The Manson Family Murders
Charles Manson and his cult-like “Family” terrified Los Angeles in 1969 with a series of murders, including that of Roman Polanski‘s pregnant wife, Sharon Tate.
Ramirez terrorized the L.A. area for over a year in the 1980s with a series of home invasion murders that became known as “The Night Stalker” killings.
Enron executives lied about corporate profits for years, eventually selling their stock before the bubble burst thanks to insider information in 2001. While Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling didn’t kill anyone, they did ruin a lot of lives.
The Menendez Brothers
Lyle and Erik Menendez murdered their wealthy parents in 1989, later claiming they did so as a result of years of abuse.
Leopold and Loeb
Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb killed a teenage boy in Chicago in the 1924 to prove they were capable of committing the perfect murder. They were later arrested and imprisoned — proving that they weren’t.
Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by a leftist group in the 1974 and was eventually brainwashed into committing bank robberies on their behalf.
Oklahoma City Bombing
Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols detonated a bomb outside the Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1995, killing 168 people and injuring almost 700 others.
Jodi Arias was tried in 2013 for murdering her boyfriend, Travis Alexander. The trial received widespread media attention due to the graphic sexual nature of the crimes.
Amanda Knox was an American living in Italy who was tried for murdering her roommate with the help of her boyfriend in 2007.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian immigrants convicted of robbery and murder in 1921, despite a wealth of evidence showing the pair to be innocent.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were tried in 1950 for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.