The very next day, he robbed another bank in Mason City, Iowa, killing one employee and leaving with $52,000. On April 22,dozens of FBI agents surrounded the Little Bohemia lodge in Northern Wisconsin, where Nelson and his gang were staying. Each of the gang members escaped except for “Baby Face” Nelson, who stayed to shoot it out with the agents. The FBI, in trying to shoot Nelson, accidentally killed 1 innocent bystander and injured 2 others.
Carolyn’s husband, Roy Brant, found out later on that week, and he and his half-brother killed Emmett a few days later. Emmett was kidnapped in the middle of the night then murdered. “Milam said he and Bryant beat Emmett Till, shot him in the head, wired a 75-pound cotton gin fan to his neck and dumped his body in the Tallachatchie River” (Free 40). Emmett was later found dead in the Tallachatchie River, but his face was so deformed from the beating that the only way he was able to be identified was by a ring he wore in which his father had given him. “Three days later, his corpse was recovered but was so disfigured that Mose Wright could only identify it by an initialed ring” (Death).
Thomas Goodrich is an author that focuses most of his writings about the American Civil War. This book “Black Flag Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865” depicts some of the most violent guerrilla fighting that took place along the Kansas and Missouri border. He is very objective about presenting this sinister side of the Civil War. Mr. Goodrich’s book portrays the horrific death, destruction, merciless killings, rapes, and the millions of dollars worth of property seized or destroyed by the guerrillas on both the Union and Confederate side. This book tells about the brutality of what happened to men when they surrendered.
Dennis Rader got married to her wife Paula in 1971 and had two kids. On January 15 of 1974, Rader committed his first murder; killing four members of the Ortero family in their own home which he says that these are his “projects”. After murdering and slaying numerous people, Rader would steal items as his reward or his souvenir. He also would leave semen at the scene due to having sexual pleasure from killing. The fifteen year old son of Joseph and Julie Ortero, Charlie, came home that day and shockingly discovered the bodies of his family.
When Mr &Mrs Bello Fato were found dead by their son Sean the police found evidence of a break in, the door was left ajar and looked like it had been forced open. The report from the son was that when he had returned home from sleeping at his friend's house he had discovered his parents lying dead in their beds. It was a few weeks later when he was arrested that he confessed to the murder of the Bello Fatos, it was only a few short days later when he was convicted of 1st degree murder. He was only 16 when he committed the offence, the argument that took so long to be compromised was whether at the age of 16 he was old enough to be responsible for his actions. Whether they should try him
On June 22nd 1903 John Herbert Dillinger was born to John and Mollie Dillinger . His parents ran and owned a grocery store in Indianapolis, Indiana, and at the age of three his mother died . John Dillinger’s father described his son as a “restless and aggressive” child . Beginning from a young age, the dark side of Dillinger became evident, as he created and led a gang called ‘The Dirty Dozen’ . The worst criminal act the ‘Dirty Dozen’ participated in consisted of stealing coal from the nearby railroad .
With Jim, Belle Starr became a gang member. The gang members put on a special marriage ceremony for Jim and Belle. After two years Jim was still being chased by the law and moved Belle and Pearl to California, she had another baby named Edward Reed. Starr and two of Reed’s friends robbed a local prospector. In August of 1874 Sheriff John T. Morris who lived in Collin County, Texas, shot and killed Jim Reed.
What lead to Emmett’s murder is not fully known, but some say he “wolf” whistled at Mrs. Bryant or said something inappropriate. Mrs. Bryant told her husband about the incident when he came back from a short absence. It wasn’t until a few days after the incident in the store that the world would learn the terrible consequences of Emmett’s dare. Mrs. Bryant’s husband, Roy and his half-brother J.W. Milam drove to Till’s great-uncle’s house where they took Till, transported him to a barn where they beat him unmercifully and gauged out one of his eyes before shooting him in the head and disposing his body in the Tallahatchie River weighing it with a 70-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire.
His birthplace was on a farm in Sapucai, Brazil. Rodrigues first urge to kill was when he was 13 years old. He began to fight with his older cousin which resulted in him pushing the boy into a sugar cane press. The boy sustained injuries but lived. A year later, Rodrigues killed the Vice-Mayor of Minas Gerais because he fired and accused his father, the school guard, of stealing from the school's kitchen.
He was arrested in Peoria, Illinois for robbing a grocery store and was then sent to the Indiana Boys School in Plainfield, Indiana, where he ran away another eighteen times before he was caught and sent to the National Training School for Boys in Washington D.C. Manson never had a place to call "home" or a real family. He spent his childhood being sent from one place to another, and trouble always seemed to follow him. His mother's negligence left Manson without a home and without much of a future. Manson turned to crime to support himself, and he soon became very good at it. When just a child, he became a criminal and spent his last years of childhood in a correctional facility.