A Case of Infanticide

    Volume 19, Issue 4 (October 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 October 1974

    Page Count: 11

    Bernstein, CG
    Federal Public Defender for Maryland, Federal Court House, Calvert and Fayette Sts., Baltimore, Md.

    DiMaio, VJM
    Associate Medical Examiner, Dallas County, Dallas, Texas

    (Received 26 December 1973; accepted 4 March 1974)


    The murder of a child by an adult, especially a parent, is one of the most difficult crimes for the public or a physician to understand. Such murders are usually isolated events committed in the heat of passion or insanity. Rarely, however, one encounters an individual who deliberately and systematically murders children over a long period of time for no logical reason. Here is presented a case of an alleged habitual child murderer whose career apparently spanned 23 years.

    Paper ID: JFS10464J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10464J

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    Title A Case of Infanticide
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30