- Pp. 36-47 (12)Dirk C. Gibson
The infamous South African poisoner Daisy DeMelker killed several husbands and her son in profit-driven offenses. She was an attractive woman who earned nursing credentials but earned her living by marrying men, killing them and reaping the resultant reward. This chapter describes DeMelker, and her monetarilymotivated marriages. The MO, time frame, number of victims and victims were analyzed. Significant serial killer rhetoric was considered. The investigation leading to her arrest was discussed, and the trial described.