Louise Peete

Demographic Info

6FemaleCaucasianUSANomadicPersonal Cause1880/09/20 (Bienville, Louisiana, USA)1947/04/11 (San Quentin State Prison, California, USA)


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Louise Peet was born on September 20, 1980, in Louisiana. Her family was known to be wealth and she received a good education. Peete was expelled from her school because of her inappropriate behavior. She married a man in 1903, but he shortly committed suicide after finding her with another man. Peete then moved to Boston to become a high-class prostitute.

Peete’s known murder series began in 1920, though she had been involved with another murder in the early 1900s. Peete pled that she was defending herself during her first murder, so she was not convicted of murder. Peete primarily murdered men, with the exception of one woman, Margaret Logan. The men were either married to her or living with her at the time of their murders. All of her murder victims were shot to death. The victims were buried around or in where she was currently living. It is believed that Peete also contributed to the suicides of three of her husbands. It was noted that she took pride in the suicides and would often brag about driving men to their deaths. In order to attain a house, Peete had Maraget’s husband, Arthur Logan, committed to Patton State Hospital for the Insane, where he died after six months.

Around 1920, Peete was found guilty for her first murder and served 18 years in prison. While on parole, Peete murdered again. She was arrested in December of 1944. She was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. On April 11, 1947, she was executed in San Quentin’s gas chamber.

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Victims of Louise Peete

on September 16th, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Louise Peete was found guilty for the murder of two people, but had been involved in the murders of one other. We currently have information on her known victims and the victim in which she claimed self defense. Joe Appel Joe was murdered between 1903 and 1920. He had been…

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