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This public profile only contains a small amount of the serial killer´s profile. The main database, which contains 3303 profiles, has over 180 variables for each subject (SPSS Coded).

Sherman, Lydia

10 victims in database

Subject Had Partner: FALSE
Sherman, Lydia

Basic Bio Information

AttributeAttribute NameKiller DataSource Text
2Name[Sherman, Lydia] Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
3Alias[Danbury, Lydia] Schechter, H. (2003). The serial killer files: The who, what, where, how, and why of the world´s most terrifying murders. New York, NY: Random House Publishing Group.
169Nickname[American Borgia, Queen Poisoner] Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
4Prison Number[] 
5State & Prison Name[CT] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
7Sex [Male ] [Female X] [Unknown ]  Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
8Race [White X][Black ][Hispanic ][Asian ][Native American ][Other ]  Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
 DOB Year [1824]Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
18DOB[Month 12] [Day 24] [Year 1824] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
19Birth Place[US - NJ - Burlington] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
16US Citizen [Yes X] [No ] [Unknown ]  Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
29Height (inches)[] 
78Sexual Preference Heterosexual (1)  Schechter, H. (2003). The serial killer files: The who, what, where, how, and why of the world´s most terrifying murders. New York, NY: Random House Publishing Group.
 White Male [FALSE] Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
 White Male in 20´s [FALSE] Automatically Calculated based on Database Values

Basic Killing Career Information and Timeline

AttributeAttribute NameKiller DataSource Text
6Subject Type Serial  Schechter, H. (2003). The serial killer files: The who, what, where, how, and why of the world´s most terrifying murders. New York, NY: Random House Publishing Group.
179Subject Sub-Type []  
26Victim Code 5.0 Family Aamodt Victim Preference Code
27Aamodt Prime Motives 1.3 Junkies Aamodt Prime Motive Code
28Aamodt Motive Type (Aamodt Code) [Financial Gain - Black Widow] Aamodt Motive Type
11# Killed Victims[8] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
180# Attempted Victims[] 
148Suspected Victims[8] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
149Confessed Victims[8] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
150Convicted Victims[1] Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
12Kill Country[US] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
13Kill State[NY / CT] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
15Kill City[Manhattan, Birmingham] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
14Kill County[New Haven, New York, Litchfield] Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
 Age at 1st Kill Approximate Age: 39 or 40 : 1st-1864 : dob-1824  
83Age of Series 40s    Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
 Age at Last Kill Approximate Age: 46 or 47 : Last-1871 : dob-1824  
84Killed Prior [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
22Age Group at 1st Kill 40s  Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
 Mid to Late 20´s[0] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
24First Kill Date[Month 5] [Day 12] [Year 1864] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library. Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
152Year First Series 1864 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
25Final Kill Date[Month 5] [Day 0] [Year 1871] Sherman, L. (1873). Confession of the arch murderess of Connecticut. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School Library.
153Year Final Series 1871 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
151Years Between First-Last 7 Automatically Calculated based on Database Values
154-165Decades Active [2020 ] [2010 ] [2000 ] [1990 ] [1980 ] [1970 ] [1960 ]
[1950 ] [1940 ] [1930 ] [1920 ] [1910 ] [1900 ]
 Default: Aamodt, M. G. (2012). Serial Killer Information Center: Serial Killer Database. Radford University.
166Century[1800]  Automatically Calculated based on Database Values

Death Information

FieldField NameKiller DataSource Text
144Executed [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
145Date of Death[Month 2] [Day 20] [Year 1905] Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
146Suicide [Yes ] [No X] [Unknown ]  Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
147Method of Death Natural Causes (4)  Vronsky, P. (2007). Female serial killers: How and why women become monsters. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

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