Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Jodi Arias Trial

When the trial opened on January 2, 2013, prosecutors portrayed Travis Alexander as a "good man." They asserted Jodi Arias seduced him, stalked him when he broke off the relationship, and finally murdered him in a jealous fit when she discovered he was dating other women. Prosecutor Juan Martinez stated, "This is not a case of whodunit. The whodunit sits in court today."

Girl stabs best friend 65 times, is arrested pretending to grieve at funeral

Upset about some nude selfless posted on Facebook, 16-year-old Erandy Elizabeth Gutierrez went over to her best friend’s house and stabbed her 65 times with a kitchen knife, according to Mexican authorities. She then attended the funeral to try to look innocent, but police arrested her right then and there.

NY woman stabs and chokes man for turning off her Crock-Pot

‘Twas the night before Christmas that one upstate New York chef was very unhappy when her bo turned off the Crock Pot.

Man jailed for failed stab-proof-vest test

Are you your best friend’s keeper? Well if he’s a moron, going around asking people to stab him in the chest, the answer, according to a court in Edmonton, Alberta, is a resounding, yes.

Man stabs brother over which silverware to use

You know it’s the holidays when people start to take their table settings seriously, and in the case of Edward William Bright, 47, of Richland County South Carolina — way too seriously, even for the holidays.

All of these crimes were committed in church

Brawling, stabbing and of course robbing — all at church. Apparently nothing is sacred anymore.

Soldier watches live while pregnant wife attacked on Facetime

An El Paso, Texas, woman is lucky to be alive and a new mom after being attacked while her husband watched in horror on video chat thousands of miles away. Rachel Poole, 31, came home Wednesday and was ready to get on Facetime to talk to her husband Justin Poole, a soldier stationed in Asia. [...]

St. Louis Man Unaware He’d Been Stabbed, Another Finds Old Blade Lodged in Back

A St. Louis man was stabbed recently in the chest, back and neck, but was so drunk he never realized and couldn’t remember the incident. Also a sober Canadian man found a knife blade in his back from an assault that occurred three years ago.

VIDEO: China School Stabbing, Same Day as Sandy Hook

This news item was missed by many, overshadowed by coverage of the Sandy Hook school massacre, which occurred the same day, December 14, 2012. On that day in China, Min Yongjun, driven insane by the Mayan calendar’s purported predictions of the end of the world, stabbed 23 people, 22 of the school children.

Mom Accused of Chaining Up, Stabbing Son ‘Heard Voices’

A Lake Wales, Fla., mother is charged with attempted murder for an alleged Tuesday stabbing attack that left her 7-year-old son riddled with wounds. Investigators say Maisa Alvarez, 42, confessed in an interview that she heard voices telling her to kill her son. The boy survived, but in prior cases of mothers compelled to kill by voices and visions, the children weren’t so lucky.

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