Here are some little known facts on all sorts of criminal things.
Ted Bundy worked as a night-shift volunteer at Seattle's Suicide Hot Line, a suicide crisis hot-line in the late 60's.
Charles Manson is considered to be one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history, even though he never actually killed anyone.
The most expensive trial in U.S. history was the McMartin Preschool Trial. It started in 1987 and ended in 1990 without a single convection. Costing the state of California more than $15 million.
In the movie "CHILDS PLAY" Chucky's name (Charles Lee Ray), is made from three famous serial killers: Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray.
In the movie "SCREAM", the killer was loosely based on a Florida serial killer, Danny Rolling. aka the “Gainesville Ripper.”
Real life serial killer Ed Gein was the inspiration for several horror movies including: PSYCHO, DERANGED, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.
The Beach Boys song "Never Learn Not To Love" was originally called "Cease to Exist" and was written by Charles Manson. He also wrote "Look At Your Game, Girl," as most famously covered by Guns N' Roses. Marilyn Manson did a Manson tune called "Sick City." Preteen punks Redd Kross also covered "Cease To Exist".
Some famous figures said to have committed suicide: Sigmund Freud, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Brutus, Judas Iscariot, Hannibal, Nero, Virginia Wolf, Adolf Hitler, Ernest Hemmingway, Sylvia Plath, Vincent van Gogh, Jack London, Dylan Thomas, Judy Garland, Rudolph Hess, Pontius Pilate, Socs, Kurt Cobain and possibly Tchaikovsky, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe.
Phillip Markoff (The Craigslist Killer) reportedly hid his handgun in a hollowed-out copy of a Gray's Anatomy textbook in his home in Quincy, Massachusetts.
16 year old Brenda Ann Spencer was arrested after killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police officer at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California in 1979. Her reason for the shooting: "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day".
Jesse Pomeroy committed his first murder at age 11. Mary Bell was only 10 when she committed hers.
John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son.
For the first 4 weeks of his life, Charles Manson's birth-certificate named him as "NO NAME MADDOX".
During adolescence, Charlie Manson never learned to read, despite having an IQ of 121.
David Berkowitz (Son Of Sam) claimed he was given commands to kill, by a demon which had possessed his neighbors dog.
John Hinckley stated that his assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan was to gain the attention of the young actress, Jody Foster. In the weeks leading up to the attempt he had grown increasingly infatuated with the actress.
Serial Killer Dennis Rader (B.T.K.) was the Deacon of his church and a Cub Scout Leader.
According to legends, Rasputin (THE MAD MONK) was first poisoned with enough cyanide to kill ten men, but he was not affected. So his killers shot him in the back with a revolver 3 times. He fell, but later revived and was shot 3 more times, but he was still alive. He was then clubbed, and for good measure thrown into the icy Neva River. His frozen DEAD body was recovered 3 days later.
Also, some accounts of his death suggest that his murderers had castrated him as well. A museum in St. Petersburg claims to have Rasputin's 12 inch long penis in a jar on display.
The United States is the leading country for serial killers.
Only eight (8) women have appeared on the "F.B.I.'s 10 most wanted" list.
Most serial killers are white males between the ages of 20-35 years.
For every two people killed by homicide, three people die of suicide.
Benjamin Franklin was a suspected serial killer.
The FBI compiled a 34 page file on Marilyn Monroe, much of which hints that she was a communist sympathizer.
Domino's pizza delivery orders soared to an all-time high during the infamous O.J. Simpson white bronco chase. However, not a single order was placed in any American Domino’s Pizza chain during the verdict.
98% of all murders and rapes are committed by a family member or friend of the victim.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
A serial killer is defined as someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval.
A yearbook, signed by Casey Anthony, sold on Ebay for $500.
After his wife cut off nearly half of his penis with a kitchen knife while he slept, got into her car, drove a short distance, threw his penis out of the window and into a field in 1993, doctors were successful in reattaching his "little man". He made a full recovery and went on to do porn. (HIS WIFE , lORENA, WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS)
In 1967 at the age of 3 1/2 actress Mariska Hargitay (OLIVIA BENSON FROM "LAW & ORDER S.V.U.") was in the car when her mother (and 2 others) died in a horrific crash. Her mother was Hollywood sex symbol Jane Mansfield.
A year before Jane Mansfield's death, she began a relationship with "The Church of Satan" founder Anton LaVey and became a pledged member of the church. She displayed her framed membership certificate in her bedroom.
Many people now believe that "Jack the Ripper" was actually a woman.
In 1978 Tim Allen served 28 months in prison for drug dealing.
Woody Harrelson's father is serving 2 life sentences for murder.
On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
By the time an average American child leaves elementary school, they have seen 200,000 violent acts and 40,000 murders on television.
Criminals who are generally considered to be physically unattractive receive, on average, a 50% longer jail sentence for their crime than good looking criminals.
A man got out of bed, drove to his inlaws’ house and killed his father and mother in law while sleepwalking! Court declared him innocent.
Adolf Hitler’s mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor. (DAMN HIM)
Hitler dated 3 women in his lifetime - all 3 attempted suicide, and 2 succeeded, including his niece.
Until President Kennedy was killed, it wasn't a federal crime to assassinate the President.
The murder rate for an American prostitute is 204 for every 100,000, making it the most dangerous job.
Since the United Nations was founded in 1945, there have been 140 wars.
In 1879 a drug was introduced to treat morphine addiction. The drug was cocaine.
Albert Einstein's brain was stolen after he died.
In Erwin, Tennessee an elephant was once hanged for murder.
In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.
A murder is committed in the US every 23 minutes, which makes about 22852 murders each year.
The Guinness Book of Records holds the record of being stolen the most from public libraries.
The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.
The medical profession has produced the most serial killers.
There have been more serial killers hunting and killing in the western part of the United States, such as in California and Washington.
Many serial killers have an insatiable interest in deviant sexuality, obsessions with fetishism, voyeurism, and violent photography.