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Nils Gustafsson

Gustafsson was a bus driver and lived a normal life until 2004, almost 44 years after the event, when he was arrested by the police on the suspicion that he was the murderer. In early 2005, the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation declared th ...

Jisoo Han

Jisoo Han is a South Korean underwater diving instructor who was held in Honduras. She was jailed for 110 days and was placed under house arrest for 306 days in connection with the death of Dutch tourist Mariska Mast at the Honduran island of Roa ...

C. L. Harkins

Columbus Lee Harkins was a veterinary surgeon from Delaware, Oklahoma. C. L., or "Lum," as he was commonly known, was born in Georgia in 1864. His parents moved to Missouri, then Kansas. Harkins earned a degree in veterinary medicine before movin ...

Jagtar Singh Hawara

Jagtar Singh Hawara born is a member of sikh community and was convicted as a conspirator in the assassination of 12th Chief Minister of Punjab, Beant Singh.

Bill Haywood

William Dudley "Big Bill" Haywood was a founding member and leader of the Industrial Workers of the World and a member of the executive committee of the Socialist Party of America. During the first two decades of the 20th century, he was involved ...

David Hendricks

David James Hendricks was born in Morton Grove and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. He was a member of the Exclusive branch of the Plymouth Brethren, a conservative Christian denomination. He started and ran a highly successful business in Bloomingt ...

Lillian Fanny Jane Hobbs

Lillian Fanny Jane Hobbs was a New Zealand woman who was acquitted of killing her newborn infant through neglect and therefore was not found guilty of infanticide.

John Holmes (actor)

John Curtis Holmes, better known as John C. Holmes or Johnny Wadd, was, at the time he was active, one of the most prolific male adult film actors, with documented credits for at least 573 films. Holmes was best known for his exceptionally large ...

E. H. Hurst

Eugene Hunter Hurst Jr. was an American dairy farmer, politician and murderer in Amite County, Mississippi, elected as a Democrat to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1959. He supported segregation and opposed the civil rights movement, ...

Mel Ignatow

Melvin Henry Ignatow was a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., who murdered his former girlfriend, Brenda Sue Schaefer, in 1988. The case was controversial because Ignatow was acquitted of the charge, but photographs proving his guilt were un ...

Pietro Inzarillo

Pietro Inzarillo or Inzerillo was an Italian-born New York underworld figure and a member of the Morello crime family. He is not to be confused with Pietro Inzerillo, brother of powerful Mafia boss Salvatore Inzerillo.

Kikkik

Kikkik was an Inuit woman who in 1958 was charged with, but acquitted of, murder, child neglect and causing the death of one of her children. Her story was told by Farley Mowat.

Matthew Kilroy (British Army soldier)

Private Matthew Kilroy was a soldier of the 29th Regiment of Foot who was present at the Boston Massacre. He killed one man and was found guilty of manslaughter.

Hannah Hanson Kinney

Hannah Hanson Kinney was an American seamstress who was charged with the murder of her third husband, George Kinney in 1840. Arsenic, the alleged murder weapon, was found in Kinneys stomach during an autopsy. Though Kinney was acquitted, public r ...

Amanda Knox

Amanda Marie Knox is an American woman who spent almost four years in an Italian prison following her conviction for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student who shared her apartment. In 2015, Knox was definitively acquitted ...

Bill Lancaster (aviator)

Born in Birmingham, England, Lancaster emigrated to Australia prior to World War I. In 1916, he joined first the Australian Army and later the Australian Flying Corps. He remained in Britain after the war and joined the Royal Air Force, marrying ...

Hartmann Lauterbacher

Hartmann Lauterbacher was a senior regional leader of the Hitler Jugend, as well as Gauleiter of South Hanover-Braunschweig and an SS Obergruppenfuhrer. He led a life of extraordinary intrigue after the war. A veterinarians son, he went to the Re ...

