Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Robbers kill entire night shift of Georgetown Starbucks

On July 7, 1997, the day manager of a Georgetown Starbucks coffee shop arrived to find the entire overnight shift murdered in the back of the store. One of the victims had been an intern at the Clinton White House, and in light of the scandal involving President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, conspiracy theorists continue to debate a White House connection to the deaths.

Slideshow: Motherhood cut short

When a pregnant woman is murdered, her unborn child dies along with her. Read about famous slayings of expecting mothers.

The Mitchell family’s murders

A look at San Francisco’s notorious pornographers, Mitchell brothers Jim and Artie, their rise to fame and the murders that shattered two generations of the Mitchell family.

Today in Crime History: French banker Edouard Stern is found dead

On February 28, 2005, a hooded, harnessed and latex-clad Stern was found shot in the head four times, having insulted the wrong person and received the ultimate punishment. The salacious details of his murder spread quickly as speculation regarding the killer’s identity ran wild.

Newly updated: The most compelling crime photos OF ALL TIME

The most chilling images from the annals of crime ever made public.

Today in Crime History: Scott Peterson found guilty

On November 12, 2004, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci, and of second-degree murder in the death of their unborn child. The case, rife with twists and surprises, attracted national media attention and became one of the most memorable murder trials of the decade.

Here Are the Most Famous Murders in Every US City

Crimelibrary takes a leisurely tour of the most famous murder in every city. What the most infamous murder that’s happened where you live?

Today in Crime History: Trial Wraps Up in Kitty Genovese Murder

After three days of testimony, the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements in the trial of Winston Moseley, accused of killing Kitty Genovese outside her Queens apartment building. Dozens of neighbors heard Kitty’s screams as she was being stabbed to death, but nobody took action, assuming someone else had already alerted authorities.

Today in Crime History: The Shooting of Danny Hansford at the Mercer House

On May 2, 1981, Jim Williams fatally shot his lover, Danny Hansford inside Savannah’s famously haunted Mercer House. Williams died himself not far from the spot where he shot Hansford after finally being acquitted nine years later.

Manipulative Killer of Jackpot Winner Sentenced to Life

Last week, two winners split a Powerball jackpot of more than $500 million. And on Monday, the cautionary tale of past lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare played to its conclusion in a Florida courtroom.

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