Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Andrew Luster’s Last Stand

Convicted rapist and heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune, Andrew Luster was apprehended early on the morning of June 18, 2003, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman.

The trials of Christian Longo

On December 17, 2001, a witness saw Longo on a bridge around 4:30 a.m. The witness’ offer for assistance was declined, and he left. Two days later the bodies of toddlers Zachary and Sadie Longo surfaced. It seemed they had been weighted down and dumped alive into the river, along with their mother, when they became an inconvenience.

Slideshow: The Mysteries of Robert Durst

A look at the murder trial of the rich, powerful, eccentric and arrogant millionaire cross-dresser Robert Durst. A fugitive for a time, he was only caught because he tried to steal a sandwich instead of paying for it.

The Pros and Cons of Popular Fugitive Destinations

Running to Mexico may be a no-brainer, but it’s also the first place Feds will look. Here is a list of some more creative destinations for fugitives from the law.

Scorned Ex Sentenced for Killing Boyfriend With Poisoned Jagermeister

A jilted ex-girlfriend will spend 20 years in prison for poisoning her former beau and his new lover with a tainted bottle of Jagermeister.

Today in Crime History: Serial Bomber Eric Robert Rudolph Captured

On May 31, 2003, the long search for one of the nation’s most notorious domestic terrorists was at last brought to an end when a young rookie police officer made a surprising find behind a grocery store.

Today in Crime History: The Murder of Christine Schultz

On May 28, 1981, the ex-wife of Laurie “Bambi” Bembeneck’s police officer husband was murdered in her home with his gun. When the man at the center of their rivalry has an alibi, suspicion quickly turned to Bembenek, who had access to the gun and the victim’s home.

Missing Suspected Serial Killer Captured, Charged in 50-Year-Old Murder

A man suspected of killing two wives and a girlfriend has been captured in Canyon Lake, Texas, where he has been living a quiet life at age 73. Authorities in Comal County arrested Felix Vail over the weekend. He is now charged with the 1962 drowning death of his first wife, Mary Horton Vail.

Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Nicaragua

The FBI can cross another fugitive off of its Top Ten Most Wanted list. Accused child pornographer Eric Justin Toth, on the run since 2008, was captured in Nicaragua over the weekend.

The Murder of Lita McClinton Sullivan: Death Came Knocking

Lita Sullivan, 35, was just hours from a divorce settlement, when a hit man delivering a box of long-stemmed roses, fired a .9 mm round into her head, killing the Atlanta socialite. Suspicion quickly fell on her now-wealthy husband, who managed to elude justice for 19 years.