Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Incest, control and murder: Inside the family of Marcus Wesson

Marcus Wesson ran his family like a cult. He had children with his daughters and preached a religion he created, one in which he was a Jesus Vampire. After a standoff, police found nine of the children dead.

Fireworks fueled fire in Florida Mansion killing a family

Local authorities are calling a fire that killed a family in a Tampa mansion “suspicious” after fireworks were found strewn throughout the debris and — incredibly — attached to two of the victims.

Today in Crime History: The Chris Coleman family massacre

Chris Coleman, the head of security for Joyce Meyer Ministries calls his police officer neighbor, worried after not being able to reach his wife. When police enter the house, they find a grisly scene.

The Chris Coleman family massacre

Chris Coleman, the head of security for Joyce Meyer Ministries calls his police officer neighbor, worried after not being able to reach his wife. When police enter the house, they find a grisly scene. Coleman claimed had been receiving threatening messages at work that warned him his family would die if Meyer didn’t stop preaching. But an investigation quickly unraveled Coleman’s story.

Today in Crime History: Jean-Claude Romand Kills Family

On January 9, 1993, Jean-Claude Romand, weighed down by his own deception, murdered his wife, children, parents, and dog. Romand had lied about finishing medical school, being a humanitarian doctor, and having cancer.

Today in Crime History: Christopher Hightower Kills Family of Three

On September 20, 1991, the evil inside the mild-mannered commodities broker erupted in a spate of violence that would stun the town of Barrington, Rhode Island, and the nation. For on that day, Christopher Hightower went on a bloody killing spree that culminated in the brutal death of his former friend, patent lawyer Ernest Brendel, along with Brendel’s librarian wife, Alice, and the couple’s eight-year-old daughter, Emily.

Today in Crime History: Nannie Doss Pleads Guilty

On May 17, 1985, Nannie Doss pleaded guilty before her trial date which was set for June 2nd. Nannie murdered her husbands and children with rat poison.

Relatives Stand Behind Boy Accused of Killing Family

The relatives of a 15-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing his father, mother and three siblings have vowed to stand behind him as his case progresses. According to Bernalillo County officials, Nehemiah Griego used a semi-automatic assault-type rifle to kill his father–a pastor at a local church–as well as his mother and three siblings, ages 9, 5, and 2, on January 19.

Police: Boy, 15, Killed Pastor Dad, Mom and Three Siblings

As the city of Albuqurque reels from the murder of the Griego family, police are searching for answers. According to Bernalillo County officials, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego used a semi-automatic assault-type rifle to kill his father–a pastor at a local church–as well as his mother and three siblings, ages 9, 5, and 2, on Saturday night.

Today in Crime History: Police Discover John List’s Murdered Family

On December 7, 1971, following up on a tip from a concerned neighbor, police entered the New Jersey mansion of John List. Inside, they found the bodies of his mother, wife and three children. List had planned the killings so carefully that they went unnoticed for almost a month, and List himself was able to escape justice for nearly 18 years.

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