Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in 1991 and later confessed to murdering 17 people. He was sentenced to life behind bars and was killed in prison in 1994. The apartment building where he committed some of the gruesome murders was razed in 1992. In March 2012, controversy erupted when a local group advertised a walking tour of Dahmer's neighborhood.
The Dakota, New York City
On Dec. 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by outside the Dakota apartment building in New York. The shooter, Mark David Chapman, was sentenced to 20 years-to life in prison. He was most recently denied parole in August 2012. Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, still has an apartment in the building on Central Park.
Versace Mansion, South Beach, Fla.
Andrew Cunanan shot and killed Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace on July 15, 1997, at the front gates of Versace's mansion in South Beach, FL. Cunanan committed suicide several days later.
Branch Davidian Compound, Waco, Texas
On April 19, 1993, after a 51-day stand-off, federal agents raided the Texas compound of the Branch Davidian sect, a religious group led by a man named David Koresh. At least seventy-six men, women and children, including Koresh, died in the blaze that engulfed the building.
Nicole Brown Simpson condo, Brentwood, Calif.
Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death outside Simpson's Brentwood, Calif., condo on June 12, 1994. Her ex-husband, football star O.J. Simpson was tried, and acquitted of the crime.
Columbine High School, Littleton, Colo.
On April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colo., Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18, stormed Columbine High School with bombs, shotguns and semi-automatic weapons and began their killing spree. In addition to the 13 dead, more than 20 students were wounded. The two gunmen committed suicide during their rampage.
Safeway Supermarket, Tuscon, Ariz.
Jared Lee Loughner shot and killed 6 people and injured 14, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) during an event in front of a Safeway grocery store on Jan. 8, 2011, in Tuscon, Ariz. Giffords was shot in the head at a public event entitled "Congress on your Corner."
Anthony Sowell's home, Cleveland, Ohio
In October 2009, police in Ohio went to the home of Anthony Sowell to investigate a complaint of sexual assault and eventually found the remains of 11 women in and around the home, some in plastic bags. Sowell was convicted in 2011 of killing the women, who police say he lured to his home with promises of drugs and alcohol, and sentenced to death. In December 2011, the city of Cleveland demolished the home.
The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Sanford, Fla.
On Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman as Martin walked back to the Retreat at Twin Lakes apartment complex in Sanford, Fla. Sanford police did not arrest Zimmerman, who claimed he shot the unarmed teen in self-defense, sparking national protests. He was charged with second-degree murder in April 2012 and his trial is expected to begin in the spring of 2013.
Century 16 movie theater, Aurora, Colo.
Just after midnight on July 20, 2012, 24-year-old James Holmes allegedly opened fire inside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., during the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Twelve people were killed and 58 others injured. Holmes was arrested almost immediately after the incident when police found him behind the theater at his car. He has been charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder and 118 counts of attempted murder. Holmes is now being held while his attorneys and the state work out details in advance of a trial. He has not yet entered a plea.