Libra Criminals

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 1 
Bonnie Parker
(Bank Robber)
Bonnie Parker
62
Birthdate: October 1, 1910
Birthplace: Rowena, Texas, United States
Died: May 23, 1934

Best known as part of the legendary criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie Parker was infamous for her bank robberies with her partner Clyde Chestnut Barrow. They apparently murdered several policemen, too. Their crimes were romanticized in many movies including a 1967 film starring Faye Dunaway as Bonnie.

 2 
Lee Harvey Oswald
(U.S. Marine Veteran Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy)
Lee Harvey Oswald
47
Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: November 24, 1963

Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for killing Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit. Further investigation suggested that he had murdered US President John F. Kennedy about 45 minutes before murdering Tippit. Though he denied the accusations, he was charged with the murder of Kennedy. While in police custody, Oswald was shot dead by Jack Ruby, a nightclub owner.

 3 
Irma Grese
(Nazi Concentration Camp Guard at Ravensbrück & Auschwitz Who Served as Warden of Bergen-Belsen)
Irma Grese
26
Birthdate: October 7, 1923
Birthplace: Feldberger Seenlandschaft, Germany
Died: December 13, 1945

Irma Grese, or the Hyena of Auschwitz, served as an SS guard at the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Ravensbrück. She was also the warden of the ladies’ section of the Bergen-Belsen camp and ended up being convicted of torture and murder of prisoners. She was executed at 22.

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 4 
Susan Smith
(Murderer)
Susan Smith
34
Birthdate: September 26, 1971
Birthplace: Union, South Carolina

Susan Smith is an American murderer who was convicted for murdering her children, Michael and Alexander, who were three-year-old and 14-month-old respectively. She falsely claimed that her kids were kidnapped by a black man before being adjudged guilty of the crime. Sentenced to life in prison, Smith is currently incarcerated at the Leath Correctional Institution in South Carolina.

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 5 
George Hill Hodel
(Suspect in the murder of Elizabeth Short aka the Black Dahlia)
George Hill Hodel
10
Birthdate: October 10, 1907
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 16, 1999
 6 
Popcorn Sutton
(American Appalachian Moonshiner and Bootlegger)
Popcorn Sutton
19
Birthdate: October 5, 1946
Birthplace: Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 16, 2009

Popcorn Sutton was an American bootlegger and moonshiner whose autobiographical guide to moonshining production made him a popular figure. He also released a home video showcasing his moonshining activities before he was sentenced to prison for offenses related to illegal firearm possession and moonshining. After his death by suicide, a new company and its whiskey brand were named after him.

 7 
Fred West
(Serial Killer)
Fred West
61
Birthdate: September 29, 1941
Birthplace: Much Marcle, United Kingdom
Died: January 1, 1995

Fred West was a serial killer who derived pleasure from acts, such as voyeurism, sexual assaults, murder, and various sexual fetishes that pushed his victims beyond their sexual limits. He committed murders and sexual assaults along with his wife Rose, who worked as a prostitute at their residence. Fred committed suicide at HM Prison Birmingham in 1995.

 8 
Ma Barker
(Matriarch of the Barker Family)
Ma Barker
7
Birthdate: October 8, 1873
Birthplace: Ash Grove, Missouri, United States
Died: January 16, 1935
 9 
Beverley Allitt
(Serial Killer)
Beverley Allitt
29
Birthdate: October 4, 1968
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

Beverley Allitt is an English serial child killer, convicted ,of murdering four children and grievously injuring several others. Previously employed as a State Enrolled Nurse, she attacked 13 children over a 59-day period, out of which four died. She received 13 life sentences for the crimes and is detained at Rampton Secure Hospital in Nottinghamshire.

 10 
Ruth Ellis
(The Last Woman to be Hanged in the UK)
Ruth Ellis
15
Birthdate: October 9, 1926
Birthplace: Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: July 13, 1955

Ruth Ellis began her career as a nightclub hostess as a teen and was also a nude model for a while. She later also worked as an escort. She became the last woman in the UK tot be hanged after she shot and killed her lover, race-car driver and affluent socialite David Blakely.

 11 
Robert Chambers
(Criminal, Drug trafficker)
Robert Chambers
2
Birthdate: September 25, 1966
Birthplace: United States
 12 
Jean Lafitte
(French Pirate Who Helped the US Forces Defend New Orleans against the British in 'Battle of New Orleans')
Jean Lafitte
1
Birthdate: September 25, 1780
Birthplace: Biarritz, France
Died: 1823 AD

French pirate Jean Lafitte, or The Terror of the Gulf, along with his brother Pierre, owned a blacksmith shop in New Orleans that served as a hub for smuggled goods. He helped the US army in defending New Orleans against the British forces during the War of 1812.

