don’t forget, there’s singing!” [Kaela Garvin, YouTube, Jan. 21, 2016]

2016 – Skin Deep, Playwright: Attila Theatre; Pentahotel, Reading, England, Reading Fringe Festival, Jul. 22, 2016.

Case: Elizabeth Bathory (Hungary)

2017 – Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers; Songs by Molly Rice; cabaret genre, Real/Time Interventions, Aftershock Theater, Lawrenceville/Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 25-Nov. 11, 2017; singer/actor Milia Ayache; Dir: Rusty Thelin; Inspired by Female Serial Killers book, by Peter Vronsky.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Youthful Borgias: Girls Who Murder – The Forgotten “Lizzie Bordens”

“Youthful Borgia, “Young Borgia” were common terms used in the nineteenth century to describe girls who committed or attempted to commit murder.

The vast majority of the cases listed here have failed to attract the interest of criminologists, forensic psychology experts and “gender” studies professors. Those “experts,” like Prof. Michael Kimmel, purveyor of Cultural Marxism-derived theories condemning large swaths of male sex as pathologically violent, those of them not properly feminized (particularly “white” gentile ones), have neither knowledge nor place in their fallacious ideology for such cases as those cited here.

Kimmel asserts: “Seldom do the news reports note that virtually all the violence in the world today is committed by men. Imagine, though, if the phalanxes of violence were composed entirely of women. Would that not be the story, the only issue to be explained? Would not a gender analysis occupy the center of every single story? The fact that these are men seems so natural as to raise no questions, generate no analysis.” [Michael S. Kimmel, The Gendered Society; Oxford University Press, 2000, p. 243]

Almost all? It is not clear what he means by “almost all” or by “violence.” What we can be sure of is that Kimmel has no familiarity with the large body of evidence of female perpetrated violence – evidence which he and his colleagues, because of rigid ideological bias, bend over backwards to ignore. In the fundamentalist "social constructionist" ideology females who are individual agents capable of violence (that is not caused by socially imposed “gender roles”) are supposed to be nonexistent. This type of mentality is akin to magical thinking (as practiced by children and low IQ adults).

Note: This list is still in progress. Included are cases which are included in the collection “Serial Killer Girls.”


Sample case:

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Of particular interest, of course, are the youngest of the murderesses. Here is a list of those 10 and younger that will be found below:

Age 3 – 1906 – Ziapasa daughter
Age 4 – 1885 – Lizzie Lewis
Age 4 – 1897 – Retta McCabe
Age 6 – 1892 – Bottoms Girl
Age 6 – 1899 – Lizzie Cook
Age 7 – 1887 – Virginia Hudson
Age 7 – 1925 – Alsa Thompson
Age 8 – 1867 – Martin Girl
Age 8 – 2001 – Jummai Hassan
Age 8 – 1900 – Valentine Dilly
Age 9 – 1885 – Mary Cooper
Age 9 – 1884 – Annie Beebles
Age 9 – 1890 – Eleanor O’Neill
Age 9 – 1902 – Anna Peters
Age 9 – 1896 – Hattie Record
Age 9 – 2005 – “East New York girl”
Age 10 –1873 – Sarah Reeves
Age 10 – 1897 – Geneva Arnold
Age 10 – 1886 – Jane Walker
Age 10 – 2010 –  “Sandy Springs girl”
Age 10 – 2012 – Kelli Murphy


Cases in which the murderess falsely accuses a boy of committing the murder she has carried out:
1895 – Anna Bell ("Annabell") – Fairfield County, South Carolina – age 14; tortured a boy (9) to try to get him to falsely confess.
1899 – Carrie Sampson – Tallahassee, Florida, USA – age 13; claimed a “big boy” had committed the murder.
1902 – Nellie Corneilson – Wichita, Kansas – age 11; blamed bother (5) of murdering sister (3).


