When you look at a mugshot, you are peering into the eyes of a defeated soul. Guilty or not, when someone is detained, the mugshot is the justice department’s first glimpse of them.
Take a look at these mugshots from some of the most notorious serial killers of all time. Some of them wanted to appear innocent, while others seemed glad to have been caught.
Al Capone, 1931.
Butch Cassidy, 1894.
Charles Manson, 1971.
Jeffrey Dahmer, 1991.
John Wayne Gacy, 1978.
David Berkowitz (Son of Sam), 1977.
Gary Ridgway (The Green River Killer), 2001.
Dennis Rader (The BTK Killer), 2005.
Ted Bundy, 1980.
Andrei Chikatilo (The Butcher of Rostov), 1990.
Charles Albright (The Eyeball Killer), 1991.
Rodney Alcala (The Dating Game Killer), 1997.
Benjamin Atkins (Woodward Corridor Killer), 1992.
William Bonin (The Freeway Killer), 1980.
Lyda Southard, 1892.
John Allen Muhammad (The D.C. Sniper), 2002.
Dick Marquette, 1961.
Although mugshots could never hold up as evidence in a court of law, you can almost see the guilt in their eyes.