15 Of The Most Notorious Female Criminals In History

Amanda Knox
Today Show

When you think of crime, especially violent crime, you probably think of men perpetrators first. But women are just as capable of committing heinous acts as men are. This list includes a few of history’s most notorious female criminals.

Pictured above is Amanda Knox. Knox was accused of murdering a British college student named Meredith Kercher in November of 2007. Kercher was found with a cut throat in an Italian villa the two were sharing.

Knox was tried for murder along with Raffaele Sollecito, the man who was Knox’s boyfriend at the time of Kercher’s death, and Rudy Guede, a drifter. They allegedly killed Kercher when she refused to join in an orgy with Knox and two Italian men she brought back to the villa.

Knox was ultimately acquitted. The case, however, was re-opened in the Italian Supreme Court in 2013.