Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 1961. Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train. She served more than the required two months because each addition day reduced her fine by 3 dollars. In the Fall of 1961, Joan transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street.
Amy Fisher~ The "Long Island Lolita" was the infamous teenager responsible for nearly killing her then-boyfriend Joey Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo in 1992. On the afternoon of the shooting she lied when Mary Jo answered the door and told her that Joey was having an affair with her younger sister. When Mary Jo turned away in disbelief, Amy shot her in the head and fled the scene. Fisher was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison for attempted murder.
"Irma Grese, “the Beast of Belsen” (1923-1945) - a former nursing assistant and teenage Nazi SS auxiliary female guard in Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. Under the Nazi system, Irma was trained to function as a state serial killer, but in the end began to kill for her own hedonistic needs. She had a dark compulsion to torture and kill inmates in her charge and became so excessively homicidal that even male SS guards began to complain. She was hung by the British on December 13th…
During the early 1970s, Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins was the most prolific serial killer in South Carolina history. Once his brutality was unleashed, he knew no boundaries, torturing, killing, cannibalizing victims, both male and female.
EVELYN NESBIT --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.
Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, 24, female guard at the Stutthof concentration camp, hangs from the neck after being executed for atrocities during her "career." She and several others were hanged near Danzig on 4 July 1946. Barkmann brutalized female prisoners viciously and selected women and children for the gas chamber.
Amon Goeth. One of the most bestial and corrupt men produced by the Nazi state, Goeth's excesses were notorious even among a culture of excess. As overseer of a forced labor camp at Płaszów, he routinely tortured and murdered inmates, amassing a fortune in stolen valuables. He was found guilty by a post war court of the deaths of tens of thousands and hanged (three times; twice the rope length was miscalculated) in 1946. Ralph Fiennes' character in the film Schindler's List was based on…
Belle Sorenson Gunness (1859-1908?) was a serial killer who had moved from Norway to Chicago in 1881. She killed most of her suitors and boyfriends, and her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. She may also have killed both of her husbands and all of her children, on different occasions. Her apparent motives involved collecting life insurance, cash and other valuables. Reports estimate that she killed between 25 and 40 people over several decades. She became known as "Hell's Belle".
The "lovely" Primwaddle Twins, Mort and Harvey, circa 1929. Their mother, Discordia's husband left after seeing the homely pair. Embittered to men, left alone to raise boys, she insisted they were girls, and got away with it home-schooling them for 17 years; until Mort learned otherwise. The teenagers murdered her in her sleep, strangled in chiffon, here eyes gouged out and replaced with doll eyes.
Christian fundamentalist Julia Lovemore, 41, killed her daughter Faith by stuffing her mouth with pages from The Bible then dousing her in white spirit and jumping up and down on her body. Julia Lovemore admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.