Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Update: Woman Who Tried to Decapitate Husband With Electric Saw Sentenced

Renee Bishop-McKean of Everett, Washington, was convicted of first-degree assault and attempted murder by a jury of her peers on September 20, 2012. Today she was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Nebraskan Assaults Wife with Sandwich

Western Nebraska man Larry Spurling, 50, of Melbeta, was arrested on September 30, after police received a call from his wife saying that he had pushed her down and smushed a sandwich in her face.

Woman Who Bit Off Boyfriend’s Testicles Back in Court

UK woman Maria Topp, who made headlines in February 2011 for biting off her boyfriend’s scrotum in a drunken domestic brawl, is back in the news again, this time for violating a restraining order.

Illinois Man Arrested for Spanking Underage Stranger

Park Ridge, Illinois, police arrested Anthony M. Nugent, 37, on August 17, 2012, after he allegedly grabbed a random girl, 16, by the head and neck, threw her down on the ground, pulled at her shorts, ripping them and spanked her.

Amish Beard-Cutting Defendants Appear in Court

Having rejected a plea deal, the Amish accused of forcible shaving of their brethren prepare for trial.

Wife Wanted for Dragging Husband on Highway

Lavetta Renee Graham is wanted by Virginia police for assaulting her husband, Derrick, with his SUV and dragging him on the highway.

Police in Nebraska Treating Assault As Hate Crime

A gay woman was held captive and tortured, her home vandalized and a derogatory word for lesbian painted inside, before it was set on fire. Police are treating the incident like a hate crime.

Horrific Air Hose Assault Leaves Boy in Intensive Care

Du Chuanwang of China’s Shandong province is in intensive care in Beijing after two adult males from the auto repair shop where the boy apprentices attacked Du with compressed air. According to reports, the men attacked the boy and held him on the ground, while inserting the air-pump’s nozzle into his rectum.

Man Charged With Murder of Carnel Chamberlain

Police have charged tribal member Anthony M. Bennett, 20, with assaulting Carnel Chamberlain, 4, the Michigan boy who went missing June 21. Chamberlain’s badly burned body was found on June 28 under the porch at his home on the reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.

Another Bad High on Legal Substance Ends in Senseless Violence and Bloodshed

Man on hands and knees attacks neighbor while barking like a dog, then attacks and eats family dog alive.

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