Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Kristi Koslow: Teen rage

Face down in a pool of crimson, in the shadow of a blood-spattered grade-school picture of the smiling stepdaughter she helped raise, Caren Koslow lay dead, nearly decapitated. This Fort Worth oil-heiress and her wealthy banker husband would never know that in the early hours of March 12, 1992, a family fury would be released.

This is the driver who killed two people and hurt dozens at SXSW

Texan Rashad Charjuan Owens was drunk and driving a stolen car when he saw police lights in the mirror. Instead of stopping, he sped up and crashed into a crowd of SXSW concert-goers in Austin, killing two and injuring 25 others.

Watch: Would-be firebomber steps on own bomb

Police in Houston, Texas, are searching for man, who firebombed a car early on March 12, 2014, and set himself on fire in the process. After appearing on surveillance camera with a lit firebomb, the suspect has so much trouble smashing the car window that he steps on his own incendiary device, setting it and his pants let aflame.

Revenge served via newspaper ad

Proving that the humble newspaper is still a mighty media instrument, Timeshia Brown took out an ad in a Texas local newspaper to announce her husband’s extra-marital affair and expected baby.

Rapist who burned boy alive to be tried as an adult for murder

Today a Texas judge ruled that Don Collins, 29, may be tried for murder as an adult in the case of Robbie Middleton, 8, who named Collins as the 13-year-old boy who in 1998 raped him, doused him in gas, set him on fire and left him for dead. It took Robbie 13 years to die.

The Texarkana Moonlight Murders

The Phantom Killer, a serial killer known for killing when the moon was full, is believed to have murdered five people in Texarkana, the last victim on May 4, 1946. The case remains unsolved.

Arrested escapee calls 911 for help out of handcuffs

A Texas man who was able to escape police Saturday after a narcotics arrest, was however, unable to escape his handcuffs, and called 911 to complain that they were cutting off his circulation.

“Catch me if you can” helmet-cam motorcyclist who taunted police is caught

The man who posted a video of himself riding a motorcycle recklessly through San Antonio traffic on the police department’s Facebook page, commenting “catch me if you can,” has been caught.

Daredevil motorcyclist taunts police department with video on Facebook page

A guy named Alberto Rodriguez Jr. posted a helmet-cam video of a motorcyclist weaving through Texas traffic at high speeds, during the day and in traffic on the San Antonio, Texas police department’s Facebook page. He further taunted the police by posted the message “catch me catch me if u can…[expletive] im tha mexican”  next to [...]

Suzanne Basso executed in Texas last night

A Texas woman convicted of murdering her mentally impaired fiance for insurance fraud was executed yesterday at 6pm. She is the 14th woman to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

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