1838 – Anne-Marie Boeglin – Stetten, Haut Rhin, Alsace, France age 17 – murdered father and two adult brothers in succession.
1844 – Mary Johnson – Lincoln, England – age 12, murdered two brothers at same time using poison. (double murder)
1851 – Rachel Clark – Carlisle, Pennsylvania – “young girl”; poisoned to death "several," crippling one.  (serial killer)
1852 – Catharine B. Bushler – Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, USA – age 12; murdered sister; cut throat with butcher knife. (Mar. 10)
1860 – Constance Emily Kent – Rode (Road in 1860) Wiltshire, England – age 15; murdered half-brother, 4, with razor. (Jun. 29)
1865 – Marie-Françoise Bougaran – Brest & Lesneven, France – age 15; killed 4 children "by forcing them to swallow excrements, and then cutting the veins of the neck with a knife." (serial killer)
1867 – Martin Girl – Cassville, Barry County, South Carolina – age 8; shot brother (4)  deliberately, mangled the body. (Jul. 4)
1867 – Elizabeth Wheeldon – Shirland Delves, near Alfreton, Derby, England – age 17 at time of apprehension; She poisoned two children of her at employer on different occasions so that she would have less work to do. (2 murders on separate occasions)
1868 – Barber Girl – Corning, New York – threw young child on floor, stamped it until almost lifeless, then roasted it to death. (Nov. 25)
1868 – Elizabeth Stang – Chicago, Illinois – age 10; poisoned parents, sister (11), brother (4), all survived through intervention by physician, the brother was near death. (Jan. 19)
1870 – Catharine Hummel – Douglass Township, Pennsylvania – age 14, nurse girl; cut throat of boy (23-mo) with butcher knife. (Jun. 20)
1871 – Mary Brister - Pennington, Pennsylvania, USA – age 13, murdered 3 (or 4) infant step-siblings over period of 2 years.
1871 – Agnes Norman – London, England – age 15; murdered 4 children on different occasions and attempted to murder a fifth; also killed a dog, two cats, six or eight birds (parrots included), and some gold fish. (serial killer)
1872 – Martha Whetstone – St. Louis, Missouri – age 16; murdered four children, including her own sister, in a space of four months. (serial killer)
1873 – Mary Kabal – Winona, Minnesota – age unstated, "little girl"; poisoned a family of 7; all survived. (Apr.)
1874 – Sarah Reeves – Elizabeth, New Jersey – age 10; poisoned a family; all survived. (Jun. 27)
1874 – Henrietta WeibelNew York, NY – age 15; 1 murder & 1 attempt; she stated she had a mania for burning babies and setting fires.
1876 – “La Flèche Serial Killer Girl” – La Flèche, France – age 12; smothered two children on different occasions; removed to the hospital of La Flèche, and there felt impelled by some unnatural force to assassinate the patients. (serial killer)
1878 – Berlin Girl – Berlin, Germany – (age?); a series of various tortures killed baby sister. (circa April)
1878 – Jennie Post – Spring Valley, New Jersey – age 16; murdered an employer, husband of benefactor and attempted to murder female benefactor, who barely survived. (Jun. 17?)
1880 – Agnes Criddle – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – age 14; oxalic acid in coffee, poisoning female employer and two men; all survived. (Aug. 17)
1880 – Eliza Sudds – Ravenna, Ohio – age 15; poisoned female employer, baby (18 mo.), and a nurse; all survived. (Oct. 20)
1881 – Margaret Messenger – Cumberland, England – age 13 at time of first murder, 14 when arrested; murdered two children by drowning. (2 murders on separate occasions)
1883 – Adeline Hamilton – Wilmington, Delaware – age 14; burned the feet of a 1-y-o baby boy  to the bone; died less that 2 weeks later. (injured circa Nov. 28; died Dec. 10)
1884 – Annie Bebles – Tarheel, North Carolina – age 9; beat 5-year-old sister to death with a stick (Jun. 26)
1885 – Mary Cooper – Scottsville, Albermarle Cty., Virginia – age 9; killed boy cousin (7), by hanging him with rope and beating head with shovel. (ca. Mar. 18)
1885 – Lizzie Lewis – Port Jefferson (Long Island), New York – age 4; stabbed sister (6 mo) in the eye and repeatedly slashed her face with a knife. (May 20)
1885 – Rebecca Samuels – Barnesville, S. C. – age 12; soaked child in pot of lye, killing it; a previous crime “of this sort” occurred about 2 years earlier. (2 murders on separate occasions)
1886 – “Marie Schneider” – Berlin, Germany – age 12; robbed 4-year-old girl of earrings and threw her out of a fourth story window, killing her. (Jul. 9)
1886 – Mary & Jennie Green – Frederiksburg, Virginia – age 18, 13?; murdered foster family (man, 65, and his sister) beating them with clubs so as to steal $350. (Jun. 11)
1886 – Jane Walker – Millbrook Township, South Carolina – age 10; administered lye to the child of a near relative, causing death (May)
1887 – Axey Cherry – Allendale, South Carolina – age 11; nurse girl; murdered baby by putting lye in its mouth; sentenced to be hanged; reprieved. (Jul. or earlier)
1887 – Blanche Cook – Baltimore, Md. – age 11; 2 attempts to murder a family, first by poisoning the water, then by turning on gas to asphyxiate the residents. (Jun. 29)
1887 – Minnie Demorse – Manistee, Michigan – age 18; tortured and smothered baby to death; possible attempt to poison a family; multiple arson. (arrested Oct. 11)
1887 – Virginia Hudson – Granville, South Carolina – age 7; hit 1-y-o on head with board and threw it in well, killing the child. (Jul. 23)
1888 – Minnie Kratzenburg – Chicago, Illinois – age 13; attempted to murder family with rat poison. (Sep. 28)
1888 – Mary Sowards – La Porte, Indiana – age 12; poisoned with arsenic her father, who died, and 2 children (siblings) who survived. (Nov.)
1889 – Marie Doiselet – Bar-sur-Aube, France – age 15; smothered to death two children aged 6-months and the other 2 ½ years, a month apart. (2 deaths)
1889 – Flora Rohr – Fayette, Missouri – age 16; shot her boyfriend’s mother to death for objecting to her son’s intention to marry her. (Jan. 19)
1889 – “The Weeks Girl” – Mechanicsville, Alabama – age 17; poisoned 4 younger sisters, two of whom died. (Jan. 21)
1890 – Annie Banks – Clarksburg, West Virginia – 14; poisoned a family with rat poison (all survived?). (Dec.)
1890 – Sadie McMullen – Akron, New York – 17; threw two girls (aged 4 and 6) off bridge; the 4-y-o died. (Oct. 31)
1890 – Mary Metzdorf – Baltimore, Maryland – age 16; murdered 3 with poison “just for fun”; brother (6), mother, another woman. (Aug.) (triple murder)
1890 – Mary Stewart – McKeesport, Pennsylvania – age 16; brother (4) died of poisoning; 3 other family members survived. (Apr. 18)
1891 – Lilly White – Lexington, Kentucky – age 17; poisoned four family members, two of whom died. (Jan. 18)
1892 – Bottoms Girl – Atoka, Kentucky – age 6; murdered sister (18-mo) after planning long in advance; “she mashed the poor little innocent’s finger and toe-nails off with a hatchet” 10 days before bludgeoning the child to death; after apprehension she expressed desire to murder more babies. (serial ideation)
1892 – Millie Brown – Gaffney, South Carolina – age 15; poisoned a girl (10) to death with carbolic acid (ca. Jun. 10); executed at Spartansburg for the murder. (ca. Oct. 8, 1892)
1892 – Mattie Ellis – Barton, Texas – age 11; stabbed 11-y-o boy to death with butcher knife (Jul. 19)
1892 – Ella Holdridge – Tonawanda, New York – age 14; murdered one child and made several other attempts to murder children; she was obsessed with attending funerals, this being her apparent motivation for murder. (serial killer)
