2011, a 29-year-old cannibalistic woman was arrested in Indonesia for murdering 30 girls and her husband and then eating them. She also stated that she served the flesh to her relatives. The reason for this atrocity is, according to herself, a relentless urge to kill. If she had the chance to do it again, she said, she would.
The Only Woman Electrocuted in Georgia's Electric Chair Such is the story of Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three, who was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. She was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. She was 44 and the only woman ever executed in Georgia’s electric chair.
Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck became know as “The Lonely Hearts Killers” in 1949. They were arrested and put on trial for the murder of 20 women between 1947 and 1949. Both faced the death penalty for luring lonely women to their deaths. They were both subsequently found guilty and were executed by electric chair.
In 1996, 19-year-old Christa Pike was sentenced to death for the murder of Colleen Slemmer from Knoxville, Tennessee. After killing her with a blow to the head, Pike took a piece of Colleen's scalp as a souvenir. She was the youngest person on death row at age 21. On August 24, 2001, Pike strangled inmate Pat Jones with a shoe string nearly choking her to death. She was convicted of attempted first degree murder on August 12, 2004. She is currently the only woman on Tennessee's Death Row.
Rodney Alcala is a serial killer who is on death row in San Quentin for murdering five women in the 1970s, but who has subsequently admitted to 30 more murders. He is also under indictment in New York for even more murders, and is believed to be responsible for an astonishing 130 killings total across the U.S.
Terri Rachals is a former nurse from Georgia who was accused of killing six people at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Georgia with potassium chloride, a heart-stopping drug. Her trial, held in 1986, found her guilty on one of twenty aggravated assault charges. The other nineteen charges were dismissed after a psychiatrist testified that she suffered from depression and other disorders that made her unaware of what she was doing. Rachals served 17 years in prison and was released in 2003.