Oscar Pistorius rose to fame as a South African sprint runner, despite having both legs amputated below the knee as a small child. Known by many as the Blade Runner, this seemingly likeable character defied the odds when he became the first amputee to win a non-disabled world track medal, making him an inspiration for multitudes of people. However, on Valentine’s day in 2013, the sportsman shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He claimed he mistook her for an intruder, but he was eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to six years imprisonment.
Mary Bell was 11 years old when she murdered two young boys in the suburb of Scotswood near Newcastle upon Tyne. With her friend, Norma Bell, she strangled the children and left Newcastle in a state of shock and confusion. She was convicted of manslaughter in 1968 and sent to Red Bank, an approved school with secure accommodation. Mary was released back into the public in 1980, living under a series of false identities.
Known as the narcissist who murdered his wife and three children, Christian Longo has continued to make the headlines throughout the years. After killing his family, he fled to Mexico, where he stole the identity of freshly fired New York Times journalist, Michael Finkel. Upon his capture weeks later, he began a bizarre and unsettling friendship with the journalist from behind bars, which he continues to this day.
*Warning! Content contains graphic images* Ed Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher, claiming to have made over 40 trips to three local cemeteries during his lifetime. Using the bones and skin from the corpses, Gein concocted a series of bizarre and grotesque trophies, including a pair of gloves, an apron, a lampshade and a mask. Upon his arrest in 1957, he confessed to the murder of two women, a tavern owner named Mary Hogan in 1954, and Bernice Warden, a hardware store owner in 1957.