Scorpio Criminals

Rank the Most Wicked Scorpio Criminals

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 1 
Charles Manson
(Led the Manson Family, a Cult Based in California)
Charles Manson
172
Birthdate: November 12, 1934
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 19, 2017

Criminal and cult leader Charles Manson was the leader of the notorious Manson Family, a criminal cult that committed a series of murders in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was arrested and imprisoned many times in his life and died in 2017 while serving his life sentence at California State Prison.

 2 
Ronald Kray
(Gangster Involved in Organised Crime in the East End of London, England, from the late 1950s to 1967)
Ronald Kray
51
Birthdate: October 24, 1933
Birthplace: Haggerston, London, England
Died: March 17, 1995

Ronald Kray was a British criminal involved in organized crime in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. Along with his twin brother, Reggie, he ran a gang that was notorious for committing murders, armed robberies, and arson among other criminal activities. The brothers were arrested in 1968 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

 3 
Billy the Kid
84
Birthdate: November 17, 1859
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 14, 1881

Billy the Kid was a gunfighter of the American Old West whose notoriety grew when he escaped from jail after killing two sheriff's deputies. He remains one of the most notorious personalities of the American Old West, whose life has been often dramatized in popular culture. His story has inspired over 50 films, including Billy the Kid, and The Outlaw.

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 4 
Joseph James DeAngelo
(Serial Killer)
Joseph James DeAngelo
89
Birthdate: November 8, 1945
Birthplace: Bath, New York, United States

Joseph James DeAngelo is an American serial killer, rapist and burglar who carried out his crimes for many years in 1970s and 1980s and was finally captured by the police in 2018. The former police officer and auto mechanic, who was known by various names like Golden State Killer and Visalia Ransacker, was sentenced to life in prison in 2020.

 5 
John Gotti
(American Gangster and Boss of the 'Gambino Crime Family')
John Gotti
52
Birthdate: October 27, 1940
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 10, 2002

John Gotti was the boss of the Gambino crime family, described as America's most powerful crime syndicate. It made millions per year from criminal activities like racketeering, loan sharking, drug trafficking, prostitution, extortion, pornography and illegal gambling. The FBI convicted him in 1992 and he was sentenced to life in prison without parole and later died of throat cancer.

 6 
David Parker Ray
(Serial Rapist, Serial Killer)
David Parker Ray
72
Birthdate: November 6, 1939
Birthplace: Belen, New Mexico
Died: May 28, 2002
David Parker Ray was said to have killed 60 women from Arizona and New Mexico. He earned the nickname “Toy-Box Killer” for using a sound-proof truck full of items of sexual torture, which he named his “toy box.” Though convicted of kidnapping and torture, he escaped a murder conviction.
 7 
Robert Pickton
(Serial killer)
Robert Pickton
19
Birthdate: October 24, 1949
Birthplace: Port Coquitlam
Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton was convicted of murdering six women and later charged with the murders of 20 more women, mostly from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The latter charges were stayed. He received a life sentence without parole for 25 years. He wrote a controversial autobiography, too.
 8 
Scott Peterson
(Murderer)
Scott Peterson
37
Birthdate: October 24, 1972
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Former salesman, Scott Peterson, is a convicted murderer who is imprisoned in San Quentin State Prison. Peterson was convicted for the murder of his seven months pregnant wife, Lacy, and unborn son, Connor. Though Lacy’s family initially thought him to be innocent, evidence gathered later proved otherwise. The case attracted tremendous media attention and even inspired numerous movies and documentaries.

 9 
Vito Genovese
(American Mobster and Head of the Notorious 'Genovese Crime Family')
Vito Genovese
17
Birthdate: November 21, 1897
Birthplace: Tufino, Italy
Died: February 14, 1969
Italian-born American mafia leader Vito Genovese was an associate of Lucky Luciano. Genovese was part of the Castellammarese War and was instrumental in the rise of organized crime in the U.S. He later led the Luciano crime family, which became known as the Genovese crime family.
 10 
Mary Ann Cotton
(Serial Killer)
Mary Ann Cotton
55
Birthdate: October 31, 1832
Birthplace: Low Moorsley, Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham, England
Died: March 24, 1873

Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial killer who was convicted for the murder of her stepson. Cotton is believed to have killed 11 of her children and three of her husbands for their insurance policies. Mary Ann Cotton was sentenced to death and was executed by hanging. 

 11 
Belle Gunness
(Serial Killer)
Belle Gunness
29
Birthdate: November 11, 1859
Birthplace: Selbu
Died: April 28, 1908
Also known as the Mistress of Murder Farms, Norwegian-born American immigrant Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset later changed her name to Belle. The brutal murderer is believed to have seduced and then butchered her countless suitors. A headless body found recovered from her burnt house was thought to be hers.
 12 
Danny Greene
(American Mobster)
Danny Greene
8
Birthdate: November 14, 1933
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: October 6, 1977

Mobster Danny Greene was an associate of Cleveland-based gangster John Nardi in the 1970s’ gang war, in which they set off car bombs. Greene served as the president of the International Longshoremen's Association and also had his own gang, named the Celtic Club. He was assassinated in a car-bomb attack.

