Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Deborah Flores-Narvaez: Death of a Vegas showgirl

The talented and educated Debbie rekindled her on-again-off-again relationship with Vegas dancer Jason “Blu” Griffiths, who was convicted of her murder yesterday. Though there were warning signs, nobody guessed at the violence that lurked just below the surface. The case began on December 13, 2010, when police began to search for the missing dancer.

9-Year-Old Stowaway Flies to Vegas

A boy staked out the Minneapolis airport one day and then returned the next to sneak onto a flight to Vegas. He made it there only to be taken into custody when the plane landed.

Slideshow: Casino Mogul Murder Case

The case of the murder of Ted Binion had it all: Sex, money, drugs and an illicit affair. Not surprisingly, the trial had it all too, including an error that led an appeals court to reverse the convictions of the casino mogul’s ex-girlfriend and her secret lover. A look at the case in photos.

Maternal Instinct

On August 5, 1998, the body of a murdered prostitute was found in a sleazy Las Vegas motel. Shockingly the investigation led detectives all the way to the east coast and into the heart of one of America’s richest families, the du Ponts.

Today in Crime History: Gangster Bugsy Siegel is Killed

On June 20, 1947, infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel, who played a major role in the development of Las Vegas, was shot multiple times through the window of his Beverly Hills home. No one was charged with his killing.

UC Berkley Law Student to Stand Trial in Senseless Bird Murder

Investigators in Las Vegas are tightening the noose around the neck of accused bird murderer Justin Teixeria and a suspected accomplice in the senseless decapitation of an exotic bird and ensuing game of catch with its remains at the Flamingo Hotel’s Wildlife Habitat sanctuary.

Rapper Flavor Flav Arrested for Assault With a Deadly Weapon

A domestic dispute in which long-time fiancée Elizabeth Trujillo accused William J. Drayton, aka Flavor Flav, of infidelity became violent early Wednesday morning at the couple’s home. No one was seriously injured.

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