May 15th, 2011
Christian Slater


Date:  December 23, 1994
Location:  New York City, New York
Crime:  Criminal possession of a weapon


At the airport on his way to Los Angeles, Slater’s bag set off the security alarm.  TSA agents discovered an unlicensed 7.65 caliber Berreta.  Slater confessed and was released on Christmas Eve.  His lawyers managed to get his sentence to only 3 days of social service at a children’s safe house.


Christian Slater

Christian Slater



Date:  December 23, 1994

Location:  New York City, New York

Crime:  Criminal possession of a weapon



At the airport on his way to Los Angeles, Slater’s bag set off the security alarm.  TSA agents discovered an unlicensed 7.65 caliber Berreta.  Slater confessed and was released on Christmas Eve.  His lawyers managed to get his sentence to only 3 days of social service at a children’s safe house.



Christian Slater

OJ Simpson


Date:  June 17, 1994
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Crime:  Murder 


Simpson’s former wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman were found dead outside her condominium.  Simpson was soon charged with the murders.  After failing to turn himself in, he led police on a low speed pursuit which was one of the most publicized in American history.  

The following trial was often referred to as, “The Trial of the Century”.  On October 3, 1995 OJ Simpson was found not guilty of the two murders.  The verdict was seen on live tv by more than half of the US population.  


OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson



Date:  June 17, 1994

Location:  Los Angeles, CA

Crime:  Murder 



Simpson’s former wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman were found dead outside her condominium.  Simpson was soon charged with the murders.  After failing to turn himself in, he led police on a low speed pursuit which was one of the most publicized in American history.  



The following trial was often referred to as, “The Trial of the Century”.  On October 3, 1995 OJ Simpson was found not guilty of the two murders.  The verdict was seen on live tv by more than half of the US population.  



OJ Simpson

This blog is awesome! :D
You should put the mugshots of Jack White, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kurt Cobain, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Elvis on here too. :) (Sorry for so many requests hehe)
Asketh - mrfadedglory

Thanks!  I have 4 out of those 6 on my list to do.  I will add the other two!! Thanks for the suggestions.  Feel free to suggest any others as well!

May 4th, 2011
Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker


Date:  December 12, 1984
Location:  Los Angeles, California
Crime:  Murder


Ramirez went on a killing spree between April 10, 1984 and August 24, 1985, killing more than 14 people.  Sneaking through bedroom windows at night, he would rape and murder girls and women of different ages.  He was caught after a national newspaper printed his picture on their front page.  


Ramirez’s trial was one of the most difficult and longest in American history.  Nearly 1,600 prospective jurors were interviewed and more than 100 witnesses testified.  In the end Ramirez was found guilty of 13 counts of murder,5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries.  He was sentenced to death in California’s gas chamber.


He is still awaiting execution in California’s San Quentin State Prison.

The story of his capture is really interesting.
Richard Ramirez

Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker



Date:  December 12, 1984

Location:  Los Angeles, California

Crime:  Murder



Ramirez went on a killing spree between April 10, 1984 and August 24, 1985, killing more than 14 people.  Sneaking through bedroom windows at night, he would rape and murder girls and women of different ages.  He was caught after a national newspaper printed his picture on their front page.  



Ramirez’s trial was one of the most difficult and longest in American history.  Nearly 1,600 prospective jurors were interviewed and more than 100 witnesses testified.  In the end Ramirez was found guilty of 13 counts of murder,5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries.  He was sentenced to death in California’s gas chamber.



He is still awaiting execution in California’s San Quentin State Prison.




The story of his capture is really interesting.

Richard Ramirez

Mick Jagger


Date:  July 18, 1972
Location:  Warwick, Rhode Island
Crime:  Assault


Some of the Rolling Stone’s entourage got into a scuffle with a photographer a few hours before a concert.  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and three other members of their entourage were arrested that night.  The incident caused a four-hour delay in their concert that night.  All the charges were eventually dropped.


Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger



Date:  July 18, 1972

Location:  Warwick, Rhode Island

Crime:  Assault



Some of the Rolling Stone’s entourage got into a scuffle with a photographer a few hours before a concert.  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and three other members of their entourage were arrested that night.  The incident caused a four-hour delay in their concert that night.  All the charges were eventually dropped.



Mick Jagger

May 3rd, 2011
Ozzy Osbourne

Date:  May 15, 1984
Location:  Memphis, Tennessee
Crime:  Public Intoxication

According to police, Ozzy was “staggering drunk” when they arrested him on Beale St.


Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne



Date:  May 15, 1984

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee

Crime:  Public Intoxication



According to police, Ozzy was “staggering drunk” when they arrested him on Beale St.



Ozzy Osbourne

Perry Smith and Dick Hickock


Date:  January 2, 1960
Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada
Crime:  Murder


Smith and Hickock met in prison and hatched a plan for robbery and murder.  They had been told by a former prison mate that the Clutter family had a safe containing $10,000.  When they invaded the Clutter residence on November 15, 1959 they discovered there was no safe.  They proceeded to kill all four members of the family.  Both men were tried and found guilty of murder.  

They were executed by hanging on April 14, 1965.  Truman Capote’s famous novel which recounts the details of the crime, In Cold Blood, was released a year later.


Perry Smith  Dick Hickock

Perry Smith and Dick Hickock



Date:  January 2, 1960

Location:  Las Vegas, Nevada

Crime:  Murder



Smith and Hickock met in prison and hatched a plan for robbery and murder.  They had been told by a former prison mate that the Clutter family had a safe containing $10,000.  When they invaded the Clutter residence on November 15, 1959 they discovered there was no safe.  They proceeded to kill all four members of the family.  Both men were tried and found guilty of murder.  



They were executed by hanging on April 14, 1965.  Truman Capote’s famous novel which recounts the details of the crime, In Cold Blood, was released a year later.



Perry Smith  Dick Hickock

Timothy McVeigh


Date:  April 19, 1995
Location:  Perry, Oklahoma
Crime:  Use of a weapon of Mass Destruction ( Oklahoma City Bombing )


A former member of the U.S. Army, McVeigh wanted revenge for the Waco Seige and other government raids.  He and a friend constructed and mounted an AMMN explosive device on the back of a Ryder rental truck.  On April 19, 1995 McVeigh drove and parked the truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, just as it’s offices and daycare opened up for the day.  At 9:02am a large explosion destroyed the north half of the building.  The explosion killed 168 people and 450 were injured.

McVeigh was indicted on 11 federal counts, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, use of a weapon of mass destruction, destruction by explosives, and eight counts of first-degree murder.  He was found guilty of all 11 federal charges and sentenced to the death penalty.  


On June 11, 2001 Timothy McVeigh was executed by way of legal injection.


Timothy McVeigh

Timothy McVeigh



Date:  April 19, 1995

Location:  Perry, Oklahoma

Crime:  Use of a weapon of Mass Destruction ( Oklahoma City Bombing )



A former member of the U.S. Army, McVeigh wanted revenge for the Waco Seige and other government raids.  He and a friend constructed and mounted an AMMN explosive device on the back of a Ryder rental truck.  On April 19, 1995 McVeigh drove and parked the truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, just as it’s offices and daycare opened up for the day.  At 9:02am a large explosion destroyed the north half of the building.  The explosion killed 168 people and 450 were injured.



McVeigh was indicted on 11 federal counts, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, use of a weapon of mass destruction, destruction by explosives, and eight counts of first-degree murder.  He was found guilty of all 11 federal charges and sentenced to the death penalty.  



On June 11, 2001 Timothy McVeigh was executed by way of legal injection.



Timothy McVeigh

May 2nd, 2011

Great blog. Can you do some more serial killers?
Asketh - Anonymous

Sure!  I love learning about serial killers.  I have a few on my list, I will move them up and add them to the queue.  Thanks for the request!

Welcome all new followers!  I am glad that you guys enjoyed the David Bowie and Sid Vicious mugshots so much!  Those ones have been the most popular.  I have lots more coming up.  Shoot me a message in the Ask box if there is someone you want to see.  I am always up for suggestions!

Anna Nicole Smith


Date:  September 21, 1989
Location:  Houston, Texas
Crime:  DUI


Smith was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.


Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith



Date:  September 21, 1989

Location:  Houston, Texas

Crime:  DUI



Smith was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.



Anna Nicole Smith

May 1st, 2011
Sid Vicious


Date:  December 8, 1978
Location:  New York City, New York
Crime:  Assault


Vicious, best known as the bassist of the punk rock group, Sex Pistols, was charged with assault after an altercation with Todd Smith (Patti Smith’s brother) at a Skafish concert.  A little over a year later Vicious would be dead of a heroin overdose.


Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious



Date:  December 8, 1978

Location:  New York City, New York

Crime:  Assault



Vicious, best known as the bassist of the punk rock group, Sex Pistols, was charged with assault after an altercation with Todd Smith (Patti Smith’s brother) at a Skafish concert.  A little over a year later Vicious would be dead of a heroin overdose.



Sid Vicious

Frankie Valli


Date:  September 1965
Location:  Columbus, Ohio
Crime:  Failure to pay hotel bill


Frankie Valli, frontman of the music group, The Four Seasons, was arrested after he and his manager skipped out on a hotel room bill.



Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli



Date:  September 1965

Location:  Columbus, Ohio

Crime:  Failure to pay hotel bill



Frankie Valli, frontman of the music group, The Four Seasons, was arrested after he and his manager skipped out on a hotel room bill.



Frankie Valli

John Wayne Gacy


Date:  December 22, 1978
Location:  Des Plaines, Illinois
Crime:  Murder


Gacy, also known as the Killer Clown, because of the character of Pogo the clown that he dressed up as for children’s parties, is one of the most well known serial killers in America.  Between 1972 and 1978 he raped and murdered 33 teenage boys and young men.  He lured them to his home where he tortured them for hours before killing them and disposing of their bodies in his home’s crawlspace.  In March of 1978 he left one of his victim’s in a park, chloroformed, but alive.  Gacy was arrested for the assault.  Police started to investigate Gacy on suspicion that he might have something to do with some teenage boys who had gone missing.  In December detectives went to Gacy’s home to question him and noticed the smell of corpses coming from the heating duct. Police obtained a search warrant, found bones in the crawlspace and charged Gacy with murder. 

In custody, Gacy confessed to 30 murders, but was charged with 33.  He plead not guilty by reason of insanity.  The jury found him guilty of each murder and sentenced him to the death penalty.  In the hours before his execution a crowd of over 1,000 gathered outside the correctional center where Gacy had been imprisoned for 15 years.  

John Wayne Gacy was executed by way of lethal injection on May 10, 1994.


**There is a lot more information that I left out at his Wikipedia page.  It’s a pretty fascinating story if you are interested.
John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy



Date:  December 22, 1978

Location:  Des Plaines, Illinois

Crime:  Murder



Gacy, also known as the Killer Clown, because of the character of Pogo the clown that he dressed up as for children’s parties, is one of the most well known serial killers in America.  Between 1972 and 1978 he raped and murdered 33 teenage boys and young men.  He lured them to his home where he tortured them for hours before killing them and disposing of their bodies in his home’s crawlspace.  In March of 1978 he left one of his victim’s in a park, chloroformed, but alive.  Gacy was arrested for the assault.  Police started to investigate Gacy on suspicion that he might have something to do with some teenage boys who had gone missing.  In December detectives went to Gacy’s home to question him and noticed the smell of corpses coming from the heating duct. Police obtained a search warrant, found bones in the crawlspace and charged Gacy with murder. 



In custody, Gacy confessed to 30 murders, but was charged with 33.  He plead not guilty by reason of insanity.  The jury found him guilty of each murder and sentenced him to the death penalty.  In the hours before his execution a crowd of over 1,000 gathered outside the correctional center where Gacy had been imprisoned for 15 years.  



John Wayne Gacy was executed by way of lethal injection on May 10, 1994.



**There is a lot more information that I left out at his Wikipedia page.  It’s a pretty fascinating story if you are interested.

John Wayne Gacy

Vanilla Ice aka Robert Van Winkle


Date:  January 2001
Location:  Davie, Florida
Crime:  Assault

Van Winkle and his wife, Laura, were having an argument as they drove down Interstate 595.  At one point his wife tried to jump out of the passenger window, and Van Winkle grabbed her by her hair and pulled her back in, tearing chunks of hair from her head.  He pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct four months later, and sentenced to probation and ordered to attend family therapy sessions.


Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice aka Robert Van Winkle



Date:  January 2001

Location:  Davie, Florida

Crime:  Assault



Van Winkle and his wife, Laura, were having an argument as they drove down Interstate 595.  At one point his wife tried to jump out of the passenger window, and Van Winkle grabbed her by her hair and pulled her back in, tearing chunks of hair from her head.  He pleaded guilty to charges of disorderly conduct four months later, and sentenced to probation and ordered to attend family therapy sessions.



Vanilla Ice