Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Man Discovers He’s Dating a Vampire

On Valentine’s Day 2007, Robert McDaniel got the kinky sex he had been promised by his new girlfriend, Tiffany Sutton. She started by tying him up, but to his shock began cutting him repeatedly and drinking his blood. McDaniel survived the encounter, which was most definitely not the Valentine’s Day surprise he had envisioned.

Dennis Nilsen: The Dangerous Stranger

At work on February 9, 1983, Nilsen told a co-worker, "If I’m not in tomorrow, I’ll either be ill, dead, or in jail." They both laughed. Returning home that day Nilsen found police waiting for him at his flat. They had found human remains in the sewer pipes that could only have come from his unit. A search of Nilsen’s closet uncovered several bags of male remains in various stages of decomposition.

Today in Crime History: Ted Bundy is Executed

On January 24, 1989, notorious and prolific serial killer Ted Bundy met his death in Florida’s electric chair at age 42. Bundy had contemplated suicide, not wanting to give the state the satisfaction of putting him down. Ultimately, the state got its way. Before the fatal current surged through his body, Bundy spoke his final words: “I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.”

Serial Killer Spotlight: Tsutomu Miyazaki, Otaku Killer

Driven into isolation by other children because of his deformed hands, this Japanese necrophile would eventually grow up to act out his vengeance on little girls, strangling them with his hands, drinking their blood, and in one case, eating his victims hands.

Serial Killer Spotlight: Hadden Clark

Hadden Clark is a cross-dressing serial killer, necrophile and cannibal. He was convicted of the murders of Michelle Dorr, 6, and Laura Houghteling, 23, though he has confessed to many more, and claims to have killed his first victim, another boy, at the age of 14, and covered it up with the help of his father.

Pastor Confessed to Murder of Rebekah Gay

Michigan pastor John D. White, an ex con and pastor at the 14-member Christ Community Fellowship church, is accused of beating and strangling a neighbor to fulfill a sexual fantasy, and was reportedly engaged to the victim’s mother.

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