Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The definitive Edmund Kemper

A deeply troubled but intelligent teenager, Edmund Kemper killed his grandparents, then six female hitchhikers, then his mother and her friend. He turned himself in on April 23, 1973, and is now spending the rest of his days in a California prison. Find all the information on Kemper that Crime Library has to offer here, all in once place.

Prison inmate breaks out to escape incessant rap music

Yes, rap music played constantly, not to torture prison inmates, but for their enjoyment. Add to that some quality mind-altering substances, and you have quite the non-stop party … but not for Robert Stevens.

Potato-wielding robber tries to hit two stores

An unnamed Providence, Rhode Island, man attempted to rob a convenience store and then a dry cleaner on Monday, armed only with a potato “disguised as a gun.” We’re not sure what that means, but reports indicate that he was waving the potato around. He may have been planning to potato-whip the clerks, but never got the chance.

Robert Champion’s Hazing Death

A look at the case of the young and talented Florida A&M University clarinet player and drum major, killed by injuries sustained in a hazing ritual that went too far.

Police: Woman sold heroin from her bed in ICU

The unnamed woman was in the intensive care unit at the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg City, Pennsylvania, when staff noticed that, for a woman in her condition, she was getting an awful lot of visitors, and none of them stayed very long — just in and out all day. One didn’t even know her last name.

Slideshow: Reality stars arrested

You can love ‘em, you can hate ‘em, but they will not be ignored — either on or off camera. A look in photos at the legal run-ins of reality TV stars, from Little People Big World to the Biggest Loser.

Book review: The Yoga Store Murder, the shocking true account of the lululemon athletica killing

The murder immediately struck a nerve with residents of the tony Maryland suburb in which it occurred, not just because of the sheer brutality of the crime, but because it happened in a safe neighborhood at a time when the streets were full of people, and looked like the work of a mad man.

Today in Crime History: Adolfo Constanzo’s bloodstained ritual shed burns to the ground

On April 22, 1989, nocturnal arsonists struck, burning Constanzo’s bloodstained ritual shed to the ground. Constanzo was a Mexican palo mayombe cult leader, who performed ritual torture and murder to increase his occult powers. The next morning police conducted a full-dress exorcism at the ranch, sprinkling holy water over the graves and smoldering ashes.

Our very favorite sex scandals of all-time

Here’s our list of sex scandals that crossed the lines of politics, Hollywood, religion, even the foundation of America itself.

Man made phone video while raping 2-year-old

An Arkansas man used a cell phone to record himself raping a two-year-old baby and is now in jail.

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