Babysit­ter killer

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He­len Pa­tri­cia Moore lives some­where in Aus­tralia. Her friends prob­a­bly have no idea of the 55-year-old’s for­mer life. In 1980, Moore was charged with the murder of three chil­dren, and the at­tempted murder of two oth­ers as she babysat them in Syd­ney’s outer west.

Moore says she be­gan killing at the age of 16 af­ter los­ing her 14-month-old half-brother An­drew to SIDS. Her cousin Suzanne Mcin­tosh be­came her first vic­tim in May 1979 – Moore suf­fo­cated the 16-month-old as she slept. She later said she felt it wasn’t fair Suzanne was alive when her brother was not.

In Jan­uary 1980, Moore suf­fo­cated a 12-month-old boy un­til she thought he was dead. She then con­tin­ued watch­ing TV, but he sur­vived. She then tried to suf­fo­cate two-year-old Aaron Crocker, in Fe­bru­ary 1980. He was left blind, se­verely dis­abled and died sev­eral years later. Within weeks she’d suf­fo­cated an­other baby girl. The next month her step­brother Peter, seven, was found dead, too.

It was Peter’s death that led to Moore’s ar­rest. She was sen­tenced to life, but re­leased in 1993.

Con­victed child mur­derer Moore went on to have a baby girl in 1995.

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