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23 Dark And Disturbing Pictures From New York's Criminal Underworld

Journey into the dark, seedy underbelly of New York's criminal past, presented by Getty Images.

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Warning: Viewers may find several of the following images disturbing.

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William Patrick Farrell, 25, screams and lunges toward a photographer in a police van on March 3, 1955. Farrell was arrested for the murder of an NYU student named Ann Yarrow the month before.

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Edward Metelski and Paul Semenkewitz, both charged with the murder of a police officer, sit bruised and bleeding after they escaped from Middlesex County Jail in New Jersey and were captured by police on Dec. 18, 1935.

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New York City Police Commissioner William P. O'Brien smashes illegal pinball machines in a warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on March 30, 1945.

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Robert "Curly Bill" Naschak, 16, and Ralph Yamicello, 20, are held at the Bergen Street police station on stickup charges on Aug. 1, 1943.

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Property clerk Thomas Rosetti helps narcotics-squad detectives dump illicit drugs into the Department of Sanitation incinerator on April 24, 1963.

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Mass murderer Harry F. Powers, also known as the Butcher of Clarksburg, tells a detective the details of his grisly murders on Sept. 1, 1931.

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Nela Bogacki, ringleader of the "Continental call girl ring," is handcuffed to her associate, Salema Hontover, after being arrested by the FBI on Oct. 19, 1956.

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A handcuffed LeRoy Luscomb is arrested for first-degree murder, accused of killing his wife with a deer rifle, on April 20, 1943. His wife is on the bed in the rear of the photo.

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From left in uniform: Officers William Moore and John Habermehl hold fragments they believe to be human bones on Dec. 15, 1934. They dug them up in the cellar of a house in Westchester, New York, where Albert Fish murdered Grace Budd.

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Detectives Francis McCarthy (left) and Alexander McCoregney examine an assortment of pipe bombs, hand grenades, bulletproof vests, and weapons believed to belong to Jack "Legs" Diamond on Oct. 13, 1930.

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Neil Simonelli (left) and Joseph Annunziata await judgment for the shooting of a teacher at William J. Gaynor Junior High School on Nov. 18, 1942.

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Customs officials search four Chinese crew members arrested on charges of smuggling $1.5 million worth of opium aboard the SS President Harrison on Oct. 3, 1928.

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Police investigators observe the crime scene where Richard "Peg Leg" Lonergan was shot down by Al Capone at the Adonis Social Club, on Dec. 28, 1925.

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