07/03/2013 05:50 pm ET Updated Jul 04, 2013

Famous LA Crimes That Changed The City Forever (PHOTOS)

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High-profile murders, like that of Elizabeth Short and Robert Kennedy, top this violent list, which ran as a sidebar to “Darkness Descends on the City of Angels,” a September 1988 feature by Harlan Ellison.

It seems, at times, as though our history has been nothing but a steady stream of psycho killers. Some crimes, however, because of their nature and the media, have changed the city and the way we live our lives and may say more about our society than any option poll or statistical analysis.

8 Crimes That Changed LA