 13 
Nicky Barnes
(Former crime boss, active in New York City during the 1970s)
Nicky Barnes
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1933
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 2012
 14 
Oskar Dirlewanger
(War Criminal)
Oskar Dirlewanger
10
Birthdate: September 26, 1895
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: June 7, 1945
German military officer Oskar Dirlewanger established and led the Nazi SS penal unit Dirlewanger during World War II. He had also participated in World War I and the Spanish Civil War, winning the Iron Cross 2nd Class and 1st Class. He died in Allied custody at the Altshausen prison camp.
 15 
Doris Payne
(Jewel Thief)
Doris Payne
5
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Birthplace: Slab Fork, West Virginia
 16 
Joe Profaci
(Founder of the 'Colombo Crime Family')
Joe Profaci
4
Birthdate: October 2, 1897
Birthplace: Villabate, Italy
Died: June 6, 1962

Joe Profaci was an Italian-born New York City mafia boss. He founded what later became the Colombo crime family in 1928 and was the family's boss for over three decades. It was the last of the Five Families to be organized. Besides his illegal activities, he also maintained several legitimate businesses. He died of liver cancer in 1962.

 17 
David Gilbert
(Writer, Activist)
David Gilbert
0
Birthdate: October 6, 1944
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
 18 
Andrei Chikatilo
(Soviet Serial Killer)
Andrei Chikatilo
37
Birthdate: October 16, 1936
Birthplace: Yabluchne, Ukraine
Died: February 14, 1994
Andrei Chikatilo, known as the “Butcher of Rostov” and the “Rostov Ripper,” was a Russian serial killer who confessed to killing 56 people, from the 1970s to the 1990s, and was sentenced to death for 52. He also sexually assaulted his victims, who were all either women or children.
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 19 
Irina Gaidamachuk
(Serial killer)
Irina Gaidamachuk
17
Birthdate: September 26, 1972
Birthplace: Nyagan, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Soviet Union
 20 
Russell Bufalino
9
Birthdate: September 29, 1903
Birthplace: Montedoro, Sicily, Kingdom of Italy
Died: February 25, 1994
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 21 
Michael Gaughan
(Republican)
Michael Gaughan
1
Birthdate: October 5, 1949
Birthplace: Ballina, Ireland
Died: June 3, 1974
 22 
Brendan Dassey
(American Convicted Murderer)
Brendan Dassey
15
Birthdate: October 19, 1989
Birthplace: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States
Brendan Dassey is a convicted murderer who confessed to the rape and murder of Wisconsin-based photographer Teresa Halbach and the mutilation of her corpse. His story was featured in the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, too, was convicted of the crime.
 23 
George Zimmerman
45
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Birthplace: Manassas, Virginia, U.S.
 24 
Tamerlan Tsarnaev
8
Birthdate: October 21, 1986
Birthplace: Elista, Russia
Died: April 19, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a Soviet-born terrorist best remembered for planting two homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people. Many people were injured and 17 of those lost limbs. He planted the bombs with his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the two killed a policeman after the FBI declared them suspects. Tsarnaev was killed in the ensuing shootout.

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 25 
Ronald DeFeo Jr.
10
Birthdate: September 26, 1951
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 12, 2021
 26 
South Park Mexican
(Rapper, Drug trafficker)
South Park Mexican
5
Birthdate: October 5, 1970
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 27 
Lynette Fromme
(Woman who attempted to assassinate Perisdent Gerald Ford)
Lynette Fromme
11
Birthdate: October 22, 1948
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Lynette Fromme, also known as “Squeaky,” belonged to Charles Manson’s cult Manson Family. Though she was not involved in the Manson Family’s infamous Tate–LaBianca murders, she tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975. She was sentenced to life, but received parole after 34 years. She later released a memoir.
 28 
Sandra Ávila Beltrán
(Drug trafficker)
Sandra Ávila Beltrán
12
Birthdate: October 16, 1960
Birthplace: Baja California, Mexico
 29 
James Hanratty
(Known as the 'A6 Murderer' Known for Killing Scientist 'Michael Gregsten')
James Hanratty
3
Birthdate: October 4, 1936
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Died: April 4, 1962

Better known as the A6 Murderer, James Hanratty was one of the last people to be executed before capital punishment was abolished. He was convicted of murdering scientist Michael Gregsten and raping and shooting Gregsten’s mistress, Valerie Storie. The controversial case led to a motion to prove his innocence.

