Cancer Criminals

Rank the Most Wicked Cancer Criminals

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 1 
Christopher Scarver
(Serial Killer)
Christopher Scarver
156
Birthdate: July 6, 1969
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 
Jordan Belfort
(Author of 'The Wolf of Wall Street')
Jordan Belfort
60
Birthdate: July 9, 1962
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
The former stock broker, who was convicted for stock-market manipulation and cheating several investors, Jordan Belfort spent 22 months in prison before he was released and altered his way of living. Using his life experiences, he became a motivational speaker and also authored two memoirs, one of which, The Wolf of Wall Street, was adapted into an award winning film.
 3 
John Dillinger
(American Gangster and Bank Robber)
John Dillinger
60
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: July 22, 1934

A gangster of the Great Depression era, John Dillinger led a group known as the "Dillinger Gang". His gang was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations. He was a master evader and escaped the police’s attempts to capture him many times. He was finally shot to death by the authorities in 1934.

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 4 
Richard Wershe Jr.
(FBI Informant, Drug Dealer)
Richard Wershe Jr.
33
Birthdate: July 18, 1969
Birthplace: Michigan
Richard Wershe Jr. became the youngest FBI informant when he was around 14 to 16 years of age. He had started selling cocaine as a teenager and was arrested at 17. He was sentenced to life but was granted parole later. He inspired the 2018 movie White Boy Rick.
 5 
James Burke
(Mobster)
James Burke
13
Birthdate: July 5, 1931
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 13, 1996
 6 
Meyer Lansky
(One of the Most Financially Successful Gangsters in American History)
Meyer Lansky
26
Birthdate: July 4, 1902
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: January 15, 1983
Meyer Lansky, or the "Mob's Accountant,” was key to the formation of the National Crime Syndicate along with Charles "Lucky" Luciano. A member of the Jewish mob, he built a worldwide gambling empire that included casinos in Las Vegas. Hyman Roth from The Godfather Part II was based on him.
 7 
Paul Castellano
(American Crime Boss and Head of the Gambino Crime Family)
Paul Castellano
12
Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 16, 1985

Popularly known as the Howard Hughes of the Mob, Paul Castellano was the head of the Gambino crime family. He played such a prominent role in the American underworld that he was later portrayed in several films, such as Gotti, Witness to the Mob, and The Big Heist

 8 
Derek Bentley
(Epileptic British Man Convicted and Hanged for the Murder of a Policeman, at the Age of 19)
Derek Bentley
6
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
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.

 9 
Robert Maudsley
(Serial Killer)
Robert Maudsley
22
Birthdate: June 26, 1953
Birthplace: Toxteth, Liverpool

Robert Maudsley is an English serial killer currently serving life imprisonment at Wakefield Prison, England. He committed three of his four murders in prison, forcing the authorities to keep him in solitary confinement. Maudsley's case was sensationalized as it was claimed that he had eaten part of the brain of one of his victims, although the PCC refuted such claims.

 10 
Benjamin Hornigold
6
Birthdate: July 18, 1680
Birthplace: England
Died: 1719 AD
 11 
Tommy Lynn Sells
(Serial Killer)
Tommy Lynn Sells
15
Birthdate: June 28, 1964
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: April 3, 2014
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Frank Capone
(Gangster)
Frank Capone
14
Birthdate: July 16, 1895
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 1, 1924
 13 
Genene Jones
(Nurse Who Killed Several Infants)
Genene Jones
35
Birthdate: July 13, 1950
Birthplace: Texas
 14 
Zerelda Mimms
(Jesse James' Wife)
Zerelda Mimms
8
Birthdate: July 21, 1845
Birthplace: Logan, Kentucky
Died: November 13, 1900

Zerelda Mimms was the wife of bank and train robber Jesse James. She was the daughter of a pastor. Her mother, Mary Elizabeth, and Jesse James' father, Robert S. James, were siblings, making Zerelda and Jesse first cousins. Zerelda married Jesse in 1874. The couple had four children, two of whom died in infancy. 

 15 
Semion Mogilevich
21
Birthdate: June 30, 1946
Birthplace: Kyiv

Semion Mogilevich is an organized crime boss from Russia. Widely described as the boss of bosses, Mogilevich is believed to control the operations of a vast criminal empire. Even though the FBI considers him the most dangerous mobster, Semion Mogilevich lives freely in Moscow, thanks to his close alliances with important Ukrainian and Russian political figures, including Vladimir Putin.

