Caroline Grills (born Caroline Mickelson) an Australian serial killer known as Aunt Thally and Aunty Carrie. Grills poisoned four relatives with thallium hidden in tea and scones she had given them in Sydney. Sentenced to five consecutive life sentences, including one for attempting to poison another family member. In 1953, She was sentenced to death later commuted to life imprisonment. Caroline Grills died from peritonitis from a ruptured gastric ulcer in 1960 while still in prison.
Serial Killer Caroline Grills (aka) Aunty Carrie, Aunt Thally, was active for 7 years between 1947-1953, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Australia
Caroline Grills was born in New South Wales, state of Australia. She was raised by both parents. Her father, George Michelson. Her mother, Mary Preiers.
Caroline Grills a heterosexual female citizen of Australia. She married Richard William Grills in 1908, Caroline (Age 20/21). She had six children, five daughters and a son.
In 1947 Caroline Grills started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and six children, where she was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.
She was arrested on May 11th 1953, convicted on October 15th 1953, sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment at Long Bay Correctional Centre in Malabar, New South Wales, Australia. She was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.
Caroline Grills died on October 6th 1960, cause of death: natural causes, peritonitis at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Caroline Grills has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Nickname:||Aunty Carrie, Aunt Thally|
|Victims:||4 - 4|
|Years Active:||1947 - 1953|
|Life Span:||- 1960|
|Marital Status:||married Richard William Grills in 1908, Caroline (Age 20/21)|
|Children:||six children, five daughters and a son|
|Living With:||her husband and six children|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|Birth Location:||New South Wales, state of Australia|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Arrested:||May 11, 1953|
|Convicted:||Oct 15, 1953|
|Sentence:||death, commuted to life imprisonment|
|Prison Location:||Long Bay Correctional Centre in Malabar, New South Wales, Australia|
|Death Date:||Oct 6, 1960|
|Cause of Death:||natural causes, peritonitis|
|Death Location:||Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 5 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Caroline Grills. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|1947||Caroline Grills started her serial killing spree. #1947|
|1953||Caroline Grills ended her serial killing spree. #1953|
|May 11 1953||Caroline Grills arrested. #19530511|
|Oct 15 1953||Caroline Grills was convictedand sentenced to death, commuted to life imprisonment at Long Bay Correctional Centre in Malabar, New South Wales, Australia. #19531015|
|Oct 06 1960||Caroline Grillsdied.cause of death:natural causes, peritonitisat Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. #19601006|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Caroline Grills (1947-1953).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|1429976217||The Red Shoe||Ursula Dubosarsky||Caroline Grills||1|
|1552094839||Hidden Evidence||David Owen||Caroline Grills||1|
|1623651115||The Periodic Table||Paul Parsons||Caroline Grills||1|
|1444341405||Serial Killers - Philosop...||S. Waller|| 5 Total Including |
|1552976203||Police Lab||David Owen||Caroline Grills||1|
|1909335053||Poison and Poisoning||Celia Kellett||Caroline Grills||1|
|1590775325||World Encyclopedia of 20t...||Jay Robert Nash|| 20 Total Including |
Joachim Georg Kroll
|1460700937||The Big Book of Scandalou...||Kay Saunders||Caroline Grills||1|
|0908272472||Murder!||Alan Sharpe||Caroline Grills||1|
|073049375x||Deadly Australian Women||Kay Saunders||Caroline Grills||2|
Caroline Grills (née Mickelson) (born c.1888, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia – 6 October 1960), was an Australian serial killer, whose modus operandi was poisioning her victims
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