Mary Bell Biography
Birthday: May 26, 1957 (Gemini)
Born In: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Mary Flora Bell is an English woman known for killing two young boys when she was aged 10 or 11. In 1968, she strangled Martin Brown (aged 4) and Brian Howe (aged 3) to death. The incident took place in Scotswood, a metropolitan neighborhood in the West End region of Newcastle upon Tyne. She was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment for her crime. She took a number of assumed names since she was released. In order to protect her identity, a specific court order was issued. The order was later extended for the purpose of protecting her daughter’s identity, too. Gitta Sereny, a famous journalist, biographer, and historian of Austrian–British origin, wrote two books on Mary’s life. One of them was an exhaustive biography with a detailed account of the troubled childhood Mary had experienced due to her prostitute mother’s abusive and alcoholic nature.