Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Update: Would-Be Child Rapist and Cannibal Sentenced to 26 Years

Geoffrey Portway was sentenced to 26 years in prison Tuesday. His crime? Planning to abduct, rape, torture, kill and eat a child as part of a bizarre fetish fantasy. Police tracked him through his screen name “Fat Longpig.”

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.

VIDEO: Canada’s Accused Cannibal Auditions for Reality Show

Before he gained infamy as an accused killer and cannibal who allegedly mailed his victim’s body parts to elementary schools and political parties across Canda, Luka Rocco Magnotta was just one of thousands of modeling hopefuls trying to make it big on the small screen. Below, watch Luka’s audition for the Canadian TV show Cover [...]

Today in Crime History: Joachim Kroll Kills Monika Tafel

On June 4, 1962, 12-year-old Monika Tafel was killed by Joachim Kroll. Kroll had grabbed her as she was walking to school. After Kroll had finished with her, he removed pieces from her buttocks and thighs.

‘Punk Rock’ Man who Ate Own Septic Finger Won’t Face Charges

David Playpenz was in a motorcycle accident. He showed his hurt hand to doctors a few days later when one of his fingers turned black. Doctors amputated the digit which Playpenz asked to take home. Sure! Said the doctors, who had no idea what he planned next.

How Far is Too Far? When Online Sexual Fantasy Turns Into Violent Crime

New York’s now-infamous “cannibal cop” isn’t actually a cannibal, because he never got as far as eating another human. Still, a jury found him guilty of conspiring to kidnap, kill, cook and eat women. At what point does online role play in the realm of violent fetishism become grounds for criminal charges?

Chinese Cannibal Dried, Cured & Sold Human Flesh

When Chinese cannibal Zhang Yongming was executed, it was for murder, but his acts go far beyond just killing. Yongming ate his victims. He also dried and cured the leftover human flesh and sold it in the southwestern village market of Kunming as ostrich meat.

Japanese Man Who Cooked, Served Own Genitals to Diners Charged

Authorities have finally decided to charge x-gender artist Mao Sugiyama with indecent exposure for serving up his severed genitals to cannibalistic diners.

Chinese ‘Cannibal Monster’ Sentenced to Death

Last week serial killer Zhang Yongming received a death sentence — for the second time in his life. This time he was convicted of murdering, cannibalizing and selling the meat of 11 victims, mostly young boys, though he is a suspect in as many as 20 missing person cases.

Professional Puppeteer Arrested for Plans to Abduct, Rape, Kill and Eat Child

Homeland Security raided the home of puppeteer Ronald Brown, who works extensively with children, after discovering an online discussion he had with another man about abducting, killing and eating children as young as 2. The other man, who may have already killed one child, is also in custody.

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