Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Mainline Murders

The case of an affluent Philadelphia school with a pervert for a principal, and a flaky English teacher who had an affair with a colleague that wound up dead. Who dunnit: the English teacher or the principal who had a “thing” for animals? Questions remain.

Linda Ann Weston and the Philadelphia dungeon case

A supposed caretaker is accused of imprisoning, abusing and killing mentally disabled people and pocketing over $200,000 in benefits. The case against Linda Ann Weston is the first time hate crime charges have been pressed against someone accused of abusing the disabled.

Kermit Gosnell and the Philadelphia abortion mill

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who for 30 years ran the Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia, is charged with killing seven viable babies after they were born, and one patient. A Grand Jury investigation revealed that the conditions inside the illegal abortion clinic were “filthy,” “deplorable,” “disgusting,” “very unsanitary, very outdated,” and “horrendous.”

Today in Crime History: Gary Heidnik captures first victim

On November 26, 1986, Josefina stormed out after a fight with her boyfriend. When she got into a stranger’s car, she could not have known that she would spend four horrifying months as a sex slave in the basement of Gary Heidnik, along with several other women.

Slideshow: Dr. Kermit Gosnell and the Philadelphia abortion mill

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to three life terms in prison after being found guilty of murdering three of four newborns he was charged with killing. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of an adult patient. A look in photos at what inspectors found when they entered his Philadelphia abortion mill for the first time in 17 years.

This is What a Stop and Frisk in Philadelphia Looks Like

A police street stop and frisk in Philadelphia is recorded and posted on Youtube.

A Poem by Convicted Doctor Kermit Gosnell, ‘Abortion Providers’

Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, convicted of murdering several viable babies he delivered at his shockingly unsanitary abortion mill, as well as the involuntary manslaughter of one of his adult patients, still contends that there was nothing wrong with anything he did, that he is a victim.

Sex in the Suburbs: The Death of Ashley Burg

Troubled teen Ashley Burg was found dead of an overdose in an overgrown lot. The investigation revealed that she hadn’t been alone and raised the question of why she was dumped and allowed to die.

America’s Unknown Child: The Boy in the Box

The badly beaten body of this murder victim, 4-6 years old, was found naked, wrapped in a worn blanket that had a green, white and rusty red block and diamond pattern, stuffed into a cardboard box that had once held a white bassinet purchased at JC Penney. He was dumped in a garbage-filled area on Susquehanna Road in Philadelphia in February 1957, and remains unidentified.

VIDEO: Philadelphia Triple Shooting Caught on Tape

Police in Philadelphia have released this surveillance video in hopes of apprehending a suspect who opened fire on a Chinese takeout shop around 10:34 on Tuesday night.

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