Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: Trail of the Capital Beltway sniper

A look back at the shooting spree that began on October 2, 2002, claimed 13 victims and terrorized the D.C. area.

Today in Crime History: Capital Beltway Snipers apprehended

In October of 2002, the Washington D.C. area was terrorized by a series of sniper shootings that claimed ten lives. On October 24, the perpetrators, John Allen Muhhamad and Lee Boyd Malvo, were found sleeping in their car and arrested on federal weapons charges. A look at the case in photos.

Pregnant Woman’s Killer Demands Release of D.C. Sniper

Last Saturday, 38-year-old New York City Vindalee Smith was on the brink of new happiness — she was due to give birth to her fifth child in a few weeks; the next day she was to be married. Instead, she was found brutally murdered in her apartment. Underneath her bloody body, police found a note reading: “I will kill 1 pregnant woman a month starting now until Lee Boyd Malvo is set free!”

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