17 "Little Old Ladies" Who Committed Murders

When people think of serial killers, they usually picture steely-eyed young men and not elderly women - but this list illustrates how even grandmothers commit serial murder. Women who kill have can have different motives: money, religion, revenge, superstition, convenience, and more. 

Whatever the reason, law enforcement often least expects elderly women when investigating gruesome crimes. In some cases, these geriatric female serial killers committed acts of violence the courts deemed so horrific as to issue life sentences, despite their old age.