Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Kira Trevino Murder: When There’s No Body, Blood Will Do

Having a body is normally step one in prosecuting a murder case, but authorities in St. Paul believe they have enough evidence–including “copious amounts” of blood–to charge Jeffrey Trevino in the death of his wife Kira, 30, although her remains have not been located.

Husband of Missing Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

St. Paul woman Kira Trevino, 30, was reported missing after she failed to show up for work at the Mall of America Friday. The last person to see her, police say, was her husband, Jeff Trevino, who has now been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with her disappearance.

MISSING: Kira Trevino, 30, of St. Paul

A 30-year-old St. Paul, Minn., woman is missing. Kira Trevino worked as manager of a Delia’s clothing store at the Mall of America. Close friend and co-worker Tara Hall told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Trevino had left her Iowa avenue home but never made it to work Friday.

Attorney Suspended for Billing for Sexual Encounters With Client

Thomas Lowe, an attorney from Eagan, Minn., had an affair, which won’t help him win any awards for good character, but is not illegal. The affair, however, was with a woman he had known for many years that he was representing in a divorce case, whom he billed for the time he spent sexing her up.

Minnesota Pastor Accused of Sexually Abusing Two Men he Counseled

Ryan Jay Muehlhauser, 55, of Cambridge, Minnesota, senior pastor at Lakeside Christian Church, and church associate for 22 years, has been accused of sexually abusing two men who came to him for counseling regarding unwanted homosexual urges.

Husband Arrested for Threats Made With Blow Torch, Axe

Minneapolis man Richard Armstrong, 40, found out on September 17, 2012, that his wife had started divorce proceedings against him. He apparently decided that he wanted to talk to her when she got home, probably a good move, but it seems that while waiting for her he got really drunk, not a good move. According [...]

Dad Says He Made Innocent Home Movies; Prosecutors Say He’s a Child Pornographer

A Eagle Lake, Minn., couple are fighting back against charges that University of Minnesota at Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner made child porn using his own kids. Hoffner and his wife Melodee insist the videos in question are innocent family home movies. “My family does what every family does. We take videos and pictures of our kids in all their craziness,” said Melodee.

Man Fellating Dildo While Driving —Erratically— is Arrested

Brian Wutschke, 45, of Farmington, Minn., was arrested in Minneapolis on August 22, 2012, after a woman, 30, reported his sucking on a sex toy while driving and holding up traffic. Police quickly tracked him down, and that’s when it got weird.

Arrested Minnesota Man Rants to Police: ‘I Would Do What Holmes Did’

Thomas Michael Casper, 56, was arrested after a simple noise complaint became weird and disturbing. Police believe he would follow through on threats to police and neighbors.

Mugshot of the Day: Delbert Huber

Delbert Huber pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on August 5, 2012, for the murder of Timothy Larson.

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