 13 
Klaus Barbie
(Nazi Leader)
Klaus Barbie
20
Birthdate: October 25, 1913
Birthplace: Bad Godesberg
Died: 1991 AD

Klaus Barbie was a Gestapo and SS official during the Nazi era. Dubbed the Butcher of Lyon, Barbie was known for having tortured prisoners of the Gestapo while stationed in Lyon, France. It is also believed that he played a major role in the execution of Che Guevara. Barbie's life and work inspired the 2007 documentary film My Enemy's Enemy.

 14 
Nathan Leopold
(Murderer)
Nathan Leopold
7
Birthdate: November 19, 1904
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 29, 1971
 15 
Nannie Doss
(Serial Killer)
Nannie Doss
26
Birthdate: November 4, 1905
Birthplace: Blue Mountain, Anniston, Alabama
Died: June 2, 1965
 16 
Marc Dutroux
(Belgian Serial Killer)
Marc Dutroux
15
Birthdate: November 6, 1956
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
In 2004, the notorious Belgian serial killer Marc Dutroux was convicted on charges of murder, kidnapping and rape and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Earlier, his case aroused widespread public outrage at the inefficiency and corruption of the Belgium’s law enforcement agency and led to the White March which was one of the largest demonstrations in Europe since WWII. 
 17 
Sal Magluta
(Kingpin who ran South Florida from the 1970s to 1990s)
Sal Magluta
6
Birthdate: November 5, 1954
Birthplace: Cuba
 18 
Karla Faye Tucker
(American Convicted Murderer)
Karla Faye Tucker
11
Birthdate: November 18, 1959
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: February 3, 1998

Karla Faye Tucker was a convicted criminal who killed two people with a pickaxe during a burglary. She committed the crime with a few accomplices in 1983. She was convicted of murder the following year and sentenced to death. She was executed by lethal injection in 1998. She was the first woman to be executed in US since1984. 

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 19 
Moses Sithole
(South African Serial Killer and Rapist)
Moses Sithole
15
Birthdate: November 17, 1964
Birthplace: Vosloorus, South Africa

Moses Sithole is a South African rapist and serial killer who killed at least 38 people between 1994 and 1995. Nicknamed the ABC Killer, as he started murdering women in Atteridgeville before continuing his killing spree in Boksburg and then in Cleveland, Sithole was imprisoned in 1997 and is currently incarcerated in Bloemfontein at the Mangaung Correctional Centre.

 20 
William Heirens
(Serial Killer)
William Heirens
10
Birthdate: November 15, 1928
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois
Died: March 5, 2012
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Katherine Knight
(Australian Murderer)
Katherine Knight
10
Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Birthplace: Tenterfield, Australia
 22 
Henri Charrière
(French Memoirist, Convicted As a Murderer, Known for His Autobiographical Books ‘Papillon’ and ‘Banco’)
Henri Charrière
6
Birthdate: November 16, 1906
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne-de-Lugdarès, France
Died: July 29, 1973

Henri Charrière, convicted by French courts as a murderer in 1931 and pardoned in 1970, gained-attention after releasing his autobiographical novel Papillon. The book that gives details of his incarceration in the French penal colony of French Guiana and subsequent escape from there became a bestseller and garnered critical-acclaim. Its sequel Banco documents his life in Venezuela following the escape. 

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 23 
Fritz Haarmann
(Serial killer)
Fritz Haarmann
11
Birthdate: October 25, 1879
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: April 15, 1925
 24 
Bobby Beausoleil
(Murderer)
Bobby Beausoleil
7
Birthdate: November 6, 1947
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
 25 
Frank DiPascali
(Chief financial officer, Fraudster)
Frank DiPascali
1
Birthdate: October 28, 1956
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: May 7, 2015
 26 
Travis Henry
(American football player)
Travis Henry
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1978
Birthplace: Frostproof, Florida, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Leonard Lake
(Former Serial Killer whose conviction estimated eleven to twenty-five victims at a remote cabin near Wilseyville, California)
Leonard Lake
10
Birthdate: October 29, 1945
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 6, 1985
 28 
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev
(Serial killer)
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev
4
Birthdate: November 15, 1952
Birthplace: Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
 29 
Franz von Papen
(Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany)
Franz von Papen
13
Birthdate: October 29, 1879
Birthplace: Werl, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany
Died: May 2, 1969

Franz von Papen was a German politician, Prussian nobleman, diplomat, and General Staff officer. From 1933 to 1934, he served under Adolf Hitler as the Vice-Chancellor of Germany. After World War II, Franz von Papen was indicted alongside other war criminals in the Nuremberg trials. However, he was later acquitted of all charges.

