Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

James Earl Ray and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King

Did James Earl Ray kill Dr. King on April 4, 1968, and was the assassination the culmination of a conspiracy to silence the leader of America’s non-violent civil rights and anti-war movement? Conspiracy theories abound.

Maury County Jane Doe unidentified for nearly 40 years

Authorities in Maury County, Tennessee, are still trying to identify the remains of a Jane Doe found by hunters on February 14, 1975. Police think she was killed in the fall of 1974, and dumped about 2 miles from Highway 99 and Joe Brown Road. They have never gotten any leads in the case.

Police arrest suspect in Holly Bobo case

Police have named Zachary Adams as a suspect in the case of missing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, abducted from her family home one morning in April 2011. No trace of Bobo was ever found, except a pool of blood next her her car in the car port.

Elusive bandits broke in, smoked, and dye hair red

Whoever these unknown perpetrators are, police say there is no evidence that they are adolescent girls who simply found an empty house to hang-out in for Thanksgiving. There is also no evidence that the perpetrators were braiding each other’s hair at the time, and talking about boys.

VIDEO: The Torture Murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom

This short documentary film tells the horrific tale of how Knoxville couple Channon and Christopher were abducted, brutally tortured and finally murdered by three men and one woman.

Robber Returns Money with Apology Note 11 Years Later

Somboon Wu was working at his family’s Nashville, Tennessee, store, the Interasian Market and Deli, when an unidentified man walked in a handed him an envelope containing $400 and a note.

Slideshow: Tennessee Minister Slain, the Case Against Mary Winkler

When Matthew Winkler’s body was discovered at the Winkler home, Mary Winkler, his wife, was accused of shooting him at point-blank range in the back with a shotgun. Though he had allegedly caught her kiting checks, she would argue in court that he had been an abusive husband.

Man Stole Human Ashes, Mistaking them for Cocaine

Nashville, Tennessee, man William “Billy” Cantrell, 28, may have though he found the mother lode after he allegedly burgled a neighbor’s home last week, taking a game controller and a box with a bag containing a white powdery substance that turns wasn’t cocaine.

Woman Diagnosed with ‘Ghetto Booty’ Files Complaint

Was his diagnosis of "ghetto booty" playful bedside manner as Dr. Timothy Sweo contends, or demeaning as Terry Ragland, 55, of Jackson, Tenn., contends? The Tennessee Department of health will have to decide, since Ragland has filed a formal complaint regarding the incident.

Trend of the Week: Parents Accused of Impaired Driving With Cars Full of Kids

If Brandy Nicole Watts and Jonathan Harty ever got together, they’d make the most dangerous Brady Bunch-style combined family ever.

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