Top Female Criminals of 2018
by Alex Torus
I like hurting little things that can't fight back. —11-year-old serial killer Mary Bell
Are females the innocent angels feminists constantly portray them as? Hardly. They commit crimes as heinous as any man's. The following stories prove it.
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- A 25-year-old Texas woman, Sarah Marie Peters, was convicted to 40 years in prison for having attempted to prostitute her 2-year-old baby daughter to a pedophile for $1200. (source)
- A Wales woman has been charged with the murder of her 4-year-old daughter. The body of Amelia Brooke Harris was found in the garden of her home on June 8. (source)
- A 12-year-old Kentucky girl was arrested on July 6 for attempting to murder her 4-year-old brother by poisoning him with Mr Clean. The attempt was discovered by the mother when she was going through her daughter's computer messages and found some discussing the plot. When asked why she did it, the girl said she wanted to "get rid of him" out of jealousy and because he was annoying her. (source)
- A Japanese nurse has been arrested for the murder of 20 of her patients. 31-year-old Ayumi Kuboki allegedly poisoned the elderly patients by injecting disinfectant into their IV drips at Oguchi Hospital, near Tokyo, in 2016. She told police she did it because she didn't want them dying on her shift, which would have required her to notify the families. (source)
Some observations concerning these crimes:
Might these characteristics, which support the stereotypes of females being fickle, cowardly, and sly, be typical of female crime? If so, women may be committing many more serious offenses than they are being caught and held responsible for, since crimes are likelier to go unnoticed when there is no clear rational motive for them, they are carried out in ways meant to evade detection, and the victims can't speak out.
- the motives are trivial
- the victims were defenseless or considerably weaker (babies, infants, the sick, the elderly) than the perpetrators
- the modus operandi were sneaky and surreptitious (e.g. poisoning)
Posted July 14, 2018. Updated July 29, 2018.