Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Alleged drunk driver was passed out at wheel wearing pants as shirt

There are many excellent reasons not to drive while under the influence, but being the half naked, passed-out-drunk guy wearing his pants as a straightjacket has got to be among the top 10.

Today in Crime History: Shanda Sharer’s killers are charged

On March 15, 1992, four teenage girls were charged with the brutal, sadistic murder of Sharer, 12, in a bizarre case of sexual obsession and domination.

Deadly delivery, the murders of Donald and Marsha Levine

When Donald and Marsha Levine were found murdered in their mansion, it looked like a robbery gone wrong, except that their son was left alive, and he blamed their deaths on his uncle. Skeletons in the family’s closet indicated a murder for hire. On March 11, 1991, the hitman took a deal and testified against his accomplice.

Woman to man: ‘Choose your life or your penis.’

An Indiana woman faces charges after she held a man captive for hours and cut his penis with a box-cutter.

Shocking gimmick: Police chief to be tased for $$

Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker needs a new squad car, which might not be a tall order for a big-town police station, but for a town with a population of just over 2,000, the remaining $9,000 necessary to get the cruiser isn’t a shoe-in. So to get donations, the chief has decided to submit to a public tasing.

Today in Crime History: Farmer Finds Remains of Another Highway Killer Victim

On October 15, 1983, a farmer’s plow turned up skeletal remains of an unidentified murder victim in Jasper County, Indiana, southwest of Rensseler. The bones were notched by knife wounds, indicating death by stabbing. The third victim of the Highway Killer found that month. A few days later mushroom gatherers would stumble across his private graveyard.

Man Calls 911 After Prostitute Refuses to Make Change

Some guys in Indiana called 911 to send a police officer after a prostitute they hired pushed them out of a hotel room and refused to make change.

Alton Coleman & Debra Brown

Coleman went on a six-state killing spree in 1984, killing seven people with his partner Debra Denise Brown. By the time of his execution in 2002, he was the only condemned person to have death sentences in three states: Illinois, Ohio (twice) and Indiana.

Suicidal Michigan Man Drills own Skull

Police in Indiana announced the arrest of Michigan man Earl Morgan III of LaPeer, who was admitted to a central Indiana hospital in serious condition after two failed suicide attempts; one with a drill.

Today in Crime History: ‘Oversexed Killer’ Susan Grund Slays Wealthy Husband

Attractive, promiscuous and often-married Susan Grund only wanted her attorney husband’s money. When he initiated divorce proceedings she shot him in the eye for a quarter of a million dollars in insurance benefits.