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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 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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. Frank Nitti
Frank Nitti was an important part to the Chicago mob known as the Outfit. It was run by Al Capone but Nitti was a key figure and was dubbed the boss of the outfit when Capone went to jail.

8. 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.

9. Diane Downs - Killer Mom
Postal worker Diane Downs shocked the nation in 1983 when she stood accused of one of the most unthinkable crimes ever-killing one of her own children and attempting to murder the other two. Learn about the case and get updates here.

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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