Famous Female Serial Killers - Marie Noe

Marie Noe (born 1928) is an American woman who was convicted in June 1999 of murdering eight of her children. Between 1949 and 1968, eight of the ten Noe children died of mysterious causes which were then attributed to sudden infant death syndrome. All eight children were healthy at birth and developed normally. Two other children died of natural causes. Noe pleaded guilty in June 1999 to eight counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to twenty years' probation and psychiatric examination.

In 1948, Philadelphia welcomed newlyweds Marie Noe and Arthur Noe her first son, Richard, on 7 March. On 7 April, Noe her newborn rushed to the hospital, he was not breathing. Doctors they wrote sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Marie Noe had a second child, Elizabeth, in September 1950. In February 1951, Marie Noe went to the hospital and held a dead infant. SIDS again. There were no marks on the child, broken bones or bruises, or signs of neglect. Year after year, Noe had a child, and a few months later she got in the hospital with a dead child. Nurses noticed Noe never mourned their children. After the birth of their sons, a nurse heard Marie Noe threaten him while trying to feed him, "If you do not, I'll kill you." Some suspected foul, but no one acted. During the birth of her last child, Joseph Arthur in 1968, Noe had an emergency hysterectomy. None of their children survived to 2 years.

In 1998, a reporter wrote a book and magazine from Philadelphia said Noe should be investigated, because eight children from a family could not all possibly die of SIDS. When police questioned her, she was suffocating four of her children, but was not sure what happened to the other four. She pleaded guilty in June 1999. She was sentenced to 20 years probation with the first five years under house arrest.

Interest in the case was renewed after the publication of the 1997 book The Death of Innocents, via New York woman Waneta Hoyt and an investigative article published in the April 1998 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

The author of the article Philadelphia turned his critiques of the Philadelphia Police Department in March 1998. After questioning by police after receiving the material, Mrs. Marie Noe admitted suffocating four of her children. She said she could not recall what happened to the other four children who died in similar circumstances. She was charged with first-degree murder in August 1998.

A plea agreement was reached in which Mrs. Marie Noe admitted eight counts of second-degree murder, and was sentenced in June 1999 to 20 years probation with the first five years under house arrest.

As a condition of their contract has Marie Noe out in psychiatric study, in the hope of causing her to kill her children. In September 2001 a study by the court, the Noe was suffering from mixed-personality disorder explained filed

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