Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Killer Father Ronald Gene Simmons Executed

On June 25, 1990, Ronald Gene Simmons was executed by lethal injection and buried in a pauper’s grave. Simmons had killed 14 members of his family and two others over a week-long period. Examine this and other cases of fathers who kill.

Today in Crime History: Joachim Kroll Kills Monika Tafel

On June 4, 1962, 12-year-old Monika Tafel was killed by Joachim Kroll. Kroll had grabbed her as she was walking to school. After Kroll had finished with her, he removed pieces from her buttocks and thighs.

Today in Crime History: Couple Viciously Attacked by ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez

On June 2, 1985, Theodore Wildings was shot in the head while he slept in his apartment in the Cow Hollow section of San Francisco. Nancy Brien, Theodore’s girlfriend., was then brutally raped by the Night Stalker.

Today in Crime History: Serial Bomber Eric Robert Rudolph Captured

On May 31, 2003, the long search for one of the nation’s most notorious domestic terrorists was at last brought to an end when a young rookie police officer made a surprising find behind a grocery store.

Rodney Alcala, “Dating Game” murderer

In 1978, Rodney Alcala was a winning contestant on the television game show “The Dating Game.” Rodney would eventually be famous for other reasons which included ruthless murders of women and teenage boys. As time goes on, suspicion continues to rise on how many people Rodney has actually killed.

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