Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The lynching of the Martinsville Seven

In what has historically been likened to a lynching, from February 2-February 5, 1951, Virginia executed seven black men, the Martinsville Seven, in the largest reported mass execution for rape " the rape of a white woman " a crime for which no white man had ever been executed in that state.

Piper Rountree’s Revenge

A lawyer with a history of emotional problems and mental instability, Piper Rountree took revenge on her ex-husband after a nasty divorce and custody battle. Even though the murder was premeditated, careless planning doomed her defense. On January 28, 2005, Rountree attended a pretrial hearing in which prosecutors presented the evidence that would bury her.

10th grader murdered parents for taking away his iPod

A 16-year old boy told a Norfolk, Virginia jury yesterday that he murdered his mother and father because he became angry at them for routine punishment, “like my dad taking away my iPod and stuff.”

Guy shot in the head spits out the bullet while talking to police

Police in Chesterfield, Virginia, are still trying to piece together what happened at the trailer home of an unnamed man, who reportedly got into a fight on the evening of May 18, 2014 with his brother. Neighbors reported hearing a shot. Police reported multiple shots fired. The younger man, 23, who was shot twice in the head, tried to tell them, but was too busy coughing up one of the bullets.

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.

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