Just looking at their childhood photographs, you’d never guess what the world’s most notorious criminals would grow up to become.Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer of the 1990s, was called a “bright and loving child.”
“He was very exuberant, he liked to wrestle,” his father Lionel Dahmer told A&E. “He liked to run around, ham it up for the camera.”
The same can be said of other famous criminals.
Looking at pictures of a younger John Wayne Gacy or James Holmes, it’s hard to imagine they’d grow up and be accused of some of history’s most gruesome crimes.
Al Capone was one of Chicago's most famous gangsters. He was behind the 1929 'Valentine's Day Massacre' of seven rival gang members, which is still one of the most notorious crimes on record.
Ted Bundy stares down photographers in 1979 during the second day of jury selection in his murder trial.
Jeffrey Dahmer seduced and killed at least 17 young men between 1988 and 1991, often keeping parts of the victims as souvenirs.
Dahmer was sentenced to about a thousand years behind bars but was killed by a fellow inmate in 1994.
Dennis Rader, known as the BTK killer, killed at least 10 people in Wichita, Kan. between 1974 and 1991.
Holmes, 24 at the time of the shooting, was ultimately charged with more than 100 criminal counts, including 20-four murder charges.
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