Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Watch: Drunk losers swing old woman, video the abuse

Authorities in Romania are searching for the band of drunken young men in this video, who jeer with glee as one of them grabs an elderly woman by her clothes and swings her in circles as she screams in terror. The woman runs away, but at the prompting of his “droogs” the man stops flexing his muscles, runs after her, grabs her and does it again.

Men arrested for dragging leashed boy 3, and getting stoned

On Tuesday, horrified pedestrians and motorists watch as two men dragged a toddler on a makeshift leash and harness, across a busy highway and tied him to a tree. Having arrived at their destination, the two men sat down, lit a pipe and started to smoke.

Probation for manslaughter, a year for a beer, and other outrageous sentences

At its best, the justice system metes out a punishment that fits the crime. But lawmakers, judges, and parole boards are human. And sometimes human beings make mistakes. What follows are 10 such cases: 5 times the system may have gone overboard — and 5 where the sentence might not have been harsh enough…

Slideshow: Serial killer Rodney Alcala’s photos, subjects or victims?

The following photographs were found in convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala’s storage unit. The unsolved mystery surrounding the identities of the people in these photos persists, and police have long feared, could lead to more victims. Do you recognize any of these people?

Tommy Lynn Sells “Coast to Coast” killer executed in Texas

He just loved to kill; it was almost a mission. After 20 or more sexually-motivated murders, however, serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who avoided police by traveling through the U.S. and killing in different states, was finally caught with the help of a victim who survived. He was executed Thursday.

Police arrest chicken who crossed the road

In their defense, the chicken was jaywalking, and the officer was doing his job.

Celebrities who killed

37 celebrities, who at one point in their lives, whether intentionally or not, took the life of another person. Some of the names on this list might surprise you.

Worst instances of looting

In the event of a natural disaster, there are always those people who take to the streets to take what they can to survive — or to turn a profit.

Woman kidnapped on street in NYC was forced into prostitution for months

A woman turned up in downtown Salt Lake City with an horrifying story of being kidnapped by two people and forced into the human trafficking and sex industry. Jean Joseph, 26, and Tara L. Pinnock, 24, were arrested on Monday in Utah on suspicion of rape, human trafficking, aggravated assault and kidnapping. Police say the pair [...]

How the King of Western Swing lost his crown: The Spade Cooley story

On the night of April 2, 1961, wildly successful and drunk country music band leader Spade Cooley had his wife confess one of her many affairs to his private eye Billy Lewis. Lewis assured her that Cooley was a forgiving man, to which she replied, “I’ll love him until I die.” She was dead the next day.

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