A student dentist, she was in the third year at Birmingham University ,Harmohinder Sanghera – known as Mindy Sanghera – was convicted of the murder of Sana Ali, 17, who was pregnant with her first child in May of 2007. Mindy 23, had launched a “ferocious and sustained attack”, using a 6.5in (17cm) kitchen knife to inflict 43 seperate cuts on Sana Ali at her home in Manchester. She deliberately lifted the victim’s shirt while she lay on the floor and stabbed her in the abdomen. At the time of the murder, in May 2007, Sanghera was two years into an affair with Mr Ali, who was Sana’s cousin and she had learned he had gone through with an arranged marriage to his teenage cousin, who was Sana.
Born in 1980 in Salinas, California, Jodi Arias was convicted of brutally murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, at his Arizona home in 2008. Alexander’s body was found in the shower of his Mesa, Arizona home by friends on June 9, 2008, five days after the actual murder. He had been shot in the head and stabbed more than two dozen times, and his throat had been slit from ear to ear. On May 8, 2013: Jodi Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder. The jury however was deadlocked when it came to sentencing, so a penalty trial began in October 2014 with a new jury. In March 2015, the second jury also was unable to agree on Arias’s sentence, so the option of the death penalty was removed. Arias received a life sentence without the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Although not found guilty, Casey Anthony has to be included on this list. Caylee Marie Anthony (August 9, 2005 – 2008) was a two-year-old American girl who lived in Orlando, Florida,with her mother, Casey Marie Anthony, and grandarents. On July 15, 2008, Caylee Anthony was reported missing. When Casey was questioned about her daughters disappearance, shetold detectives that her child had been kidnapped by a nanny on June 9, and that she had been trying to find her, and that she was too frightened to report it to police.
On December 11, 2008, Caylee’s skeletal remains were found with a blanket inside a trash bag in a wooded area near the family home. The prosecution sought the death penalty and alleged Casey wished to free herself from parental responsibilities and murdered her daughter by administering chloroform and applying duct tape, which they say was found near the front of the face of Caylee’s skeleton. On July 5, 2011, the jury found Casey not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child, but guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. She was released on July 17, 2011.
After the trial, In November of 2012, it was reported that investigators only investigated the internet explorer web browser on Casey Anthony’s computer, however on the firefox browser history showed that someone at the Anthony household, using a password-protected account Casey Anthony used, did a Firefox Google search for “foolproof suffocation” at 2:51 p.m.
Dubbed the ‘world’s sexiest criminal’ – The 21-year-old faces 114 counts including charges for stealing and illegally owning nine firearms. Canadian authorities believe Beaudoin worked with three underage accomplices – ages 13, 15 and 17, and that she is the ring leader of a ‘Bling Ring’ style gang – in reference to the celebrity-obsessed thieves who raided homes of Hollwood’s rich and famous in 2008-2009. She has earned thousands of wide-eyed fans after sexy photos posted online of her emerged.
Alexis Christine Neiers (born June 20, 1991) is a convicted felon and former American television personality. She is most notable for her conviction for burglary as a member of the “Bling Ring”. She was featured on E!’s reality series Pretty Wild with her mother, Andrea Arlington-Dunn, and sisters Gabby Neiers and Tess Taylor. The burglars had targeted the homes of celebrities including Paul Oakenfold, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Paris Hilton, Ashley Tisdale and Audrina Patridge. On March 14, 2010, Pretty Wild premiered on E! network, a reality TV show based on the lives of Alexis and family. Shortly after filming the pilot episode Alexis was arrested for her involvement in the “Bling Ring” robberies and the show ended up chronicling her arrest and eventual plea bargain and jail time. The show was not renewed for a second season.
Debra Jean Beasley (born August 28, 1980), better known under her former married name of Debra Lafave, is an American who formerly taught at Angelo L. Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace, Florida. In 2005, she pleaded guilty to lewd or lascivious battery. The charges stemmed from a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old male student in the summer of 2004. Lafave’s plea bargain included no prison time, opting for three years house arrest due to safety concerns, and seven years of probation. Lafave had sexual intercourse, including oral sex, with the student on four different occasions.
In a statement, the prosecutors cited an assessment by psychologist Martin Lazoritz that found the victim would be so severely traumatized by a potential trial that it would take as long as eight years for him to recover. They ultimately decided that putting Lafave on trial would not be worth the harm to the victim’s well-being.
As part of her plea agreement, she surrendered her teaching license, and no state will grant a teaching credential to a convicted felon. Under the terms of her probation, she had to be home by 10 p.m. every day, could not leave Hillsborough County without a judge’s permission, and could not be around children. She also had to register as a sex offender. Many argued that if she was a man, a not so attractive man at that, that they would have gotten 20 years in jail, been castrated, crucified to the point of almost dying… You get the point, pretty much an way harsher sentence.