Beverly Allitt Born: 1968
The “Angel of Death,” Beverley Gail Allit, is one of Britain’s most well known serial killers. Working as a pediatric nurse, she is responsible for the murder of four children and the serious injury of five others in her care. When available, insulin or potassium injections were used to precipitate cardiac arrest; smothering sufficed when they were not. Although convicted with death or injury in nine cases, Allit attacked 13 children over a 58-day period before being caught red-handed. Allit has never spoken of the motive for her crimes, but Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy explains her actions.
This debatable personality disorder involves a pattern of abuse or harm to someone in your care in order to garner attention (Alitt was known as a child to wear bandages and casts over wounds, but would not allow them to be examined).