1892 – Laura Smith – Easton, Maryland, USA – age 15; poisoned father & brother; the father died. (Jan. 11?)
1893 – Katie Horlscher (16) Mrs. Harriet Ritter  – Philadelphia, Pa.– Age 16; poisoned 5 family members who survived (3 adults; 2 toddlers, 2 and 3) on 4 occasions in same month (Jan. 3-14)
1893 – Ada Urry – Eastney, England – age 14; murdered 5-y-o girl, thrown into well, drowned. (Apr. 30)
1893 – Mary Yusta – Deadwood, South Dakota – 17; shot a young woman to death. (Dec. 17)
1894 – Lizzie Daniels – Scottsdale, Pennsylvania – age 14; shot to death 16-y-o girl with a revolver, bullet to the eye. (Aug. 8)
1894 – “Novgorod Teenage Serial Killer Nurse”Novgorod, Russia – age 14; confessed to murdering 17 babies “because they bothered her, and she disliked the trouble of attending to them.” (serial killer)
1894 – Lou Paris – Henderson County, North Carolina – 16; stabbed young man in heart with a penknife, died. (before Jun.)
1895 – Anna Bell ("Annabell") – Fairfield County, South Carolina – age 14 at time of apprehension; At the age of 11 she murdered a baby. At the age of 14 she murdered and dismembered another then tortured a 6-year-old boy in an effort to force him to confess to the crime she had committed. (2 murders)
1895 – May Pierce – Grand Haven, Michigan – age 13; murdered her mother. (Jul. 8)
1896 – Anna Isaac – Wisacky, South Carolina – age 14; murdered girl (13) cousin by splitting head open with axe. (Nov. 27)
1896 – Lavinia Jones – Suffolk, Virginia – age 13; poisoned family of 6 with rat poison, killing one. (Apr.)
1896 – Hattie Record – Holly Springs, Mississippi – age 9; fatally split open the head of her 2-year-old sister with an axe. (Aug.?)
1896 – Fanny Scovell (“Scofield”) – Oswego, New York – age 13; poisoned two children, killing them. (2 murders on separate occasions)
1896 – Minnie Swanger – Altoona, Pennsylvania – age 13; poisoned 4 with rat poison; one died (Jan. 21)
1896 – Gertrude Taylor – Craig, Missouri – age 13; poisoned parents, brothers, sisters; adult brother died. (Mar. 10)
1897 – Geneva Arnold – Sedalia, Kansas –10; paid $5 by her mother for the deed, she beat baby sister to death. (Mar. 16)
1897 – Retta McCabe – Troy, New York – age 4; beat baby brother to death; assaults other children. (Sep.)
1899 – Nora Barrett – Leipsic, Delaware – age 16; burned 18-months-old boy to death (circa Jun. 20)
1899 – Marie Anderson – Des Moines, Iowa – age 15; poisoned foster parents, who barely survived. (Feb. 9)
1899 – Lizzie Cook – Tuscaloosa, Alabama – age 6; burned to death her brother (2). (Feb. 26)
1899 – Mary Fears – Lagrange, Georgia – Age 13 – killed her sweetheart (Nov. 11)
1899 – Cora Hicks – Durham, North Carolina – age 11; burned baby to death throwing into a fire with hot coals. (Feb. 21)
1899 – Mary Owens – Gloucester, Ohio – age 11; fired musket into a group of children, fatally wounding a boy. (Oct. 31)
1899 – Carrie Sampson – Tallahassee, Florida, USA – age 13, nursemaid; cut boy baby’s ear, and other cuts; on later occasion roasted the child to death. (Aug. 12)
1900 – Laura Humber – Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin – age 12 – using fine broken glass she attempted to murder her parents and 3 sisters; vandalism and torture of animals (May 21?)
1900 – Valentine Dilly – Armentieres, France – age 8; stabbed 2-year-old girl to death; a dozen stabs. (Dec. 3)
1901 – “Mysore Girl” – Mysore, India – age 11; killed 2 small boys after robbing them, pushing them into a well. (Dec. ?)
1901 – Beatrice Farmer – Melbourne, Australia – are 13; poisoned a boy (11), who survived. (Jun. 19)
1902 – Nellie Corneilson – Wichita, Kansas – age 11; cut the throat of 3-year old sister, ear to ear, killing her. (Jan. 1)
1902 – Anna Peters – Staunton, Virginia – 9; threw baby down stairs (2 or 3 times) then struck her on the head with wooden bed slat killing her. (Oct. 20)
1903 – Gertrude Mary Chalmers – Cooktown, Australia – age 14; burned niece (4) to death. (Oct. 27, charged)
1903 – Nellie Kinsley – Corning, N. Y. – age 13; poisoned adoptive parents with rat poison, motive being inheritance; both survived, the woman “will probably be crippled for life.” (Jan. 26, confession)
1904 – Sis Bates – Salisbury, North Carolina – age 12; beat and pushed blind girl (10) into creek, drowning her. (Nov. 11)
1904 – Jeanne Bonnaud – Chatain, Haute Vienne, France – age 18 at time of apprehension; murdered 4 children (including her sister) using various methods; attempted 2 other murders. (serial killer)
1904 – Okato Take – Sasebo, Japan – age 15; planned to murder 4 children as human sacrifices to fulfill a superstitious belief; murdered a boy (4), and attempted to murder two 7-year old girls, all by drowning. (Mar. 4, murder of boy)
1905 – Emilie Bienert – Interbog, Germany – age 13; poisined nun at reformatory school three times, killing her the third time.
1905 – Josephine Carr – Toronto, Canada – age 13; pushed 9-month-old baby face down in shallow water, drowning it; had stolen baby carriage with the infant inside. (May 19)
1905 – Antoinette Seidensticker – Wheaton, Minnesota – age 14; shot lover (19) through the heart, killing him. (May 25)
1906 – Jennie Ruth Burch – Carmel, New York – age 14; nurse girl; poisoned 3-y-o boy, killing him. (Sep. 21)
1906 – Susie Hannon – Concord, North Carolina – age 12; shot to death boy, 18 (Feb. 17)
1906 – Mary Maher – Dunkitt, County Kilkenny, Ireland – age 11; During a three-month period, Mary Maher murdered three sisters (aged 1, 3, 4 ½), attempted to murder another sister, aged 8, and then, a week later, committed suicide. (serial killer)
1906 – Lillian B. Thornman – York, Pennsylvania – age 15; murdered one child by roasting it on a stove; injured and tortured 3 other children. (serial killer)
1906 – Ziapasa daughter – Benwood, West Virginia – age 3; fatally attacked 2-month-old boy with butcher knife, cutting off nose, almost severing arm, multiple stabs in chest. (Apr. 11)
1907 – Ida Schnell – Munich, Germany – age 13; murdered 8 or 9 babies by sticking a hairpin into the skull. (serial killer)
1910 – Catherine Manz - Massilon, Ohio - age 16; poisoned sister (19) with strychnine, jealous of her dresses. (Mar. 17)
1910 – Ebby Shepherd – Newkirk, Oklahoma – age 13; murdered father & uncle by battering heads with axe. (Sep. 16)
1911 – Clementine Barnabet (Bernebet) – Lafayette, Louisiana – age 18; cult priestess who confessed to personally murdering 17 persons and leading many other murders; the killings were human sacrifices and always involved decimation of entire families; she used an axe and mutilated the corpses. (serial killer)
1912 – Ivanova Tamarin – “Kurdio,” or “Kulda,” Estonia (?)  – age 17 at time of apprehension; A mother and her daughter and accomplices she robbed, murdered, mutilated and cannibalized 27 persons. (serial killer)
1913 – Kathleen Oka Simmon – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada – age 13; murdered playmate girl (9) with shovel, pounding her face until it was unrecognizable. (Jul. 21)
1915 – Inez Burk – Noblesville, Indiana – age 16; murdered mother striking with an axe twice and then slashing her with a paring knife; said mother had threatened to kill her. (Jul. 4)
1919 – Frances Sulinski – Brooklyn, New York, N. Y. – age 13; killed 14-month-old baby boy by giving her Lysol; attempted to kill 70-y-o woman by same method. (Aug. 1)
