Mayra Rosales is credited as being the heaviest living arrested woman. Rosales weighed 1,036 pounds when she confessed in 2008 to murdering her nephew by falling and accidentally crushing him. It was later determined Rosales lied to protect her sister, the true killer. The case resulted in a documentary. (see above photo)
Amateur criminologist / attorney William Roughead is credited as the first true crime author in English history. He attended every murder trial between 1889 and 1949 at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh. He detailed the crimes and trials in in essays that were published in numerous journals, including The Judicial Review.
Despite “In Cold Blood” (Truman Capote, 1966) being the second best-selling true crime book in publishing history, Capote and others involved in the writing admitted some of the information in the book was skewered or outright false.
Organized crime is reported to be the third largest business in the world. It supersedes oil and foreign exchange.
Despite the protests and “crime fighters” who insist English is the official language in America, there is no “official language” at the federal level.
The Vatican City has the highest crime rate per capita of any country, with 1.5 crimes per citizen. This is due to the massive crowds of tourists … a pickpocket's dream.
An inmate named Brian Bo Larsen, of Denmark, is famous for the most prison escapes. Larsen has 22 escapes to his credit. His last escape was in 2014, and he was apprehended soon after.
Carl Mahan is credited as being the youngest murderer in the history of the U.S. Mahan was six years old in 1929 when he purposely shot and killed a friend over a piece of scrap iron. Mahan went home to retrieve a gun and returned to the scene with full intent to murder. He slept through much of his trial.
Minnesota native Dennis Anderson, 62, was charged with DUI after smashing into a parked car in October 2009. Anderson was driving a vehicle he built himself: a motorized La-Z-Boy couch powered by a lawn mower engine. The couch featured a living room lamp, boom box, and cup holders for beer while driving.
An Indiana sheriff’s deputy tells of what is possibly the strangest call ever received. He responded to a suicide where the man shot himself in the head. The man walked out of the house to collapse on the lawn, still breathing, with his head split in half (called “canoeing”). The victim’s eye had popped out of socket, still attached to the optic nerve. As the officer and emergency medical crew worked on the prone man, the eye, lying in the grass, moved around to watch the proceedings. The victim lived.