Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: The Yates family album

Photos of the troubled Andrea Yates and her family before she killed her five children by drowning them one by one in the bathtub on June 20, 2001.

Did a Brooklyn father kill his baby and feed her to his pit bull in 2006?

A horrifying story is emerging in Brooklyn: Police sources say a father who beat his child to death chopped up the body and fed the pieces to his pit bull.

The story of Kathleen Folbigg, the mother who killed her 4 children

Like father like daughter. Kathleen Folbigg’s father murdered her mother early in her life. So later, when her own children started dying, investigators didn’t believe it was from natural causes. They set out to prove that she was a murderer too, just like her father.

Where People are Leaving their Dead Infants 2013

A look at some of the horrifying places people are leaving their unwanted newborns. Many states have “Safe Haven” laws allowing an infant to be left at a hospital with no questions asked — an option that must have been unknown to these mothers.

Mother Announces Murder and Attempted Suicide on Facebook

From our friends at the Daily Dot: After announcing it on Facebook, a Florida woman tried and failed to commit suicide after having shot and killed her 6-month-old son.

Teen Mom Charged With Killing Newborn After Hiding Pregnancy

A Florida ninth grader is accused of choking to death her newborn child. Police say Cassidy Goodson, 14, of Lakeland, attempted to conceal her pregnancy from friends and family. After giving birth, say detectives, Goodson choked the baby until he stopped breathing while he was still attached to her by the umbilical cord.

Video: Moscow Mom Throws Kids From 15th Floor Balcony

The surveillance camera in a Moscow area apartment building captured 27-year-old Galina Ryabkova walking through the lobby on Sunday morning. A slight smile is detectable on her face as she makes her way back to the elevators after making sure that her sons, 4-year-old Rodion and 7-year-old Vladimir, were indeed dead.

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