Saturday, December 22, 2018

Fact of the Day: Lavinia Fisher

America's first female serial killer may have been Lavinia Fisher. She and her husband would gather information and rob men using poisoned tea. Her husband would make sure the victim died with a knife if the tea failed to finish the job. She was caught when a man who hated tea, dumped it away while she wasn't looking and wasn't vulnerable to their scheme. She was hanged before asking the crowd if they had a message they wanted delivered to hell.  

9 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

She was sick, though this portrait is pretty.

Pat Hatt said...

Nutball indeed

Christine said...

Wow what a sick character.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm trying to figure out her time period from that portrait -- 1700s?

Martha said...

How awful!

RO said...

That's crazy, and for her husband to be in on it too? Hugs...RO

Kirk said...

Some people will do anything to get their names in the paper.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hope they convicted her husband, too.

happyone said...

I wonder what happened to her husband.