Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Gym Mat Death Intrigue: Exhumed Body Stuffed With Newspaper

The family of Kendrick Johnson cannot believe that their son’s death was an accident, and new evidence shows that their suspicions all along may be right.

Update: More Details Emerge in Waycross Case as 911 Call Released

In response to a growing controversy surrounding the officer-involved shooting of Waycross, Georgia, man Jack Lamar Roberson last Friday, authorities have released the 911 call from his fiancée Alicia Herron. The call transcript indicated that Herron was not only scared for him, but of a police response to her call.

Family Calls 911 for Ambulance, Police Responders Kill the ‘Patient’

A 911 call and subsequent police shooting is getting national attention and stirring controversy after a man in Waycross, Georgia, was shot down by police following a 911 call from his family. The family claims to have called 911 requesting an ambulance to take her the diabetic man to the hospital, but police tell another story.

Slideshow: Lynn Turner

A look back at the parade of witnesses in the trial of black widow Lynn Turner. Her weapon of choice? Antifreeze.

Ga. Police: Beware of Crazy Clown Herbal Madness Incense

It’s labeled Crazy Clown Herbal Madness incense, but it’s not incense, it’s a brand of synthetic marijuana, which is still legal in many states. Sold in head shops and convenience stores, the product is usually burned and inhaled or smoked, and has a euphoric effect. According to police, however, this time it’s effects are dangerous.

LISTEN: Antoinette Tuff’s Amazing Call to 911 During Georgia School Shooting

Most 911 calls are frantic with dispatchers barely able to understand the nearly hysterical callers, who must repeat the same information over and over while waiting for police. This was not the case with Antoinette Tuff, who was being held at gunpoint by a school shooter. Her calm and empathy that day probably saved lives.

‘It’s Not a Crime to Giggle.’ Or is it?

If you miss middle school, your best bet would be to attend a City Council meeting in East Point, Ga. There, a man was kicked out and given detention arrested for giggling.

Violence Begets Violence, the Strange Case of Chad Moretz

Chad Moretz died in a standoff with police. They found his missing friend’s remains in the wall of his squalid home. Now it seems that what neighbors suspected, and the Moretz family knew, police never even guessed at. In a case of violence begetting more violence, Moretz was not the only victimizer, nor his friend the only victim.

Today in Crime History: Police Find the Body of Clifford Jones, Atlanta Child Murders 13th Victim

On August 20, 1980, the strangled body of Clifford Jones was found in a dumpster. Clifford had been visiting his grandmother for the summer when he disappeared. There would be 31 slain before police arrested Wayne Williams for the murders, though many still believe they got the wrong man.

Haunted Crime Scenes: The Murder of Samuel T. Baker

Baker was found mortally wounded in a Savannah cemetery. Whether he was the victim of a botched robbery, a police conspiracy, or a drunken accident, the spirit of this murdered Confederate War veteran still haunts the cemetery today.

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