Jessica Lange said,“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children”.
That is the kind of image of mother we all carry in our hearts. Even when we are old enough to be grandparents, we think and remember our mom in time of crisis or pain. Can you believe that moms can actually put their selfish needs in front of their own children and kill them? Unfortunately, they are women who have made the unbelievable happen. In America alone,more than 200 women kill their children every year, if you can believe the American Anthropological Association.Read about the top nine killer mommies who mercilessly killed their children.
9. Jeanne Weber
8 children died,including her own, when they were under the care of Jeanne Weber but she got away with the help of a wicked but smart lawyer who confused the jury. Even though she was caught red handed by her two sisters- in-law, standing over a gasping child with a crazed expression, it was not enough to convict her of murders. The Jury saw heras a bereaved mother who had lost her children instead of identifying her as a killer mother. After being acquitted in February 1906 she worked as baby sitter and continued her killing of two more children before being declared insane and jailed. She manually strangled herself in 1910.
8. Diane Downs
Diane Downs, a divorcee, had an obsession for a married man who refused to take responsibility of her 3 children. In 1983, she shot at all of her 3 children Cheryl, 7, Christie, 8, and Danny, 3 in cold blood just to be with her boyfriend. She then drew them to the hospital where Cheryl was declared dead on arrival whereas Christie and Danny though survived the assault, were barely alive. She was convicted in 1984 and sentenced to life in prison with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
7. It’s a Girl
An Indian woman confessed to killing her 8 newborn daughters and burying them in the field because she was not supposed to have girl child. Many people were shocked to see her making her statement without remorse or regret as though they were not her children at all. We cannot count the mommy murderesses of India, because they do not make headlines like they do in Europe or USA.
6. Susan Smith
Susan Smith buckled her children in the car and let it slide into the lake, believing it will mend the broken relationship. Both her sons, 3-year-old Michael Smith, and 14-month-old Alexander Smith, lay dead when she innocently pleaded on the national television for 9 days for their rescue and return. All this was for the sake of having a relationship with local wealthy man.
5. Lianne Smith
Rebecca aged 5 and her 11 month old brother Daniel lived with their mothers long term partner Martin Smith who was booked for child sex offenses before being murdered by their mother Lianne Smith. The British mother who suffocated her children, did not mind them being under the same roof with her pedophile boyfriend which makes the whole incident more horrible.
4. Rosdeep Adekoya
The grave crime of Mikaeel Kular was becoming sick. Instead of getting hot chicken soup from his mom he was beaten repeatedly by Rosdeep Adekoya and died after two days without receiving any medical attention. The mother wrapped her own dead son in a duvet cover, put it in the suitcase and drove about 25 miles to Kirkcaldy, Fife, to hide it in woodland. Then she sent everyone astray by reporting him missing to police which sparked a major two-day search operation involving hundreds of local people. Even though the child had 40 separate injuries to his body, his killer mommy got away with just 11 years sentence.
3. Andrea Yates
Imagine the plight of a father of 5 young children whose wife calls him to let him know that she drowned her five young children, including a 6-month-old infant, in the family’s bathtub. Andrea Yates just said, “It’s time. I did it.” Though her murderous rage was blamed on post-partum depression by the defense team, the court found her guilty and she was sentenced to life with a chance at parole in the year 2040.
2. Carol Coronado
The beautiful Carol Coronado was a perfect mother to her three little girls, until one fine day she picked up a knife and slashed them to death. When the gruesome horror inside his home was taking place, their father Rodolfo was outside the home working on their car. When Carol’s mother walked in, she found the three girls dead in a bed at the home with their mother beside them clutching a knife.
1. Marybeth Tinning
9 of Marybeth Tinning’s children, 8 given birth by her and 1 adopted, died under mysterious circumstances when they were alone with her. She was charged of just murdering one of her child and sentenced to 20 years in prison though it is wildly speculated that she must have been responsible for the deaths of all her nine children. Her husband Joe Tinning was admitted to the hospital because of a near-fatal dose of barbiturate poisoning, but he did not press charges against his wife. Marybeth gave a statement to the police saying she killed her daughter Tami Lynne because she would not stop crying. Later she was arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of Tami Lynne.