Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Assassination: The CIA’s greatest hits (and misses)

A look at some of the CIA’s most infamous assassinations, and some of their more spectacular failed attempts.

The Murder of Lord Darnley

The handsome 6-foot-two, 19-year-old king was married to Europe’s most beautiful queen, Mary Queen of Scots, but he was a syphilitic, disgruntled libertine. His unsolved murder with a half a dozen suspects changed history and the future of England.

JFK had to die: 14 possible motives for the assassination

A run down of the various conspiracy theories surrounding the infamous assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

James Earl Ray and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King

Did James Earl Ray kill Dr. King on April 4, 1968, and was the assassination the culmination of a conspiracy to silence the leader of America’s non-violent civil rights and anti-war movement? Conspiracy theories abound.

16 forgotten assassinations

Assassinations and attempted assassinations that most of us no longer remember.

Today in Crime History: Harvey Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone murdered

On November 27, 1978, former police officer Dan White shot and killed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and city Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office. The victims were shot at City Hall in front of many witnesses, so there was no doubt that White was the killer, but at trial his attorneys argued that White’s depression made him temporarily insane and not responsible for his crimes.

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Americans agree that JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, but 50 years later just about every other detail of the case has been questioned. Who killed JFK? The CIA? The Cubans? The Mafia? The FBI? LBJ? The Russians? Little green men? Or was it just Lee Oswald and Jack Ruby, two lone nuts who changed the world?

Watch: Possibly authentic footage of Clown shooting drug lord

Retired drug lord Francisco “La Pancha” Arellano Felix, was gunned down by a clown on October 18, 2013, at a family gathering at a resort in Baja California. Now cell-phone video footage, purportedly of that very party, that shows the clown just moments before fatal shots were fired, has been released by Seminario Zeta.

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