Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Accused Rapist Had Sex With Victim ‘To Save Her Life’

Utah man Rodger William Kelly is accused of first-degree felony rape in what he says was actually a valiant life-saving rescue attempt. Authorities have not confirmed whether or not his actions saved the victim; his arrest this week suggests otherwise.

The Ogden Hi-Fi Shop Massacre

Inspired by “Magnum Force,” two US Air Force airmen turned what could have been a simple robbery into a massacre and an experiment in torture by drain cleaner. But was the second man’s conviction an example of racial bias?

The Crimes of Arthur Gary Bishop

Executed on June 10, 1988, for the murders of five children, this Utah Bookkeeper’s compulsion for child pornography escalated horrifyingly to abduction, torture and murder.

Young Teacher Charged With Raping Female Student

A Utah math teacher and basketball coach is charged with raping a female student. The story of a high school teacher busted for sex acts with students is a one that comes up time and again, but in this case, the details are far different from the usual.

Did You Know? Nike’s Slogan Was Inspired by a Notorious Killer’s Last Words

In January 1977, Gary Gilmore became the first person executed in America since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. His desire to die brought him significant attention and earned him a place in pop culture history.

Neighbors, Father of Six, Save Woman From Stalker — With a Sword

Mormon Bishop Kent Hendrix woke to the sounds of his son’s fists pounding the bedroom door, calling for help, saying a woman was being mugged in front of their house. Hendrix thought quickly and grabbed the first weapon he could find as he rushed out the door — a 29-inch high carbon steel sword.

MISSING CHILD ALERT: Charice Beaumont, 14, of Provo, Utah

Update: Charice Beaumont has been found unharmed. Authorities in Provo, Utah, are searching for a teen who’s been missing since Monday. Charice Beaumont, 14, was last seen leaving home to walk to Dixon Middle School around 8:30 a.m. She never made it to school; authorities say she was not in any of her classes.

Man Accused of Killing Sierra Newbold, 6, Charged With Abusing Another Child

The Utah man charged with the June rape and murder of 6-year-old Sierra Newbold has been hit with new charges. In addition to the murder, Black now stands accused of sexually abusing a friend of his daughter’s.

Arrest Made in Murder, Rape of 6-Year-Old Sierra Newbold

After two weeks with no answers, a suspect has been charged with the death of Utah girl Sierra Newbold, 6, whose body was found floating face down in a canal on June 26. Thanks to the adept work of the West Jordan Police Department, Terry Lee Black, 41, was charged Tuesday.

Autopsy Reveals Utah Girl Found Dead in Canal Was Sexually Assaulted

There are no leads as of yet in the death of 6-year-old Sierra Lynn Newbold, whose body was discovered Tuesday morning in a West Jordan, Utah, canal. She was found a half hour after being reported missing.

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