Lonely Hearts Killers- Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were on trial for a trio of killings. On her way to the witness stand Beck detoured over to Fernandez and hurled herself dramatically into his arms.
Charles Manson- Few trials have been as outrageous as that of Charles Manson and his “family”. He began the proceedings by marching into the courtroom with a big “X” carved into his forehead. He proclaimed, “I have X-ed myself out of your world.” At the height of the trials madness, Manson lunged at the judge and attempted to assault him.
Andrei Chikatilo- At the trial of the “Russian Mad Beast” Chikatilo, who murdered, raped and cannibalized over 50 young women and children, was chained inside an iron-barred cage during the proceedings to protect him from the vengeful relatives of his victims. He spent his time swaying, spewing obscenities, baying at the judge and shouting out insane remarks. One of which claimed that he was pregnant and lactating.
Thomas “T. J.” Lane- Chardon school shooter T. J. Lane removed his dress shirt during court proceedings under which he wore a shirt labeled “killer”. After the victims families gave statements, Lane addressed the court saying, “This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. Fuck all of you.” after which he gestured obscenely at them.