Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The Virginia Tech Massacre

On April 16, 2007, between 9:30 and 10 a.m., Cho Seung-Hui opened fire in a dorm and then a classroom at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage by a single gunman in U.S. history.

Naked drunk woman shows up to jail for conjugal visit

It seems that even today, true love knows no bounds — especially after a seven-hour pub crawl.

Slideshow: The Murder of Yeardley Love

August 30, 2012, George Huguely was sentenced to 26 years in prison for killing Yeardley Love. The case of the murder of U.Va. lacrosse player Yeardley Love in photos, from the beginning.

The crimes of the Tri-State Gang

The story of the violent gang of Philadelphia mobsters, who terrorized Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, particularly the City of Richmond, in the early 1930s.

Piper’s revenge, the murder of Fredric M. Jablin

On November 8, 2004, Piper Rountree, a mentally unstable attorney with a history of emotional problems, was arrested for the sensational murder of her ex-husband, Jablin.

Slideshow: Disappeared, The Taylor Behl Investigation

Soon after her arrival at school, college freshman Taylor Behl vanished, leaving behind a weird older boyfriend and a lot of unanswered questions. The story of the disappearance of Taylor Behl in pictures.

Would-be Robbers Beaten Black and Blue by Intended Victims

Gerald Allen and Johnny Calderon probably thought they had found the perfect marks in the two University of Virginia students they allegedly planned to rob, but found out only too late just how wrong they were.

Rapper’s Lyrics about Murder get him Arrested

Rapper Antwain Steward — known commercially as Twain Gotti — was arrested and charged earlier this month with a pair of 2007 murders in Newport News, VA. The case had grown cold but when investigators discovered lyrics in a Twain Gotti rap song called “Ride Out”¬†referring to a murder, the case grew legs. ¬†According to [...]

VIDEO: Death by Electric Chair Explained

For those of you who have wondered how the more modern electric chair works and how it is used to execute prisoners. While watching this video bear in mind that though lethal injection has been the default method of execution in Virginia since 1994, inmates may still opt for execution via the electric chair — and some do.

Today in Crime History: Multi-State Serial Stabber Kills Third Victim

On July, 26, 2010, Serial Stabber Elias Abuelazam fatally stabbed Darwin Marshall, 43, who was walking alone around 1:25 a.m. The army veteran and father of two died shortly after being found. Abuelazam has been linked to as many as 20 attacks.