10 of the Worst Female Serial Killers in History

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There have been a lot of serial killers throughout history. Most of the common ones that a lot of people know about are male. I created this short list of 10 female serial killers that I think are some of the worst in history.

1. Jodi Arias

Jodi Arias caught the attention of the American public when she murdered her then boyfriend Travis Alexander in cold blood June 4, 2008, and tried to get away by saying self-defence. Alexander sustained 27 to 29 stab wounds, a slit throat, and a gun shot to the head. (Murder of Travis Alexander). Speculated, by medical examiner Kevin Horn, that the gunshot may have been fired after Alexander was already dead.

Possible that Arias was a victim of domestic violence there was no evidence of such while investigations were underway during the trial. One person alive today knows the true story about what happened to Travis Alexander, and that is his murderer, Jodi Arias.

Murder of Travis Alexander: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Travis_Alexander

A picture of Jodi Arias from https://radaronline.com/tag/jodi-arias/

2. Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos was sentenced to death after she was convicted for the murders of 7 men in the state of Florida. Wuornos was a prostitute at the time of the murders. She confessed to them stating acts of self-defence because all the men either tried to rape, or sexually assault, her.

Around the time of her arrest, Aileen Wuornos was in a relationship with Tyria Moore; she was the second woman that Wuornos had a romantic relationship with during her life. Together Wuornos and Moore would sell stolen items to local pawn shops. Items from of the murder victims was discovered in a pawn shop which lead back to Wuornos and Moore. Moore became suspicious of the activities that Wuornos was participating in and moved back in with her family. Aileen was arrested and the police tracked down Tyria and used her to get a confession out of Aileen Wuornos. (The Case of Aileen Wuornos — The Facts) Aileen Wuornos died of lethal injection October 9, 2002.

The Case of Aileen Wuornos — The Facts: https://capitalpunishmentincontext.org/cases/wuornos

A picture of Aileen Wuornos from https://capitalpunishmentincontext.org/cases/wuornos

3. Nannie Doss

Also widely known as The Lonely Hearts Killer, Nannie Doss murdered 11 different people, all which were family members. She began her 27-year-long killing spree by poisoning two of her daughters. At the time people thought that the two girls died of simple food poisoning. Her husband-at-the-time grew suspicious and left with their eldest daughter. After he left his mother, who lived in the household with Nannie, passed away. (Here are the 5 most famous female serial killers you need to know about)

Nannie would go on to kill her own mother, her four other husbands, and one of her grandchildren. She committed these murders in hope of insurance money and the search for true love. (Nannie Doss) Nannie Doss died of Leukemia June 2, 1965.

Here are the 5 most famous female serial killers you need to know about: https://filmdaily.co/news/most-famous-female-serial-killers/ Nannie Doss: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nannie_Doss

A picture of Nannie Doss from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nannie_Doss

4. Daniela Poggiali

Daniela Poggiali was a nurse at a hospital in Italy convicted for between 30 and 90 murders. Poggiali would have gotten away with her murders if it wasn’t for one day when she murdered a woman named Rosa Calderoni. Ms. Calderoni was admitted into the hospital for routine reasons and was expected to recover, until she was placed in the care of Poggiali. (Here are the 5 most famous female serial killers you need to know about)

After an autopsy was conducted on Ms. Calderoni, it revealed that there were high levels of potassium in her system. Elevated levels of potassium in one’s bloodstream can lead to cardiac arrest, which is what had killed Rosa Calderoni. It seemed that Ms. Calderoni was injected with potassium and in tern the other victims of Daniela Poggiali were as well.

Here are the 5 most famous female serial killers you need to know about: https://filmdaily.co/news/most-famous-female-serial-killers

A picture of Daniela Poggiali smiling as she was taken away by officers. From https://m.gulf-times.com/story/555873/Italian-nurse-suspected-over-patient-deaths-acquitted-on-appeal

5. Karla Homolka

Karla Homolka murdered three women when she went on a murder spree with her husband-at-the-time, Paul Bernardo. One of the women that Homolka and Bernardo killed was the younger sister of Karla. Before Tammy Homolka was murdered by her own sister, she was drugged and rapped by Bernardo and Homolka. Tammy was believed of have passed away due to chocking on her own puke, as a result of being drugged.

