Jane Toppan was a nurse who found intense sexual pleasure from poisoning patients. She would attempt to bring them close to death, revive them, and then poison them anew. Often, she got into their beds with them to molest them sexually as they died. Toppan began her killings in 1885 and they went on until she was caught in 1901. While in custody, She gloried in her crimes and confessed that she had killed 31 people. Toppan was sentenced to live the rest of her days in an insane asylum.