PEOPLE's Most Shocking Scandals

Heidi Fleiss, Interngate, the Battling Bobbitts – look at the most astonishing events of the past 30 years. By Lucy Maher


So much for team spirit. Channelview, Texas, mom Wanda Holloway was sentenced to six months in jail and nine years' probation for the 1991 plot to kill Verna Heath. The motive? Holloway wanted to keep Heath's daughter Amber, 13, from trying out for the school's cheerleading team to clear the way for her own daughter, Shanna, also 13. Juror Tim Evans called Holloway's hatred of Amber "venomous."