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Lillie Mae Curtis
Lillie Mae Curtis
Background information
Birth name Lillie Mae Wilburn
Born 1899
Died

February 3, 1980(1980-02-03) (aged 80)

Penalty 495 years in prison
Spouse(s) Robert Curtis
Attack information
Date March 16, 1938
Location(s) Center, Texas, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) .22-caliber pistol

Lillie Mae Curtis was an American who killed six of her children in Center, Texas, United States on March 16, 1938. She was afterwards arrested and sentenced to 495 years in prison on April 6 the same year. She was released in October 1970 and died on February 3, 1980

[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

VictimsEdit

  • Thomas O. Curtis, 13, her son
  • Gloria Jean Curtis, 11, her daughter
  • Billie Burk Curtis, 9, her daughter
  • Robert J. Curtis, 8, her son
  • Margie Ree Curtis, 7, her daughter
  • Marcie Jack Curtis, 5, her son

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mother slays six children, The Milwaukee Journal (March 17, 1938)
  2. Slayer of husband kills six children, The New York Times (March 18, 1938)
  3. Gets 495 Years for Killing Six, The New York Times (April 7, 1938)
  4. Kills six children, Middlesboro Daily News (March 21, 1938)
  5. Six children are killed by mother, Lawrence Journal-World (March 17, 1938)
  6. Six children die from gun slugs, The Palm Beach Post (March 18, 1938)
  7. Mother slays six children, Prescott Evening Courier (March 17, 1938)
  8. Mother slays six children, Eugene Register-Guard (March 17, 1938)
  9. 195 year sentence for slayer of six, The Southeast Missourian (April 7, 1938)
  10. Late bulletins - Center, Prescott Evening Courier (April 6, 1938)
  11. Mother sentenced to 495 years in jail, The Palm Beach Post (April 7, 1938)
  12. Mother sentenced to 495 years for slaying children, The Milwaukee Journal (April 7, 1938)
  13. Mother who slew 6 children given 495 years in pen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (April 7, 1938)
  14. Sentence - 500 years, The Daily Times (April 11, 1938)
  15. Killed six children, The Evening Independent (March 19, 1938)
  16. Lillie Mae Curtis Murders 6 of her 9 Children, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  17. Lillie Mae Curtis, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  18. Texas mother slays 6 of her children, The Victoria Advocate (March 16, 1938)
  19. Mother of Nine Children Charged Killing Husband, Corsicana Daily Sun (June 4, 1935)
  20. Mother of Nine Children Charged Killing Husband, Corsicana Semi Weekly Light (Juna 7, 1935)
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