5 top crimes for 2010

What a strange world it can be! Here the are five top crimes for 2010:

  1. Former Canadian Air force Colonel, Russell Williams brutally raped and murdered two women. He also attempted 82 fetish home invasions. Williams, was known as a loving husband and respected military officer. He led the squadron that flew VIPs such as the Prime Minister. He started his life of crime at an age of 44 in 2007. Williams received life sentences for his crimes.
  2. In Belgium a 26 year-old school teacher Els Clottemans was convicted of sabotaging the parachute of fellow skydiver. The victim was 37 year-old, married mother of two, Els Van Doren. Van Doren plunged nearly 3,000 feet to her death. The women were in a love triangle with Marcel Somers. Clottemans received a sentence of 30 years in prison.
  3. In Cape Town, South Africa a honeymooning couple is carjacked by a gunman. The newly-wedded woman is robbed and killed. The groom survives.The horrific part of the story is that the husband conspired to have his wife killed. The driver of the taxi that was carjacked was hired by the husband for about $2,200 to stage the murder scene.
  4. This crime takes place in Dubai, where Senior Political Operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a military commander and arms smuggling specialist with Hamas, was assassinated in his room at the Five star Al Bustan Rotana Hotel. The Dubai police were able to identify the hit squad who were caught on surveillance video. It is currently believed that Israel’s Mossad Intelligence Agency is responsible for the assassination.
  5. Remember movie director Roman Polanski? In July 2010 Polanski was released by the Swiss officials when they decided not to extradite him to the United States. He is wanted there for sex crimes relating to a 1978 encounter with a 13 year-old girl. He has been a fugitive from the US since 1978 when he pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.