Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Andrei Chikatilo: The Devil’s Trail

On February 15, 1994, convicted serial killer Chikatilo, aka the Rostov Ripper, his appeal denied, was taken to a special soundproof room and executed with a gunshot to the back of the head.

Another nude Florida guy attacks cops, this one with clock

Yes, clock, not Glock. Authorities in Florida seem to have their hands full with naked, rampaging psychos these days, the most recent of which, took them 10 minutes to cuff due to his mental state and the fact that he was fending them off with a “large clock, which had numerous sharp utensils protruding from its entire border.”

Another Florida face eating victim, eyes nearly gouged out, but this attacker wasn’t naked

In a seemingly unprovoked attack, reminiscent of Rudi Eugene’s naked attack on Ronald Popo last August, a Florida man was allegedly assaulted by a neighbor, who, in an allegedly drugged-out craze, thought he was subduing the Devil.

Modern cannibalism: Six killers with a taste for human flesh

Cannibalism is widely viewed as the ultimate taboo, but those who have committed it seem perversely proud of their acts. Read about six modern cannibals who weren’t ashamed.

Alfred Packer, the Maneater of Colorado

Alfred ‘Alferd’ Packer guided a party of five ill-fated prospectors in Colorado in the 1800s. All but Packer died before reaching their destination. Arrested for their murders, he told many versions of what happened, including having had to cannibalize their corpses to survive.

Armin Meiwes, The Rotenburg Cannibal

It’s one of the most disturbing cases of our era. This is the story of Armin Meiwes, the German man who killed and ate a voluntary victim he found on the Internet.

Yoo Young-cheol

On October 25, 2004, during Yoo’s trial, a spectator swore at him. Yoo lunged at the man, and ten guards plowed into the ensuing brawl. He was allowed to return after he signed a statement, “I will not cause any further agitation.” Back in the courtroom, Yoo stared at the victims’ families and said, “They were abnormal women. They deserved to be caught.”

Carroll Edward Cole

On October 22, 1985, Nevada’s Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence of convicted serial killer Carroll Edward Cole. Cole had resisted all attempts to file appeals on his behalf, but given his crimes, there weren’t that many people interested in helping the confessed murderer of 16, and cannibal.

Your Daily Creepout: Jeffrey Dahmer’s refrigerator

Serial killer, necrophile, pedophile and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer said he kept the body parts of his victims because eating them gave him sexual gratification. Today we bring you a photo of the inside of his fridge.

Today in Crime History: Stewart Wilken Kills his Second Victim

On October 3, 1990, after an argument with his first wife, South African cannibal rapist Wilkin claimed his second victim. Wilkin was not your typical serial killer in that he prayed on boys and women, white and black, living and dead.