Waters drugged and starved the infants in her care and is believed to have killed at least 19 children. Charged with five counts of wilful murder as well as neglect and conspiracy, Waters was convicted of murdering an infant named John Walter Cowen. Her sister, Sarah Ellis, was convicted in the same case for obtaining money under false pretences and sentenced to eighteen months' hard labour.
- Newton, Michael (2006). The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. Infobase Publishing. p. 428. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
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