Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Phil Spector: The mad genius of rock ‘n’ roll

May 29, 2009, Phil Spector was sentenced for the murder of fading starlet Lana Clarkson, who had been found In the home of the famous record producer in 2003 slumped over a chair with a single gunshot wound to her mouth.

Today in Crime History: Stalker Kills Actress Rebecca Shaeffer

Robert John Bardo was obsessed with sitcom star Rebecca Schaeffer, but when he saw a movie where she slept with another man, he decided she’d become “another Hollywood whore.” On the morning of July 18, 1989, Bardo went to Schaeffer’s Hollywood apartment and rang the buzzer. When Shaeffer told him to leave, he did, but only to come back and shoot her in the chest.

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