 30 
Liam Byrne
(Criminal)
Liam Byrne
3
Birthdate: October 30, 1980
Birthplace: Ireland
 31 
Santo Trafficante Jr.
(Organized Crime)
Santo Trafficante Jr.
2
Birthdate: November 15, 1914
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: March 17, 1987
 32 
Kristen Gilbert
(American Serial Killer and Former Nurse)
Kristen Gilbert
12
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States

Kristen Gilbert is an American serial killer who worked as a nurse. She was convicted of two attempted murders and four murders of patients admitted to the Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts. Nicknamed The Angel of Death, Kristen Gilbert was found guilty of inducing cardiac arrest in patients at the hospital.

 33 
Genzo Kurita
(Serial killer)
Genzo Kurita
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1926
Birthplace: Akita, Japan
Died: October 14, 1959
 34 
Kang Kek Iew
(Cambodian War Criminal and Khmer Rouge Leader)
Kang Kek Iew
2
Birthdate: November 17, 1942
Birthplace: Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia
Died: September 2, 2020

Khmer Rouge leader Kang Kek Iew headed the Cambodian government’s internal security branch and was in charge of the Tuol Sleng (S-21) prison camp. Charged with crimes against humanity, he was punished with 30 years of imprisonment, a sentence that was later extended to life imprisonment.

 35 
Paul Ricca
(mobster)
Paul Ricca
2
Birthdate: November 14, 1897
Birthplace: Naples
Died: October 11, 1972
 36 
George Remus
(Lawyer, Businesspeople)
George Remus
0
Birthdate: November 13, 1878
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 20, 1952
 37 
Frank Sheeran
(American Labor Union Official Who Served as a Hitman for the Mafia in the 'International Brotherhood of Teamsters')
Frank Sheeran
12
Birthdate: October 25, 1920
Birthplace: Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 14, 2003
Teamsters Union official Frank Sheeran, also known as "The Irishman,” was accused of being associated with the Bufalino crime family. He was sentenced to 32 years behind bars for labor racketeering. His confession of killing Jimmy Hoffa in Charles Brandt’s book inspired the Martin Scorsese film The Irishman.
 38 
Jeb Stuart Magruder
(Business Person)
Jeb Stuart Magruder
4
Birthdate: November 5, 1934
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York
Died: May 11, 2014
 39 
Bosco Ntaganda
(Military Chief, War Criminal)
Bosco Ntaganda
1
Birthdate: November 5, 1973
Birthplace: Kiningi, Rwanda
 40 
Omar Mateen
(Terrorist)
Omar Mateen
17
Birthdate: November 16, 1986
Birthplace: New Hyde Park, New York, United States
Died: June 12, 2016
 41 
Mark Brandon Read
(Criminal)
Mark Brandon Read
12
Birthdate: November 17, 1954
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: October 9, 2013

A convicted criminal and author, Mark Brandon Read began his criminal career by robbing drug dealers at a very early age, eventually graduating to kidnapping and torturing of other criminals for money, as well as armed robbery. Being incarcerated for long periods, he later turned to writing, publishing fifteen books between 1991 and 2011

 42 
Mimi Wong
(Bar hostess)
Mimi Wong
1
Birthdate: November 6, 1939
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: July 27, 1973
 43 
Suzane von Richthofen
(Brazilian woman who was convicted of murdering her parents)
Suzane von Richthofen
2
Birthdate: November 3, 1983
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
 44 
Fahd al-Quso
(Terrorist)
Fahd al-Quso
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1974
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Died: May 6, 2012
 45 
Salvatore Riina
(Italian Mobster and Chief of the Sicilian Mafia)
Salvatore Riina
8
Birthdate: November 16, 1930
Birthplace: Sicily, Italy
Died: November 17, 2017
 46 
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
27
Birthdate: October 30, 1966
Birthplace: Zarqa, Jordan
Died: June 7, 2006
Jordanian jihadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ran a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. He led many attacks on American troops during the Iraq War and formed the Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad. He came to be known as the Emir of Al Qaeda in the Country of Two Rivers
 47 
Roberto di Ridolfo
(Conspirator)
Roberto di Ridolfo
0
Birthdate: November 18, 1531
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: February 18, 1612
 48 
Sabina Eriksson
(Criminal, Murderer)
Sabina Eriksson
7
Birthdate: November 3, 1967
Birthplace: Sweden
 49 
Timothy Evans
(Welshman Who Was Convicted of the Murder of His Daughter)
Timothy Evans
7
Birthdate: November 20, 1924
Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: March 9, 1950

In 1950, 25-year-old Timothy Evans was hanged for the murders of his wife and 14-month-old daughter in their London flat. Shockingly, the main witness, a tenant named John Christie turned out to be the real killer later. The case eventually led to the abolishment of capital punishment in the country.

 50 
Ursula Eriksson
(Criminal, Murderer)
Ursula Eriksson
12
Birthdate: November 3, 1967
Birthplace: Sweden