Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Video: Mass murderer Elliot Rodger ‘Dancing in the Car’

On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger, 22, went on an apparently hate-fueled rampage at the University of California at Santa Barbara, killing six and wounding 13 before fatally shooting himself. On May 22 he posted this video.

Mass and spree murders of 2012

Chardon school shooter T.J. Lane,  who pleaded guilty to avoid death and then told victims’ families in court, “The hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory,” is appealing his life sentence without possibility of parole, after a failed appeal attempt. A look back the other mass murders and spree shootings of 2012.

Notorious 1958 Murder Spree Convict Caril Fugate in Car Accident

Caril Fugate and Charles Starkweather went on a murder spree in 1958 that claimed the lives of as many as 11 victims. Today, Caril Fugate was in a serious car accident in Michigan that took the life of her husband.  Fugate is in critical condition but expected to recover. Read all about the story here.  

Former Cop Who Killed Nine to be Executed Today

In a 1986 killing spree that lasted three months, Manuel Pardo killed nine people. Most of his victims were involved with drugs, said authorities, and Pardo claimed to be doing the world a favor by killing them.

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