Some people kill for revenge. Others have a sick compulsion that guides their behavior. Some hear voices of God or the Devil that tell them what to do.
There are many reasons that people commit the ultimate crimes, but few are more infamous than those out of love.
Nannie Doss was born in 1905 and grew up to become a ruthless, joyful, and even unrepentant killer of up to 11 people. More specifically, she was the killer of her own family members.
Primarily her husband. After five husbands going out in a series of unexplained sicknesses and poisonings, she finally met her match with an illness of her own, but that was long after she got away with some truly evil deeds.
And she was okay with it. She was glad. The only thing she regretted out of her murders was that she never got what she wanted out of them: She killed to find her true love.
10 Born In Dixie
Born as Nancy Hazle, the girl grew up in a very strict patriarch controlled household.
Her father forbade her and her sister from reading the then-popular serials and life story magazine that focused on idyllic romance and love stories. But of course, she was banned from dating.
Before that, while traveling on a train, she hit her head on a metal pole, which caused headaches, migraines, and on her admission, the sick personality shift she underwent for the rest of her life.
9 The One That Got Away
Nannie’s first husband was Charles Braggs, who she met working in a linen factory. She married at 16, hoping for a rosy ideal romantic life, but that was not what she got.
Her mother-in-law was more abusive and controlling than her father. After having four of Charles’ kids and going through a loveless, adulterous distant marriage, they divorced.
Another reason for their split was the upkeep of the family. Mysteriously, the two middle children of their marriage and the mother-in-law died of apparent food poisoning.
This was the 1920s, so it wasn’t that outrageous, but it served as a foundation of mysteries to come.