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5 -- FEMALE SERIAL KILLERS

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on December 11, 2016 at 7:40 PM

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5 -- FEMALE SERIAL KILLERS



SERIAL KILLER : LIZZIE HALLIDAY



Lizzie Halliday was an American serial killer responsible for the deaths of four people in upstate New York during the 1890s....



In 1894 Lizzie Halliday became the first woman to be sentenced to be executed by the electric chair ..



But Halliday's sentence was commuted & she spent the rest of her life in a mental institution...



Halliday killed a nurse while institutionalized & there was speculation that she may have killed at least two more people & her husbands from previous marriages..



Halliday died on June 18, 1918



The Murders



In May 1893 the Halliday's mill/residence burned down killing John Halliday, Paul's mentally handicapped son...



Lizzie was again suspected of setting the fire since she was known to have disliked John...



Lizzie Halliday was arrested & sent to an asylum transferred to another but then declared cured & released returning home to Paul Halliday...



Paul Halliday disappeared in August of that year....



Lizzie claimed he had gone to a nearby town to do some masonry work...



Following the neighbors' suspicions that something was not right about Lizzie's story a search warrant was obtained on 9-4-1893 the bodies of two women were found buried in hay in a barn...



Both Women had been shot...



The women were later identified as Margaret & Sarah McQuillan New York residents who were part of the family Lizzie had stayed with in Philadelphia...



Lizzie was kept in custody & some thought she was merely faking insanity...



A few days after the McQuillans were found, Paul Halliday's mutilated body was discovered under the floorboards of his house....



Paul Halliday had also been shot...



Lizzie was charged with the murders & held for trial at the Sullivan County jail in Monticello, New York...



During Lizzie Halliday's first few months there she refused to eat -- attacked the sheriff's wife -- set fire to her own bed -- tried to hang herself & cut her own throat with broken glass about which she said: "I thought I would cut myself to see if I would bleed." 



Lizzie Halliday jailers were forced to chain her to the floor during her remaining months there...



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SERIAL KILLER : AMY DUGGAN " SISTER " ARCHER-GILLIGAN



Amy Duggan "Sister" Archer-Gilligan



Archer-Gilligan was a Windsor Connecticut nursing home proprietor & Serial Killer...



She murdered at least five people by poisoning them...



One of Archer-Gilligan's  victims was her second husband Michael Gilligan & the others were residents of her nursing home...



Between 1907 & 1917  there were 60 deaths in the Archer Home...



Relatives of her clients grew suspicious as they tallied the large number of deaths...



Only 12 residents died between 1907 & 1910...



But 48 residents died between 1911 and 1916...



Archer-Gilligan was arrested & tried for murder originally on five counts...



On 6-18-1917 a jury found her guilty & Archer-Gilligan was sentenced to death...



Archer-Gilligan appealed & was granted a new trial in 1919...



At this trial Amy Duggan "Sister" Archer-Gilligan pleaded insanity...



Archer-Gilligan was again found guilty of murder & was sentenced to life imprisonment...



In 1924 Archer-Gilligan was declared to be temporarily insane & was transferred to the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane in Middletow..



Where Amy Duggan "Sister" Archer-Gilligan remained until her death on 4-23-1962..



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SERIAL KILLER  :  NANNIE DOSS



Nannie Doss [born Nancy Hazel ]



Nannie Doss was an American serial killer responsible for the deaths of 11 people between the 1920s &1954...



Nannie Doss was referred to as the Giggling nannie, Lonely Hearts Killer, The Black Widow, Lady Blue Beard and was called "self-made widow" by a newspaper..



Nannie Doss finally confessed to the murders in October 1954 after her fifth husband had died in a small hospital in Tulsa Oklahoma...



In all it was revealed that she had killed four husbands -- two children -- her two sisters -- her mother -- a grandson & a mother-in-law...



Doss confessed to killing four of her husbands -- her mother -- her sister Dovie -- her grandson Robert & her mother-in-law Lanning...



Nannie Doss was found  mentally fit for trial...



Nannie Doss pleaded guilty on 5-17-1955 & was sentenced to life imprisonment...



The state did not pursue the death penalty due to her gender....



Doss was never charged with the other deaths...



However many sources indicate she killed 8-11 people...



Nannie Doss died from leukemia in the hospital ward of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in 1965..



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SERIAL KILLER : BERTHA GIFFORD



Bertha Gifford was a farmwife in rural Catawissa, Missouri during the early 1900s who was accused of murdering 17 members of the local community...



Some consider Gifford to be America's third female serial killer behind Lydia Sherman & Jane Toppan...



In 1928 Gifford — known in her community for her cooking skills & caring for sick neighbors & relatives — was arrested at Eureka, Missouri & charged with the murders of three people...



Following the exhumation & post-mortem exams of Edward Brinley & Elmer & Lloyd Schamel the men's bodies were found to contain large amounts of arsenic...



Gifford was put on trial for their murders in Union Missouri...



Following the three-day trial Bertha Gifford was found not guilty by reason of insanity & committed to the Missouri State Hospital #4 (a Mental Institution) where she remained until her death in 1951...



Although counts vary most historians & family members agree that Gifford actually killed at least 17 people over a period of 21 years...



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SERIAL KILLER : AILEEN CAROL WUORNOS



Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer & prostitute who killed seven men in Florida between 1989 & 1990 by shooting them at point blank range...



Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute & that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense...



Wuornos was convicted & sentenced to death for six of the murders & was executed by lethal injection on 10-9-2002..



Wuornos was incarcerated at the Florida Department of Corrections Broward Correctional Institution (BCI) death row for women, then transferred to the Florida State Prison for execution..



On 1-9-1991 Wuornos was arrested on an outstanding warrant at The Last Resort a biker bar in Volusia County..



On 1-16-1991 Wuornos confessed to the murders....



Aileen Carol Wuornos claimed the men had tried to rape her & she killed them in self-defense...



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