Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Joseph Edward Duncan is Born

Serial killer and pedophile Joseph Duncan was born on February 25, 1963 in Tacoma, Washington, where he was also raised. His first run-in with the law occurred in 1978 when he was 15-years-old. In that incident he raped a nine-year-old boy at gunpoint, and the following year he was arrested driving a stolen car.

Joseph Edward Duncan declared competent — again

Friday, a judge found Joseph Duncan competent, bringing him one possible step closer to a date with the needle. Duncan was sentenced to life nine times and to death three after his conviction for killing four people, and for child abduction and rape. A look at the whole case of the serial-killer pedophile Joseph Duncan.

Slideshow: The abduction of Shasta Groene

Shasta Groene was 8 years old when she and her brother Dylan disappeared from their home in rural Idaho. Police found the bodies of her mother, older brother and her mother’s boyfriend in the house. When she was found alive and in the company of a convicted sex offender, she recounted a horriffic tale of rape, abduction and murder.

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