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Here are the top ten articles for the Crime Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Mike Tyson Rape Case
Before becoming famous as the boxer who would bite off part of an ear and threaten to eat children, Mike Tyson stood accused of raping a beauty pageant contestant in 1991. Read about the case and its outcome.
2. The Chowchilla Kidnapping - Arrest and Aftermath
The mistakes made by the Chowchilla kidnappers quickly led to their arrest. Read about their errors and the aftermath of the crime.
3. Old, Crazy Laws
Did you know that it is illegal to mail an entire building in the U.S.? This law came about because in 1916, to avoid high freight rates, a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah. Shortly thereafter a law passed, making it illegal to mail an entire building anywhere in the United States.
4. Shanda Sharer - Motive and Murder
The horrific torture and murder of 12-year-old Shanda Sharer in 1992 shocked the nation. The case became even more disturbing when the killers' identities and motive were revealed. Part one in a series.
5. Aileen Wuornos - Investigation
After releasing police sketches, authorities identified and tracked down Aileen Wuornos and Tyria Moore fairly quickly. Read about the investigation, Wuornos' arrest, and the strange things that began to happen.
6. The Chowchilla Kidnapping - Escape
The Chowchilla captives faced a set of daunting circumstances, and their survival was in their own hands. Read about their escape here.
7. Aileen Wuornos - Trial and Aftermath
The final article in my Aileen Wuornos series examines her speedy trial and guilty pleas, as well as her odd behavior prior to execution.
8. Frank Rosenthal
Lefty Rosenthal was the inspiration for the movie "Casino" starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. He was also the greatest sports handicapper in the business. He recently passed away from a heart attack.
9. Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen
This article is a mini-bio of one of one of the women who helped shape the history of this country.
10. The Rebecca Schaeffer Murder
Obsessed fan Robert John Bardo fixated on several celebrities in the 1980s. All would escape harm at his hands...except actress Rebecca Schaeffer.
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