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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. Kennedy vs.Santo Trafficante
Follow the link provided to read about one of the most powerful mob bosses in Mafia history and ruler of the Tampa. Florida mob, Santo Trafficante Jr.

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. School Safety Tips - Escape Kidnapper
In the first article of this back to school safety series, I discussed stranger danger. This article gives ways your child can escape from a potential kidnapper if one does grab her.

5. 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.

6. Shanda Sharer - Investigation and Beyond
Would the killers of 12-year-old Shanda Sharer stand trial or would they strike a plea deal? Did the whole story come out? Are any of them still in prison today? Find out in part two of my series on the murder.

7. Albert Anastasia
This article is a character profile of one of the "most violent mob bosses" ever to be in control of a Mafioso Crime family, Albert Anastasia

8. Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Faulkner Murder
In 1981, Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down during a routine traffic stop. The aftermath of the crime resulted in decades-long debate and even celebrity involvement.

9. 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.

10. 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.



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