Oliver Lee (New Mexico)

Oliver Milton Lee, commonly known as Oliver Lee was a part-time deputy U.S. marshal, rancher, and gunfighter. Lee was born in Buffalo Gap, Texas and died in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is named for him.

Mary Leonard

Mary Leonard was an American attorney and accused murderer in the state of Oregon. A native of France, she was acquitted for the murder of her husband that many believed she had committed. After her trial, she studied law and became the first fem ...

Joan Little

Joan Little is an African-American woman whose trial for the 1974 murder of Clarence Alligood, a white prison guard at Beaufort County Jail in Washington, North Carolina, became a cause celebre of the civil rights, feminist, and anti-death penalt ...

Robert King, 1st Viscount Lorton

General Robert Edward King, 1st Viscount Lorton, styled The Honourable from 1797 to 1800, was an Anglo-Irish peer and politician. He was notable for his strong support for anti-Catholic policies and his close association with the Orange Order.

Samuel Lyde

Samuel Lyde was an English writer and Church of England missionary who worked in Syria in the 1850s and wrote a pioneering book on the Alawite sect. In 1856, he sparked months of anti-Christian rioting in Ottoman Palestine when, during a visit th ...

M25 Three

The M25 Three were Raphael George Rowe, Michael George Davis, and Randolph Egbert Johnson, who were jailed for life at the Old Bailey in March 1990 after being found guilty of murder and robbery. The name was taken from the location of the crimes ...

Andrew Mallard

Andrew Mark Mallard was a British-born Australian who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1995 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Almost 12 years later, after an appeal to the High Court of Australia, his conviction was quashed and a retrial o ...

Alfred de Marigny

De Marigny went to Canada toward the end of World War II and enlisted in the Canadian Army in July 1945. He lived in Quebec for three years before being deported. He spent various amounts of time in the United States, Jamaica, Haiti and the US ag ...

Donald Marshall Jr.

Donald Marshall Jr. was a Mikmaq man who was wrongly convicted of murder. The case inspired a number of questions about the fairness of the Canadian justice system, especially given that Marshall was Aboriginal; as the Canadian Broadcasting Corpo ...

Howard Martin

Howard Martin is a former British doctor who was prosecuted for the murder of three patients in 2005 but acquitted. In June 2010, after being struck off the medical register by the General Medical Council for hastening the deaths of 18 patients, ...

Robert Matthews (religious figure)

Robert Matthews was an American carpenter, businessman, and religious figure who gathered a cult-like following in 1830s New York. His aliases included Robert Matthias, Jesus Matthias, Matthias the Prophet, and Joshua the Jewish Minister. Matthew ...

Ned McCreery

Edward "Ned" McCreery was a Northern Irish loyalist. A leading member of the Ulster Defence Association, he was notorious for the use of torture in his killings. He was leader of the UDA East Belfast Brigade for several years at a time when the b ...

James McLean (mobster)

James Joseph Buddy McLean was an Irish-American mobster boss, who was the original boss of the Somerville, Massachusetts-based Winter Hill Gang during the 1960s. McLean was well known throughout the Greater Boston area as an unstoppable street fi ...

Alexander McLeod

Alexander McLeod was a Scottish-Canadian who served as sheriff in Niagara, Ontario. After the Upper Canada Rebellion, he boasted that he had partaken in the 1837 Caroline Affair, the sinking of an American steamboat that had been supplying Willia ...

Gaston Means

Gaston Bullock Means was an American private detective, salesman, bootlegger, forger, swindler, murder suspect, blackmailer, and con artist. While not involved in the Teapot Dome scandal, Means was associated with other members of the so-called O ...

Sakae Menda

Sakae Menda is a Japanese man who was convicted of a double homicide, in 1948, but was later exonerated by retrial in 1983. This was the first time anyone was ever released from death row by retrial in Japan. He is now a leading figure in Japan f ...

Joey Merlino

Joseph Salvatore "Skinny Joey" Merlino is an Italian-American mobster believed to be the boss of the Philadelphia crime family. He rose to power in the mid-nineties after he allegedly fought a war for control of the criminal organization. He led ...