 16 
Willie Sutton
(Bank Robber)
Willie Sutton
8
Birthdate: June 30, 1901
Birthplace: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Died: November 2, 1980

Willie Sutton was a bank robber with a criminal career spanning four decades. He entered the world of crime at a young age and spent more than half of his adult life in prison. He managed to escape from prison thrice. He was a master of disguise and was also known as “Willie the Actor.” He never killed anyone. 

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 17 
Arun Gawli
(Politician)
Arun Gawli
9
Birthdate: July 17, 1955
Birthplace: Kopargaon, India
 18 
Barbara Graham
(Criminal)
Barbara Graham
7
Birthdate: June 26, 1923
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: June 3, 1955

Barbara Graham was a convicted criminal who was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin Prison in 1955. She became the third woman in California to be executed by gas. Born to an unwed teenage sex worker, she had a troubled childhood. As a young woman, she became involved with hardened criminals and took to a life of crime. 

 19 
Phillip Adams
(American football player)
Phillip Adams
5
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Died: April 8, 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Afzal Guru
(Indian Separatist Who Was Convicted for His Role in the 2001 Indian Parliament Attack)
Afzal Guru
12
Birthdate: June 30, 1969
Birthplace: Baramulla district, India
Died: February 9, 2013
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 21 
Jodi Arias
(American Convicted Murderer of Her Ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander)
Jodi Arias
16
Birthdate: July 9, 1980
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Mullah Krekar
(Founder of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam)
Mullah Krekar
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1956
Birthplace: Sulaymaniyah

Mullah Krekar is an Islamic scholar and militant. He is credited with founding an Islamist armed group named Ansar al-Islam. Interestingly, he claimed that he was not aware of the various terrorist attacks organized by Ansar al-Islam. He is currently serving his sentence in an Italian prison after having been deported to Italy from Norway in 2020.

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 23 
Olga Hepnarová
(Czechoslovak Rampage Killer Who Killed Eight People with a Truck in Prague)
Olga Hepnarová
9
Birthdate: June 30, 1951
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: March 12, 1975

Olga Hepnarová was a Czechoslovak rampage killer. On 10 July 1973, she killed eight people with a truck in Prague. She was eventually sentenced to death and was executed in 1975. She was the last woman executed in Czechoslovakia. She was a troubled young woman with psychiatric problems and expressed no regret for the crime at her trial.

 24 
Said Bahaji
(Alleged member of the Hamburg cell that provided money and material support to the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks)
Said Bahaji
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1975
Birthplace: Haselünne, Germany
Died: August 31, 2013
 25 
Madame de Brinvilliers
(French Aristocrat Who Was Sentenced to Death On Being Accused of Killing Her Father & Brothers)
Madame de Brinvilliers
4
Birthdate: July 22, 1630
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 16, 1676

Madame de Brinvilliers was a French aristocrat who was sentenced to death by the French government after being accused of killing her father and brothers to inherit their estates. Speculated of having poisoned more than 30 sick people in order to test out her poisons, Madame de Brinvilliers' life, killings, and execution inspired many works of art.

 26 
Brigitte Mohnhaupt
(Criminal)
Brigitte Mohnhaupt
5
Birthdate: June 24, 1949
Birthplace: Rheinberg, Germany
 27 
Barry Mills
(Criminal)
Barry Mills
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1948
Birthplace: Windsor, California, United States
Died: July 8, 2018
 28 
Elisabeth Becker
(Guard)
Elisabeth Becker
4
Birthdate: July 20, 1923
Birthplace: Nowy Staw, Poland
Died: July 4, 1946
 29 
Carl Panzram
(American Serial Killer)
Carl Panzram
31
Birthdate: June 28, 1891
Birthplace: East Grand Forks, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 5, 1930

Carl Panzram was a serial killer, rapist, robber, arsonist, and burglar. He is suspected to have killed more than 100 men in total though only five victims could be confirmed. He was mean and cruel from childhood and began committing serious crimes like burglary, rape, and murder as a young man. He was finally captured and executed.

