Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Marc Lépine’s Gendercide: The Montreal Massacre

No one made eye contact with the thin young man in the baseball cap as he entered the the University of Montreal classroom, offering a slight smile, as if to apologize for the interruption. Used to tardy students, the professors ignored him. Until, grinning, he ordered 10 female students to get up and move across the room. "I’m fighting feminism," he said. Feminists needed to be taught their place, he added, then lifted his rifle and began shooting.

Video: Aaron Alexis at the Washington Navy Yard

A video and timeline released by the FBI shows Aaron Alexis on the day he massacred 12 people at the Navy Yard

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.

VIDEO: Tips on How to Survive a School Shooting

As strange as this may sound, it’s actually pretty good advice for adults and kids alike, and could probably be applied with relative success to any mass shooting or spree shooting scenario.

Daniel Remeta’s Road of Destruction

In 1985 mass murderer Remeta and his companions killed their way through the South, and then descended on Grainfield, Kan., like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, leaving death, pain and misery in their wake.

Trey Sesler: Mr. Anime, Mass Murderer

Trey Sesler was a big fan of Japanese animated films. Still living with his parents his life seemed to have stalled, but the young man won a modest amount of Internet fame for some reviews he posted on YouTube as “Mr. Anime.” Anime was not his only interest however; he had other things on his mind, namely murder.

Charles Whitman, the Texas Bell Tower Sniper

Ex-Marine Charles Joseph Whitman, a student at the University of Texas at Austin, went on a shooting spree that began around midnight on August 1, 1966, with the murders of his mother and his wife. The next day he went to campus and dispensed death to 16, leaving 31 others wounded before turning a weapon on himself.

James Huberty and the McDonald’s Massacre

After telling his wife that he was going "hunting humans," James Huberty went to a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, Ca. armed with three guns. He shot and killed 21 people and wounded 19 others before a SWAT team sniper killed him. Huberty’s wife said it was McDonald’s use of MSG, that provoked his rampage.

The ‘Cathouse’ Murders

Cathouse star Brooke Phillips was brutally killed with five others. She may not have been the target, but who was and why?

Today in Crime History: The Villisca Axe Murders

In the wee hours of June 10, 1912, eight people–six of them kids –were murdered with an axe in the town of Villisca, Iowa. That crime remains a mystery. A century later the town would be once again rocked by a mass murder.

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