1921 – Ineigo Kaneiko – Kumakura, Japan – age 18 at time of apprehension; presumably 16 or 17 at time of the first murder; with husband, killed with poison 18 people whose lives she had insured in her favor. (serial killer)
1925 – Dorothy Ellingson – San Francisco, California – age 16; shot mother to death. (Jan. 13)
1925 – Alsa Thompson – Los Angeles, California – age 7. (serial killer, or, attempted serial killer)
1926 – Kaethe Hagedorn – Duisberg, Germany – age 18; murdered a boy (9) and a girl (6) out of “mania.”
1928 – Erna Janoschek – Oakland, California – age 17; strangled 1-y-o to death to get revenge on mother. (Jun. 26)
1929 – Avelina Teodoro – San Fernando, Philippines – age 16 – stabbed female schoolmate 37 times, killing her. (Sep.)
1930 – Katherine Riefer – Saarbrucken, Rhenish Prussia – age 12; confessed to the killing of a four-year-old infant, and to inflicting savage injuries on four others.” (serial killer)
1936 – Gladys Dillon – Hamlin, West Virginia – age 14; poisoned 8 family members, though seriously to critically ill, all survived (Feb. 22) 
1954 – Juliet Marion Hulme & Pauline Yvonne Parker – Christschurch, New Zealand – age 15  & age 16; beat to death, with a brick in a stocking, Pauline’s mother. (Jun. 22)
1956 – Patricia Corcoran – Oakland, California – age 12; murdered aunt with an axe and butcher knife. (Oct. 4)
1968 – Mary BellScotswood, Englandage 11; murdered 2 small boys by strangling, seriously injured another, pushing him from an elevation; several attempts to strangle female playmates to death. (serial killer)
1975 – Toby Jackson – Sarasota, Florida – age 15; shot mother to death. (Aug. 22)
1979 – Brenda Spencer – San Diego, California – age 16; shot 11, 2 died (adults). School mass shooting. (Jan. 29)
1980 – Helen Patricia Moore – Claymore, Australia – age 18 when apprehended, first murder when 17; murdered five children aged from one to seven years, and crippled another, aged 2. (serial killer)
1984 – Latasha Speight –  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – age 15; strangled to death a 2-y-o girl (Tansha Collins). (Jun. 16)
1984 – “Santa Ana Babysitter” – Santa Ana, California – age 15; kicked and stomped to death a 7-m-o boy (Matthew Bullard). (Jun. 3)
1985 – Paula Cooper – Gary, Indiana – age 15; stabbed to death a 78-y-o woman, stabbing her 33 times. (May 14)
1988 – Michelle Burks – North Portland, Oregon – age 15; stabbed elderly woman (Neva Vasil) 21 times, killing her. (Jun. 29)
1992 – Sharon Carr – Camberley, Surrey, England – age 12; stabbed 18-year-old girl 29 times, mutilating her private parts. One diary entry read: “If only I could kill you again, I promise I’d make you suffer more this time. … Your terrified screams turn me on.” (Jun. 7)
1992 – Melinda Loveless (16) Mary Laurine (Laurie) Tackett (17), Toni Lawrence (16), Hope A. Rippey (16) – Madison, Indiana – tortured and burned to death a 12-y-o girl. (Jan. 11)
1995 Elizabeth Clark – Tucson, Arizona – age 12; murdered 1-y-o boy, 2 separate “blunt trauma” head injuries. (Mar. 11)
1995 – Victoria Dalton – San Antonio, Texas – age 12; murdered 2-yo girl & 5-m-o boy. (Jan. 16)
2001 – Jummai Hassan – Maiduguri, Nigeria – age 13 at time of apprehension, first murder at age 8; confessed to participating in 51 human sacrifice cult killings using “a powder” to kill them. (serial killer)
2003 – Sarah Johnson – Bellevue, Idaho – age 16; shot parents to death. (Sep. 2)
2004 – “Girl A” / “Nevada Tan” / “Sabebo Slasher” – Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan – 12; slashed classmate (Satomi Mitarai, 11) with a utility knife, killing her. (Jun. 1)
2004 – Courtney Schulhoff – Altamonte Springs, Florida – age 16; bludgeoned to death her father (Feb. 10)
2005 – Holly Sweeney & Stephanie Quesnoy – Lakeview, Oregon – ages 13 & 12; put rat poison in milk of two girls who survived. (Sep. 19)
2005 – “East New York Girl” – East New York, Brooklyn, N. Y. – age 9; stabbed 11-y-o girl (Queen Washington) to death with steak knife. (May 31?)
2005 – “Shizuoka Girl” – Shizuoka, Japan – age 17; poisoned mother multiple times; keeping detailed diary of her suffering.
2005 – Nakisha Waddell & Anastasia Belcher – Wytheville, Virginia – age: each 15 – murdered Wadell’s mother by stabbing her 43 times, the set her corpse on fire. (Jun. 16)
2006 – Jasmine Richardson – Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada – age 12; with boyfriend, stabbed to death parents and brother (8). (Apr. 23)
2009 – Alyssa Bustamante – Cole County, Missouri – age 15; murdered neighbor girl (9), by stabbing, slashing throat and wrists and strangling. (Oct. 21)
2009 – “Sao Paulo Girl”São José do Rio Preto, Brazil – age 17 at time of apprehension; first murder at age 15; confessed to stabbing 30 men to death. (serial killer)
2009 – Lorraine Thorpe – Ipswich, Suffolk, England – age 15; 2 murders. (Aug. 1-9)
2010 – “Sandy Springs girl” – Sandy Springs, Georgia – age 10 (correct age, usually reported as 11); beat to death a 2-year-old girl (Zyda White). (Jan. 18)
2010 – Tasmiyah & Jasmiyah Whitehead – Conyers, Georgia – age 16 (twins); bludgeoned and stabbed mother to death, severing her spine. (Jan. 13)
2011 – “La Perris” (alias) – Medellin, Colombia – age 17 at time of apprehension; assassination for a drug gang; multiple adult deaths presumed; 1 child death; 2 attempts, both with serious injury. (serial killer)
2012 – Tyaisa Jackson – De Kalb, Georgia – age 13; stabbed 2-y-o half-sister to death, stabbed her in heart 7 times and threw body off balcony. (Nov. 19)
2012 – Kelli Murphy – Fairfield, Maine – age 10; murdered baby, 3-months-old. (Jul. 8)
2012 – Shelia Eddy & Rachel Shoaf – Monongalia County, West Va. – each 16 y-o; stabbed 16-y-o female friend to death. (Jul. 6)
2014 – Lisa Borch – Kvissel, Denmark – age 15; inspired by Islamist terrorism, she stabbed mother 20 times with kitchen knife, killing her. (Oct. 8)
2014 – Morgan Geyser & Anissa Weir – Waukesha,Wisconsin – each aged 12 – stabbed girl (12) 19 times with a 5 inch blade, “1 millimeter from certain death,” survived. "The Slender Man stabbing." (May 31)
2014 – Breeze Macha Henke – Detroit, Michigan – age 17; scalded to death a 1-year-old girl. (Aug. 8)
2014 – “Mundelein Girl” – Mundelein, Illinois – age 14; stabbed 11-y-o half-sister (Dora Bettancourt) 39 times, killing her. (Jan. 21)
2014 – “Sasebo Dissection Girl” – Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan – age 15; murdered and dismembered girl classmate. (Jul. 26)
2014 – “Vinod daughter” – Manjalpur, India – age 16 – with boyfriend (Sapan Purane), drugged then stabbed parents (Srihari Vinod, Sneha), to death. (Aug.)
2015 – Destiny Garcia – Brooklyn, New York, N. Y. – age 15 (possible male accomplice, 15); murdered mother (shot multiple times) and mother’s boyfriend (shot and stabbed); lived several days with corpses; bodies found 8 days after the murders. (Dec. 27)
2015 – Misty Kornegay (15) & Sister (11) – White Springs, Florida – shot brother to death (16). (Jan. 12)
2015 – Jamie Silvonek – Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania – age 14 – plotted with boyfriend to murder parents; mother stabbed to death. (Mar. 15)
2015 – “Wickliffe Girl” – Wickliffe, Ohio – age 11; beat girl (2) to death. (Feb. 6)
2017 – Wooodthorpe Teen (15) – Woodthorpe, York, England – allegedly murdered Kate Thorpe (7) – severe slash wounds to neck and chest (Jan. 9)



