|Charlie The Bug Workman
||killed Dutch Schultz October 23, 1935. Released from Trenton
State Prison in 1964.
||the “Duck Island Killer”was convicted of six
lane killings in the 1930’s and 1940’s. He served 20 years and was
released from Trenton in 1964.
|August Bernard Doak
||a member of Detroit’s Purple Gang, kidnapped a New
Jersey State Trooper and later led the devastating riots
of 1952. He died in prison.
|Joseph Anthony Doto
||Joe Adonis, the “Teflon Don” of the 1930’s ’40s
and ’50s and major organized crime figure, did about
18 months in Trenton. He was later deported as an undesirable
|Harold Kayo Konigsberg
||an eccentric enforcer for North Jersey mobsters, made headlines
in the New York Times as well as being featured in Life
his antics in
the 1950’s and ’60s. He’s still in a federal prison.
|George White Rogers
||the “Hero of the Morro Castle Disaster,” was
given awards for bravery. He was later convicted of attempted
murder and then a double murder. Some now suspect he may
have set the fire on the cruise ship that claimed 135 lives.
He died in Trenton State Prison.
|Joseph Newsboy Moriarity
||another eccentric character from North Jersey associated
with gambling, he let millions of dollars slip through his
fingers rather than claim it and take a chance on going to
jail for bookmaking. He served a short stretch in Trenton.
|Tommy Rabbi Tom Trantino
||who was convicted of the sadistic slaying of two Lodi police
officers in 1963, became a model prisoner, but failed year
after year to win parole because of the heinousness of his
crime. He finally got out of prison in 2002.
||convicted of the brutal slaying of 15-year-old Victoria
Zielinski in Mahwah, wrote a book, Brief Against Death, and
won William F. Buckley over to his side. He pleaded “no
contest” after setting a record for time spent on Trenton’s
death row and was released but committed another assault
on a woman in California where
he’s still in prison.
|Rubin Hurricane Carter
||was twice convicted of a “racially-motivated” slaying
of three whites in a Paterson bar. The top-rated middleweight
contender spent 18 years in jail, much of it in Trenton,before
seeing his sentence overturned by a federal judge in 1985.
||Black Liberation Army partner of Joanne Chesimard, was
convicted of the slaying of a New Jersey State Trooper on
the turnpike. After an unsuccessful attempt by the BLA to
break him out of Trenton, he was shipped to another state.
||escaped the electric chair and death by lethal injection
for murders years
apart in two distinctly different eras. His random murders of four young women
perhaps qualify him as a New Jersey serial killer. He is still in prison in Trenton.
||the Bionic Bandit, pulled off a spectacular escape from
Trenton during Hurricane Belle and committed a series of
bank robberies in the Midwest. He earned the Bionic Bandit
designation for leaping over bank counters and not even flinching
when he was caught on tape being shot at point blank range
by a bank guard. He’s still in a New Jersey prison.
||the meticulous accountant, killed his wife, mother and
three children to “send them to heaven” when
he got into financial difficulties and feared that his daughter
was under the influence of devil worshippers. He was captured
after being featured on America’s Most Wanted and was
the subject of an ABC Sunday Night Movie.
|Richard the Iceman
|a hit man who claimed over a hundred bodies, was the darling
of HBO producers who featured him twice in specials
on their network.
||was convicted of the rape and murder of seven-year-old
Megan Kanka, leading to the passing of “Megan’s
Laws” in all 50 states requiring notification of the
community when convicted sex offenders are released back
to their areas.
|Robert O. Marshall
||a businessman, who spent time on death row in the new (1983-1985) prison
complex for taking out a $1.4 million life insurance policy
on his wife and then hiring a Louisiana hit man to kill her. He is now in the general population at the prison.
||a transsexual convicted of killing two Haddon
Heights police officers, is the only woman on the new death
||is on death row for kidnapping young artist Kristin Huggin,
around Trenton in the trunk of his car and then raping and murdering her.
|Robert Mudman Simon
||was on death row for the murder of a Franklin Township
(after being paroled from Pennsylvania on another murder) until he got into a
fight in a death row holding area with Ambrose Harris who stomped Simon’s
head down to a two-inch wedge.