As Brittany Wilson is facing charges of killing her boyfriend with a sword on Christmas Eve, we take a look back at seven other female killers.
Wilson, 32 years old, arrested after authorities found her covered in blood on the front lawn of her Missouri home on Friday.
As outrageous as it may seem, Wilson’s story is just one of many macabre stories throughout history when it comes to women accused or convicted of brutal murder.
Buenoano is known by the nickname “Black Widow”.
She was convicted of murdering her husband with arsenic and, years later, drowning her son, who was partially paralyzed.
She was also convicted of trying to kill her boyfriend.
She was executed in the electric chair in 1998.
Barraza became known as “La Mataviejitas”, or the killer of old women, after being charged with 11 counts of murder.
She was sentenced to 759 years in prison for the murder of an elderly woman in Mexico City.
Some believe the serial killer targeted elderly women because of her biological mother, who was said to be an alcoholic and sold her to an abusive man for three beers.
Barraza is now 64 years old and serving a prison sentence.
Gilbert was convicted for injecting 4 of her victims, all veterans, with deadly doses of epinephrine while she was working as a nurse.
She was also convicted of two murders.
She was sentenced to life in prison in 2001 for murders at a VA hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Puente was arrested in 1988 and accused of poisoning some of her tenants to steal their social security benefits.
She committed the crime while running a motel in Sacremento with tenants who were elderly or mentally disabled.
The remains of four women and three men were found on her porch.
She was sentenced to life in prison and died in captivity in 2011.
Allitt, nicknamed the “Angel of Death”, was convicted of killing four children, attempting to kill three others, and physically harming six others by causing them to overdose on insulin. .
She was diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a mental disorder in which caregivers intentionally make a child sick to get attention.
She was arrested in the UK in 1991 and was eventually sentenced to 13 life sentences.
Doss was found guilty of killing 11 people sometime between 1920 and 1954.
She’s called the Giggling Old Lady, the Lonely Heart Slayer, the Black Widow, and the Greenbeard Lady.
In 1954, she confessed to killing 4 husbands, 2 children, sister, biological mother, 2 nephews and mother-in-law.
She died of cancer in prison in 1965.
According to police, Wilson admitted that she and her boyfriend had taken methamphetamines on Christmas Eve and that he had “several other entities living inside of him over the past few months”.
Wilson said she stabbed her boyfriend, Harrison Stephen Foster, as a form of “freeing him” from those “entities”.
She was charged with first-degree murder and armed crime.
Wilson’s stunning photo shows the suspect grinning from ear to ear after reportedly confessing to the murders.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4347516/shocking-females-murderers-brittany-wilson-sword/ Seven shocking murders committed by women as Brittany Wilson was accused of killing her boyfriend with a SWORD