Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Dead or just meditating? A court must decide

The family of an Indian guru has asked a court to decide whether or not he is dead, or alive and just meditating. His family believes that he has been dead since January, but his followers say he is in a deep meditative state, and the fact that his estate is estimated at over $167,640,000 makes no-never-mind.

Woman who slapped her alleged groper convicted of assault

A Swedish court recently ruled that a woman, who slapped the acquaintance she claims pinched her buttock, was essentially overreacting, and that the man was in fact her victim. It is not known if she reacted to the verdict by slapping the judge.

Man Acquitted of DUI Because he was Asleep at the Time

An unnamed Swedish man was recently acquitted of by a Gothenburg court of appeals for DUI because he convinced the judge that he was asleep at the time that he was pulled over. Also he’s not the first Swede to get away with this unusual defense.

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