1885 – Lizzie Lewis – Port Jefferson (Long Island), New York, USA; age 4.

Four-year-old Lizzie had told her mama before that she hated her six-month-old baby sister and that she thought the infant “should be cut up.” One day, when the adults were not around, Lizzie said to her six-year old brother Henry, in her toddle lisp: “Lets till baby, will we?” [sic]. The toddler picked up her papa’s fish-gutting knife and, laughing, clucked to little Henry: “Watch me.” The terror-stricken boy warned his sister, “Don’t hurt her, Lizzie, or she’ll cry.” Then Lizzie plunged the knife into her infant sister’s eye. Henry ran out to get help. Lizzie continued to torture the child, slashing up its face. When the horrified mother arrived the four-year old, proud of her handiwork, announced, “Oh, mamma, dust see baby, all tut up.” [sic]


1892 – Bottoms Girl – Atoka, Kentucky, USA; age 6.

“I've killed the baby, come and get it.” This is what the six-year old daughter had to say for herself after beating her baby sibling’s brains out with a club. It was ten days earlier that she had first attacked the child, “when she mashed the poor little innocent’s finger and toe-nails off with a hatchet.” Following the crime the diminutive killer expressed no regret for her act, but rather was quite open about her homicidal obsession, announcing that she “always intended to kill the baby, and would have done so long ago had she not been watched so closely that she could not.” The witnesses, a fifteen-year-old girl, who discovered the horrible carnage described the girl’s demeanor immediately following the murder as gleeful.


1925 – Alsa Thompson – Los Angeles, California, USA; age 7. She claimed to have murdered her twin baby sisters (with ground glass) and a caretaker (with poison), later retracting these claims. The caretaker’s remains had been cremated and the twin’s bodies were not disinterred. Symptoms preceding the deaths were consistent with the supposed murder method as well as with the death certificate presumptions noted as probable cause of death. Alsa confessed also to several poisonings and other attacks that were corroborated by witnesses.

Long text of Alsa Thompson’s February 4, 1925 confession:

“I poisoned my baby sisters by feeding them ground glass in some breakfast food. They died in a few days after I gave them in the glass. I put ant paste in food that was to be given Miss Nettie Steele of 276 South Avenue Fifty-two because I wanted to see her die. She lived about two weeks. I put acid in the food at the Platts home because I wanted to kill them. I don’t know I did it. I might do it again, some time.”

This is what the little child told the tree questioning men at the psychopathic ward and then she repeated her story later to Chief Dept. Dist.-Atty. Buron Fitts yesterday afternoon. She has told the same story since her arrest by Policewoman Feeley from the Hollywood Police Station two days ago.

Going to the details of the various poisonings which she declares she planned, Alsa told Judge Gates and the doctors that she was unable to state when she first thought of poisoning her little twin sisters, 2 years of age.

“I was while papa was living with mama and we were all in Canada,” Alsa said. “I had two sisters then and they were 2 years old. They were twins. One was named Mildred and the other Muriel. They were pretty little girls and I used to play with them.

“One morning before breakfast I took a little glass jar from the kitchen and smashed it upon the sidewalk in the front of the house. I picked up the little pieces and put them in some corn flakes and milk that mama had fixed for the twins. I watched them eat it and then went out to play.”

“Why didn’t you stay in the house,” asked Judge Gates.

“Well, you see I was afraid that mother find the glass and scold me about it.”

“My sisters died a few days after they were sick, but I could hear them crying. They had a lot of doctors around the house. When they died I cried, too, and everybody else cried. I felt sorry after they were dead.”

“If you felt sorry after your little sisters were dead why did you let them eat the glass?” This question was put by one of the doctors.

“I was sorry after they were dead, but I wasn’t sorry while they were sick. I used to hear them crying and I wasn’t sorry then.

“After we came to Los Angeles I went to live with Mrs. Steele. I didn’t like her daughter because the little next door kept stealing my toys and then Mrs. Steele would scold me. I made up my mind to poison her and so put some ant paste in her food. She got pretty sick and after a while she died. It was after that that they moved me over to Mrs. Platt’s house on on McCadden Place.

“Mrs. Platt has a little girl, Lorraine, and my little Maxine went over there with me. A friend of Mrs. Platts put a radio in the house and he told me never to touch the battery because it was poison. My mother told me once never to play with glass and never to put it in my mouth because if I swallowed any of it I would die. Mrs. Steele told me not to play with the ant paste, because it was poison. That’s how I knew that if I made my sisters eat the glass they would die and that’s why, I put the ant paste in Mrs. Steele’s food.

“Well, I got up late one night and dipped some of the acid out of the battery with a little toy spoon. I put the poison in the can and the next day put some of it in their coffee. I didn’t drink any of the coffee, but everybody else did and they all got sick. I left some of it in the can and the next day put some of it in the coffee. I didn’t drink any of the coffee, but everybody else did and they all got sick. I left some of it in the can and hid it and after a while I fed some of it to Maxine with a spoon. She got pretty sick.

