Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Cleaning woman mistakes art exhibit for trash, throws it out

Organizers for an art show that opened today in Bari, Italy, are mourning the destruction of two pieces of art after a well-intentioned cleaning woman threw them out thinking they were trash left over by those who set up the show. One of the exhibits consisted of cookie crumbs scattered on the floor.

Drug dealer begs for prison to escape nagging wife

We don’t know how long he held up, but the unnamed man decided he couldn’t bear being confined with his loving wife one moment longer.

Woman who kissed riot cop in protest investigated for sexual assault

From our friends at The Daily Dot: Both parties involved agree that it was an act of aggression.

Romanian Teen’s Necrophile Killer May be Serial Killer

Newly discovered videos lead investigators to believe that what they thought was probably a sex romp gone horribly wrong, may have actually been premeditated murder by an opportunistic necrophile, a that they now suspect may be a serial killer.

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito Face Relationship Difficulties

Raffaele Sollecito talked to a British TV morning talk show last week and said the two “are in touch” and that the two are “friends.” But they may not be able to see each other ever again.

The Prison Diary of Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox wisely decided not to return to Italy for trial after an Italian court overturned her not guilty verdict. Her reason? Possibly fear of the unlikely, but unsettling, prospect of going back to prison. The last time she was in an Italian prison they held onto her for four years. While incarcerated Knox kept the diary, seen here.

Italian Facebook Prankster Forced to Eat Actual Poop

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Italian kids are giving new meaning to the phrase “eat sh** and die.” One such adolescent is currently under investigation at his Treviso boarding school for locking a former friend into a bathroom and forcing him to eat human waste and lick the bowl of a dirty porcelain toilet.

Could Amanda Knox Go Back to Prison in Italy?

Just when it seemed like Amanda Knox’s ordeal was over and she was safely back in Seattle, an Italian court has overturned her not guilty verdict. Could the American student accused of murdering her British housemate be sent back to Italy to face trial, and possible conviction, once again?

Italian Man Accused of Killing Prostitute, Writing Story About It

Italian police have arrested aspiring writer Daniele Piampaschet, 34, for allegedly killing 19-year-old Nigerian prostitute Anthonia Egbuna in the same way as a murder portrayed in one of his stories. According to Italian police, Piampaschet was obsessed with the young prostitute, whose body was recovered from the River Po in February.

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