Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man Tries to Sell Baby for $100 on Craigslist—Twice

From our friends at the Daily Dot: The gift of life is so precious that it’s impossible to put a price on, but that didn’t stop one New York City man from trying. He decided a 2-month-old baby was worth at least $100 on Craigslist. The worst part: The baby wasn’t even his.

Drunk Man Kills Royal Marine, Boasts About it on Twitter

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Soon after landing the punch that killed a Royal Marine, a drunk man boasted about the attack on Twitter. “Hahaha, f****** hand is killing me!” bragged Reece Kay at 5am, after throwing the deadly punch.

Hitman for Mexican Drug Cartel Gives Chilling Interview From Behind Bars

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Rosalio Reta was just 13 when Miguel Treviño, leader of the ruthless Zetas, the paramilitary wing of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, recruited him as a killer. In this interview with the Center for Investigative Reporting he discusses his horrific experience as a murderous cog in Los Zetas.

Craigslist Scam Leaves Family of Four Homeless

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A woman who sent her rent check to a realtor in Nigeria is now homeless and trying to avoid living out of her car.

FBI Ran Bustling Child Porn Site for Weeks as Users Exchanged Thousands of Illegal Images

From our friends at the Daily Dot: For two weeks last year, the FBI commandeered and ran a child porn site frequented by more than 5,600 pedophiles who shared more than 10,000 images, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The agents raided the service in November, at which point they apparently gained administrative access.

Sick Pedophile Code Revealed in Craigslist Undercover Sting

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A recent undercover sting in Mobile, Ala., provides a window into the secret world of coded language pedophiles use online. And it’s shockingly simplistic.

Hatchet-Wielding Viral Video Hero Kai is Wanted for Murder

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Authorities in Union County, N.J., have issued an arrest warrant for Caleb Lawrence McGillvary. You probably know him better as Kai the homeless hitchhiker, the colorful interview subject who saved two people’s lives from a racist in West Fresno, Calif., with a “SMASH” from his handy hatchet in February.

Accused Cleveland Kidnapper’s Facebook Page is so Normal it’s Scary

From our friends at the Daily Dot: What is the Facebook profile of a suspected kidnapper and rapist like? Pretty boring, actually.

Schoolgirls Made 20-Minute Video Listing Classmates They’d Like to Kill

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Two seventh-grade New Jersey girls have been pulled out of school and are allegedly facing charges after posting a 20-minute YouTube video said to include a list of over a dozen classmates they wanted to kill, and descriptions of how they would do it.

This is What the Watertown Shootout Looked Like

From our friends at the Daily Dot: What happened during the Thursday night Watertown, Mass., firefight between the Tsarnaev brothers and local authorities? A new blog post by local resident Andrew Kitzenberg sheds light on the events that transpired.

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