Description of a terrible murder that occurred in Weegelingen in Thüringen toward the end of 1818; a daughter poisoned 6 people, including her father, mother, brother, her brother's wife, and the housemaid. Included is a description of her execution in which her right hand was chopped off shortly before she was quartered.

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Description of a terrible murder that occurred in Weegelingen in Thüringen toward the end of 1818; a daughter poisoned 6 people, including her father, mother, brother, her brother's wife, and the housemaid. Included is a description of her execution in which her right hand was chopped off shortly before she was quartered.

Description

Beschreibung einer schröcklichen Mord-Geschichte, welche sich zur Ende voriges Jahres 1818, im Dorfe Weegelingen in Thüringen zugetragen hat: wo eine Tochter ihren Vater, ihre Mutter, ihren Bruder, dessen Frau nebst Magd (sechs Personen) auf eine schröckliche Art vergiftet hat. Nebst Beschreibung ihrer Hinrichtung, nähmlich: wie ihr erstlich die rechte Hand abgehauen, und die dann nachher gevertheilt wird. Title from caption.

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XX folioHV6535.G32T48 1819

Publisher

s.n.

Date

1819

Format

Fraktur. [3] p.: 22 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Germany

Abstract

Poem detailing how one young woman hoped to solely inherit her family's wealth by killing 6 people with arsenic. She put the poison in flour her mother was using to prepare the midday meal then excused herself before the family began to suffer death throes. She purchased the poison claiming she needed to poison rats but after hearing of the deaths, the person who sold her the arsenic came forward. She was found guilty of the poisoning and was sentenced to have her body quartered.

Date Created

1819

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Description of a terrible murder that occurred in Weegelingen in Thüringen toward the end of 1818; a daughter poisoned 6 people, including her father, mother, brother, her brother's wife, and the housemaid. Included is a description of her execution in which her right hand was chopped off shortly before she was quartered., s.n., 1819

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“Description of a terrible murder that occurred in Weegelingen in Thüringen toward the end of 1818; a daughter poisoned 6 people, including her father, mother, brother, her brother's wife, and the housemaid. Included is a description of her execution in which her right hand was chopped off shortly before she was quartered.,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed November 17, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/174.

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