Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Missouri man ‘tired of’ wife, shoots her

Police were summoned to the Naylor, Missouri, home of Bobby and Carolyn Leonard last Saturday at 8:25 a.m. in response to a call about a woman being shot. When they arrived Carolyn Leonard was “laying on the front porch covered in blood,” a man holding a towel to her right shoulder. Ripley County Cpl. Earl Wheetley [...]

North Carolina state police in search of this car and this guy

What is actually happening in this cell-phone video taken Saturday afternoon on I-77 in Charlotte is unclear. All witnesses know is that this car appeared on the highway, driving fast, with the man shown hanging off the back. He then punched his way through the back window and got in the car with the woman [...]

Inside the sad life of abused heiress Anne Scripps Douglas

Wealthy newspaper heiress Anne Scripps married handsome gold-digger Scott Douglas and all too soon became a battered wife, the victim of his alcohol-fueled rages, terrified of the man she once loved. Sadly for Anne, she was not nearly terrified enough.

How the King of Western Swing lost his crown: The Spade Cooley story

On the night of April 2, 1961, wildly successful and drunk country music band leader Spade Cooley had his wife confess one of her many affairs to his private eye Billy Lewis. Lewis assured her that Cooley was a forgiving man, to which she replied, “I’ll love him until I die.” She was dead the next day.

Man beats girlfriend with anger management class book

No she wasn’t seriously hurt, and no, we didn’t make this up. You can’t make this stuff up.

Domestic dispute about space aliens gets totally weird

A New Mexico couple started their morning arguing about space aliens, which isn’t so odd considering the conspiracy theory surrounding Roswell, New Mexico, but by the time she had donned lingerie and was performing a sex act on a gun, it became bizarre enough to have been a scene taken from a neo-avantgarde film by Fellini.

Woman belted man with Bible over Ten Commandments argument

Is bashing someone in the face with your Bible a violation of the Ten Commandments? Perhaps not, but it is a violation of Georgia battery laws, and will get you arrested.

Chilling murder-suicide 911 call released; Killer left moody Facebook trail

27-year-old Bryan Sweatt made the frantic, desparate 911 call Tuesday telling the operator he was “stressed out” and threatening to kill himself. The operator asks Sweatt if he had a weapon and Sweatt responds, “a 44.” Then you can hear a woman in the background say “Do not point that at me.” Then the line goes dead. Sweatt [...]

Florida woman arrested for squirting boyfriend with water pistol

On September 27, 2013, officers got a call about a domestic incident. They arrived to find an upset and hyperventilating Giovanna Borge, 19, outside the apartment. It didn’t take much prompting to find out that she had just shot her boyfriend of one year — with a water pistol.

The True Story of John Raymond ‘Woody’ Woodring

During the early fall of 2006, a 35-year-old polygamist, con man and published crime writer forced his way into a domestic violence shelter and murdered his estranged wife in cold blood.

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