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Christiana Edmunds

Christiana Edmunds

Christiana Edmunds (sometimes spelt incorrectly as Christina) was responsible for a one-woman poisoning campaign in Brighton in the early 1870s.  She was eventually caught and sentenced to death, but reprieved and sent to Broadmoor.

You can read more about Christiana's 'death by chocolate' via the short biography below.



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