Crimes and Criminals Chapters

Sometimes the law makes criminals out of innocent people; other times guilty people go free. Then again ... sometimes the punishment fits the crime. Meet some of history's alleged and actual criminals and learn about their crimes.Sometimes the law makes criminals out of innocent people; other times guilty people go free. Then again ... sometimes the punishment fits the crime. Meet some of history's alleged and actual criminals and learn about their crimes.

Czolgosz shoots McKinley two times, gravely wounding him, but McKinley's main concern is about his wife.

A receipts ledger with Capone's name on it shows profits from his gambling house; it is enough evidence to charge him with income tax evasion.

Jesse is born inClay County,Missouri, on September 5, 1847, and loses his father at a young age.

Barely sixteen, Jesse participates with William Quantrill and his men in killing citizens of Lawrence Kansas.

Jesse takes part in theCentralia Massacre, in which his group kills or wounds 22 unarmed Union troops.

To get rid of all the evidence, Webster cuts up Parkman's body and burns the pieces in his lab.

Born a slave, Bass Reeves ran away from slavery during America's Civil War. He fled to Indian Territory (today's Oklahoma) where he learned five Nativ...

Daniel Boone is a defendant in a court martial. The criminal charges against him assert that is a traitor.

Sergt. Boston Corbett shoots and kills Booth as he hides in a barn near Port Royal, Virginia.

Tone kills himself rather than be hanged as a traitor, and becomes a martyr.

Capone is convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he is released on parole in 1939.

After a 12-day manhunt, Booth is tracked down and killed.

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