Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Robert Garrow is born

Robert Garrow was born on March 4, 1936. Abused as a child, he grew up raping the family’s livestock and masturbating with the milking machine. He served time in prison, first for theft, then rape. After his release he was accused of sexually assaulting two little girls, and when he failed to appear in court, this budding serial killer became a fugitive from justice.

Convicted Rapist Collapsed When Told Victim Was HIV Positive

Richard Thomas, 27, was accused of breaking into the apartment of a woman he knew, a woman he knew had health problems, though he never seems to have though much of it, and of raping her in her bed while she slept. Now he is “remorseful.”

Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker

On Friday June 7, 2013, Satanist Richard Ramirez, the serial killer who terrorized California in the 1980s, died of natural causes. In life he often expressed the desire to be with Satan in Hell; we’re pretty sure he made it there. Goodbye Richard. A look back at the rampage of the Night Stalker.

Convicted Serial Rapist Sentenced to Hundreds of Years in Prison

Gary Wendale Mincey, 36, attacked five women in Dekalb County, Ga., during the fall of 2011. He threatened to kill them, robbed them and then raped or tried to rape him. Tuesday morning, he was sentenced to 375 years.

Update: Serial Killer Peter Dupas’ Appeal Dismissed

The judges ruled on December 22, 2012, that the trial judge made no errors allowing witness testimony in the murder trial of Mersina Halvagis. The Halvagis family breathed a sigh of relief as the decision was read.