Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Stephen Griffiths: The crossbow cannibal

He was a criminology student living in a red-light district. Then, Stephen Griffiths killed three prostitutes and proudly declared himself England’s “Crossbow Cannibal.”

Jeremy Strohmeyer and the murder of little Sherrice Iverson

Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer wasn’t planning to molest and kill a little girl when he headed to a casino for a night of gambling–it just happened.

Housekeeper / drag queen named “Ms. Puppy” is sentenced for 2 Denver murders

A man fled to California after murdering two friends. He changed his story to cover up his past except for one thing: He kept the same drag queen name, “Ms. Puppy.” Well, that was enough for one witness to identify the killer and call the cops.

The murder of radio legend Steven B. Williams

Williams wanted great financial advice and Harvey Morrow wanted a mark to fleece. Unfortunately for Williams, the money ran out before his faith in Morrow and it cost him his life.

The CeCe McDonald story: was she fighting back or committing murder?

In June, 2011, transgender woman CeCe McDonald and her friends were walking past a bar, when a group of patrons smoking outside shouted anti-gay slurs at them. A fight ensued, which left a man dead and CeCe with a deep gash on her cheek. CeCe was charged with his murder and, if found guilty at trial, faced 40 years in men’s prison. She took plea deal and continues to receive outpourings of support from the LGBT community.

Slideshow: Fire starters

Some people are fascinated with fire, others believe it will destroy the evidence of their crimes, still others use fire as a simple and direct way to express rage. A look in photos at some notable cases of attacks with fire, many of them fatal.

Automatism: The sleepwalker’s defense

On the night of May 23, 1987, Kenneth Parks got out of bed, into his car and drove about 14 miles to the home of his in-laws where he beat his mother-in-law to death with a tire iron. He later claimed to have been asleep the entire time, and to have no memory of it.

Slideshow: Lynn Turner

A look back at the parade of witnesses in the trial of black widow Lynn Turner. Her weapon of choice? Antifreeze.

Pretty… but deadly

Six beautiful young women who committed the ugliest of acts.

Slideshow: World’s worst roommates

Almost everyone has had a bad roommate. These roommates are worse…much worse.

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