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Women on the warpath

Updated on February 28, 2015
Mary Ann Cotton
Mary Ann Cotton

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As a child she was unhappy

  • MARY ANN COTTON saw the first light of day in Low Moorsley, Sunderland, England.
  • She had an unhappy childhood.
  • She moved to places in Northern England like Plymouth, Davon, Newcastle and County Durham.

She poisoned people without mercy for money

  • She killed 20 people - three husbands, one lover, one friend, her mother, two Robinson's children, twelve children - including her own - by arsenic poisoning.
  • She often killed for financial reasons - to collect insurance payouts.
  • She died on 24th March 1873 at aged 40 by hanging at Durham County Jail.

MAC rhyme about herself
MAC rhyme about herself

She wrote a rhyme about her death

MARY ANN COTTON had written her own NURSERY RHYME by the same title which was sung after her hanging on March 24, 1873:

Lyrics:

Mary Ann Cotton. She's dead and she's rotten. She lies in her bed, With her eyes wide open. Sing, sing, oh, what can I sing? Mary Ann Cotton is tied up with string. Where, where? Up in the air. Sellin' black puddens a penny a pair.

.Note: puddens are kinds of sausage

[Wikipedia]

Aileen "Lee" Wournos
Aileen "Lee" Wournos

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Abandoned and exposed to sex at early age

  • Aileen "Lee" Wuornos, American serial killer, together with her elder brother Keith, were abandoned at an early age.
  • She was known to have engaged in sexual acts with multiple partners, including her own brother.
  • At 13, she got pregnant and bore a son in Detroit in 1971.



She killed 7 truck drivers

  • Her criminal career started early.
  • An American prostitute, she shot to death 7 men along the highways of Florida between 1989 and 1990.
  • She confessed to these killings on January 16, 1991, claiming that her victims have tried to rape her and that she had acted in self-defense

Richard Mallori, 51
Richard Mallori, 51

Her victims include

  • Richard Mallory, 51,
  • Dick Humphreys, 56,
  • David Spears, 43,
  • Charles Carskaddon, 40,
  • Peter Siems, 65,
  • Troy Burress, 50,
  • Walter Antonio, 62.
  1. She was pronounced guilty of the murder of only six of her 7 victims because Peter Siems corpse was not found up to her trial and conviction.
  2. She was executed by lethal injection on 9th October, 2002.

AW Serial Killer
AW Serial Killer

Her modus operandi

  1. Wuornos victims were truck drivers.
  2. She would walk by the highways, flag and hitchhike a passing truck and once inside, offer sex to the driver.
  3. Then she would systematically shot the driver to death and robbed them of cash and valuables.
  4. This explains why some of her victims were found nude.

Tyria Moore
Tyria Moore

Motive for killing

  1. Because of her too little income from prostitution, she was forced to find other means to support her and Tyria Moore's basic needs.
  2. She had a 4-year love relationship with Moore.
  3. She was afraid that Moore would desert her.
  4. The fact is that she really longed for the care and love which were denied by her parents.during her childhood.
  5. The affection she had long missed found temporary refuge in the person of Tyria Moore- the same sex of her- as well as in the companion of some close male friends.

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    • nick071438 profile imageAUTHOR

      nick071438 

      8 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      thanks tasha for quoting a part of Mary Ann Cotton's Nursery Rhyme which she herself had penned. Same rhyme was sung after her death.

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      tasha 

      8 years ago

      mary ann cotton shes dead and shes rotten

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