Martha Needle

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On this day (Australia): In 1894, serial killer Martha Needle was hanged in Melbourne Gaol

On 22 October 1894, Martha Needle was hanged in Melbourne Gaol for the poisoning of her husband, and three children, in an attempt to obtain money from insurance policies. Martha Needle was an Australian serial killer known for poisoning her husband, three children, and prospective brother-in-law. She was hanged on 22 October 1894, at the age of 31. … Continue reading

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