Amelia Dyer - killer, deprived of life a few hundred children
• Amelia Dyer - killer, deprived of life a few hundred children
Stories about serial killers known to many. When it comes to the Victorian era, it will certainly mention the name of Amelia Dyer. The woman under the guise of well-intentioned, deprived of life a few hundred children ... Her experience was proof that sometimes in the guise of virtue lurks inhuman cruelty, heartlessness and apparent mental disorder.
Publication in the newspaper about the crimes of Amelia Dyer.
Amelia was born in Bristol in a large family. Its share fell from childhood a lot of tests - she was forced to take care of four younger brothers and sisters and his mother, have lost his mind. Growing up, she graduated from nursing courses and began to help the girls who give birth to illegitimate children. Amelia offered to assist the further adoption of newborn babies, so that allowed the girls to avoid shame.
History of Amelia Dyer became public in 2013, when Britain was made public hundreds of criminal cases of the past. Dyer was one of the worst killers of the Victorian era, and it committed the crime of infanticide have shed light on the problem, showing that such cases were not isolated in the XIX century. Amelia was sentenced to death in 1896, and the charges were so serious that the appeal is not subject. The decision was made and enforced immediately.
Amelia Dyer was sentenced to death.
Amelia was the so-called "Babe-farmer". She earns a living by agreeing to attach to the family of illegitimate children. In fact, as it turned out, innocent victims who fell into her hands, she killed, and threw the body into the Thames. The neighbors did not suspect anything, she soon moved, and recruit new children in a new location by placing an advertisement in local newspapers. Quest bloody killer began only after the body of a child was found in a river near the town of Reading.
The envelope, found a dead child's body thrown into the river. Evidence that led investigators to Amelia Dyer.
During the search, evidence was found in the house of Amelia, who testified that she had committed a crime, and clearly pointed to the fact that the death toll could be much more than one child. The house was found children's clothing, letters from parents with a resolution on the subsequent adoption, receipts for payment of the placed advertisements in newspapers and much more. To confuse the marks, Amelia published announcements under fictitious names.
In the house, wherever he looked the police could smell carrion. Immediately launched a campaign to find new victims, the search is on the waterfront. Dozens of people shocked by the news of the brutal murder, came to see how the search engines work. Amelia herself did not deny, but said that its victims can be identified by the white twine, tied around the neck. All such bodies were found more than 50. All the crimes were committed by Amelia in the middle of the 1860s, at the time she was about 27-28 years old.
The Museum stands telling about crimes Amelia Dyer.
In general, the "Babe-farming" was prevalent in Britain. The reasons for the fact there were many: first, many of the girls were afraid of shame, and secondly, contraceptive methods have not yet been invented, and thirdly, the law does not oblige men to maintain their illegitimate children.
Investigations have shown that Dyer has entered into agreements with customers under false identities. She promised that the child will not need anything and will live in good conditions, but as soon as the baby fell into her hands, she immediately began to starve him to death, later followed by death from starvation. To children less capricious, Amelia prilovchilis give them opioids. In the early years, Amelia Dyer recorded the deaths of children under the law, but the doctor, with whom she worked, became suspicious. Then, fearing that he will inform the police, she began to get rid of their own bodies starving children. In order not to arouse suspicion, Amelia often relocate and operated under different names.
On the murderer wrote all the British newspapers.
Amelia was the only one of the "Babe-farmers", but on her account - the greatest number of lives. According to some estimates, it has killed more than 300 children. However, only after the case of Amelia Dyer got to the police, the government began to take measures to control the activities of "Babe-farmers."