Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: Shocking murder confessions

Killers who would have gotten away with it, but felt compelled to tell.

The trial of Oscar Pistorius

Star athlete Oscar Pistorius is now on trial for shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, and it seems others close to the Olympian and his case are surrounded by death and mayhem as well.

The Lindbergh kidnapping

Famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh, his wife and young son lived a peaceful life in New Jersey until March 1, 1932 when their world collapsed. The Lindbergh Baby, as he became known, was kidnapped from the couple’s home. His disappearance and murder became a media sensation and brought to the Lindberghs the attention they’d sought to avoid by moving into a secluded mansion.

Today in Crime History: Marie Hilley Dies

Marie Hilley, who killed her husband with poison and attempted to do away with her daughter in the same way, was so well-behaved in prison that officials gave her a three-day furlough. After walking out of prison, she spent four days crawling around in cold, muddy woods until she was found on February 26, 1987, and brought to a hospital where she died.

Video: Woman confesses on TV to killing ‘Antichrist’ mother

While a WLVT Channel 8 news team with reporter Hilary Magacs was at the scene covering the murder of a 61-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee woman Tuesday, the victim’s daughter, Katie Nichols, waved and approached. With cameras still rolling, she confessed to stabbing her mother to death, and revealed her disturbing motive: Satanic spells, a satanic cult, and her mother was the Antichrist.

Slideshow: Outrageous taser use and abuse

As new indictments are filed against two Mounties in Robert Dziekanski’s 2007 tasing death captured on video at Vancouver airport, we take a look at some other high profile use and abuse of the stun gun.

Slideshow: When Children Kill

The tragic element of murder is enhanced when a child is the perpetrator — we mourn not only for the victim, but for the loss of a young person who made a terrible choice.

Accused Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour claims to be serial killer

In jail house interview on February 14, accused murderer Miranda Barbour, 19, confessed to killing a man she met on Craigslist in her car, but she also confessed to more than 22 other murders, a confession that police are taking very seriously.

Russell Obremski: A killer’s luck

In early February, 1969, Russell Obremski went on an alcohol-fueled murder spree that left two women dead, one a pregnant mother of five. Sentenced to 20 years for the murder, Obremski was out in five months. It would be only a few months later that Obremski would inevitably break down and have a beer, with horrible consequences.

Today in Crime History: Neil Entwistle’s Wife and Child Found Dead

On January 22, 2006, the bodies of Rachel Entwistle and 9-month-old Lillian were found in their Hopkinton, Mass., home. Father and husband Neil Entwistle was charged with the crimes, convicted, and sentenced to life without parole. He was initially jailed at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center–a bit of irony considering Rachel’s maiden name was Souza. See the case in photos.

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