munchausen munchausen  /ˈmən ˌtʃaʊ zɪn/


  • (n) German raconteur who told preposterous stories about his adventures as a soldier and hunter; his name is now associated with any telling of exaggerated stories or winning lies (1720-1797)


  1. Munchausen By Proxy: Mother Smothers Daughter To Get Attention

    Minneapolis, MN – A young Minnesota mother has been arrested in what authorities are alleging is a child abuse and murder case stemming from Munchausen by proxy. Police believe 25-year-old Ashleigh Jennifer Casey, possibly suffering from Munchausen by proxy, smothered her own infant daughter in order to get the attention of doctors. As a result,... Read more » Munchausen By Proxy: Mother ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Did Farmington mom kill baby for attention?

    A woman from Farmington, possibly suffering from Munchausen by Proxy, also is accused of trying to kill her baby daughter last year.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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