Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Blue on blue murder: Madness and betrayal in the NOPD

Officer Antoinette Frank stood in the cramped kitchen of the Kim Anh restaurant, where she moonlit as a security guard. The 9mm pistol clutched in her hand was pointed at the owner’s children, who were kneeling in terror on the floor. Frank fired nine rounds into them.

Butt shooting victim arrested when surgeon finds coke in his crack

A Louisiana man found shot in the butt over the weekend clenched inordinately, it turns out, as paramedics got him into the ambulance. No one thought too much of it, considering the location of the bullet wound. The surgeon, however, found well more than a bullet when he got the man on the operating table.

Today in Crime History: Sniper Mark Essex’s rampage comes to an end

Young Black Panther and Muslim-convert Essex went on a hate-fueled murderous shooting rampage in New Orleans on December 31, 1972, and again at a Howard Johnson Hotel on January 7, 1973, killing nine and injuring 13. Gunned down by police, he would become an inspiration to D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammed 30 years later.

Mugshot of the Day: Elf parties too hardy, arrested for OWI

A decidedly un-merry-looking Brandon Touchet, 34, of Lafayette, Louisiana, was arrested when cops caught him allegedly driving 60 mph in a 40 mph zone, reeking of booze and dressed like an elf.

Derrick Todd Lee, the Baton Rouge Serial Killer

A flawed FBI profile in the case of The Baton Rouge Killer, known for targeting beautiful women and abducting them from their homes, derailed big agencies participating in the investigation. Local police identified the serial killer correctly, but it would ultimately take DNA analysis, and at least seven murders before the case would be solved.

Safe Places: Only 62 Murders in ENTIRE COUNTRY of Scotland Last Year

Scotland had the fewest murders last year since 1976… and all but one case has a suspect identified.

Mark Essex, the Howard Johnson Sniper

Mark Essex, a member of the Black Panthers, gunned down 19 people, including 10 police officers, in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve, 1972. He was one of the inspirations for Washington D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammed 30 years later. The New Orleans police, assisted by firemen and Marines stopped the massacre in a daring helicopter shootout on the roof of the Howard Johnson hotel.

The Brutal Murder of Genore Guillory

Good neighbor Guillory was brutally murdered by the white trash family that she often helped.

VIDEO: Bonnie and Clyde Death Car After the Last Car Chase

A unique perspective from an amateur videographer, who shot the crime scene after outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow reached the end of their road to ruin and infamy.

Today in Crime History: The Wife of Sportscaster Vince Marinello is Murdered

On August 31, 2006, Liz Marinello was gunned down in the parking lot of an office building in the affluent New Orleans suburb of Metairie. At the time, no one suspected that the scruffy-looking suspect seen riding away on a bicycle was her estranged husband, sportscaster Vince Marinello. Nonetheless, that’s where the trail of evidence seemed to lead, and when the story began unfolding, many people in the New Orleans area were shocked.