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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Frank Costello
The Prime Minister of the Underworld, Frank Costello, was an acting boss othe Luciano Crime Family until forced out by Vito Genovese.
5. 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.
6. Carlo Gambino
Read about the rise to power of one of the most feared and vicious crime bosses in organized crime; Carlo Gambino.
7. George Trepal - Trial and Aftermath
At trial, George Trepal's attorneys sought to point the finger away from their client and towards the husband of his victim...as well as at Trepal's own wife. Read the final article in the Trepal series to see if they were successful.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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