Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Police: Oklahoma Woman Attempted to Sell Children on Facebook

A 22-year-old Sallisaw, Ok., mom allegedly tried to sell her two kids, ages 10 months and two years, to a woman she was talking to on Facebook. Unlike retailers who offer a deal when you buy more, police say Misty VanHorn was offering the kids for $1,000 each or both for $4,000.

Did You Know? Tattooing Your Kids is Illegal

A South Carolina dad is in hot water after allegedly tattooing his 14-year-old daughter. He’s not the only one who’s had the urge to ink his kin.

Woman Told Cops her Child was in Stolen Car — She Lied

Chicago woman Jeanette Holt allegedly called 911 to report her vehicle stolen with her one-year-old son inside so that her case would immediate action. Police quickly found the empty car and figured out Holt’s alleged ruse. They were not amused.

Grandma Gets Four Speeding Tickets in Three Hours

A devoted South Dakota grandmother, who was rushing to her granddaughter’s middle-school dance in Wisconsin, decided to put the “pedal to the metal” and managed to get a whopping four speeding tickets in less than three hours on the 525-mile drive from Sioux Falls to Racine. For those of you wondering, she was late.

Man ‘Hog Tied’ Stepchild, 4, Shot at her With Pellet Gun

A Linwood, Washington, grandmother took her granddaughter, 4, to the hospital on January 13, 2013, after she noticed that the girl’s body was covered with red marks. Hospital workers quickly determined that the girl was not suffering from chicken pocks, as the grandmother had thought, but was the victim of child abuse, allegedly at the hands of her stepfather, Stetson Tedder.

Heather Jensen Arrested in 2012 Overheating Death of Sons in SUV

The recently widowed, former mother-of-two boys, who left them to stifle to death in a hot SUV in November 2012, has been arrested on charges of negligent homicide. Depending on what information detectives uncover, it is possible that the children’s deaths could be reclassified as homicides at a later time.

Dad Who Posted Photo of Daughter Bound With Tape Gets Probation

The legal saga of the dad who did a dumb, dumb thing has drawn to a close today in a Chicago courtroom. Andre Curry, 22, was sentenced to 18 months probation for charges stemming from a photo of his daughter he posted on Facebook over a year ago.

Jail Time for Couple Who Forced Girl to Shave Head, Wear Diaper

A couple who punished a 12-year-old girl in a cruel and bizarre way have been sentenced to jail. Stephanie Broten and Darnell Landrum were accused of shaving the child’s head and forcing her to run around outside wearing a diaper.

Remember the Dad Accused of Taping His Daughter’s Mouth Shut and Posting a Pic on Facebook?

A Chicago dad who allegedly posted to his Facebook account, showing his 22-month-old daughter bound with tape and the caption, “This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back,” had been acquitted on a charge of unlawful restraint.

Teen Dad Accused of Trying to Kill Baby With Rum

A 19-year-old Louisiana father is behind bars, charged with attempted first-degree murder after his infant son was found to have three times the legal blood alcohol limit. The 2-month-old boy was being treated in the NICU at Ochsner Hospital in Belle Chasse, when Cesar Ruiz allegedly gave the baby a feeding tube filled with Bacardi Silver Rum.

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