Indian wife dies and baby daughter suffers horrific burns after husband set them on fire as they slept over dowry dispute. Pravartika Gupta and 13-month-old Idika were attacked at their Delhi home. Technology graduate died in hospital a week later and baby has 55% burns. Before she died, Mrs Gupta gave statement to police. Detectives are hunting husband and father-in-law, who are on the run
This woman's son had to have his leg amputated because she wouldn't pay for his medical care. She was so desperate for money she committed forgery and perjury. But to no avail. She spent her life in squalor, filthy dresses, and eating nothing but irregular graham crackers to save money. She was Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, with a fortune estimated at 17 BILLION (modern) dollars at the time of her death. Her daughter later donated most of the fortune to charity.
Lesley Whittle. Donald Neilson broke into the home of George Whittle and kidnapped his 17 year-old daughter, Lesley. Through a series of mishaps, the ransom drop was never made. Neilson had left Lesley, hands tied, tethered by a wire around her neck, in the sewers near Bathpool Park, Staffordshire. While Neilson was waiting for the ransom, and subsequently fleeing when it was not delivered, Lesley fell (or perhaps was pushed by Neilson) down a shaft in the sewers and died.
21 to L - Therressa Jolynn Ritchie was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison in Ohio for killing her 4-year-old daughter after the child caught her having sex with a neighbor. On July 18, 1995, Ritchie reported her four-year-old daughter Samantha missing. On July 22, 1995, Samantha's body was found in a water-filled pit at an abandoned foundry. Ritchie and Ernest Vernell Brooks were convicted on various charges involving Samantha.
Andras Pandy was a Belgian pastor who began raping his daughter, Agnes, when she was 13. Between 1986 & '92, Andras & Agnes murdered an indeterminate number of victims. Agnes would often hack up the bodies afterward and dissolve the pieces in a vat of acid. 6 of the victims were Andras's 1st & 2nd wives, several children & stepchildren. Other victims were orphans and women. In 1997, Andras - pushing 40 - confessed to police. He was given a life sentence, while Agnes was given 21 years.
Nannie Doss, b.1905, murdered 2 of her daughters; 2 grandchildren, 5 husbands, and 2 other vics. Doss was finally apprehended after the death of her 5th husband when she tried to collect 2 life insurance policies on him. In 1955, Doss pled guilty to murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment. She died in Oklahoma State Penitentiary in 1965.
Murderess. Perpetrator of one of the most bizarre and convoluted murder cases of all time. Killed her first husband, Frank, with poison, then attempted to kill her daughter, Carol, the same way, both for insurance money. But doctors saved Carol just in the nick of time. She was also suspected of poisoning her mother and mother-in-law, who both died suspiciously. She even lightly poisoned the coffee and cookies she served to the police when they came to question her!
A Jacksonville Beach mother who repeatedly allowed her 6-year-old daughter to be sexually abused for drugs and money has pleaded guilty to four counts of child neglect. Dalina Nicholas, 36, faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30, the State Attorney’s Office said. As part of a plea deal, a charge of sexual battery was dropped against Nicholas. She also has agreed to testify against four others charged in the case. Nicholas will not be sentenced until those trials conclude.