Dora Sadler

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Dora Sadler

HO 144/21194 and PCOM 8/389

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A children's nurse who killed the child she was hired to look after because she felt she could take better care of her than her mother and did not want to leave her after the mother sacked her. She also killed the younger sister because she did not wish to "leave her in the hall". Sadler, who was convicted at the Central Criminal Court on 8 January 1924 for murder and sentenced to death (commuted), tried to commit suicide. Her papers are full of medical opinion as to whether she was insane.