Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Rapper C-Murder lives his lyrics

Teen Steve Thomas wasn’t old enough to be in the Platinum Club on January 12, 2002, but the devoted fan of C-Murder got himself in and, according to witnesses in this controversial case, around 1 a.m. was shot execution style by Miller himself on the dance floor.

Slideshow: The O.J. Simpson murder trial

A look in photos at the most high-profile murder case of the 1990s, which began with the June 12, 1994, murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The famous case went to trial in November of that year.

Today in Crime History: Scott Peterson found guilty

On November 12, 2004, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci, and of second-degree murder in the death of their unborn child. The case, rife with twists and surprises, attracted national media attention and became one of the most memorable murder trials of the decade.

Video: Simon Gittany before and after his girlfriend fell to her death

Surveillance video of the moments surrounding the alleged murder of Lisa Harnum by her partner Simon Gittany. Here we see the before and the after. His trial focuses on the 69 seconds not shown in this video.

Today in Crime History: Trial Wraps Up in Kitty Genovese Murder

After three days of testimony, the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements in the trial of Winston Moseley, accused of killing Kitty Genovese outside her Queens apartment building. Dozens of neighbors heard Kitty’s screams as she was being stabbed to death, but nobody took action, assuming someone else had already alerted authorities.

The Man Who Would be a Rockefeller on Trial for Murder

After Christian Gerhartsreiter arrived in America from Germany, he changed his name several times and told anyone he met spectacular falsehoods about being an aristocrat. In 2008, going by the name Clark Rockefeller, he was arrested for kidnapping his young daughter. Now, Gerhartsreiter is on trial for the 1985 murder of his former landlady’s son.

Drew Peterson Jury Reaches Verdict: Guilty of Murder

After a trial that began over a month ago, Drew Peterson was convicted Thursday of the first-degree murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio. The questions surrounding the 2007 disappearance of his 4th wife Stacy Peterson remain unanswered. Drew Peterson’s demeanor remained inscrutable as the verdict was read.

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