Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The Birth of Ottis Elwood Toole

Born on March 5, 1947, Toole was an arsonist, serial killer and corpse mutilator, among other things, He teamed up with a kindred spirit, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, in 1976. Though he would live the rest of his days in Lucas’ shadow, Toole may in fact have been the more depraved of the pair.

More indictments in Steubenville rape case

The school superintendent, two coaches and a elementary school principal are charged with failure to report child abuse or neglect.

Ex-Teacher Released After 30 Day Sentence for Raping Girl

A former high school teacher in Montana has been released after serving just 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student who has since committed suicide.

30-Day Rape Sentence for Montana Teacher Will Be Extended

The Montana teacher sentenced to 30 days in prison for the rape of the one of his underage students will face a new, longer sentence.

The Torture Murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom

A Tennessee couple is brutally tortured and murdered in a Knoxville home. The case stirs up public outrage based on a perceived lack of media coverage.

VIDEO: Serial Killer Leonard Lake, ‘What I Want’ in a Woman

Ever wonder what a psychopathic, sadistic serial killer wants in a woman? Well, here you go, a candid statement from Leonard Lake.

Accused Rapist Had Sex With Victim ‘To Save Her Life’

Utah man Rodger William Kelly is accused of first-degree felony rape in what he says was actually a valiant life-saving rescue attempt. Authorities have not confirmed whether or not his actions saved the victim; his arrest this week suggests otherwise.

Today in Crime History: The Hideous Murder of Tanya Flowerday

Flowerday’s murder initially drew little media attention and soon her case went cold. Then, months later, interest skyrocketed when a local television show said that her murder might have committed to facilitate the production of a snuff film.

Today in Crime History: Couple Viciously Attacked by ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez

On June 2, 1985, Theodore Wildings was shot in the head while he slept in his apartment in the Cow Hollow section of San Francisco. Nancy Brien, Theodore’s girlfriend., was then brutally raped by the Night Stalker.

Sex Offender Charged With Killing Elderly Couple, Raping Young Girl

A 2-year-old girl was spending Saturday night with her great-grandparents while her parents and older brother went to the movies. When her father came back, he found his grandparents dead and their alleged killer still in the house.