There are a lot of criminals in U.S. history that have come to be the subject of many psychology grads thesis, among other discussions. An unfortunate part of U.S. history, but nonetheless, it is something that happens, and only seems to worsen as time goes on. The criminal mind has always been fascinating, especially when those criminals bear remarkable intelligence. Kajioka & Associates, Attorneys at Law would like to share a few historical criminals that impacted the country.
Al Capone AKA Scarface
Al Capone was an infamous American crime lord. Al Capone, AKA Scarface, was once king of the Chicago rackets. Capone was a Prohibition-era gangster, and he ruled a multi-million dollar empire in the 1920’s that was generated by illegal booze, gambling and prostitution. Capone is also suspected of being the mastermind behind the 1929 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre in Lincoln Park that left seven of his enemies dead. Capone’s reign ended in 1931 when he plead guilty to tax evasion and prohibition charges. Capone served 7 1/2 years in federal prison, which included a stay at Alcatraz, and was awarded parole on Nov. 16, 1939. Unfortunately, he suffered from paresis originated from syphilis. Capone kept to himself at an estate near Miami, Fl, where he then died of a stroke and pneumonia on Jan. 25, 1947.
In the late 1960’s, Charles Manson assembled a quasi-commune in California that he self appointed himself as leader. Manson presumed to be true that an impending apocalyptic race war, which he termed “Helter Skelter“, was a matter of time. He orchestrated a series of gruesome murders on consecutive nights in an effort to help expedite the race war. Manson and his disciples were convicted in the killing of actress Sharon Tate and several others in 1969. Manson originally was sentenced to death, but his sentence was later changed to life in prison. Manson was denied parole for the 12th time in April 2012.
Ted Bundy had a favorable future in the Washington State Republican Party in the 1970’s. Unfortunately, he became one of the most famous serial killers and a necrophilia America had known. Bundy’s MO was deceiving his victims, which were all women. He convinced them that he was injured and in need of help before attacking them. In 1976, he was arrested for an attempted kidnapping, but while acting as his own lawyer, he escaped. He fled to Florida, where he killed two more women in a Florida State University sorority house and 12-year-old Kimberly Diane Leach. He was convicted of those murders and, and while on death row in 1989, he confessed to 50 other murders. No one really knows the actual number of victims. Bundy died in the electric chair at Raiford Prison in Starke, Fla., on Jan. 24, 1989.
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There are quite a few others, it almost seems endless. Kajioka & Associates Attorneys at Law weeps for the recent victims of the deadly mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in our hometown of Las Vegas. If you find you are in need of a criminal defense, personal injury or business law attorney, call Kajioka & Associates Attorneys at Law for an experienced expert in the field.