Amelia Dyer

In Victorian Britain, Amelia Dyer trained as a nurse but soon grew tired of it and found an easier way to make money. 

She took in unwed mothers and their illegitimate children and farmed out the babies for adoption. 

She started adopting babies herself as well, but for a price. 

After a while, she started to starve out the babies, strangle them, or murder them in other ways to get rid of them. 

She’d dispose of the bodies carefully to not gain attention. 

Eventually, she was caught, convicted, and sentenced to death. 

She’s believed to have murdered over 300 babies and some believe she may have been Jack the Ripper.