[mashshare] Charles Manson’s eerie ability to control his “family” of young hippies in California remains as mysterious and intriguing today as it did in 1969, when Manson orchestrated the infamous murders of Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Many Manson Family members were sentenced to life in prison for participating in those murders, including […]

“Manson Family at Death Penalty Vigil” (1971)

Kitty (Kathryn Lutesinger), Sandra Good, Crystal (Maria Alonzo), and Mary (Mary Theresa Brunner) dubbed “the girls on the corner.” They shaved their heads along with Manson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and Van Houten following the guilty verdicts. They told reporters: “You’d better watch your children because Judgment Day is coming!”


Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the […]


[mashshare] Richard Speck captured the nation’s attention during the summer of 1966 after murdering eight female students who lived together on Chicago’s South Side. Before then, he had been responsible for other acts of violence against his family and others but had a knack for escaping the police. After his killing spree in 1966, a […]



LA COLLECTION: “Hot Rod Bandits” (1955)

Hot rod bandits, 30 November 1955. David Edward Price; Donald E. Robinson; Robert J. Sheppard; Berkley Bryant; Larry Gordon Harris (all copy mug shots). Caption slip reads: “Photographer: Glickman. Date: 1955-11-30. Assignment: Hot Rod Bandits. copy mugs. G 305: David Edward Price. G115: Donald E. Robinson. G116: Robert J. Sheppard. G117: Berkley Bryant. G118: Larry […]

LA COLLECTION: “St. John of God Robbery” (1958)

St. John of God robbery (narcotics and morphine), 11 March 1958. Caption slip reads: “Photographer: Gray. Date: 1958-03-12. Reporter: Decker. Assignment: Hospital robbery; St. John of God Hospital. 101 to 104: Brother Oliver McGivern and (negro) Jim Newsome, who were bound with tape and hospital robbed of dope. Cop is J.D. Berg. Morphine & narcotics […]

The Night Stalker (1989)

Richard Ramirez is escorted from a meeting in Judge Tynan’s chamber with defense attorneys on May 9, 1989. Night Stalker defendant Richard Ramirez in court on July 13, 1989, clad in black and wearing trademark sunglasses. Night Stalker defendant Richard Ramirez with his attorney, Daniel Hernandez, on July 22, 1988. Richard Ramirez in court on […]

“Freeway Killer” (1989)

“Freeway Killer” William George Bonin was sentenced to death for the sex killings of 12 young men and boys in Los Angeles County in 1979-1980. He left their bodies often beside freeway ramps. Photo date: September 21, 1989. Photographer: Dean Musgrove