13 Killers Who Were Caught Because They Got Sloppy

For as long as there have been killers, there have been killers caught because they made mistakes. Despite exhaustive detective work by authorities, sometimes killers are caught because they became sloppy. These marauding maniacs are still human, and like the rest of us, they are prone to mistakes. Some killers get sloppy, while others are eventually apprehended because they got lazy. One thing is for sure: we are all thankful when they do themselves in.

Compiled here is a list of some of the grandest cases of stupidity and laziness by some of the most infamous killers to have roamed the earth. Some of the psychos on this list seemed to want to be caught, while others were genuinely baffled when their own hubris led to their capture. Some of these killers were arrested after asking the police for advice and others when their crimes hit too close to home, but all of them were caught because of their own sloppiness.