Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Bobbi Jo Stinnett is killed for her unborn child

On December 16, 2004, Bobbi Jo Stinnett, 23 and pregnant, was murdered in a bloody effort to steal her unborn child. Not as uncommon as one would hope, prenatal predators, aka, womb raiders, are women so obsessed with motherhood, that they are willing to do the unthinkable to obtain it.

Today in Crime History: Steven Avery’s false conviction

On December 14, 1985, Steven Avery was convicted of raping and beating a woman out for a morning jog. He was sentenced to 32 years and served 18 before he was exonerated using DNA evidence. In 2005, while Avery was in the midst of suing the county, Sheriff and DA that put him away, he was charged with the murder of Theresa Halbach. Avery argued that he was being framed but was found guilty and sentenced to life.

Cody Legebokoff, Canada’s accused ‘Country Boy Killer’

A 21-year-old man who used the moniker 1CountryBoy online is accused of murdering four women in Canada.

Slideshow: Criminal diaries, caught on paper

Criminals trapped by their own hand!

Slideshow: Demotivators

They may claim to help you face your fear, find yourself and achieve inner peace, but they have problems of their own. A look in photos at some motivational speakers’ legal troubles.

Seven tips to surviving a night of karaoke

Karaoke fans are so serious about their craft that karaoke-inspired murders and assaults are more common than one might think. In fact, in some joints singing a Sinatra-inspired version of the classic My Way is likely to get you killed. This review of some of the most well-known cases of karaoke violence, however, provides some karaoke survival tips that we can all live with.

Slideshow: Honor crime

Honor killings and attacks — a domestic crime that stems from the ancient notion that only blood can cleanse a family’s honor.

Bag of tricks: The murder of Roland Kuster

The investigation into the violent murder of up-and-coming Hollywood photographer Roland Kuster reached a dead end when detectives’ only suspect was eliminated by DNA evidence. Ultimately a mysterious backpack left at the murder scene would tie the real killer to the crime. On December 1, 1997, DNA testing of that suspect began.

Six bizarre cases of people who killed their lovers during sex

“Chris, harder,” Joanne Kitchen cried out while having sex with her live-in boyfriend. But Kitchen’s boyfriend’s name wasn’t Chris — it was Gary. When Gary heard his lover utter another man’s name, he flew into a rage and killed her. Read about this and five other cases of murder in the heat of passion.

Today in Crime History: Lieutenant Commander Fred Trayers Last Seen Alive

Jennifer and Fred Trayers’ nearly 20-year marriage was marred by infidelity and eventually culminated in a bloody scene that left Fred dead. He was last seen alive on December 3, 2010, heading to a work Christmas party and an overnight shift at the hospital.