Joel Steinberg. Just an absolute monster. His name still gives chills to anyone from the Tristate area. A former New York criminal defense attorney, Steinberg attracted international media attention when he was accused of murder and convicted of manslaughter in the November 1, 1987, death of a six-year-old girl, Lisa, who he and his live-in partner and punching bag, Hedda Nussbaum, had illegally adopted. Steinberg was accused of hitting Lisa on the head and then not seeking medical attention for the child, supposedly because he was under the influence of crack cocaine. She was left on the floor for 10 hours. He was denied parole multiple times for never expressing any remorse.
After charges were brought against Steinberg, the New York Bar reviewed its records and found out that Steinberg did not leave law school early to join the Air Force, rather he was kicked out due to his failing grades. They revoked his bar exam exemption and he was immediately disbarred. Probably mostly because he never took the bar, but a little because he was a murderous savage. Steinberg was recently released from prison and still maintains his innocence. Yikes.