There are many women who are infamous killers

“Have you ever heard of a mass murder girl, a serial killer women, a bank robbing women? No, what’s the problem is boys or men.”

This was the opening paragraph in your letter from John Nutter, Calle Blancos, in yesterday’s A.M. Costa Rica.

Prior to putting fingers to keyboard and hitting the send icon, a simple search would have shown that women have been mass murderers and serial killers throughout history and around the world. The following list are some of the more notorious.

Aileen Wuornos, Amelia Dyer, Amelia Sach, Amy Archer-Gilligan, Anna Maria Zwanziger, Anna Marie Hahn, Annie Walters, Belle Gunness, Beverly Allitt, Blanche Taylor Moore, Carol M. Bundy, Caroline Grills, Catherine Birnie, Charlene Gallego, Christine Malevre, Claremont Serial Killer, Dagmar Overbye, Daisy de Melker, Dana Sue Gray, Darya Saltykova, Delphine LaLaurie, Dorothea Puente, Elfriede Blauensteiner, Elizabeth Båthory, Faye Copeland, Francisca Ballesteros, Genene Jones,Gesche Gottfried, Gwendolyn Graham, Helene Jegado, Irene Leidolf, Jane Toppan, Janie Lou Gibbs, Jeanne Weber, Juana Barraza, Junko Ogata, Karla Homolka, Kathleen Folbigg, Kristen Gilbert, Leonarda Cianciulli, Locusta, Lucia de Berk, Maria Swanenburg, Marianne Nolle, Marie Fikackova, Marie Noe, Marquise de Marie-Madeleine-Marguerite d’Aubray, Martha Ann Johnson, Marti Enriqueta, Mary Ann Cotton, Marybeth Tinning, Miyuki Ishidawa, Myra Hindley, Nannie Doss, Rhonda Belle Martin, Rosemary West, Sakina, Sophie Charlotte Elisabeth Ursinus, Susan Carson, Theresa Knorr, Tillie Klimek, Vera Renczi, Waneta Hoyt.

And, not to ignore the women bank robbers, has Mr. Nutter never heard of “BONNIE and Clyde”? I won’t comment on the rest of his submission.
Larry Worsham
Bakersfield, California
Formerly of Tres Equis de Turrialba

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