Mary Flora Bell: Serial Killers

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It’s hard to think that a little girl would be able to kill someone, let alone multiple people. And yet there are little girls who have done this. Meet, Mary Flora Bell, born in 1957 into a the slums of Scotswood. A young and beautiful girl who’s life would be filled with misery, pain and disappointment. Meet, Rhoda Penmark, born to Christine and Kenneth Penmark. Rhoda a young and beautiful girl who’s life would be filled with opportunities, love and glory. These two girls seem completely different and yet there is one thing that connects them; they are both serial killers. This one thing is what connects them, but Mary and Rhoda are two different people. What motivated them to kill, who they killed and how they killed are all different.
Mary Bell’s two victims were Brian Howe and Martin Brown, they were three and four year-olds. She took Brown to an abandoned house and there she strangled him. To make his death look like an accident she left an empty pill bottle by his side. When his body was found the police thought he had overdosed on pills. But later Mary wanted credit for his death. She broke into a nursery
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Rhoda’s victims were lured into her charming and bubbly personality and as soon as she saw was she wanted from them she was set. She would do whatever it took to make sure she got what she wanted. Her three victims, Clara Post, Claude Daigle and Leroy were all murdered differently and for different reasons. Mary’s reasons for killing were all do to the childhood abuse she suffered. Her two victims were both strangled and one was cut with a razor. Her reasoning for killing were simple to her, she wanted to do it, she wanted to feel powerful(Majidi). The only thing that links these two girls together is that they are childhood serial killers. But how they killed, who they killed and why they killed are all completely

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