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CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! Unfortunately, there are many bad moms in history – but some can be categorized as the worst mothers on the planet. Between Casey Marie Anthony, who waited a month to report her daughter’s death to authorities, Mary Ann Cotton, who likely killed three husbands and 11 of her children, and Susan Smith, who drowned her two young kids by driving her car into a lake, there are more than enough notoriously terrible mothers out there. In honor of Mother’s Day, WatchMojo introduces you to ten famous bad mothers.

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00:38 #10: Susan Smith
01:21 #9: Theresa Knorr
02:07 #8: Mary Ann Cotton
02:53 #7: Claire Biggs
04:15 #6: Stacie Parsons
04:15 #5: Casey Marie Anthony
05:02 #4: Belle Gunness
05:43 #3, #2 & #1 ???

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  1. So for Mother’s day you guys make a top 10 Milfs and Worst Mothers in History video?? Poor taste WM

  2. It’s sickening some of these people got life imprisonment. You murder or rape someone, you should be fed to the fucking Lions live at half time of the Super Bowl. Sick of murderers and rapists getting a healthier lifestyle then some veterans out there. “You killed all of your children? I sentence you to life under shelter, daily 3 course meals, and only 3 hours of tv. I SAID ONLY 3 HOURS YOU MURDERER!”

  3. Why Top 10 ‘Worst’ Mothers in History? On Mothers Day no less? I guess there’s already a Top 10 Best Mothers in History?

  4. My jaw dropped when I heard the details of picks one and two. Thank god my mom isn’t this horrible. She practically a saint compared to these mom’s.

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