Famous Black Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Criminals
 1 
Christopher Scarver
(Serial Killer)
Christopher Scarver
110
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
(American Serial Killer)
Lee Boyd Malvo
27
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 
Estella Marie Thompson
6
Birthdate: August 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA
 4 
Derek Bentley
(Epileptic British Man Convicted and Hanged for the Murder of a Policeman, at the Age of 19)
Derek Bentley
2
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: January 28, 1953

Derek Bentley was 19 when he was hanged for murdering a policeman during a burglary attempt. An illiterate, he had the mental age of 11 and also suffered from epilepsy. The controversial case led to a 45-long battle for a posthumous pardon, which was granted, and then a reversal of the murder charge.

 5 
Omar al-Bashir
(Former President of Sudan)
Omar al-Bashir
19
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.

 6 
Stanley Williams
17
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 13, 2005
 7 
Pee Wee Kirkland
(Basketball player)
Pee Wee Kirkland
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 8 
Nicky Barnes
(Former crime boss, active in New York City during the 1970s)
Nicky Barnes
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 2012
 9 
Javaris Crittenton
(Basketball player)
Javaris Crittenton
1
Birthdate: December 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 10 
Félicien Kabuga
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)
Félicien Kabuga
2
Birthdate: March 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Byumba, Rwanda
 11 
Dave Meggett
(American Football Player)
Dave Meggett
1
Birthdate: April 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
 12 
Lorenzo Nichols
(Drug trafficker)
Lorenzo Nichols
2
Birthdate: September 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 13 
Phillip Adams
(American football player)
Phillip Adams
3
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Died: April 8, 2021
 14 
Sam Hurd
(American football player)
Sam Hurd
2
Birthdate: April 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
 15 
Solomon Mahlangu
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa
Died: April 6, 1979
 16 
Gregory Woolley
(Canadian Criminal Best Known For His Association With 'The Hells Angels' Motorcycle Club)
Gregory Woolley
0
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Tabarre, Haiti
 17 
James Rosemond
(Drug trafficker)
James Rosemond
0
Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 18 
Robert Kajuga
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)
Robert Kajuga
0
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Kibungo, Rwanda
Died: February 29, 2007
 19 
Mahmood Hussein Mattan
(Criminal, Sailor)
Mahmood Hussein Mattan
0
Birthdate: 1923 AD
Birthplace: British Somaliland
Died: September 3, 1952
 20 
Orlando Anderson
(Musicians)
Orlando Anderson
15
Birthdate: August 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: May 29, 1998
 21 
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
 22 
Louis Till
(Soldier, Criminal)
Louis Till
2
Birthdate: February 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2, 1945
 23 
Brien Taylor
(Baseball player)
Brien Taylor
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
 24 
Athanase Seromba
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)
Athanase Seromba
0
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Kibuye, Rwanda
 25 
Annanias Mathe
0
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Mozambique
Died: December 27, 2016
 26 
Ike Ibeabuchi
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Umu-Nneochi, Nigeria
 27 
Bernard Ntuyahaga
(Military Leader)
Bernard Ntuyahaga
0
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda
 28 
James Butler
4
Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 29 
Christopher Dorner
(Former Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department Who Committed a Series of Shootings)
Christopher Dorner
11
Birthdate: June 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: February 12, 2013
 30 
Bernard Coard
(Prime Minister of Grenada (14 October 1983 – 19 October 1983))
Bernard Coard
0
Birthdate: August 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria, Grenada
 31 
Fulgence Kayishema
(Police Officer, Criminal)
Fulgence Kayishema
0
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Kivumu, Rwanda-Burundi
 32 
Tharcisse Renzaho
(Politician, Criminal)
Tharcisse Renzaho
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kibungo, Rwanda-Urundi
 33 
Reggie Harding
(Basketball player)
Reggie Harding
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 2, 1972
 34 
Cordell Farrington
(Bahamian serial killer who killed 4 children and his adult lover from 2002 to 2003)
Cordell Farrington
0
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
 35 
Bi Sidi Souleymane
0
Birthdate: July 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bocaranga, Central African Republic
Died: March 25, 2021
 36 
Yahya Jammeh
(2nd President of the Gambia)
Yahya Jammeh
2
Birthdate: May 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanilai, The Gambia
 37 
Mel Hall
(Baseball player)
Mel Hall
1
Birthdate: September 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyons, New York, United States
 38 
Dominic Ongwen
(Military personnel, Criminal)
Dominic Ongwen
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coorom, Kilak County, Amuru district, Uganda
 39 
Roger Khan
(Druglord, Head of Phantom Squad)
Roger Khan
0
Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guyana
 40 
Alieu Kosiah
(Military commander, Criminal)
Alieu Kosiah
1
Birthdate: March 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ganta, Nimba County, Liberia
 41 
Charles Laplace
(Recent person executed by Saint Kitts and Nevis.)
Charles Laplace
0
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: December 19, 2008
 42 
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
 43 
Kody Scott
(Member of the Los Angeles-Based Eight Tray Gangster Crips)
Kody Scott
7
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.

 44 
Jacques Plumain
(French Serial Killer)
Jacques Plumain
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guadeloupe

Jacques Plumain is a French serial killer who murdered at least two women in France and Germany between 1999 and 2001. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005. He served 15 years of his sentence before his release in January 2021. The murders inspired a couple of TV documentaries.

 45 
Vincent Otti
1
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
Died: October 2, 2007
 46 
Ahmed Ghailani
(Terrorist)
Ahmed Ghailani
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
 47 
Pauline Nyiramasuhuko
(Politician, Criminal)
Pauline Nyiramasuhuko
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butare, Rwanda
 48 
Michael Jace
7
Birthdate: July 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
 49 
Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi
(Drug trafficker)
Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi
0
Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: January 26, 2007
 50 
Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza
(Commited genocide in Rwanda)
Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza
0
Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Mutura, Gisenyi, Rwanda
Died: April 25, 2010