Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

What happens if you change your mind after going to the cop shop to turn yourself in? This man just found out.

This man found out that if you go to the local detention center with the good intention to turn yourself in, you might as well carry it out because if you change your mind they will hunt you down.

“We called for help and they killed my son”–Police shoot schizophrenic boy in front of parents

An impatient cop shot a 18-year-old boy suffering from schizophrenia after his parents called for assistance

Lawsuit: Discharged patient wasn’t ‘uncooperative’ he was dead

You wouldn’t think that there was a fine line between “uncooperative” and dead, but a lawsuit filed in Cumberland County North Carolina explores just that part of one hospital’s treatment of a severely ill cancer patient, who was undeniably dead by the time the cab from the hospital got to his house.

Slideshow: Duke rape scandal

Last Friday Crystal Gail Mangum was sentenced to 14-18 years in prison for a murder she called self-defense in a domestic dispute. Some have commented that Mangum’s harsh sentence was due to her role in the Duke rape scandal, a case that became a fiasco for prosecutor Mike Nifong. A look back in photos at that famous case.

Today in Crime History: Death of Zahra Baker

Though her stepmother later said 10-year-old Zahra died on September 24, 2010, she didn’t report her missing until October 9. Read the tragic story of a young girl whose fight with cancer was an inspiration to those around her, and whose gruesome murder garnered international attention.

This Week’s Bestiality Roundup: Dog Porn

Most recently police investigating claims that Chandler, Arizona, man Christopher Jackson, 47, branded his initials “CJ” into his passed-out girlfriend’s vaginal area with a brand and a butane torch, found something really stomach turning in his possession.

NC Man Seeking Help After Car Accident Had No Warning Before Cops Fired, Says Attorney

A dashcam video and a 911 call will be important in the case of Jonathan Ferrell, the football player who was shot when attempting to get help from police after a serious car accident.

Sharon Lopatka’s Posts Online

Sharon Lopatka was almost done using the internet to indulge all her sexually deviant fantasies. What remained was to find someone to help her fulfill her ultimate violent death fantasy. Here is a more detailed look at Lopatka’s online activities, including her scams, posts and aliases

Mugshot: It’s Clearly a Face Tattoo, but of What?

Meet Jake Lee Greene, 23, arrested on July 19, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The charges against Greene are not specified, but it is entirely possible that some friendly neighborhood LEO took one look at Greene’s face tattoo and decided that it should be photographed for posterity — and possibly for later identification.

Mugshot: Habib Rene Soumare

Meet Habib Rene Soumare, who was arrested in Raleigh, N.C., on June 18, 2013, for “POSS RCRD DEV SHW TRU NAME>100,” which means …