Friday, November 23, 2012

Most Evil Women in history-Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Cotton (1832-1873)

Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial killer believed to have murdered 21 people, mainly by arsenic poisoning. It was discovered that Mary Ann had murdered three of her husbands, a lover, a friend, her mother, and a dozen children, all of whom had died of stomach fevers. Her poisoned them all and her motive was either to gain insurance money or to pave way for a new marriage. 21 people close to her died and, believe it or not, up to 15 of them were members of her family. And all that happened within twenty years. At the end, Mary Ann Cotton was found guilty and hanged at Durham County Gaol.



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