Jane toppan (1857–1938), born honora kelley, was an american serial killer who confessed to 31 murders in 1901 she one said that her ambition was to have killed more people — helpless. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Jane toppan supposed that a trip to the altar would have spared her from a life of infamy. Jane toppan was a very interesting female serial killer compared to others although she killed her victims in a stereotypical feminine method of murder (adams, 1. Jane toppan was born in massachusetts in 1857 she attended the cambridge nursing school, and established a successful private nursing career in boston said to be cheerful, funny and. Jane toppan, born 1857, was a serial killer in massachusetts she was born honora kelley toppan’s life goal was to “have killed more people – helpless people – than any other man or woman.
Jane toppan (17 august 1854 – 29 october 1938), born honora kelley, was an american serial killer, nicknamed jolly janeafter her arrest in 1901, she confessed to 31 murders. Jane toppan confessed to killing 31 people but she probably killed dozens more on october 29, 1901, she was arrested and her murderous rampage was put to an end she’d been administering. Timeline 1857-1873 1886-1901 angel of death 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c angel of mercy vs angel of death jane toppan is classified and angel of death because she was an nurse over the.
Jolly jane toppan took advantage of her status as a nurse to find victims and lethal medications she managed to take the lives of dozens without anyone even noticing. Childhood ♦ in november of 1864, toppan was placed as an servant in the home of mrs ann c toppan jane was never fully adopted but she took their surname and became jane toppan.
The rare female serial killer, jane toppan used her medical resources to experiment on patients with fake charts while using strychnine and atropine.
Jane toppan american woman serial killer poisoner nurse death 1938 old newspaper the new york times, august 18, 1938. Jane toppan background informationbirth name: honora kelley also known as: jane toppan born: 1857 boston, massachusetts died: 1938 (aged 84) taunton.
Jane toppan jane toppan aka (jolly jane) (1857–1938), born honora kelley, was an american serial killer she confessed to 33 murders in 1901. Jane toppan was an american serial killer she confessed to 31 murders in massachusetts in 1901 found not guilty by reason of insanity, toppan was confined to a state mental hospital for 40. Jane toppan: a greed, power, and lust serial killer michael potts, phd professor of philosophy methodist university fayetteville, north carolina presentation outline • jane toppan: early. Even after she was sentenced to a mental hospital, jane toppan continued to feel her murderous tendencies, routinely asking her caregivers to kill with her.