Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Children Find Pet Goat Skinned Alive — Owner, Neighbors Afraid

Residents in Longview, Washington, are understandably on edge after a pet goat was found cruelly mutilated and left for dead.

Man’s Best Friend in the News: Two Heroes, Two Victims

An Oregon man executes his dog for pooping in the house, a California woman finds a headless, disemboweled dog in her car, and two very special dogs are hailed as heroes in this canine crime-news roundup.

New Zealand Man Who Sold Cat Skin Online May Face Charges

New Zealand man Gavin Wilkinson may face charges after selling the skin of a purportedly feral cat he shot on his property in an online auction on May 30, 2013, on the website Wilkinson claims to have shot the animal and killed it humanely after it killed his chickens. Though the local SPCA may not be not buying it, other people apparently are.

Mom Charged After Son Drowns Dog

After noticing her dog Sophie missing from the yard, homeowner Patricia Martin reviewed the footage on her surveillance camera only to see neighbor Desiree Gillard’s son making off with the tiny Papillon.

Charges Elevated Against Man on Meth who Set Dog on Fire

One bright spot in the sad story of Socks the Chihuahua, who died horribly as a result of being doused with flammable liquid and set on fire by his meth-head owner, is that charges against that owner, Brandon Pierce, have been elevated to felony-level charges.

UC Berkley Law Student to Stand Trial in Senseless Bird Murder

Investigators in Las Vegas are tightening the noose around the neck of accused bird murderer Justin Teixeria and a suspected accomplice in the senseless decapitation of an exotic bird and ensuing game of catch with its remains at the Flamingo Hotel’s Wildlife Habitat sanctuary.

Prosecutor: An ‘Unprecedented’ Case of Animal Death and Cruelty

Authorities in Madison County are faced with what is being described as an “unprecedented” case of animal death and animal cruelty discovered on a rural farm some 68 miles outside Indianapolis.

Chinese Porn Junkie Nearly Dies After Putting Eel in His Own Butt

A man nearly died after putting an eel up his butt as he had seen in a porn flick, which apparently had no disclaimer, like: This sex act is being performed by an experienced sex stunt professional; please do not attempt at home. If only this were an isolated event.

Trial Date Set For Woman Accused of Torturing Boyfriend’s Dog to Death With Drano

A Wisconsin woman whose alleged actions against her boyfriend’s dog sparked outrage in her community is due to go to trial in May. Authorities say Sean Janas, 20, intentionally killed her boyfriend’s dog, Mary, in June by poisoning her with Drano, bleach and pills, and then stabbing her.

Police Seek Suspects Who Set Bag of Puppies on Fire

In a stunning case of possible animal abuse in New York, it seems that a garbage bag full of pit-bull mix puppies was set on fire and abandoned after midnight on March 2, 2013.

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