Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

10th grader murdered parents for taking away his iPod

A 16-year old boy told a Norfolk, Virginia jury yesterday that he murdered his mother and father because he became angry at them for routine punishment, “like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.”

Slideshow: The Cody Posey Murder Case

In 2006, at age 14, Cody Posey murdered his father, stepmother and stepsister on the Chavez Canyon Ranch owned by ABC newsman Sam Donaldson. Posey was sentenced to a juvenile facility, and a few short years later, on October 9, 2010, his 21st birthday, was released.

Teens Arrested for Decapitating Man, Using Head as Ball

Two Russian teens have reportedly been arrested for murdering a man in Moscow and playing “football” with his head. Police are still searching for three other teens believed to have taken part in the disturbing act. Ria Novosti quoted tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda’s suggestion that the murder was committed in a drunken rage by the unidentified [...]

No Youthful Offender Status for Teen Stabbing Suspect

More than two months after applying, Alabama teenager Autumn Wood has been denied youthful offender status. She is charged with murder in the March stabbing death of 14-year-old Brooklyn Hollins.

Today in Crime History: Alyssa Bustamante Pleads Guilty to Killing 9-Year-Old Neighbor

On this day last year, Missouri teen Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to killing her neighbor, Elizabeth Olten. After the murder, Bustamante wrote in her diary, “I just f*cking killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throats and stabbed them. Now they’re dead. I don’t know how to feel ATM. It was ahmazing…”

Teen Boy Pleads Guilty to Killing Parents

A 16-year-old North Carolina boy will spend 25 to 32 years in prison for killing his father and his father’s young wife. Matthew Liewald was 15 years old when he shot Christian Liewald, 43 and Cassie Buckaloo, 24, in their Pineville home.

Teen Who Killed Over a Kiss Sentenced to Life

A young New Zealand man has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 11 years for killing a love rival at a party last summer. Theodore Derrick-Hardie was 17 when he stabbed to death 18-year-old Warren Rosillo at a birthday party in the Auckland suburb of Pakuranga on July 29, 2011.

Boy, 13, Charged With Killing Grandparents for Calling Mother ‘Whore’

A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy allegedly told police that he killed his paternal grandparents Sunday because they talked badly about his mother and called her a whore. Zachary Proper of Venango County was charged Tuesday morning with the shooting deaths of his grandmother and grandfather at their home. According to police, Proper shot Dorothy Fross, 67, in the head, killing her, then unloaded the rest of the bullets into George Fross, 69, who was terminally ill.

Today in Crime History: Laurie Tackett is Born

Laurie Tackett was born into a fundamentalist Christian home on October 5, 1974. As a teenager, Laurie became rebellious and at odds with her family. Then, along with three other teenage girls, Laurie abducted, tortured and burned to death 12-year-old Shanda Sharer. All four were tried as adults, two of them have been released.

Teen Accused of Killing Adoptive Parents to Stand Trial

A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering his adoptive parents in a fit of rage will face a murder trial, a judge in Alameda County, Calif., has ruled. According to investigators, Moses Kamin’s motive may have been an unwillingness to deal with the consequences of being suspended from school for smoking marijuana.

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