 30 
Paul Vario
(American Mobster and Member of Mafia ‘Lucchese Crime Family’)
Paul Vario
17
Birthdate: July 10, 1914
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 3, 1988
Paul Vario was an American gangster belonging to the New York-based Vario Crew of the Lucchese crime family. He and his brothers owned a number of legitimate businesses, including a restaurant, which served as a cover for their illegal dealings. He was eventually convicted of fraud and extortion.
 31 
Solomon Mahlangu
(Activist)
Solomon Mahlangu
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1956
Birthplace: Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa
Died: April 6, 1979
 32 
Edward H. Rulloff
(Doctor, Lawyer)
Edward H. Rulloff
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1819
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: May 18, 1871
 33 
Angela Raiola
(Reality TV personality)
Angela Raiola
7
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Bi Sidi Souleymane
(Warlord)
Bi Sidi Souleymane
1
Birthdate: July 20, 1962
Birthplace: Bocaranga, Central African Republic
Died: March 25, 2021
 35 
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
(Terrorist)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
15
Birthdate: July 22, 1993
Birthplace: Tokmok, Chuy Oblusu, Kyrgyzstan
 36 
Friedrich Flick
(Industrialist)
Friedrich Flick
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1883
Birthplace: Germany
Died: July 20, 1972
 37 
Steven Avery
(Murderer)
Steven Avery
23
Birthdate: July 9, 1962
Birthplace: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States

Steven Avery is an American murderer who was convicted in 2007 for the murder of Teresa Halbach. He was previously convicted in 1986 of attempted murder, only to be acquitted in 2003. His 2003 exoneration encouraged the enactment of the Criminal Justice Reform Bill, which aims at preventing wrongful convictions. His 2007 murder trial inspired the series Making a Murderer.

 38 
Hermine Braunsteiner
(German SS 'Helferin' and Camp Guard )
Hermine Braunsteiner
3
Birthdate: July 16, 1919
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 19, 1999
 39 
Hayat Boumeddiene
(Suspected Accomplice of Amedy Coulibaly, the Main Suspect in the Montrouge Shooting)
Hayat Boumeddiene
0
Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Birthplace: Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Hayat Boumeddiene is a French woman who is currently being sought by the police as a suspected abettor of Amedy Coulibaly, the main suspect in the Montrouge shooting, which resulted in the death of a policeman. Boumeddiene, who absconded in 2015, was convicted in absentia of financing terrorism by a court in 2020 and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

 40 
Assata Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the Black Liberation Army Who Was Convicted in the First-Degree Murder)
Assata Shakur
35
Birthdate: July 14, 1947
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Assata Shakur is a former member of the revolutionary organization 'Black Liberation Army'. Sentenced to life for murder, Shakur escaped from the 'Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women' and was eventually granted political asylum in Cuba. She is the first woman to be added to FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list. Her life inspired the documentary film Eyes of the Rainbow.

 41 
Tharcisse Renzaho
(Politician, Criminal)
Tharcisse Renzaho
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1944
Birthplace: Kibungo, Rwanda-Urundi
 42 
John Ausonius
(Criminal who from August 1991 to January 1992 he shot eleven people in the Stockholm and Uppsala area)
John Ausonius
6
Birthdate: July 12, 1953
Birthplace: Lidingö, Sweden
 43 
Heinz Jost
(German SS Official)
Heinz Jost
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1904
Birthplace: Homberg (Efze)
Died: November 12, 1964
 44 
Shane Sparks
(Choreographer)
Shane Sparks
1
Birthdate: June 25, 1969
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 45 
Glen Stewart Godwin
(Fugitive and convicted murderer who was added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on December 7, 1996)
Glen Stewart Godwin
0
Birthdate: June 26, 1958
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Charles Whitman
(American Mass Murderer Known as the ‘Texas Tower Sniper')
Charles Whitman
9
Birthdate: June 24, 1941
Birthplace: Lake Worth, Florida, United States
Died: August 1, 1966

Charles Whitman was a mass murderer who killed his wife and his mother on August 1, 1966, before going on to kill 13 other people at the University of Texas in Austin. His 16th victim passed away 35 years later after sustaining injuries. Whitman spent 96 minutes firing at random people before he was shot dead by the police officers.

 47 
Andrea Yates
(Criminal)
Andrea Yates
14
Birthdate: July 2, 1964
Birthplace: Hallsville, Texas, United States

Andrea Yates is an American woman who confessed to killing her five children by drowning them in her bathtub in 2001. Although she was initially sentenced to life in prison, she was acquitted in 2006 as she was found not guilty by reason of insanity; it was revealed that she had been suffering from postpartum psychosis, postpartum depression, and schizophrenia.

 48 
Captain Moonlite
(Public speaker, Bank robber)
Captain Moonlite
5
Birthdate: July 5, 1842
Birthplace: Rathfriland, Ireland
Died: January 20, 1880
 49 
Gaston Means
(Private Detective)
Gaston Means
13
Birthdate: July 11, 1879
Birthplace: Concord, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 12, 1938
 50 
Billy Glaze
(Serial killer)
Billy Glaze
5
Birthdate: July 13, 1943
Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Died: December 22, 2015