Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

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.

Today in Crime History: Brianna Denison is abducted

Brianna Denison had returned home to Reno for winter break. In the early hours of January 20, 2008, she crashed on some friends’ couch after a concert. But when her friends awoke, she was gone, leaving only a bloodstained pillow. The search for the college psychology student would last nearly a month.

Today in Crime History: The body of Christa Worthington is found

On Jan. 6, 2002, the body of fashion writer Christa Worthington was discovered in her house on Cape Cod raped and stabbed to death, her famished two-year-old daughter clinging to her mother’s body. It would be three years before police would have a suspect.

Post cereal heiress murdered in Honduras

Right after General Mills heiress Nedenia Post Dye, 46, was found in her room dead of multiple stab wounds December 22, 2013, Honduras police caught the young man they believe was the culprit. Lenin Roberto Arana, 25, was covered in blood and trying to flee in the victim’s car. Dye, formerly of Santa Monica, had [...]

T. Cullen Davis, the Best Justice Money Can Buy

Andrea Wilborn died a violent death in the cellar of her family’s mansion; kneeling, she was shot in the back of the head. Within hours, police had a single suspect: T. Cullen Davis, one of the richest men in America and the model for the villainous J.R. Ewing on the nighttime soap opera "Dallas."

Today in Crime History: Missing Dutch girl Marleen Konings is murdered

Killed on December 29, 2003, the Dutch student was in South Africa on an exchange program, and to make a film about AIDS. After finishing her studies and an internship, she toured the picturesque Garden Route of the southeastern Cape, and disappeared, the victim of an habitual offender. Could stricter enforcement have prevented her murder?

Slideshow: Lottery winners who lost everything

As fortunate as most people feel when they win a big payout in a lottery, the huge cash windfall can often bring ill fortune, including swarms of freeloaders, money-hungry grifters, untimely death and even murder.

Today in Crime History: Highway Killer Larry Eyler Sentenced to Prison

On December 28, 1990, serial killer Larry Eyler was sentenced to 60 years in prison for murder. He’d later be sentenced to death, but the state would never get to carry out their grim task; Larry died in prison of AIDS.

Andras Pandy, ‘Devil’s Pastor’ of Belgium dies at 86

Andras Pandy, aka the Devil’s Pastor, died in prison on December 23, 2013. A Hungarian-born former preacher, Pandy was serving a life sentence in Bruges, Belgium for rape, incest and multiple murders.