The Most Dangerous Female Criminals of All Time

Mary Surratt

25. Mary Surratt

She is the first woman ever to be sentenced to death by the United States – you’ll now find out why. At first, she used to run a tavern with her husband and supported the Confederates during the American civil war. However, once her husband passed away, she moved to Washington and set up a boarding house.

As fate would have it, this is exactly where John Wilkes Booth began planning the assassination of – hold your breath – Abraham Lincoln. She apparently was constantly in touch with him and hid the weapons that were used int he assassination. She was hanged for this shocking crime in 1865. 
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