Homolka served 12 years in prison and is now married and a mother of three. [10 of the World’s Most Evil Female Serial Killers (PHOTOS)]

10 of the World’s Most Evil Female Serial Killers (PHOTOS): https://cafemom.com/news/181348-10_most_evil_female_serial_killers/125584-daniela_poggiali

A picture of Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo from https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2016/04/27/hounding-karla-homolka-exposes-our-hypocrisy-timson.html

6. Genene Jones

Genene Jones is another example of a nurse serial killer. She was convicted for the murders of two babies. It is suspected that her victim count is at least 60. She was fired from her job at a hospital in Texas under the suspicions that she had murdered babies. Instead of looking into these suspicions, for the fear of lawsuits, the hospital fired Jones. [10 of the World’s Most Evil Female Serial Killers (PHOTOS)]

She then began a new job as a nurse in a nearby hospital where it’s suspected that she poisoned six babies. Genene Jones was scheduled for release but has pled guilty to another murder and remains imprisoned.

10 of the World’s Most Evil Female Serial Killers (PHOTOS): https://cafemom.com/news/181348-10_most_evil_female_serial_killers

A picture comparison on Genene Jones from https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killers/genene-jones/

7. Amelia Dyer

Amelia Dyer was a baby farmer. When the parents of an infant did not want their child, Dyer would adopt the child in for a small fee and promise to take good care of the infant. Unbeknownst to the parents who gave their children up, and to the rest of the world; Amelia Dyer would cause the children to overdose and then discarded their bodies.

It took 30 years for anyone to discover what was happening within the walls of Dyer’s home. At the time of discovery of what she had done, Dyer had killed an estimated 400 children. (23 Of History’s Most Ruthless Female Serial Killers) Wednesday, June 10, 1896, Amelia Dyer was hanged. (AMELIA DYER “THE READING BABY FARMER” )

23 Of History’s Most Ruthless Female Serial Killers: https://allthatsinteresting.com/female-serial-killers AMELIA DYER “THE READING BABY FARMER” : https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killers/ameliadyer/#:~:text=It%20took%20a%20jury%20less,AM%2C%20Amelia%20Dyer%20was%20hanged.

A picture of Amelia Dyer from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Dyer

8. Myra Hindley

Myra Hindley, along with her boyfriend Ian Brady, kidnapped, sexually tortured, and murdered five children and teenagers. Hindley refused to admit that she had any part is the five murders she was still convicted. She maintained her innocence for twenty years, until she confessed in 1987 to having a part in the murders. (7 Most Evil Women In History)

In 2002 Myra Hindley died in prison of respiratory failure.

7 Most Evil Women In History: https://www.goliath.com/random/7-most-evil-women-in-history/

A picture of Myra Hindley from https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/myra-hindley

9. Leonarda Cianciulli

Leonarda Cianciulli murdered three women and then served them to her friends as teacakes. Cianciulli’s son went off to war, and she thought that the only way to keep him safe was through sacrifice. She lured a woman into her house, and drugged and murdered her. She then chopped up the woman and made soap and teacakes with the remains. (23 Of History’s Most Ruthless Female Serial Killers) She went on to do this to two other victims.

Cianciulli passed of Cerebral Apoplexy in a women’s criminal asylum, October 15, 1970.

23 Of History’s Most Ruthless Female Serial Killers: https://allthatsinteresting.com/female-serial-killers

A picture of Leonarda Cianciulli from https://healthfulmind.blog/2019/09/23/women-who-kill-the-soap-maker-of-correggio/

10. Rosemary West

Rosemary West was convicted of the murder and dismemberment of 10 women in 1955. West, along with her husband Fred, would lure young girls into their house to then murder, dismember, and bury them in their cellar. One of these women were Rosemary and Fred’s own daughter, Heather. (7 Most Evil Women In History)

Though she maintained her innocence, Rosemary West was charged for her crimes and sentenced to life in jail without the possibility of parole.

7 Most Evil Women In History: https://www.goliath.com/random/7-most-evil-women-in-history/

A picture of Rosemary West in court from http://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/west-rosemary-photos.htm

Keigan Deveau 11/01/2021



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Keigan Deveau

Keigan Deveau

Just a self published author checking out the world.