 30 
Carlos the Jackal
(Mercenary, Terrorist)
Carlos the Jackal
9
Birthdate: October 12, 1949
Birthplace: Caracas
 31 
Bobby Joe Long
(Serial Killer)
Bobby Joe Long
40
Birthdate: October 14, 1953
Birthplace: Kenova, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2019

Bobby Joe Long was an American rapist and serial killer who kidnapped, raped, and killed at least 10 women in Florida in 1984. The information provided by one of his last victims named Lisa McVey, whom he had released after raping over a period of 26 hours, helped the police to track him down. He was sentenced to death.

 32 
Linda Carty
(Convicted of murder)
Linda Carty
2
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Birthplace: Saint Kitts and Nevis
 33 
Chai Vang
(Criminal)
Chai Vang
2
Birthdate: September 24, 1968
Birthplace: Laos
 34 
Evelin Banev
(Bulgarian Entrepreneur and Published Writer Who Was Imprisoned on Changes of Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking)
Evelin Banev
0
Birthdate: October 8, 1964
Birthplace: Burgas, Bulgaria

Evelin Banev is a Bulgarian entrepreneur, published writer, real estate developer, and former wrestler. He came to limelight for his highly politicized and controversial prosecutions and imprisonment. Although he was sentenced to seven-and-a-half-years in prison in 2013, Evelin Banev was acquitted of all charges in 2014. Banev's 10-year-old daughter was kidnapped during his imprisonment and released unharmed two months later.

 35 
Vincenzo Peruggia
(Italian Museum Worker Best Known for Stealing the 'Mona Lisa' Painting on 21 August 1911)
Vincenzo Peruggia
4
Birthdate: October 8, 1881
Birthplace: Dumenza, Varese, Italy
Died: October 8, 1925

Known as the man who stole the Mona Lisa, La Giaconda was an amateur artist and a worker at the Louvre. Though he hid the painting in his apartment in Paris and then took it to Florence, he failed to sell it, and was eventually caught by the police after 2 years.

 36 
Walter Keane
(Plagiarist)
Walter Keane
5
Birthdate: October 7, 1915
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: December 27, 2000
 37 
Israel Beer
0
Birthdate: October 9, 1912
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 1, 1966
 38 
John Alite
(Gangsters)
John Alite
3
Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
 39 
Michael Swango
(Serial Killer)
Michael Swango
25
Birthdate: October 21, 1954
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
 40 
Gaetano Reina
(Gangster)
Gaetano Reina
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1889
Birthplace: Corleone, Italy
Died: February 26, 1930
 41 
Peter Gotti
(Gangsters)
Peter Gotti
16
Birthdate: October 15, 1939
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2021
 42 
William Brodie
(Criminal, Politician)
William Brodie
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1741
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 1, 1788

William Brodie was a Scottish cabinet-maker, Edinburgh city councilor, and deacon of a trades guild. Brodie was also a housebreaker, a secret which he maintained almost all his life. He used the stolen money to fund his gambling habit and to maintain the household of his two mistresses. He was captured in 1788 and was sentenced to death by hanging.

 43 
Johnny Stompanato
(Bodyguard of Mickey Cohen)
Johnny Stompanato
4
Birthdate: October 10, 1925
Birthplace: Woodstock, Illinois, United States
Died: April 4, 1958
 44 
Joe Aiello
(Former crime leader in Chicago during the Prohibition era best known for his long and bloody feud with Chicago Outfit boss Al Capone)
Joe Aiello
1
Birthdate: September 27, 1890
Birthplace: Bagheria, Italy
Died: October 23, 1930
 45 
Stefano Magaddino
(Funeral director)
Stefano Magaddino
1
Birthdate: October 10, 1891
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo
Died: July 19, 1974
 46 
Susannah Martin
(Witchcraft)
Susannah Martin
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1621
Birthplace: England
Died: July 19, 1692
 47 
Angelo Buono, Jr.
9
Birthdate: October 5, 1934
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: September 21, 2002
 48 
Denis Cuspert
(Former Rapper, ISIL member)
Denis Cuspert
2
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 17, 2018
 49 
Raymond Igbalodely
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1982
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 50 
Mohammad Sidique Khan
(Former Al Qaeda suicide bombers and believed to be the leader responsible for the 7 July 2005)
Mohammad Sidique Khan
9
Birthdate: October 20, 1974
Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 7, 2005