Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: Girls interrupted

After being subjected to gang rape and other brutalities, Sarah Kruzan killed the pimp who’d controlled her since she was eleven years old. Sixteen at the time of the murder, Kruzan was sentenced to life without parole. Public outcry and a new juvenile offender law enabled her release in 2013. Read about her and other teenage girls sentenced to extremely lengthy prison sentences.

Slideshow: Pretty but deadly

Pretty girls in ugly situations.

The murder of Lori Hacking

Lori Hacking was reported missing on July 19, 2004. According to her husband, Mark, she woke at 5:30 a.m. and drove from her home in Salt Lake City to a local park where she liked to jog. Mark said he was expecting Lori, who was five weeks pregnant, to wake him on her return, but the 27-year-old never came back and never showed up for work.

Slideshow: Bad parenting

A look at some mommies who aren’t dear and fathers who really don’t know best.

Slideshow: The Hiccup Girl murder case

At 15, Jennifer Mee enjoyed a moment of celebrity when she appeared on a talk show with a curious condition — hiccups that wouldn’t wuit. In 2010, the young Florida woman, by then 19, again made headlines, this time facing murder charges. Mee was sentenced to life on September 21, 2013.

Slideshow: Plastic surgery disasters

Arrests of opportunists providing black market cosmetic surgery procedures have raised awareness about the desperate demand for plastic surgery and the sharks who deal in it. A look at some of the more appalling cases.

Slideshow: Cruel & unusual punishment

Ten of the most brutal methods of execution and torture used throughout history.

These are the 12 people who died at the Aurora, CO movie theater shooting

A look at the lives and personalities of the twelve people who died in the 2012 mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Professional athletes and performance un-enhancing drugs

Even the most dedicated athletes sometimes get caught using some performance-inhibiting substances.

The bizarre duo: Sante and Kenny Kimes

Greed and manipulation were at play when mother-and-son grifter duo Sante and Kenny Kimes turned to murder. Sante died Monday night in her cell at the age of 79.

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