Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Video Confession Guy Charged with Homicide

Mathew Cordle, the man who posted a confession in which he says he “killed a man,” has been indicted by a grand jury today and will face up to eight and a half years in prison.

Man Confesses to Drunk Driving Death on Youtube to Promote Startup

A 22-year-old confesses to killing a man in a video posted on a web startup site called becauseisaidiwould.com

What to do if Your Friend Confesses Murder on Facebook

What should you do if your friend on Facebook posts a horrifying confession? Today we found a guide of Do’s and Don’ts if that should happen.

LISTEN: Kip Kinkel’s Taped Confession

On May 20, 1998, 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel was expelled from school for having a loaded handgun in his locker. When he came home, his parents weren’t pleased and threatened to send him to boarding school. He shot them both to death. The next day, Kip went to school and started firing. He killed two students and wounded 25.

VIDEO: The Jailhouse Confession of ‘False Prophet’ Warren Jeffs

Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints president Warren Jeffs landed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list in 2006 when he fled the state of Utah to avoid prosecution for performing illegal marriages between adult men and underage brides. After his arrest, Jeffs was visited in jail by his brother Nephi. During their conversation, Jeffs confessed to Nephi that he was never the true prophet.

VIDEO: Terri-Lynne McClintic’s Confession

In May, 2009, police in Ontario charged Michael Rafferty, 28, with the abduction and murder of third-grader Tori Stafford. Also charged in the case was Rafferty’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Terri Lynne McClintic. In a taped confession shown to jurors at her trial, McClintic weeps and confesses, still believing that if she rats out Rafferty, she’ll be OK.

VIDEO: Robert Pickton’s Jail Cell Confession

After his 2002 arrest, Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton spoke to a cell mate about the “old carcasses” found on his property. The cell mate was actually an undercover cop and Pickton’s jailhouse revelations played an important role in 2007 his conviction in the murders of six women.

VIDEO: The Kinky Colonel’s Confession

On February 7, 2010, Russell Williams, a high-ranking and medal studded member of the Canadian Forces, was ushered into a police interrogation room. Chiseled and confident, Williams was at first jovial, making small talk with the Detective Sargeant Jim Smyth. But it quickly becomes clear that Williams isn’t there to pal around with fellow men of service.

Confession Released in Case of Jake Evans, Teen Charged With Killing Mom, Sister

It seems that 17-year-old Jake Evans never intended to hide the October murders of his mother Jami, 47, and sister Mallory, 15. Immediately after the killings, Jake called 911 (heard below) and told the operator, “I just killed my mother and sister” and “I shot them with a .22 revolver.” A confession Jake wrote following his arrest offers insight into the young man’s thought process before and after the slayings.

Police: Suspect Confessed to Ridgeway Murder

At about 1:15 p.m. Mountain Time, October 24, 2012, police formally announced an arrest in the Jessica Ridgway abduction murder case: Austin Reed Sigg, 17, a minor, of Westminster, Colorado.

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