With figures released earlier this year showing crimes by young girls have risen by more than a fifth in the last four years, the shocking trend of female crime is attracting a lot of public attention. Is this really a new phenomenon, or have the female sex always had a big role to play in criminal activity? Griselda Blanco 3. Known as The Cocaine Godmother, Griselda Blanco was one of the most brutal and notorious drug lords in the history of the cocaine trade. Griselda Blanco pictured , 69, was convicted of three murders, including that of a two-year-old boy, during the notorious 'cocaine cowboys' era of the s and 80s in Miami. Mom Kimberly invited Lukas' friends William Smith, now 17, and Thomas 'TJ' Severance, now 14, to their home for a visit after concerns for her son's wellbeing. Charles Cosby and Griselda Griselda Blanco was killed outside a butcher shop in Colombia yesterday when two men on a motorcycle put two bullets into her head. Despite the location, this was unlikely a beef about beef zing! Earlier today, a motorcycle-riding assassin pumped two bullets into the head of Griselda Blanco inside a Medellin, Colombia, butcher shop; ending the life of the queen of Miami's violent Cocaine Cowboys era.
It has been estimated that she was responsible for up to murders while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California. Blanco was born in Cartagena, Colombia, on the country's north coast. Upon arriving there, she quickly adopted a criminal lifestyle. Blanco's former lover, Charles Cosby, recounted that at the age of 11, Blanco allegedly kidnapped, attempted to ransom and eventually shot a child from an upscale flatland neighborhood near her own neighborhood. Blanco was a major figure in the history of the drug trade from Colombia to Miami, New York, and California. They established a sizable cocaine business there, and in April , Blanco was indicted on federal drug conspiracy charges along with 30 of her subordinates.
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She committed her first murder at 11, owned a submachine gun studded with emeralds and counted her three husbands among the people she allegedly killed. Legendary cocaine queen Griselda Blanco and her hair-raising life of crime will be featured in The Godmother , an upcoming biopic starring Jennifer Lopez. And why not? The diminutive Blanco had a capacity for killing that made her a standout even in the ultra-violent world of the cartels. The lurid details of her life are simultaneously repellent and riveting — a complex study of single-minded survival that saw her dominate the drug trade a generation ago. The damage inflicted on Blanco before she learned to give as good as she got includes a violent alcoholic mother, beatings and childhood sexual abuse. She was born in Colombia and grew up in a Medellin slum. Blanco was 11 when she helped kidnap a local boy and when his parents did not pay the ransom, she shot him dead.
According to some accounts, at age 11 she helped kidnap a boy, and, after his wealthy family refused to pay the ransom, she fatally shot him. Griselda Blanco married three times. She was a teenager when she married her first husband, and she split with her last husband in