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Harry Pierpont
12 months ago

Harry Pierpont

John Dillinger is a name familiar to everybody. Leader of the ‘Terror Gang,’ bank robber, escape artist, thief, killer, media darling and criminal icon. The very name represents lawlessness, violence, …
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The Baron of Bank Robbery
12 months ago

The Baron of Bank Robbery

By  • Heists

Known as the ‘Baron of bank robbery,’ Herman Lamm singlehandedly revolutionised the art of armed robbery. Born the German city of Kassel on April 19, 1890 Lamm served in the …
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The Tri-State Gang
12 months ago

The Tri-State Gang

Now largely forgotten, the infamous Tri-State Gang blazed a trail of mayhem and murder through Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia during the early to mid-1930’s. They were so notorious at the …
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George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly
12 months ago

George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly

“A prisoner cannot help being haunted by a vision of life as it used to be and, at such times, I pay with a delicious sense of melancholy, my tribute …
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The First Lethal Injection in Texas
12 months ago

The First Lethal Injection in Texas

Like so many people who find themselves taking a notable place in the annals of crime, Texas native Charles Brooks was an otherwise unexceptional individual. The interesting part of his …
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Oklahoma’s Last Convict to “Ride the Lightning”
12 months ago

Oklahoma’s Last Convict to “Ride the Lightning”

Henry Bookman, on December 10, 1915, was the first convict in Oklahoma to die in the electric chair. Fast forward to 1966, 51 years and 80 convicts later, and James …
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The First Electrocution in Oklahoma
12 months ago

The First Electrocution in Oklahoma

Not a name many readers will be familiar with, I know, but this otherwise unexceptional killer made Oklahoma history on December 10, 1915. He wasn’t just Oklahoma’s first convict to …
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The Blackpool Poisoner
12 months ago

The Blackpool Poisoner

A strange case, this one. It’s unlikely that she would have got away with it in any case, so inept was her plan to murder her employer and inherit her …
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Albert Anastasia
12 months ago

Albert Anastasia

Not every criminal is familiar to every crime buff. Albert Anastasia should be familiar to just about everybody.

Born Umberto Anastasio on September 26, 1902 in Parghelia, Sicily, Anastasio (who …
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The Last Hanged Man in Ireland
12 months ago

The Last Hanged Man in Ireland

Michael Manning was the last prisoner executed in the Republic of Ireland, ending a centuries-old tradition of executions in the Emerald Isle and another tradition of their being performed almost …
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