In the 1970's, a group of ruthless Irish punks called the "Westies", managed to terrorize Hell's Kitchen in New York City. They had a penchant for violence and a desire to control the illegal activities on Manhattan's west side. Young Irish thug Jimmy Coonan teamed up with Mickey Featherstone, a Vietnam veteran with a reputation for being a ruthless killer. The "Westies" ruled the streets, protecting their various rackets, including drug dealing and extortion, through extreme violence. They were so powerful they were able to work as contract killers for the Gambino crime family.
Bowman, as international president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, ordered kidnappings, firebombings, assaults and murders. He joined another exclusive club in 1997, the "FBI Ten Most Wanted" list. Bowman was brought to justice with the help of an informant on the inside of the Outlaw brotherhood.
Dr. Harry Howard Holmes was forever immortalized in Chicago's dark history. As Chicago planned and executed it's designs for the 1893 World's Fair, Holmes planned out his murders within his Chicago hotel.
Dr. Harry Howard Holmes was forever immortalized in Chicago's dark history and was the primary topic of the best selling non-fiction book, The Devil in the White City. As Chicago planned and executed it's designs for the 1893 World's Fair, Holmes planned out his murders within his Chicago hotel and executed his victims in grisly fashion. Holmes built his "Murder Castle" with meticulous detail, allowing him to suffocate victims within airtight rooms at his own discretion, and listen to their cries for help from the comfort of his office. Holmes would even sell the skeletons of his victims through his medical school contacts. His Murder Castle was eventually raided by the police and he was put on trail. Officially he was charged with 27 murders, however using missing persons records at the time that number could be as high as 230.
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