“A couple of nights after the first time I took the acid out of the battery, I got some more and put it on the lamb chops. Everybody got sick again but me, because I didn’t take any of the stuff. After a while I thought that I would cut my little sister’s wrists with a butcher-knife that Mrs. Platts had sharpened, but after I got Maxine into the bathroom and had taken the knife from the drawer, I heard Mrs. Platts coming, so I ran away.

“After I had used the acid for a while I thought of the ant paste and took some of that form a kitchen shelf and spread it around on the food. Everybody got sick again and called a doctor. At last, Mrs. Platts asked me about it, and I told her and then they had me arrested.”

Alsa told her story without much prompting from the judge or the doctors. A few questions by Judge Gates regarding each attempt to poison some one was enough to start the child telling the details of her various plans. She seemed to be clear in all of her details of her various plans. She seemed to be clear in all of her details and even remembered how the victims acted.

“I guess I liked to see them suffer.”

This was about the only explanation for her actions yesterday.

The remarkable part of the child’s grewsome account was the care which she told of taking to hide her operations and then naïve statement that she told Mrs. Platts “because she asked me about it.

Pressed for a reason for her actions Alsa could give none for the poisoning of her twin sisters except that she “liked to see them suffer.” Miss Steele died, she stated, because she “was cross with me.” The attempted poisoning of the Platts family was not explained. “Mrs. Platts was always good to me,” the child said.

[Excerpted from: “Alsa Calm In Confession – Shows No Fear or Remorse in Monstrous Tale of Death Plot Against Twin Sisters,” The Los Angeles Times (Ca.), Feb. 5, 1925, p. 5]


1867 – Martin Girl – Cassville, Barry County, South Carolina, USA; age 8.

She said she killed her brother “because he pulled her flowers and declared “if the other children pulled any more of them, she would shoot them too.”


1884 – Annie Bebles – Tarheel, North Carolina – age 9.

“A 9-year-old girl named Annie Bebies murdered her 5-year-old sister at Tarheel, in Bladen County, to-night. After beating her victim to death with a stick, the young murderer threw the body into a creek near the scene of the crime. The reason for committing the fiendish act was that the murdered girl ate the food given to her. The girl said she had to work for her living and her sister ought to do the same.”


1887 – Axey Cherry – Allendale, South Carolina – age 11.

11-year old Azey Cherry was employed by the Williams family of Barnwell, South Carolina, to help with house work, but “poked around the house and attended to her duties in so negligent a manner that she had to be constantly scolded. After a scolding one day she was overheard muttering to herself that she was not going to bother with that baby much more. A few days after this, concentrated lye was used in scouring the floor, and when Mrs. Williams left the room for a few minutes she told Axey that the lye was poisonous and that she must not touch it. On her return, Mrs. Williams was horrified to find her baby’s mouth full of concentrated lye. Axey ran out of the house saying as she left:

‘I don’t reckon I’ll have to nurse that baby much longer now.’”

The baby died.

1968 – Mary BellScotswood, England; age 11.

Mary Bell committed two strangling murders, seriously injured another chiold by pushing him off an elevation and was interrupted multiple times in the midst of strangling other children.

“I like hurting people.”

“Brian Howe had no mother, so he won’t be missed.”

“If I was a judge and I had an eleven-year-old who’d done this, I’d give her eighteen months. Murder isn’t that bad, we all die sometime anyway.”

Norma, Mary's 13-year-old best friend, who took part in the second murder, stated that Mary told her: “I squeezed his neck and pushed up his lungs that’s how you kill them. Keep your nose dry and don’t tell anybody.”

“Oh, I know he’s dead, I wanted to see him in his coffin,” Mary said to the mother of the child she murdered.


• 1886 – “Marie Schneider” – Berlin, Germany – age 12; robbed 4-year-old girl of earrings and threw her out of a fourth story window, killing her. (Jul. 9)

EXCERPT FROM CONFESSION: “I left little Margarete on the stairs, and there I found her again. From the yard I saw that the second-floor window was half open. I went with her up the stairs to the second floor to take away the ear-rings, and then to throw her out of the window. I wanted to kill her, because I was afraid that she would betray me. She could not talk very well, but she could point to me; and if it came out, my mother would have beaten me. I went with her to the window, opened it wide, and set her on the ledge. Then I heard some one coming down. I quickly put the child on the ground and shut the window. The man went by without noticing us. Then I opened the window and put the child on the ledge, with her feet hanging out, and her face turned away from me. I did that because I did not want to look in her face, and because I could push her easier. I pulled the ear-rings out. Grete began to cry because I hurt her. When I threatened to throw her out of the window she became quiet. I took the ear-rings and put them in my pocket. Then I gave the child a shove, and heard her strike the lamp and then the pavement. Then I quickly ran downstairs to go on the errand my mother had sent me. I knew that I should kill the child. I did not reflect that little Grete’s parents would be sorry. It did not hurt me; I was not sorry; I was not sorry all the time I was in prison; I am not sorry now.”

• 1956 – Patricia Corcoran – Oakland, California – age 12; murdered aunt with an axe and butcher knife. (Oct. 4)

The girl, Patricia Corcoran, told police she also intended to kill her uncle but added:
“When I saw him I just couldn’t do it.”
In confessing the murder of her aunt, Mrs. Lavern Bruce, 44, Patricia said:
“I murdered her. I must be crazy.”

[“12-Year-Old Tells Police How She Killed Aunt,” Corsicana Daily Sun (Tx.), Oct. 5, 1956, p. 1]
2006 – Jasmine Richardson – Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada – age 12; with boyfriend, stabbed to death parents and brother (8). (Apr. 23)

“I have this plan. It begins with me killing them and ends with me living with you.”

“[I]t was Richardson, who, after hearing her eight year old brother plead, “I’m scared. I’m too young to die,” plunged a knife into his chest. The boyfriend followed that by cutting the boy’s throat. The couple murdered her parents in another room of the house. [Paul Elam, “Murderess Jasmine Richardson attends Mount Royal University,” A Voice for Men, Sep. 14, 2011]

2014 – Morgan Geyser & Anissa Weir – Waukesha,Wisconsin – each aged 12 – stabbed girl (12) 19 times with a 5 inch blade, “1 millimeter from certain death,” survived; “The Slender Man Stabbing.” (May 31)

Morgan Geyser (12): “People that trust you are very gullible.” “It was weird that I didn’t feel remorse.”

Anissa Weir (12): “The bad part of me wanted her to die; the good part of me wanted her to live.”


