Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Twisted Tale of Peter Braunstein

Journalist, writer and playwright Braunstein, off his meds and dressed like a firefighter on Halloween 2005, set the hallway outside his victim’s apartment on fire, and then subdued her with chloroform when she opened the door. After sexually assaulting her, the unhinged genius robbed her and left, leading police on a multi-state manhunt.

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