Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Now in Colorado, in Notorious Company

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Additional photos and more below.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Additional photos and more below.

Last month, we reported that Gary Ridgway, widely regarded to be America's most prolific serial killer, is now living in Colorado — in one of the state's Supermax facilities.

Upon his arrival, he joined some disturbing company. In 2012, we published our choices for the ten most notorious Colorado Supermax prisoners, and Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, certainly belongs on the list.

So, too, does the latest Supermax inmate: convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tsarnaev's stay in the state will reportedly be temporary. At a thus-far-unannounced future date, he'll be transferred to a facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, where federal executions take place. He's been sentenced to death for his role in the bombing.

Below, learn more about the company Tsarnaev will be keeping during his time in Colorado — our previous most-notorious-Supermax-prisoners roster, supplemented by Wikipedia information about the ten plus Ridgway.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly referred to as the "Underwear Bomber", is a Nigerian man who, at the age of 23, confessed to and was convicted of attempting to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day, 2009....

Zacarias Moussaoui.
Zacarias Moussaoui.
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Zacarias Moussaoui

Often referred to as the twentieth hijacker, Moussaoui was accused of having been a replacement for any of the nineteen participants in the 9/11 attacks who could not fulfill their lethal duties. The French citizen was convicted of conspiracy, sentenced to life without parole, and sent to Supermax.

A wanted poster for Eric Rudolph.
A wanted poster for Eric Rudolph.
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Eric Rudolph

Rudolph was the man behind the July 1996 Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, during that year's Olympic Games — although he wasn't captured for years, despite one of the most extensive manhunts in recent memory. He has written that the purpose of his attack, which killed one person and injured many others, was "to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand." That's the type of talk that wins you a suite at Supermax.



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