Maria del Rosio Alfaro became a drug addict at 13, a prostitute at 14, a single mom at 15 and the mother of 4 children at 18. She also became a murderer at 18 when she stabbed a 9 year old girl over 50 times during a June 15, 1990 burglary for drugs and money. Sentenced to death on July 14, 1992.
Erin Caffey | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderersPleaded guilty. Sentenced to two consecutive life sentences, plus 25 years, on January 2, 2009. Erin will not be eligible until she serves roughly 40 years of her sentence
Rare Photograph Of Slave. A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for one thousand five hundred dollars- not a small sum in 1854.
DR - Angela McAnulty was sentenced to death on Feb. 24, 2011 for the torture, starving and subsequent death of her 15-year old daughter, Jeanette Maples on Dec. 9, 2009. The child suffered years of abuse at the hands of her mother. The stepfather, Richard McAnulty was accused of doing nothing to prevent the torture and not reporting his wife to the police and was sentenced to 25 years to life in a separate trial.
In 1984, Josef Fritzl locked his daughter, Elisabeth, 18, into the secret cellar he had built in the basement. Family was told she had run away. He kept Elisabeth captive for 24 years, during which she would give birth to 7 children, one died at 3 days old. 3 of the children were raised by her parents, Josef claiming Elisabeth had left them on the doorstep. Josef confessed to his crimes when one of the cellar children, age 19, had to be hospitalized. He was found guilty and given a life…
In 1983, Theresa Knorr shot her daughter Suesan, 17, in the chest & dumped her in the bath. In 1984, Knorr tried to remove the bullet from Suesan’s back. Suesan contracted an infection, so Knorr set her on fire alive, outside the city. In 1985, Sheila, 20, died from dehydration & starvation after Knorr locked her in the closet. Sheila’s body was dumped by a road & remained unidentified for years. Knorr’s youngest child reported her to the police in 1993. Knorr was sentenced to life in…
Klara Mauerova - a member of a cult Grail Movement - admitted torturing her sons age 8 and 10. The boys told how their relatives had locked them in cages for months, sexually abused them, whipped them with belts, and tried to drown them, and partially skinned the 8 year old and ate the flesh. The abuse was discovered when a man installed a TV baby monitor to keep watch on his newborn child it picked up a signal from an identical monitor next door showing the abuse.
In June, 2007, eight-year-old Amarjeet Sada of India, was arrested for allegedly killing three babies, two of them his cousins. According to police, Amarjeet strangled his first victim, a six-month-old cousin, and bludgeoned the head of a second cousin, also under a year old. Police say both killings were kept under wraps by the family; however, the case came to light when neighbors suspected Amarjeet in the death of their six-month-old daughter.
Mary Bell - child serial killer. When she was 10, Mary Bell strangled a 4 year old boy named Martin Brown. When she was 11, she, along with a 13 year old friend killed another boy, this time a 3 year old named Brian Howe. They strangled him, and Mary carved an “M” into his stomach, cut off his hair, and mutilated his genitals. She was convicted shortly afterwards and served 12 years in prison, eventually she was released and granted permission to start life under a new name.
Killer: Kathleen Megan Folbigg (born 14 June 1967) is an Australian serial child killer. Folbigg was convicted of murdering her three infant children, eight-month-old Patrick Allen, 10-month-old Sarah Kathleen and 19-month-old Laura Elizabeth. Folbigg was also convicted of the manslaughter of a fourth child, Caleb Gibson, aged 19 days. The murders took place between 1991 and 1999, coming to an end only when her husband discovered her personal diary, which detailed the killings.
Sylvia Marie Likens (January 3, 1949 - October 26, 1965) was an American murder victim from Lebanon, Indiana. She was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski, Gertrude's children, and other young people from their neighborhood. Her parents, carnival workers, had left Likens and her sister Jenny in the care of the Baniszewski family three months before her death in exchange for twenty dollars a week. Baniszewski, two of her children and two neighbor youths were convicted of the crime.
Judith Barsi (1978-1988) was a child actress She and her mother were shot to death by her abusive jealous father after shooting them he burned them and committed suicide on July 25, 1988. Barsi's final film, All Dogs Go to Heaven, in which she voices the orphaned Anne-Marie, was released a year after her death and the song Love Survives, used in the movie, was dedicated to her memory.
Martha Rendell (1871-1909) Australian sadist who tortured/murdered her lover's children by painting the backs of their throats with hydrochloric acid, under the pretense of giving them medicine. After three of the kids were dead, the fourth ran away and alerted his mother, who called the police. Rendell was arrested and hanged.