Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Ted Bundy

Sentenced to death — twice — on July 30, 1979, for the murders of Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, this handsome, educated law student was actually one of history’s most terrifying psychopathic killers, who stalked and murdered dozens of young women.

Angel Maturino Resendiz, the Railroad Killer

His story is unique in that every time he committed a crime in the U.S., he would be deported to Mexico, and released to reenter the U.S., and kill again. He is suspected in as many as 30 murders, all committed near railroad tracks. The total number of his victims may never be known.

Today in crime history: adolescent serial killer Harvey Robinson apprehended

On July 31, 1993, Harvey Miguel Robinson showed up at an emergency room to be treated for a bullet wound. Hours prior, he’d been shot by a police officer staking him out. Only 18, Robinson, who killed three women, became one of the nation’s youngest convicted serial killers.

Anthony John Hardy, the Camden Ripper

A December 29, 2000, the BBC reported that an unidentified woman found bisected at the waist in London’s Thames River bearing two distinct characteristics that police hoped would help identify her: a tattoo and a twisted lateral incisor tooth. She was soon identified as Zoe Parker, the first victim of the Camden Ripper.

A visit to the twisted world of alleged cannibal Matej Curko

The offer was mutually advantageous, Kanibm claimed. If you wanted to end your life, you only had to come to a place in the woods of Slovakia where he would be happy to kill you if you agreed. He would do it in such a way that you would die quickly and painlessly, since he offered to drug you first before stabbing you in the heart.

Randy Kraft: The freeway killer

Michael Sean O’Fallon, a 17-year-old Colorado native, hoped to “see the world” after high school. He hitchhiked to British Columbia in June 1980 and made it back to Oregon before his luck ran out. His naked corpse was found along I-5, 10 miles from Salem, on July 17, 1980. O’Fallon was hog-tied with shoelaces, a cord knotted around his scrotum. Despite near-fatal levels of alcohol and Valium in his blood, death had been caused by strangulation.

Top ten least famous serial killers

You’ve heard of Bundy, Dahmer and Gacy, but are you familiar with these serial killers? Deceased serial killer Maury Travis recently made headlines when the current resident of the home in which he is believed to have tortured and killed as many as 20 women, realized she was living in a serial killer’s home and wanted out of her lease. Once the home’s history came out, her landlord graciously complied.

Stephen Griffiths: The crossbow cannibal

He was a criminology student living in a red-light district. Then, Stephen Griffiths killed three prostitutes and proudly declared himself England’s “Crossbow Cannibal.”

Juan Corona, a homophobic serial killer’s story

Were the trials that convicted Juan Corona twice for the murders of 25 California farm workers actually a rush to judgment? Many bits of important evidence didn’t connect Corona to the murders, and very little evidence actually implicated him. Though Corona’s defense attorney did a good job implicating Corona’s openly gay half-brother Natividad, the jury didn’t buy it.

Graham Young, the St. Albans Poisoner

Graham Young, aka the Teacup Poisoner, had a pathological fascination with poison and a detachment from the human race characteristic of the sociopath. These disturbing personality traits enabled him to easily poison family, friends, co workers, even his bosses. His little “experiments” killed four people, and sickened a hundred or more.

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