Chuckie Merlino

Salvatore "Chuckie" Merlino was an American mobster who was a member of the Philadelphia crime family. He briefly served as underboss for Nicodemo Scarfo. He is the brother of mobster-turned government witness Lawrence Merlino and the father of P ...

Gerald Miller (missionary)

Gerald L. Miller is an American Mennonite medical missionary who worked with the Eastern Mennonite Missions board to save hundreds of lives in Somalia in the years 1971-1972. Miller also found himself convicted and later acquitted of the murder o ...

Kazuyoshi Miura (businessman)

Kazuyoshi Miura was a Japanese businessman, who was accused of being involved in the killing of his wife, Kazumi Miura. The prolonged legal battle, lasting decades, ended when he presumably committed suicide in October 2008.

Hugh Montgomery (British Army soldier)

Private Hugh Montgomery was a soldier of the 29th Regiment of Foot who was present at the Boston Massacre. He killed one man and was found guilty of manslaughter.

John Morrissey

John Morrissey, also known as Old Smoke, was an Irish-born American, whose parents moved to New York State when he was a young child. In the early 1850s he went to San Francisco at the time of the California Gold Rush. In California he became a b ...

Munatia Plancina

Munatia Plancina was a Roman noblewoman who lived in the early times of the Roman Empire founded by Augustus. She was the wife of the governor of Syria, Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso. The couple was accused of poisoning Germanicus, the nephew and adopte ...

Franz Murer

Franz Murer, was an Austrian SS NCO. Also known as the "Butcher of Vilnius", he created and ruled the Vilna Ghetto until July 1943, shortly before its liquidation. Murer was born in Sankt Georgen ob Murau, Austria in 1912, and joined the NSDAP at ...

Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge was an English-American photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. He adopted the first name Eadweard as the original Anglo-Saxon form of Edwar ...

Eddie Nash

Eddie Nash was a Palestinian-born Los Angeles nightclub owner and restaurateur, as well as a convicted money launderer and drug dealer. Nash is best known as the alleged mastermind of the Wonderland Murders.

Lemrick Nelson

Lemrick Nelson, Jr. is an African-American man who stabbed Hasidic student Yankel Rosenbaum to death during the racial unrest of the 1991 Crown Heights riot. Though his lawyer did not deny at his trial that Nelson stabbed Rosenbaum, he argued tha ...

Willie Nepoose

Wilson "Willie" Nepoose was a Samson Cree man who was wrongly convicted of second-degree murder in 1987. The conviction was overturned in 1992 after an inquiry that revealed perjury by the witnesses, poor police work, withheld evidence, and syste ...

Nicholas Netterville, 5th Viscount Netterville

Nicholas Netterville, 5th Viscount Netterville was an Irish peer, who is mainly remembered nowadays for having been tried and acquitted by his peers on a charge of murder. He was the only son of John, 4th Viscount Netterville, and his wife France ...

El Sayyid Nosair

El Sayyid Nosair is an Egyptian-born American citizen, convicted of involvement in the 1993 New York City landmark bomb plot. He had earlier been tried for, but acquitted of, the 1990 New York City assassination of Meir Kahane, a Jewish religious ...

Kenneth Noye

Kenneth James Noye is an English criminal who was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Stephen Cameron in a road rage incident while on licence from prison in 1996. He was arrested in Spain two years later and convicted of the crime four ...

Gerard Ouimette

Gerard Thomas Ouimette, commonly known as the Frenchman, was an American mobster and author from Providence, Rhode Island who was a prominent associate of the Patriarca crime family. He served for years as one of Raymond L. S. Patriarcas lieutena ...

Elizabeth Pain

Elizabeth Pain, sometimes spelled Elizabeth Paine or Elisabeth Payne, was a settler in colonial Boston who was brought to trial after the death of her child. She was acquitted of the murder charge but found guilty of negligence, fined, and flogge ...