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Mark "Chopper" Read (2013)
KRISTEN GELINEAU, The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Mark "Chopper" Read, one of Australia's most notorious and colorful crime figures, died on Wednesday after a long battle with liver cancer, his manager said. He was 58.Read, who spent 23 years in prison for a variety of crimes including assault and armed robbery, wrote more than a dozen books detailing his long career of violence, including...
Juan David Ochoa (1949 - 2013)
LIBARDO CARDONA, The Associated PressBOGOTA, COLOMBIA (AP) — The eldest of the three Ochoa brothers who founded the Medellin cocaine cartel in the 1980s with Pablo Escobar has died of a heart attack at age 65.Hospital officials and a cousin said Juan David Ochoa died Thursday at a private clinic in Colombia's No. 2 city.Ochoa and brothers Jorge Luis and Fabio had all surrendered when the...
Jorge Rafael Videla, 87 (1925 - 2013)
MICHAEL WARREN, The Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow Argentines in a war to eliminate "subversives," died Friday while serving life sentences in prison for crimes against humanity.Federal Prison Service Director Victor Hortel said he died of natural...
Billie Sol Estes, 88 (1925 - 2013)
BETSY BLANEY, The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program, has died. He was 88. Estes, whose name became synonymous with Texas-sized schemes, greed and corruption, died in his sleep at his home in DeCordova Bend, a city...
Ieng Sary, 87 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ieng Sary, co-founder of the Khmer Rouge regime responsible for the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians in the 1970s, has died. The 87-year-old had been in the middle of a lengthy trial over the regime's atrocities.Tribunal spokesman Lars Olsen confirmed his death Thursday morning.As foreign minister, Ieng Sary was perhaps the regime's most...
Frank Calabrese, 75 (1937 - 2012)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Prisons says convicted Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese (KAL'-uh-brees) Sr. has died at the age of 75.Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross...
James Fogle, 75 (1937 - 2012)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — James Fogle, who wrote "Drugstore Cowboy," an autobiographical crime novel that led to an acclaimed 1989 film starring Matt Dillon, has died. He was 75.Fogle died...
Gregory Powell (2012)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping that inspired Joseph Wambaugh's true-life crime novel ...
Henry Hill, 69 (1943 - 2012)
By ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Hill spent much of his life as a "goodfella," believing his last moment would come with a bullet to the back of his head. In the end...
Klaas Faber, 90 (1922 - 2012)
GEIR MOULSON, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Klaas Faber, a Dutch native who fled to Germany after being convicted in the Netherlands of Nazi war crimes, has died. He was 90.A hospital official...
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, 60 (1952 - 2012)
ADEL OMRAN, The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — He was the embodiment of one of modern Libya's darkest chapters — a man synonymous with horrifying scenes of wreckage, broken families...
John Demjanjuk, 91 (1920 - 2012)
DAVID RISING, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — John Demjanjuk was convicted of being a low-ranking guard at the Sobibor death camp, but his 35-year fight on three continents to clear his name...
Raymond Scott (2012)
CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — A flamboyant, unemployed antiques dealer jailed for handling a stolen first edition of Shakespeare's plays has died, Britain's Prison Service...
Mark J. Gerard, 76 (1934 - 2011)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressMark J. Gerard, the veterinarian for champion horses Secretariat and Kelso whose racing career was ruined when he ran a ringer in a 1977 race at Belmont Park...
U.S. Troops' Success (2011)
Leave a condolence or light a candle for the victims of 9/11 on the Memory Book Click here to view the September 11th Memorial Page By KIMBERLY DOZIER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press ...
Judith Coplon Socolov, 88 (1922 - 2011)
JIM FITZGERALD, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — She was young and smart and claimed she was in love, and when Judith Coplon was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1949 she became a sensation....
John E. du Pont (1938 - 2010)
JENNIFER C. YATES, The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — John du Pont, the chemical fortune heir who killed an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler at his palatial estate near Philadelphia, died...
Emilio Eduardo Massera, 85 (1925 - 2010)
DEBORA REY, The Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine coup leader Emilio Eduardo Massera died Monday after suffering for years from a heart condition and dementia that left him...
Marilyn Buck, 62 (1947 - 2010)
DAVID B. CARUSO, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, including...
Frank Colacurcio, Sr., 93 (1917 - 2010)
GENE JOHNSON, The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Frank Colacurcio Sr., Seattle's elderly strip club boss and notorious organized crime figure, died Friday at age 93.His attorney, Irwin Schwartz,...
Vivian Blake (2010)
By HOWARD CAMPBELL, Associated Press Writer KINGSTON, Jamaica The founder of a cocaine-smuggling gang blamed for about 1,400 slayings has died of illnesses at a Jamaica hospital, a year after...
Evaristo Porras (2010)
(Associated Press) By LIBARDO CARDONA Associated Press Writer BOGOTA Evaristo Porras, a former high-flying Medellin cartel drug trafficker associated with Pablo Escobar in the 1980s, has...
Howard Barton Unruh, 88 (1921 - 2009)
By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press Writer TRENTON, N.J. Howard Barton Unruh, who killed 13 people as he walked the streets of Camden in a psychotic 1949 shooting spree that was the nation's...
Vyacheslav Ivankov, 69 (1940 - 2009)
MOSCOW -- Vyacheslav Ivankov, a Russian crime boss who spent nearly 10 years in a U.S. prison, died Friday in a Moscow hospital, two months after being shot several times coming out of a restaurant....
Susan Atkins, 61 (1948 - 2009)
By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) -- Susan Atkins, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson whose remorseless witness stand confession to killing pregnant...
Richard Overton, 81 (1928 - 2009)
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Richard Overton, a mathematician and computer expert who was serving a life sentence for gradually poisoning his wife to death with cyanide, has died. He was 81. Overton's...
Eddie Hatcher (2009)
Raleigh, N.C. - Eddie Hatcher, who took 19 hostages at a small-town North Carolina newspaper more than two decades ago in a supposed bid to call attention to government corruption, has died. He was...
Bill Keating (2009)
FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Keating, Montague County's former sheriff who faced up to a decade in federal prison for a sexual assault and was accused in a jail sex scandal, has died at 62. Keating...
Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton (1946 - 2009)
The following article courtesy of The Wall Street Journal By STEPHEN MILLER A scrawny, long-bearded mountain man with a foul mouth and a passing acquaintance with copper tubing and kettles,...
William Zantzinger, 69 (1939 - 2009)
Charlotte Hall, Md. William Zantzinger, a Maryland socialite whose fatal beating of a black barmaid was recounted in a Bob Dylan protest song of the 1960s, was buried Friday. He was 69. ...