1881 – Margaret Messenger – Cumberland, England – age 13 at time of first murder, 14 when arrested.

14-year-old Margaret Messenger laid an infant face downward in a boggy place, placed a stone upon its head, and so suffocated it.  She even confessed later on that she had herself killed the baby alone and unaided. At the time of committing the crime she was only 13, and had but just attained her 14th year when brought to trial. She also confessed that she had murdered another child of the same family – the little boy who was drowned in the well a short time before – having purposely thrown him in, The idea occurred to her, to quote her own words, as she was chopping sticks in the yard and she took him to the well and drowned him. [edited from linked source]

“The idea occurred to her,” to quote her own words, “as she was chopping sticks in the yard and she took him to the well and drowned him.”

1903 – Nellie Kinsley – Corning, New York, USA; age 13.

Nellie was adopted by the Kinsleys of Corning, New York at the age of two. When she was thirteen the child cooked up a scheme to get rich quick. But she had a big mouth and got caught.

“Do you know how to get money and houses and everything you want?” she asked her playmates while her parents were ill. “When your father and mother are dead all they own will belong to you. I found that out a little while ago, and I took some of the rat poison papa got to kill the rats with and put it in the supper I cooked. I did not eat the supper, but papa and mamma did and then they got sick, if they die I will have money.”

Both victims survived the murder attempt, but the step-mother was injured by the poisoning so badly that she was thought to have been probably crippled for life.

1905 – Josephine Carr – Toronto, Canada – age 13.

Josephine Carr was in the habit of stealing baby carriages. One day she ran off with one containing a baby. Not sure what to do about it she deciding that murdering the infant would solve everything. She got caught. She told one story about throwing the child off a bridge.

“Then I got frightened,” she said. “I was afraid papa would be mad, so I threw it over the embankment.”

But the autopsy showed that it was probable than Nellie took the child and pushed its face into the mud drowning it in shallow water.

1919 – Frances Sulinski – Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA; 13.

“I waited my chance. Thursday afternoon Mrs Kramer went out into the yard to fix some clothes. A moment before she had been in the kitchen, where the nurse and I were, and had told us she was going to the market with some eggs. I thought she had gone. I went upstairs. The child. Solomon – oh, yes; I loved him – was asleep. I waked him up. I took down the bottle of lysol. I said to the little fellow. “Here! Take some cough medicine.’ Then I poured it in his mouth. When he screamed I became frightened am! knew I had done wrong. I ran out of the room. But as I ran out I met Mrs. Kramer who had heard the child cry. She ran in and returned a moment later declaring the child had been poisoned. It was my idea that it would appear that the boy got the poison by mistake Then the nurse would have been blamed. When I saw that this might not work I poured some of the lysol in the teapot. You know they have a habit in thjat house of making tea and letting it stand and then adding hot water to the strong tea.”


1870 – Catharine Hummel – Douglass Township, Pennsylvania – age 14.

After murdering baby Frances, only a few months old, Catherine Hummell, the nurse girl charged wity caring for the infant, ran out of the house to where her victims’ parents were working and announced that “Francis has the knife in his hand, he cut himself and will die.”

What was sone to the baby: “Dr. Rhoads made a post mortem examination of the body and found the throat cut from ear to ear. The wind pipe was divided completely, the right carotid artery and jugular veins were also cut, and death must have occurred almost immediately from hemorrhage. The knife used was a common butcher knife with a thick blade and extremely dull, so that the girl must have used considerable force in accomplishing the monstrous crime.”

1892 – Ella Holdridge – Tonawanda, New York, USA; age 14.

Ella Holdrige observed, concerning a poackage of rat poison she was considering put to use that: “If it killed rats and mice it would kill children.” Ella seems to have succeeded in only one of the several murders she attempted. Her motive was a bit unusual. For, you see, little Ella got her kicks from the pomp and drama of funerals. She was, one might say, addicted to them.

“The frightful death of Louisa Stormer, and the severe illness of five or six other children of Tonawanda, has brought to light the fact that 14-year-old Ella Holdridge is a murderess. Her frightful crime is the result of a morbid desire to see death scenes enacted. She was attended every funeral that has occurred in the neighborhood for several years past. Funerals have been infrequent hereabouts lately. Ella, it seems, took upon herself the duty of supplying subjects. She administered rat poison to several pupils of Father Baker’s institution at Limestone Hill. They suffered frightfully while she stood by and coolly awaited the coming of death. The helpless little ones ran shrieking from her presence. Medical aid was summoned and her lives were saved.”

Of Louisa Stormer, the girl she did succeed in murdering with rat poison, Ella Holdridge said, “made the prettiest corpse ever put under New York soil.” “Yes, she’s dead. Poor Louisa! But she looked awful pretty, and her funeral was awful nice.”

1894 – “Novgorod Teenage Serial Killer Nurse”Novgorod, Russia; age 14.

She confessed to murdering 17 babies “because they bothered her, and she disliked the trouble of attending to them.”

A newspaper report: “A terrible confession has been made by a 14-year-old nurse girl at Novgorod, in Russia, one revealing quite a phenomenal and cold-blooded development of a passion to murder on the part of a mere child. The girl was arrested on suspicion of having caused the death of a baby she was nursing, and confessed to the police that she had killed seventeen children, “because they bothered her, and she disliked the trouble of attending to them.” The murders were carried out with great cunning, the girl not exciting the least suspicion, until the death occurred for which she was arrested, although her path from house to house was marked by the hand of death, and infant after infant placed in her charged sickened and died.”

1906 – Jennie Ruth Burch – Carmel, New York – age 14; nurse girl; poisoned 3-y-o boy, killing him. (Sep. 21)

Jennie Ruth Burch, 14-year-old,  poisoned 3-year-old Wilbur Winship, killing him.

Excerpt from Jennie’s confession:

Then I carried out my plan. I poured some strychnine from the bottle upon the cotton. The bottle I threw on the ground, covering it with some grass and dead leaves. With the cotton in my hand I started for the house. On the way there Wilbur ran out to meet me. He pointed to the big red peach in my hand, and walked with me to the house, trying with his little hand to pry the peach out of my strong one. We went into the house I found Mrs. Winship sitting at a table, reading. She looked at me coldly and dropped her eyes upon her book without a word.

“Wilbur wants some of the peach. May I give him some of it?” I asked

“Yes,” she said, “if it is ripe.”

