Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

$300 murderer laughs as he is sentenced to life

Life is cheap to a low-rent gangster, whether it’s his own or someone else’s. Last week in Los Angeles, gangster Jesus Mendez was sentenced to life imprisonment for a shooting that netted $300. He was smiling and laughing in court; he didn’t seem to be taking his fate very seriously. Back in April 2012, 27-year-old [...]

Reality TV director shot in LA home

Police are trying to find a link or any clues to explain why a TV show director and his wife were shot in their home the day before Thanksgiving.

FBI on the lookout for “New Hat Bandits”

The FBI is looking for bank robbers wearing snapback caps, and they’re calling them the New Hat Bandits.

Harvey Murray Glatman, the First of the Signature Killers

On September 18, 1959, serial killer Harvey Glatman was put to death in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison. During his run as a serial killer, Glatman lured aspiring models to his apartment with the promise of work. then photographed their torturous deaths.

VIDEO: The Best Car Chase Video You’ll See Today

A 46-second clip that just might be a contender for car-chase video of the year. Police in Los Angeles spent nearly an hour in pursuit of a teenage driver in a Camry believed to have been stolen. Many across LA were following the chase on TV, and one Youtuber decided to make a video.

Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Children in SUV Fire

A man whose two children died in a car fire has pleaded guilty to their murders and will serve the rest of his days in prison. Yun avoided the death penalty by taking the plea, and instead agreed to two consecutive life terms.

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