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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. George Trepal - The Mensa Murderer
Even a Mensa-level genius is not necessarily capable of getting away with murder. Read about the poisoning of Peggy Carr in this first of 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. 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.
7. The Origin of Organized Crime
Where do you think the American Mafia or organized crime originally began? It wasn't where you may think it was.
8. 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.
9. Aileen Wuornos - Victims
Aileen Wuornos' crime spree was short, with many similarities in the crimes that led police to tie them together. Read about her victims and the circumstances of their deaths here.
10. Famous Crime Deaths 2013 January - June
Take a look at some criminals, victims, and others related to crime who passed away in the first half of 2013.
Be sure to visit the Crime Archives for all the articles!
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