Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Sex offender who raped puppy found ‘not sexually dangerous’

Terry Wayne Davis, a registered sex offender in Alton, Illinois, is facing charges regarding three sexual encounters with a female Rottweiler puppy so disturbing, that the animal had to be euthanized as a result. As sad as that is, it is not being considered in the current case.

Richard Speck, born to raise hell

On July 13, 1966, Richard Speck raped, stabbed and all but one student nurse in a Chicago group house. The next day, reporter Joe Cummings walked down the second-floor hallway, his stomach churning, counting bodies. He saw four in the first bedroom, three more in another bedroom, and realized, “Oh my God.” Seven upstairs and one downstairs. Eight total.

Prosecutors: Man tried to kill woman for her seeming ‘happiness’

The image of happiness projected by a passing mother and child allegedly filled a man with an irresistible homicidal rage.

Driver crashes SUV, abandons it and injured boy, 3, inside

In fact, the crash was so bad that the SUV was totaled and errupted into flame. Thankfully, the boy was pulled to safety before the fire broke out. The driver has not yet been found.

Today in Crime History: The Chris Coleman family massacre

Chris Coleman, the head of security for Joyce Meyer Ministries calls his police officer neighbor, worried after not being able to reach his wife. When police enter the house, they find a grisly scene.

The Chicago Rippers

The Ripper Crew was a gang of four Satan-worshiping team killers led by Robin Gecht, who attacked women, mutilated and cannibalized the body parts they severed, even going so far as to perform sex acts on them in their repeated attempts to contact the Dark One.

Chicagoan armed with submachine gun claims tax-exemption at deli

All kinds of people get all kinds of crazy at tax time, and Chicago man Nahshon Shelton is no exception. Shelton was happily paying for his $1.79 two-liter bottle of Pepsi Saturday, when the pesky issue of .22 cents in sales tax came up. Shelton did not have the .22 cents, but he did have a big scary gun.

Today in Crime History: Serial killer Andrew Urdiales kills another victim

On March 11, 1995, Andrew Urdiales picked up Denise Maney, a prostitute. After having her get undressed, he tied her hands behind her back, then raped her before shooting her in the head.

The Chris Coleman family massacre

Chris Coleman, the head of security for Joyce Meyer Ministries calls his police officer neighbor, worried after not being able to reach his wife. When police enter the house, they find a grisly scene. Coleman claimed had been receiving threatening messages at work that warned him his family would die if Meyer didn’t stop preaching. But an investigation quickly unraveled Coleman’s story.

So a guy and a tiger walk into a bar … really, in Illinois

A guy took a leashed tiger into a busy bar on a Sunday evening and ordered a beer. When the bartender asked what the tiger would be drinking, the man replied, Anything he wants. At least that’s how the old joke goes. Police aren’t laughing either.

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