Daisy Louisa C. De Melker (1 June 1886 - 30 December 1932), (née Hancorn-Smith) simply known as Daisy de Melker, was a trained nurse[1] who poisoned two husbands with strychnine for their life insurance while living in Germiston in the central Transvaal (now Gauteng), and then poisoned her only son with arsenic for reasons which are still unclear. She is historically the second woman to have been hanged in South Africa.[2]

The infamous Daisy Louisa De Melker, Born Daisy Louisa Harcon-Smith. Born 1886 in a farm near Grahamstown. Though found guilty for poisoning only her son, she is believed to have killed 2 of her husbands with Arsenic poison.

"Daisy Louisa de Melker made quite a lot of money by writing plays about life and people. As a sideline she murdered her husbands and children.." The World's News, November 10 1945

"Daisy Louisa de Melker made quite a lot of money by writing plays about life and people. As a sideline she murdered her husbands and children." The World's News, November 10 1945

The house of Daisy the Melker,  is where she murdered her spouses and son.

The Alanglade House Museum was built in 1915 as the mine manager's residence in Pilgrims Rest and is reconstructed with early century furnishings.

Florence Transition Home where it is said Daisy de Melker's spirit still roams

Florence Transition Home where it is said Daisy de Melker's spirit still roams

The cause of death of Daisy.

According to Amnesty International’s Death Sentences and Executions 2013 report, Malaysia imposed at least 76 new death sentences last year compared to 60 in — AFP pic

Johannesburg high court,where the trial was held.

Johannesburg high court,where the trial was held.

The grave of Daisy

This is the graveyard where daisy De Melker was buried after her death of being hanged to death.

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