Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Mugshot of the Day

We are taught not to judge a book by its cover, but in the case of this particular "book," Michael Campbell, who has an inverted-pentagram forehead tattoo and a large bowtie tattoo on his neck, readers may find not judging to be a challenge.

Mugshot of the Day

This man was arrested in April 2013 for using a stolen credit card at a local-area Walmart. The big question is: Will witnesses be able to pick him out of a lineup?

St. Louis Man Unaware He’d Been Stabbed, Another Finds Old Blade Lodged in Back

A St. Louis man was stabbed recently in the chest, back and neck, but was so drunk he never realized and couldn’t remember the incident. Also a sober Canadian man found a knife blade in his back from an assault that occurred three years ago.

Murdered Man Texts Final Words

Last week in Gladstone, Mo., an AT&T employee was beaten to death with a crowbar inside his utility truck while working an overnight shift. Before dying of severe head injurlies, Kevin Mashburn, 58, sent text messages to two AT&T dispatchers, pleading for help. The messages, detailed in a probable cause affidavit, can be seen here.

Man Kills Uncle in Heated Argument Over Pork Chops, or Were They Pork Steaks?

An argument over what cut of pork two men were having for dinner turned violent and deadly.

California Man Arrested in Drag for Indecent Exposure, Again

Lee Hazen Williamson was arrested for indecent exposure after another incident on a public bus in which he lifted the sundress he was wearing and exposed himself. Also a serial offender, Samantha Edwards of Missouri is facing charges of misdemeanor sexual misconduct, but she’s much cuter.

Accused Child Molester Attempts Suicide, Fails Cosmically

A Missouri man facing child molestation charges shot himself in the face and walked in front of a truck travelling at highway speeds — survived — and still had to face the music.

Mother and Roommate Charged With Starving Girl, 3

On the morning of July 1, Beth Williams, 26, brought her 3-year-old daughter to a Joplin, Mo., emergency room. Police say the girl was barely breathing and weighed only 12 pounds — less than half the normal weight for a child that age. According to a probable cause affidavit, the girl had a “blood sugar level of zero,” and a body temperature that was “too low to register.”

Update: Suspect Identified in Slaying of Missouri Sisters

Earlier today, we reported that police in Missouri had found the bodies of two women in an open field. Now, police have confirmed that those bodies are the remains of sisters Britny Haarup, 19, and Ashley Key, 22. The suspect arrested in connection with their killings has been identified as Clifford B. Miller, a 31-year-old Trimble man who allegedly told investigators he was high on meth when he killed the sisters.

Two Female Bodies Found; Possibly Those of Missing Sisters

Following a tip, police in Missouri found the bodies of two women in an open field in Clinton County late last night. Police have not yet confirmed whether these bodies are the remains of missing sisters Britny Haarup, 19, and Ashley Key, 22, who were last seen Friday, but their father told KMBC this morning the dead women are his daughters.

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