Catherine Wilson a British serial killer and nurse who was hanged for one murder, but was generally thought at the time to have committed six others. She is believed to have poisoned her husband and seven patients with colchicum. She poisoned her victims after encouraging them to leave her money in their wills. Catherine Wilson was sentenced to death and was publicly hanged at Newgate Prison in London, England in 1862.
Wilson a heterosexual female citizen of Indonesia. Wilson married, husband is a possible victim. She had no children mentioned.
In 1854 Catherine Wilson started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to rob, 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 then as a live-in nurse, where Wilson was known to work as a actor, model.
She was convicted on September 25th 1862, sentenced to death by hanging at Newgate Prison in London, England. Catherine Wilson was executed on October 20th 1862.
Catherine Wilson died on October 20th 1862, cause of death: executed by hanging at Newgate Prison in London, England.
Catherine Wilson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Victims:||1 - 7|
|Years Active:||1854 - 1873|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Life Span:||- 1862|
|Marital Status:||married, husband is a possible victim|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|Living With:||her husband and then as a live-in nurse|
|Birth Location:||Jakarta, capital and province of Indonesia|
|Convicted:||Sep 25, 1862|
|Sentence:||death by hanging|
|Prison Location:||Newgate Prison in London, England|
|Executed:||Oct 20, 1862|
|Death Date:||Oct 20, 1862|
|Cause of Death:||executed by hanging|
|Death Location:||Newgate Prison in London, England|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Catherine Wilson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|1854||Catherine Wilson started her serial killing spree. #1854|
|Sep 25 1862||Catherine Wilson was convictedand sentenced to death by hanging at Newgate Prison in London, England. #18620925|
|Oct 20 1862||Catherine Wilsonwas executed.cause of death:executed by hangingat Newgate Prison in London, England. #18621020|
|1873||Catherine Wilson ended her serial killing spree. #1873|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Catherine Wilson (1854-1873).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|kill at victims home||TRUE||323|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|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|
Catherine Wilson (1822 – 20 October 1862) was a British serial killer who was hanged for one murder, but was generally thought at the time to have committed six others. She worked as a nurse and poisoned her victims after encouraging them to leave her money in their wills.
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