My chance had come. Wilbur followed me to the table, and I went and sat down directly opposite his mother peeled the peach in plain sight of Mrs Winship. She didn’t notice us. I stopped for a minute after I had peeled the peach and looked at her. I quickly lifted up the tablecloth. The cotton was damp and dark with the iodine. I was afraid Mrs. Winship should smell it, but she bent her head over her book. Holding the tablecloth up a little, so that Mrs Winship could not see if she turned round suddenly, I rubbed the iodine and strychnine sprinkled cotton on the peach. I handed Wilbur a piece of it and ate the rest myself.

I watched him eat every morsel of it. Then I put him into his little rocking chair and left the room. Going to the kitchen stove I threw the cotton into it and watched it out. I hurried out on the porch and threw the peach pit into the high grass in the yard.

Almost as soon as I went back the baby was then sick. He twisted his poor little body and cried as though he was in terrible pain. I almost cried, too, but at that Winship telephoned for the doctor and put us both to bed. I lay there and waited and waited. I wanted to hear that the baby had gone. In a little while I heard his screams and I twisted the bedclothes and cried because he was in agony. The screams stopped, and the doctor, coming to my door, said. “Wilber is dead.”


1874 – Henrietta WeibelNew York, N. Y., USA – age 15 (13?) at time of apprehension. (1 death & 1 attempt)

Fifteen-year-old Henrietta Weibel murdered one baby by burning it to death and attempted to repeat the scenario with another infant victim. She stated she had a mania for setting fires and burning babies.

An interview with a newspaper reporter resulted in the following revelations:
“Henrietta,” queried the writer, “is it true that you tried to burn a baby at West Farms?”
“Yes, sir,” was the prompt and apparently ingenious reply.
“What could have prompted you to attempt such a wicked deed?”
“I don’t know, sir; something told me to do it.”
“Would you not have been sorry had you succeeded in killing the child?”
“No, sir, I don’t know that I would.”
“Then you don’t seem to like babies?”
“No, sir.”
“Was that the first time you ever tried to burn a child?”
“No, sir. When I was living with Mrs. Kinney, at Tarrytown, I had a mind to set fire to the baby, but I didn’t do it.”

1906 – Lillian B. Thornman – York, Pennsylvania, USA; age 15.

A news report: “Lillian B. Thorman, a thirteen-year-old girl, today fatally burned the three-year-old child of Robert Dorsey of this city.

“The girl, who was employed to do light work around the house literally fried the child was writhing and screaming in its agony an aunt entered the room and rescued it, but the child had been roasted from head to foot and cannot live.

“The servant girl in jail tonight confessed that she had fatally burned three other children in a similar manner, giving their parents the impression that they had fallen on the stove accidentally while climbing to reach something.

“With a mania for burning children when they are bad, because, as she says, “I am a devil and will burn them,” Lillian Thornman, a 13-year-old colored girl, knocked upon a red hot stove a two-year-old daughter of Robert Dorsey, also colored, and for several seconds calmly watched her struggle to get off the stove and away from the boiler of hot water, which was poured over her body as she alighted on the stove. Another girl then ran in from the yard and saved the child from further injury. This was the Thornman girl’s third victim. A year ago she set Esther Louise Harris, aged three years, on a red hot stove and hold her fast until she made the statement that she was a devil.”

With a mania for burning children when they are bad, because, as she says, “I am a devil and will burn them.” “I did it because I have the devil in me.”

1954 – Juliet Marion Hulme &Pauline Yvonne Parker – Christschurch, New Zealand; ages 15, 16.

Diary entries:

Entry 20/6 was: — “Afterward we discussed our plans for murdering mother and made them clear, but peculiarly enough I have no qualms of conscience — or is it peculiar.”
The last entry, dated 21/6 was: — “Deborah rang and we discussed a brick in a stocking, instead of a sandbag. Mother has fallen in with the plans beautifully. Feel quite keyed up.”
Entry 22/6 (date of alleged murder) was: — “I felt very excited last night and sort of nightbeforeChristmassy, but I did not have pleasant dreams.”

2009 – Alyssa Bustamante – Cole County, Missouri – age 15; murdered neighbor girl (9), by stabbing, slashing throat and wrists and strangling. (Oct. 21)

‘I just f***ing killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they’re dead. I don’t know how to feel atm [at the moment]. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the "ohmygawd I can’t do this" feeling, it’s pretty enjoyable. I’m kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church’

• 2014 – “Sasebo Dissection Girl” – Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan – age 15; murdered and dismembered girl classmate (Jul. 26)

“I wanted to kill someone. I bought tools by myself.”

“I told her [the victim] that I wanted to see her and asked her to come. I came home with her so I could kill her.”

• 2014 – Lisa Borch – Kvissel, Denmark – age 15; inspired by Islamist terrorism, she stabbed mother 20 times with kitchen knife, killing her (Oct. 8)

“I heard my mother scream and I looked out the window and saw a white man running away. Please come here, there is blood everywhere.” (the murderess’s report to the police).


1890 – Mary Metzdorf – Baltimore, Maryland, USA; age 16.

“Mary Metzdorf confessed this morning to having poisoned Miss Louise Broadwaters, her little brother James, and her mother, Catharine. She said she put arsenic in the coffee ‘just for fun.’ Though not quite 17 years old, she bears herself like a hardened criminal. Miss Broadwaters died almost immediately after drinking the coffee, and James, her 6-year-old brother, expired last night. Mrs. Broadwaters, the third victim, is still in a critical condition. It is now probable that she will also died.”


1867 – Elizabeth Wheeldon – Shirland Delves, near Alfreton, Derby, England – age 17.

Elizabeth Wheeldon poisoned two children of her at employer on different occasions so that she would have less work to do.

The Coroner then reviewed the evidence at some length, remarking that there was no doubt the servant girl knew where the poison was kept, and they would have to consider her conduct throughout both illnesses, and also the fact that when she was asked if she was not sorry the children were dead, she said “No; I shall have less work to do.”

1928 – Erna Janoschek – Oakland, California, USA; age 17.

“I strangled the baby because I felt her mother wasn’t supporting me in managing her other child, and because I felt they were working me too hard — At this point the girl interrupted her explanation to laugh. “I have to laugh when the impulse comes over me,” she said. “When things like this happen I have to laugh.” 


1911 – Clementine Barnabet (Bernebet) – Lafayette, Louisiana, USA; age 18.

Clementine was an 18-year-old priestess in a voodoo-derived human sacrifice cult. She lad her group on a months long campaign of axe-murders. With her own hands she murdered seventeen persons, but she oversaw many more gruesome murders in which the victims were ritually dismembered. Her cult targeted families in their homes, never individuals.

In court she boasted: “I killed them all, men, women and babies, and I hugged the babies to my breast. But I am not guilty of murder.”

“We weren’t afraid of being arrested because I carried a ‘voodoo,’ which protected us from all punishment.”