Traditionally, April Fool's Day is a time to play tricks on others. But this time around, we played one on ourselves. As we were assembling a post featuring March's most memorable mug shots (it's coming later this week), we discovered we'd neglected to publish one for February. Hard to say why, since there were plenty of strong images, including the smiling photo of Emily Anderson snapped after she allegedly tried beating her boyfriend to death with a table leg. Check out our top fifteen below, and be sure to click on the links or captions to read our original coverage. Read more in "Fifteen all-time most memorable face-and-neck-tattoo mug shots list welcomes Kevin Denolf." Read more in "Don Pooley, dead hostage taker, celebrated shooting cops, posted about his doom." Read more in "Nicolas Ortega: Mysterious run across the highway leads to hit-and-run tragedy." Continue to see more of February's fifteen most memorable mug shots. Read more in "Affidavit: Kristen Smith fakes pregnancy, steals half-sister's baby, leaves him behind gas station." Read more in "Tayvon Martin murder bust after triple shooting: 'Bitch, you're gonna get yours.'" Read more in "Silverio Nuanez, neighbor from hell: DA files suit against owner of meth 'flop house.'" Continue to see more of February's fifteen most memorable mug shots. Read more in "Quinton Stanley, charged with murder, says baby's bathtub death was an accident (38)." Read more in "Dennis Hanson's sex-assault trial inspires fight against culture that tells men rape is okay." Read more in "Rosann O'Donnell and son charged as accessories in Cimmeron Johns double murder." Continue to see more of February's fifteen most memorable mug shots. Read more in "Photos: Mark Turturice seventh person busted in alleged meth-fueled child-sex ring." Read more in "Vita Shannon cleared after schmucky dust-up with 127 Hours inspiration Aron Ralston." Read more in "Leydy Trejo reluctantly admits stepdad Fredy Cabrera shot her, killed her boyfriend." Continue to see more of February's fifteen most memorable mug shots. Read more in "James Scott, serial rapist, charged with killing woman praying at church -- in 1979." Read more in "Photos: Eric Hartwell, missing child rapist, recaptured in Virginia." Read more in "Emily Anderson admits trying to beat her boyfriend to death with a table leg."
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More from our Mug Shots archive circa February 7: "Photos: Colorado's twenty most wanted sex offenders, including the just-busted number one."