Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The trial of Susan Smith begins

July 10, 1995, marked the beginning of the murder trial of Susan Smith, a young divorcée accused securing her two young boys in her vehicle, and pushing it into a lake in a vain attempt to seem child-free and more desirable to a man who had rejected her. The case gained national attention because Smith told police that her sons were kidnapped when her car was carjacked by a “black man.”

Mothers who kill

Stories of mothers who kill their children for attention, or because they’re told to do so by demonic voices, or just because they want to get rid of them.

Today in Crime History: Autopsies Performed on Susan Smith’s Children

Autopsies performed on November 4th, 1994, confirmed that Susan Smith’s children were alive when their mother sent their into the lake — they drowned as the car submerged.

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