Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The Murder of Christine Schultz

On May 28, 1981, the ex-wife of Laurie “Bambi” Bembeneck’s police officer husband was murdered in her home with his gun. When the man at the center of their rivalry has an alibi, suspicion quickly turned to Bembenek, who had access to the gun and the victim’s home.

Unsolved Murder Spotlight: The Racine County Jane Doe

Not much is known about the young woman whose body was discovered on the edge of a cornfield in rural Racine, Wisconsin. She had been murdered just hours before a man walking his dog discovered her just after 6 a.m. on July 21,1999. Cause of death was determined to be multiple injuries; she showed signs of torture.

Marine Recruiter Accused of Using Recruit’s Facebook to Get Nude Photos

A Wisconsin Marine recruiter is jailed after police say an investigation revealed he used a recruit’s account to obtain and distribute photos of young girls.

Dad Flaunts Cash on Facebook, Gets Arrested for Child Support

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A Milwaukee man is facing felony charges after allegedly failing to pay child support and flashing his cash on Facebook.

Trial Date Set For Woman Accused of Torturing Boyfriend’s Dog to Death With Drano

A Wisconsin woman whose alleged actions against her boyfriend’s dog sparked outrage in her community is due to go to trial in May. Authorities say Sean Janas, 20, intentionally killed her boyfriend’s dog, Mary, in June by poisoning her with Drano, bleach and pills, and then stabbing her.

Did Google Maps Lead Hitman to Wrong House?

A look back at the case of Eric Koula. Convicted of murdering his wealthy parents in cold blood after they had cut him off financially, Koula has protested his innocence. His defense team argues that the murders were a case of mistaken identity, a hit gone awry.

More Biting Attacks in the News

So far this week three people got toothy with each other and one guy with himself. One perp bit an officer, a homeowner bit an armed robber, and a man on PCP bit off and swallowed his own finger.

Man Who Wanted Fresh Start Allegedly Tried to Burn Family to Death

Armin Wand’s wife was reportedly always complaining about wanting more money, so he did the logical thing: set the house on fire with his wife, three sons and daughter inside. When his wife handed him the daughter she rescued, he allegedly tried to put the toddler back inside.

Update: Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Himself

The FBI announced today that video shows that Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page was only wounded by police, and that he took his own life by shooting himself in the head.

Couple Arrested for Driving with Meth Lab and Toddler in Back Seat

In remote Boscobel, Wis., which prides itself on being “the birthplace of the Gideon Bible,” a truck was pulled over because, according to a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy, its passengers weren’t wearing seat belts. ¬†When the deputy saw a toddler asleep in the back seat and reportedly noticed that the driver, 30-year-old Patrick Hogan, showed [...]