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Famous Crimes - Albert Fish - Chandra Ann Levy - Richard Angelo- Angel of Death - Donald "pee Wee" Gaskins - Richard Speck - Martha Moxley Murder

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Niquita Murdock May 3, 2010

Famous Crimes

Albert Fish:

Albert Fish was born May 19, 1870 in Washington D.C. with a family that had long history of mental illness. He was abandoned by his parents at such a young age and was sent to an orphanage. While staying at this orphanage Albert was introduced to daily beatings and sadistic acts of brutality. He had little educations and he grew up with the ability to work well with his hands and not his brain. Albert's crime against children started around the time he moved to New York City. He would lure his young victims away from their homes and rape and torture them in bizarre ways. He married in 1898 and fathered six children. He spent his time responding to widow's ads after his wife ran off with the handyman. Fish liked pain he thought it was pleasure, he would have the neighborhood kids and his six kids paddle him on the butt until he bled. Fish killed mainly African American children because he thought that the police wouldn't spend so much time searching for an African American Child killer. In 1928 he answered an ad from Edward Budd an 18 year old boy looking for a job stating that he was a farmer who needed help working on his farm. Fish told the Budd family his name was Frank Howard and he would return the following week to pick up Edward and a friend but failed to show. Fish came on June 4th bearing gifts for the children and sat with the family. Soon a 6 year investigation for the search of Grace Budd's murder and body would soon be into motion. On November 11, 1934, Mrs. Budd received a letter in the mail explaining in detailed what had happen to her beautiful daughter Grace. At his trial, Albert Fish pleaded insanity. Despite his penchant for self-mutilation, such as insertion of needles up his scrotum and torture, the jury judged him sane and the judge sentenced him to death. It is stated that when Mr. Fish heard that he was to be electrocuted he said, "To die in the electric chair will be the supreme thrill of my life". He was sent to Sing Sing prison and on January 16th 1936 was executed.

Chandra Ann Levy

Chandra Ann Levy was born on April 14, 1977, was living in Washington D.C. as an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons when she later disappeared during the first week of the month of May. Chandra was scheduled to return back to Modesto, California on May 9th to walk across the stage at University of Southern California. The parents of Chandra Levy (Robert and Susan Levy) tried contacting their daughter from May 1 to May 6. When they got didn't get an answer or a call back from Chandra they started to panic and notified the Metropolitan Police Department to file a missing persons report. Police searched Chandra levy's apartment and found there was no sign of a struggle or foul play. Later into the investigation police discovered that Chandra was having an affair with the U.S. Representative, Gary Condit. When Condit was questioned about the affair he quickly denied any involvement with the victim but then changed his story when asked later into the investigation. Police went back to Chandra's apartment and found on her laptop that she was planning on visiting the Klingle Mansion in nearby Rock Creek Park a popular place for joggers to visit. On May 22, 2002 was walking is dog and looking for turtles discovered Chandra's skeletal remains. While police were focusing on Gary Condit and charging him with Chandra's murder they didn't notice that women were being assaulted in the woods near where Chandra's remains were found. On the day that Chandra disappeared a 19 year old illegal Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar A. Guandique did not show up for his construction job on that day? Ingmar Guandique was later identified by 3 other women who were attacked on that Rock Creek Park Trail. The police brought in Ingmar for questioning where he later implicated that he was involved in the park trial attacks. On Sept. 21 Guandique contradicted himself by saying he had never seen Chandra in person only on television. On Oct. 19th D.C. police and federal prosecutor went to D.C. jail to interview an inmate who befriend Guandique and who Guandique confessed he was paid $25,000 to kill Chandra Levy by Gary Condit. He said that Gary gave Guandique the location of where the young women could be found. Police thought what they were told wasn't true. They are still searching for the murder and truth to Chandra Lee Levy's murder which still goes unsolved.

Richard Angelo- Angel of Death:

Richard Angelo was 26 years of age from Lindenhurst worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital on Long Island in New York as a charge nurse and an emergency medical technician. Angelo was a former eagle scout and a volunteer fireman. Angelo first wanted to put people in situations where he could be their hero. Angelo injected some type of substance into a patient named John Fisher's IV tube which caused him to later go into critical condition but soon caused his death. Angelo would cause patients to have a respiratory distress or other problems. Although some of Angelo's patients died and lived he managed so kill 10 patients until one patient by the name of Gerolamo Kucich witnessed Angelo putting something in his IV tube and called for help before succumbed. With this action it helped save many other patients and helped catch a serial killer before he could strike again. Police searched Angelo's apartment uncovered two vials containing both paralyzing drugs called Pavulon and Anectine which wasn't prescribe to him. "Angelo was charged with multiple counts of second degree murder, he pleaded at his 1989 trial that he had a mental disorder that precluded him from understanding the nature of his offenses." So the court had Angelo be examined by two psychologist in which the ruled he suffered from a personality disorder called Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder. "They said that he had not recognized the risks to these patients, and after he'd injected them, he'd moved into a Dissociative state that made him unaware of what he'd just done. He felt inadequate and sought to create situations in which he could feel powerful and heroic." Angelo was convicted of two counts of second degree murder, one count of second degree manslaughter, one count of criminally negligent homicide, and six counts of assault. He was sentenced to 61 years in prison without the chance of parole.

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