Martha Ann Johnson

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
Martha Ann Bowen4FemaleCaucasianUSAStationaryPersonal Cause1955n/a

Videography
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Most Evil: Schemers (Episode 3x03)

Martha Ann Johnson was born in 1955. There is not much known about her past leading up to her murder series.

Johnson’s murder series began in 1977, at the age of 22, and continued until 1982. All of her victims were her children, who were between the ages of 3 months and 11 years old. Johnson murdered each child when she put her 250-pound body on top of them as the slept, which caused them to slowly suffocate. The children were usually taken to the hospital after Johnson had murdered them.

On July 3, 1989 Johnson was arrested for the murder of her eldest daughter, Jenny. Johnson confessed to murdering 2 of her children and claimed that she had murdered them to get back at her husband and to make him return home. She later retracted her confession. On May 5, 1990, Johnson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of 3 of her children and was sentenced to death. This sentence was later commuted to life in prison.

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Victims of Martha Ann Johnson

on April 22nd, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Martha Ann Johnson was found guilty of murdering three of her children and is suspected of murdering another one of her children. We currently have information on all of her victims. James William Taylor James, 23 months old, was murdered on September 23, 1977. The cause of death was ruled…

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