Moms are supposed to be a person to give their children unconditional and be a source of support, protection, and strength. They are supposed to sing you to seep, bring you chicken soup when you don’t feel well, and chase away the monsters hiding in your closet. However, not all mothers are loving and kind. Some, in fact should have never been allowed to have kids because instead of bringing you hot chocolate on a cold day they will bring you soup made out of your fathers severed head. These are the top 7 worst moms in history.
This mom from Australia was convicted in October of 2001 for the murder of her husband, John, and sentenced to life without parole. She killed John, cut his head off and made a soup with it, baked his buttocks in the oven, and then served this meal to her children. Think about Katherine’s story next time you don’t like your mothers cooking!
May 19, 1983 Diane pulled into a hospital in Oregon with her 3 children in the backseat, all with gunshot wounds. Diane stated that someone had attempted to carjack her on a dark road, and had shot herself and the kids. 2 of her kids survived the attack, however one suffered paralysis while the other suffered a disabling stroke. The evidence did not match Diane’s story and it was discovered that she was having an affair with a man who did not want kids so therefore attempted to murder them so she could stay with this man. Diane was found guilty and sentenced to life in jail.
Marie is an American serial killer convicted in June 1999 for murdering 8 out of 10 of her children, the other 2 died of natural causes. Marie and her husband fathered 10 children over the course of 19 years, and non-lived past the age of 14 months. She would simply smother the ones that did not die on their own with a pillow and initially the deaths were all attributed to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Marie was only sentenced to 20 years of probation with mandatory psychiatric counseling.
Susan was convicted on July 22, 1995 for drowning her 2 sons by strapping them into her car and pushing it into a lake. Initially, she frantically contacted the police to report that she had been carjacked by a black male who abducted her children inside. The police conducted a huge manhunt for the vehicle and her kids, which quickly gained the mass media attention. Susan went on national television and begged for the safe return of her children, and people across America were heartbroken. As the investigation continued, the evidence began to poke holes in Susan’s story and she eventually confessed to lying about the carjacking and to murdering her own kids. Despite the defense claiming insanity, the jury sentenced Susan to life in prison. She will be up for parole in 2024.
Mary was a British serial killer in the 19th century who was believed to have murdered up to 21 people, including her mother, children, and husbands. The victims of this ‘Black Widow’ killing machine, included as many as 8 of her own children, 7 stepchildren, her mother, 3 husbands, a lover, and a friend. Her method was poising them with arsenic for the life insurance money and was eventually hanged for her crimes
In June 2001, Andrea systematically drowned her 5 children in the bathtub in their Houston home. When the police and psychiatrists inquired about the mass murder, Andrea replied that Satan had commanded her to do it so she waited until her husband left for work that morning before drawing a bath. While it was known she had a history of mental illness, the defense rejected the plea that she was insane during the killings and was convicted in March 2002. However in 2006, Andrea was retried and found not guilty by reason of insanity and was placed in a mental asylum.
Darlie is an American woman from Texas who was convicted in February 1997 for murdering her 2 boys in cold blood. On June 6, 1996 she hysterically called 911 and claimed that her house had been broken in to and that she and 2 sons had been stabbed. Her husband and youngest son slept through the attack. Once the police arrived, it was apparent that Darlie’s story did not add up. It’s been theorized that she killed her sons, then self inflicted stab wounds, and staged a break-in because the family was suffering financial hardships and wanted to collect on their life insurance money. As of today, Darlie is still on death row, waiting execution by lethal injection.