Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man and woman fight, rabbit gets it

An argument between a Florida man, and his now-ex girlfriend on June 27, 2014, over women’s rights, reportedly became so heated the man took his rage out on her pet rabbit, and nearly killed it.

Florida woman allegedly assaults young man for rejecting her advances

Meet the foxy Elizabeth Highley, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, is facing felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly attacking a male friend, 25, who reportedly rebuffed her alleged sexual advances. According to the victim, Highley grabbed a hunting knife and a walking cane, and began her rampage.

Slideshow: The Hiccup Girl murder case

At 15, Jennifer Mee enjoyed a moment of celebrity when she appeared on a talk show with a curious condition — hiccups that wouldn’t wuit. In 2010, the young Florida woman, by then 19, again made headlines, this time facing murder charges. Mee was sentenced to life on September 21, 2013.

Woman stuffed $84 of lobster down her pants and walked out of store

She was caught shortly after trying to unload the lobsters for a chinese buffet dinner and some pain pills.

Florida man offers to pay for sex with a salad

Alonzo Liverman didn’t have money, so he optimistically offered a salad as payment for sex with a woman he thought was a prostitute. “I’ll give you a blow job for a salad,” she said. Success! he may have thought, but unfortunately for Liverman, he and his salad were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Slideshow: Martin Lee Anderson boot camp death

Martin Lee Anderson was 14 in January 2006 when he was sent to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Boot Camp in Panama City, Florida. He died there that same month under disturbing circumstances.

Video: Florida judge allegedly punches lawyer inside the courthouse

Some call it unprofessional, those in the court room cheered. Others may find it funny simply because it happened in Florida. A judge has been officially put on leave of absence, and has agreed to take anger management counseling, after allegedly punching out a public defender in the hallway of the Viera courthouse Monday.

Today in Crime History: Clarence Gideon is arrested

On June 3, 1961, small-time criminal Clarence Gideon was arrested for robbing a Florida pool hall. Too poor to afford a lawyer, he represented himself, and got the maximum sentence. He spent his time studying the law, and filed a petition with the Supreme Court, whose decision would change our legal system, and free thousands of convicts.

Slideshow: The abduction of Carlie Brucia

Carlie Brucia disappeared on Super Bowl Sunday 2004. Though her mother called 911 immediately, the amber alert was not issued until 18 hours later, after police found a surveillance video confirming the girl’s abduction. By then it was too late to save Carlie.

What does a botched electric chair execution look like?

It’s not pretty, that’s for sure. In 1999 convicted murderer Allen Lee Davis became the first and last inmate to be executed in Florida’s brand new electric chair, intended to replace the notoriously malfunctioning “Old Sparky.” Warning: This post contains disturbing photographs.

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