Joanne Chesimard currently lives outside the United States, hiding out in Cuba. | FBI

Killers as Cult Heroes: Photos

Felons can attract support from a fringe of the public eager to take up a killer's cause, no matter how brutal the crime.

May 30, 2013
11:30 AM EDT
Chris Dorner was killed by police after an interstate manhunt. | Corbis Images
Joran Van Der Sloot confessed to the murder and robbery of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, and was sentenced in court in Peru to 28 years in behind bars. | Wikimedia Commons
James Holmes is currently on trial for the shooting that took place at a theater in Aurora, Colo. | Corbis Images
Though on death row, Scott Peterson is appealing his conviction and maintains his innocence. | Corbis Images
Robert Chamber served just 15 years for murder, but is now back in prison serving time for drug charges. | Corbis Images
Richard Ramirez has been on California's death row since 1989. | Corbis Images
Security video shows Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold in the cafeteria of Columbine High School on the day of the massacre. | Corbis Images
Charles Manson is not just a cult hero; he's a pop culture icon. | Corbis Images