Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Marybeth Tinning murdered all 9 of her children over 14 years

Tinning would come running into one of Schenectady’s trauma centers confused and hysterical, with a child cradled in her arms. Ultimately, all nine of Marybeth Tinning’s children died suddenly and without medical explanation. Some thought the problem was genetic, until her adopted child died, and the horrible truth about Tinning became clear.

Gunn-Britt Ashfield: Mother gives a brutal beating

IN 1993, 6-year-old John Ashfield was beaten to death. His mother, Gunn-Britt Ashfield instructed her other children, who witnessed the horrific abuse, to tell anyone who asked that John was attacked by a gang of teenage boys.

The torment and tragedy of 10-year-old Jonathan James

Jonathan James died in July 2011 after he was deprived of water by his father and step mother for five days. Both have been charged with first-degree felony injury to a child. Jonathan’s step mother, Tina Alberson, was tried this January. His blind father, Michael James, who blames his wife for Jonathan’s death, awaits trial.

Men arrested for dragging leashed boy 3, and getting stoned

On Tuesday, horrified pedestrians and motorists watch as two men dragged a toddler on a makeshift leash and harness, across a busy highway and tied him to a tree. Having arrived at their destination, the two men sat down, lit a pipe and started to smoke.

Father arrested for biting off infant son’s nose

A teen father in California is behind bars for suspected child cruelty and aggravated mayhem after police say he bit off his one-month-old child’s nose, among other things.

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Mark Berndt, a teacher playing sex games with kids

A Los Angeles elementary school teacher accused of playing weird sex games with unsuspecting kids might have gone undiscovered if it weren’t for an old-fashioned habit: In an age when many people shoot digital photos print them out themselves or just leave them on the computer, Mark Berndt took his photos to be developed.

Police: Teacher stripped developmentally delayed child as punishment

A teacher in Mesa, Arizona, who was arrested on January 15, 2014, is facing 25 counts of indecent exposure and one count of child abuse after, police say, he stripped the shirt off a developmentally delayed kindergarten girl as a form of punishment.

Washington couple sentenced for torturing teenage charge

Jordan Gunn’s mother thought that his brother would be a good influence on the young man. In 2012 she sent Jordan, now 13, to live with Navy man Brandon Gunn, 27, and his wife, Viviana Gunn, 34. That meant moving Jordan away from the rest of the family in Atlanta, to Silverdale, Washington. Brandon and [...]

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