Windsor, Connecticut belongs to America's & # 39; Deadly woman serial killer Amy Archer. From 1908 to 1916, Archer killed at least 22 people. Author of "Real Crime" William Phelps tells the story of Archer's life and crime Satan & # 39; bedroom house. America's Real History & # 39; s, Deadly Serial Killer Woman.
In 1907, Emmy and James Archer opened the Arker House for the elderly and the chronically disabled. Connecticut home health pioneers have offered Life Care for $ 1000, or 7 percent a week for $ 7 to $ 25 for food, shelter and medical care. care. Subsequently, patients in convicts, institutions, and similar institutions were often referred to as "prisoners."
Archer walked the city as a Bible-based Christian who strengthened the community and admired the call of his staff. Townspeople called him "Sister Amy." The truth of the matter was that Archer had no interest in religion and, as he said at the time, had no formal education as a nurse. The inmates of the Archery House were dying at an unprecedented rate. Archer and her 39-year-old husband, Ames, mysteriously ended in February 1910. Most of the archer victims were exposed to dead elixir with fresh squeezed lemons, hot water, sugar to liberate bitterness and arsenic. Archer killed the residents to create a quicker turnover in the bed to raise revenue and help him with the chronic debt challenges. The corpses were removed at night and quickly escorted to prevent an investigation.
Michael Giligan, a respected urban resident and twenty-year-old archer, was beaten with him. and they soon married. He also died prematurely. allowing Emmy to quickly file a lawsuit over her possessions.
Carla Hollist Gosley, a twenty-two year freelance journalist for the local newspaper. One of Sagittarius's friends, the first to be suspected of Emmy's crimes. Newspaper editor Clifton Sherman knew Gosley's & # 39; the story was great. He displayed the utmost professionalism, refraining from printing the exhibition & # 39; until the undeniable proof that lasted for years was discovered.
1916 On May 8, Archie and his 39th arrest brought him home. Until now, Sister Amy had become a "Windsor Witch." The trial began in June 1917; and Archer didn't. A university jury (women did not start performing jury duties until the end of this year) convicted him of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to hang in the jail in Connecticut. just for the luck of the governor. The second trial found Archer using a call for innocence. Yet another twist in the original case allowed Archer to institutionalize life-on-execution.
Phelps not only details Archer's & # 39; history, other parallel events that shaped the history of New England and # 39. During the first two weeks of July 1911, the district recorded a record heat wave. To avoid pain, residents were sleeping on mattresses, businesses were closed, and people were strangled. Estimated timing attributes 2000 deaths. Reading Phelps & # 39; s account on P channel makes you appreciate the most popular air conditioning today; which was not common in the United States until World War II. Imagine the additional discomfort that Archbishop's inmates should feel, except for subordinate care.
Sixteen pages of black and white photos complete Phelps & # 39; story: They feature key characters, including Archer, the general store where the arsenic was acquired, and Archer & # 39; s hanging room.
In 1941, the playwright Joseph Joseph Kesseling made his debut Arsenic and Old Lace Broadway; which was based on Archer & # 39; s on history. His literary genius created a comical story of historical tragedy. Reading Phelps's report, where he chronicles 66 "reports" of Archer Home deaths: You realize that Archer's actions and 39's were not funny. It's great to see his killer footprint on paper.
In March 1962, Archer died in Connecticut, where he lived for nearly 40 years. Interestingly, the local newspaper ran its cemetery on page 6, almost as a result.
Phelps has written a number of books on serial killers and eight books on female killers. He confesses that some details of Archer's case have been lost over time. Still, her nearly six years of in-depth research have rewarded you with the captivating account of America's # 39 deadly serial killer.