Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Rapist who burned boy alive to be tried as an adult for murder

Today a Texas judge ruled that Don Collins, 29, may be tried for murder as an adult in the case of Robbie Middleton, 8, who named Collins as the 13-year-old boy who in 1998 raped him, doused him in gas, set him on fire and left him for dead. It took Robbie 13 years to die.

Charles Rothenberg and the burning of his son David

The life-long story after a father intentionally set a hotel room on fire that contained his six-year-old son. That six-year-old was David Rothenberg and he survived to be an outspoken advocate of living life happily despite its challenges.

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