Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Mitchell family’s murders


Abrams, Garry. “Of Flesh and Blood Another Scandal — This Time, Homicide — Shakes the Mitchell Brothers’ X-Rated Empire.” Los Angeles Times. May 5, 1991.

Ainsworth, Brent. “Cell-phone technology helped Novato police track suspect.” Marin Independent Journal. 7/13/2009.

Ainsworth, Brent. “Homicide victim Danielle Keller remembered for her tender heart.” Marin Independent Journal. 7/16/2009.

Fimrite, Peter. “Farewell to a porn king/300 mourn impresario respected by strippers as well as politicians.” San Francisco Chronicle. July 20, 2007.

Hinckle, Warren. “PORN KINDS, AND A LOT MORE/For the Mitchell brothers, sex was strictly front-room action. In the back of the O’Farrell Theatre dwelled artists, outcasts, dreamers.” San Francisco Chronicle. July 21, 2007.

“James Mitchell Verdict: Heir To Porn Empire Convicted of Murder.” Huff Post San Francisco. 7/13/11.

“Jim and Artie Mitchell.”

“Jim Mitchell Trial: 1992 — Admission And Verdict.”

“Jim Mitchell Trial: 1992 — Video At The Trail.”

Morain, Dan. “Pornography Arrested in Partner-Brother’s Slaying.” Los Angeles Times. Mar. 1, 1991.

Paddock, Richard C. “Porn King Guilty in Slaying of Brother Courts: Jim Mitchell and his sibling built and empire of sex shows and theaters, including one in Santa Ana.” Los Angeles Times. Feb. 20, 1992.

“Producer in Hospital After Riptide Rescue.” Los Angeles Times. Mar. 19, 1990.

Staats, Jim. “Son of porn king captured in Novato slaying, kidnap; infant unharmed.” Marin Independent Journal. July 14, 2009.

Swards, Susan. “Porn King Jim Mitchell Walks Out of Prison Today/Served 3 years for killing his brother.” San Francisco Chronicle. October 3, 1997.

Welte, Jim. “James Mitchell Jr. had a tragic childhood.” Marin Independent Journal. 7/13/2009.


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