Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Birmingham church bomber convicted of murder

On November 19, 1963, Robert ‘Dynamite Bob’ Chambliss was convicted of the murder of Carol Denise McNair in connection with the 16th street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15 of that year. The attack claimed the lives of four little girls. The Klan member would spend the rest of his life in prison, never giving up his accomplices.

The Bombing of the Khobar Towers

In June 1996 a truck bomb exploded in a Saudi Arabian housing complex killing 19 American airmen charged with enforcing the no-fly zone over southern Iraq. Though the FBI aggressively pursued investigation of the Iranian-sponsored terror attack, justice was ultimately thwarted by White House meddling at the highest level.

Anders Behring Breivik, Norway’s Homegrown Terrorist

Norwegians were shaken to the core after Anders Behring Breivik went on a bombing and shooting rampage, leaving 77 of his fellow citizens dead. But he said the killings were necessary to save his homeland from an Islamic invasion.

Arrested Minnesota Man Rants to Police: ‘I Would Do What Holmes Did’

Thomas Michael Casper, 56, was arrested after a simple noise complaint became weird and disturbing. Police believe he would follow through on threats to police and neighbors.

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