Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Pedro Lopez: The Monster of the Andes

Lopez killed over 300 girls from the poorest parts of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, taking only the innocent. At sunrise, his “divine moment,” he would rape and strangle them, watching their eyes as they died. In an interview he said, “Only those who actually kill know what I mean. When I am released I will feel that moment again.

Inside the Mind of Joran van der Sloot

Exactly five years after Natalle Holloway vanished in Aruba, the main suspect, Joran van der Sloot murdered Peruvian Stephany Flores Ramirez. Exactly three years later, he announced from prison his plans to wed. This year it was the birth of his first child, expected around May 30. Even from prison, he continues to try to overshadow his victims.

Peruvian judge bans annual cat eating festival

The town of La Quebrada, about two hours south of Lima, will not be hosting it’s annual La Festival Gastronomico del Gato (The Gastronimic Festival of the Cat) after a judge decided to put a stop to the town’s feline feast held in honor of St. Iphigenia.

Today in Crime History: ‘Oversexed Killer’ Susan Grund Slays Wealthy Husband

Attractive, promiscuous and often-married Susan Grund only wanted her attorney husband’s money. When he initiated divorce proceedings she shot him in the eye for a quarter of a million dollars in insurance benefits.

Watch: Jealous Wife Throws Husband’s Lover off Cliff

Renzo Zanabria Huanca was allegedly having an affair with Sandra Bruna Morales behind his wife’s back. In January 2013 his wife, Lisset Lupo Mamani, had had enough and decided to act. She surprised the couple in Arequipa, Peru, grabbed her rival by the hair, dragged her to the edge of a cliff and threw her off.

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