On September 11, 2011, the 25-year-old woman gave birth to twins while sitting on a toilet in the bathroom of her parents’ home. When the first baby arrived, he cried. Since her parents didn’t know she was pregnant, she didn’t want them to hear and learn the truth. So she placed a hand over the infant’s mouth and nose and, looking away, held it there until the little boy smothered. When the second child was born, she repeated the same action and then hid both of the bodies in a laundry basket in her bedroom and covered them with a blanket.Eric Crutchfield of North Carolina was sentenced to life for the first-degree murder of his 6-year-old daughter, shot point-blank in the back with a .22-caliber rifle, and the wounding of his young son. The children were shot during a weekend visit to Crutchfield's home.In December, Marilyn Lemak, a suburban Chicago mother and former surgical nurse, was convicted of smothering her three young children with her bare hands.Julie Schenecker was sick of her teenage children talking back to her, police say, so last week she bought a .38-caliber pistol and planned their murder and her suicide.
She shot her 13-year-old son Thursday evening after driving him home from soccer practice. Then she walked upstairs and shot her 16-year-old daughter in the back of the head as she did homework, an arrest affidavit states.A mother stones two of her own sons to death, critically injures a third, and claims God told her to do it, and a jury finds her not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.Theresa Knorr and her five children lived in Sacramento.She was-insanely jealous of her beautiful daughters. She drugged, handcuffed and shot Suesan, her 16-year-old daughter, left her to suffer and then had her two sons burn her alive. Theresa beat 20-year-old Sheila severely and locked her in a closet until she starved to death. Her brothers dumped her body near where they had cremated Suesan.Debra Jean Milke has been sitting on Arizona’s death row for nearly 20 years, largely because a police detective said she confessed to plotting her 4-year-old son’s murder.Marie Noe, 70 was arrested at her Philadelphia home and charged with smothering 8 of her young children, 30 years after the last death.Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson - 20, were sentenced in Wilmington, Del., to a couple years in prison after the college students and former high-school sweethearts pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of their newborn son in a motel in 1996.Melissa Drexler - “The Prom Mom” arrived at her senior prom, gave birth to a 6 lb, 6 oz son, baby boy, strangled him to death, threw him in the garbage, and returned to the prom where she ate and requested the Metallica song “Unforgiven” to be played for her boyfriend.Weird. I guess white people just love to kill children, huh?Andrea Yates, 36, Texas - Suffering from postpartum depression since the birth of her 2-year-old, she drowned her 5 children, ranging in age, from 6 months to 7 years. Child Protection Services had investigated the family after Andrea's suicide attempt two years before believed the children were being cared for properly.