Famous Black Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Criminals

 1 
Christopher Scarver
(Serial Killer)

Christopher Scarver
38
Birthdate: July 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Christopher Scarver is a convicted murderer whose physical assault on Jesse Anderson and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer at the Columbia Correctional Institution resulted in the death of both Anderson and Dahmer. Already sentenced to life for killing a man named Steve Lohman, Christopher Scarver received two more life sentences for killing Anderson and Dahmer.

 2 
Lee Boyd Malvo
(Serial killer)

Lee Boyd Malvo
17
Birthdate: February 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Lee Boyd Malvo was involved in the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002, which killed 10 people and injured three in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He had befriended his accomplice in the act, John Allen Muhammad, as a juvenile. Malvo is currently serving multiple life sentences at a supermax prison.

 3 
Omar al-Bashir
(Former President of Sudan)

Omar al-Bashir
13
Birthdate: January 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

Omar al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh president of Sudan. A former military officer, he is the founder of the National Congress Party that remained the dominant political party in the country until 2019. He was deposed in a coup d'état the same year and subsequently arrested and convicted on multiple corruption charges.

 4 

Stanley Williams
12
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13, 2005

 5 
Jovan Belcher
(American Football Player)

Jovan Belcher
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Babylon, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: December 1, 2012

 6 

James Butler
1
Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 7 
Nicky Barnes
(Former crime boss, active in New York City during the 1970s)

Nicky Barnes
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Birthdate: October 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 2012
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 8 
Javaris Crittenton
(Basketball player)

Javaris Crittenton
1
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 9 
Derek Bentley
(Epileptic British Man Convicted and Hanged for the Murder of a Policeman at the Age of 19)

Derek Bentley
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: January 28, 1953

 10 
Kody Scott
(Member of the Los Angeles-Based Eight Tray Gangster Crips)

Kody Scott
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 6, 2021

Kody Scott was a criminal who was part of the Los Angeles gang the Eight Tray Gangster Crips. He had a difficult childhood marred by abuse and became involved in crimes early on. He was arrested and imprisoned many times. He eventually joined the Republic of New Afrika movement and became a black nationalist. He died homeless in 2021.

 11 
Phillip Adams
(American football player)

Phillip Adams
2
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Died: April 8, 2021

 12 

Estella Marie Thompson
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA

 13 
Dave Meggett
(American Football Player)

Dave Meggett
1
Birthdate: April 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 14 
Sam Hurd
(American football player)

Sam Hurd
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 15 
Lorenzo Nichols
(Drug trafficker)

Lorenzo Nichols
1
Birthdate: September 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 16 
Pee Wee Kirkland
(Basketball player)

Pee Wee Kirkland
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 17 

Solomon Mahlangu
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa
Died: April 6, 1979

 18 
Gregory Woolley
(Canadian criminal associated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club)

Gregory Woolley
0
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Tabarre, Haiti

 19 
Max B
(Rapper)

Max B
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States

 20 
Louis Till
(Soldier, Criminal)

Louis Till
0
Birthdate: February 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2, 1945

 21 
Félicien Kabuga
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)

Félicien Kabuga
2
Birthdate: March 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Byumba, Rwanda

 22 
Denis Cuspert
(Former Rapper, ISIL member)

Denis Cuspert
0
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 17, 2018

 23 
James Rosemond
(Drug trafficker)

James Rosemond
0
Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 24 
Brien Taylor
(Baseball player)

Brien Taylor
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort, North Carolina, United States

 25 

Ike Ibeabuchi
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Umu-Nneochi, Nigeria

 26 
Robert Kajuga
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)

Robert Kajuga
0
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Kibungo, Rwanda
Died: February 29, 2007

 27 

Annanias Mathe
0
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Mozambique
Died: December 27, 2016

 28 
Orlando Anderson
(Musicians)

Orlando Anderson
15
Birthdate: August 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: May 29, 1998

 29 
Yahya Jammeh
(2nd President of the Gambia)

Yahya Jammeh
1
Birthdate: May 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanilai, The Gambia

 30 
Dominic Ongwen
(Military personnel, Criminal)

Dominic Ongwen
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coorom, Kilak County, Amuru district, Uganda

 31 
Hakeem Abdul-Shaheed
(Drug dealer, organized crime leader)

Hakeem Abdul-Shaheed
0
Birthdate: March 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

 32 
Reggie Harding
(Basketball player)

Reggie Harding
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 2, 1972

 33 
Roger Khan
(Druglord, Head of Phantom Squad)

Roger Khan
0
Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guyana

 34 
Ahmed Ghailani
(Terrorist)

Ahmed Ghailani
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania

 35 
Mahmood Hussein Mattan
(Criminal, Sailor)

Mahmood Hussein Mattan
0
Birthdate: 1923 AD
Birthplace: British Somaliland
Died: September 3, 1952

 36 
Alpo Martinez
(Former drug kingpin known for his notorious ways throughout the 1980's and 1990's in New York and Washington, D.C.)

Alpo Martinez
15
Birthdate: June 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 31, 2021

 37 
Mel Hall
(Baseball player)

Mel Hall
0
Birthdate: September 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyons, New York, United States

 38 
Athanase Seromba
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)

Athanase Seromba
0
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Kibuye, Rwanda

 39 
Elias Xitavhudzi
(Serial killer)

Elias Xitavhudzi
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: November 14, 1960

 40 
Pauline Nyiramasuhuko
(Politician, Criminal)

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butare, Rwanda

 41 

Michael Jace
6
Birthdate: July 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States

 42 
Hassan Ngeze
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)

Hassan Ngeze
0
Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rubavu, Rwanda

 43 
Big Lurch
(Former rapper who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder and cannibalism of his former roommate Tynisha Ysais)

Big Lurch
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 44 
Alieu Kosiah
(Military commander, Criminal)

Alieu Kosiah
0
Birthdate: March 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ganta, Nimba County, Liberia

 45 
Benjamin Yeaten
(Military personnel, War criminal)

Benjamin Yeaten
0
Birthdate: February 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nimba, Liberia

 46 
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
(Underwear Bomber)

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos

 47 
Bernard Ntuyahaga
(Military Leader)

Bernard Ntuyahaga
0
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda

 48 
Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi
(Drug trafficker)

Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi
0
Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: January 26, 2007

 49 
Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)

Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza
0
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Mutura, Gisenyi, Rwanda
Died: April 25, 2010

 50 
Hissene Habre
(5th President of Chad)

Hissene Habre
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Faya-Largeau, Chad
Died: August 24, 2021