Sherman, Lydia (d. 1878)
Sherman, Lydia (d. 1878)
American serial killer. Born in Burlington City, NJ, 1824 (some sources cite 1830); died in Wethersfield Prison, May 16, 1878; m. Edward Struck (murdered); Dennis Hurlburt (or Hurlbut, murdered); Horatio Sherman (murdered); children: many.
Dubbed "Queen Poisoner" and"Borgia of Connecticut" by the press, killed at least 3 of her husbands and 7 of her children; tried and convicted of 2nd-degree murder (1872), spent rest of life in prison.
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