Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Accused ‘Slender Man’ stabber ruled incompetent to stand trial

On May 31, 2014, two tweens from  Waukesha, Wisconsin, allegedly tried to kill one of their classmates as a sacrifice to an imaginary Internet boogie man called Slender Man. The victim, who is also 12, was stabbed 19 times, and only narrowly survived. She told investigators that her friends Morgan Geiser and Anissa Weier had stabbed [...]

Video: Cop patrols on skateboard

Another first for the U.S. police: We have a dancing cop, a Grinchy cop, a cop who plays catch with kids, and now a skate cop. His mere existence confirms the decades-old statement: skateboarding isn’t a crime. In fact, he says, “skateboarders aren’t just punk kids causing trouble. They’re all kinds of people in your community; they’re even your police force.”

Waukesha case offically gets weird as ‘Slender Man’ tweets to stabbers

As police release the 911 call in the Slender Man Stabbing, Slender Man has a few words of his own about the attempted murder of a 12-year-old by her classmates: “You are of no use to me if it takes 19+ stab wounds and your victim STILL survives.. useless children.” It gets worse from there.

Woman arrested for keeping men captive for sex

The woman with the Cheshire-cat grin pictured in the adjacent mugshot, was arrested last summer for allegedly holding her roommate and another man captive for sex. The men, it seems, evaluated their situation, and both opted to go out the window and dangle from the ledge screaming for help.

Cyclist lodged in windshield could not get driver’s attention

A driver in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was distracted enough that he not only hit a bicycle rider and kept going, but he failed to notice the man, whose torso was mostly through the broken passenger-side windshield, until after he parked the car.

Today in Crime History: Steven Avery’s false conviction

On December 14, 1985, Steven Avery was convicted of raping and beating a woman out for a morning jog. He was sentenced to 32 years and served 18 before he was exonerated using DNA evidence. In 2005, while Avery was in the midst of suing the county, Sheriff and DA that put him away, he was charged with the murder of Theresa Halbach. Avery argued that he was being framed but was found guilty and sentenced to life.

Wisconsin man called 911 on sex partner for ‘snoring like a train’

In the wee hours of November 10, 2013, around 4:30 a.m., a reportedly very drunk Benjamin Duddles, 41, called the police emergency line to have “a female removed from his bed,” saying that he was not even sure “how she got into his apt,” but that she was “snoring like a train and he wants her out,” according to the dispatcher’s notes.

David Spanbauer

On Labor Day, September 5, 1994, Spanbauer, a serial killer who had been in and out of prison for years, abducted Cora Jones, 12, as she rode her bike near her grandmother’s house. It would be five days before searchers would find her strangled body at the bottom of a steep ditch 75 miles away.

Death of an Aerosol Huffer

Denise Marten seemed to be healthy and happy until a huffing addiction spiraled out of control taking her on a ride that ultimately cost her life. takes a look into the life and tragic death of a mom who became addicted to inhaling keyboard cleaner.

Summer Fun: The Jeffrey Dahmer Walking Tour

A group in Milwaukee is offering guided tours of the hunting grounds of one of America’s most notorious, revolting and compelling serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal. Dahmer was convicted of the murders of 15 boys and men, whom raped, killed, dismembered and ate. When he was arrested, police found his apartment full of decomposing human remains.

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