Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Cosplay victim left bloody in street, says Comic-Con attendee

A victim of sexual assault turned up bloody and unconscious on a street outside Comic-Con, according to a frantic message posted on Tumblr.

Arnold Rothstein, dark genius of the mob

Arnold Rothstein was a boss in New York’s Jewish mob. A bootlegger and racketeer, he is best known for fixing professional sporting events, specifically the 1919 World Series.

Jaime Henson, arrested after 100-foot chase and a cloud of dust

According to the arresting officer “”No force was used to detain Henson and no injuries were sustained by myself or Henson.” Though there are no visible injuries, the condition of the suspect’s face in his mugshot would seem to tell a different story. Perhaps the chase would be better described as a 100-foot chase, ending in a cloud of dust, crust and road grime

Slideshow: The fetish files

People who let their freaky side out in public and got arrested for it.

Inmates escaped to get supplies, get drunk, then returned to prison

At least four inmates from the minimum-security center of Darwin, Australia’s Berrimah Prison have escaped and returned, probably more than once. According to jailers, the inmates were met on the outside by “partners,” who loaded them up with prison necessaries. The group got drunk, smoked a couple of joints, and the prisoners snuck back in unnoticed. [...]

What happens when celebrities are sentenced to rehab?

Celebs can often get alcohol and drug charges reduced to court-ordered rehab, but does it get them clean and sober?

Billionaire lived with wife’s rotting corpse for weeks in London mansion

The corpse of Eva Rausing, a troubled billionaire heiress who was found dead in a $109 million house in the posh Chelsea neighborhood of London, may have been left rotting in her bedroom for up to four weeks while her husband continued to live there.

LISTEN: The Jonestown massacre death tape

On November 18, 1978, over 900 members of the People’s Temple Agricultural Project committed suicide by ingesting Kool-Aid poisoned with cyanide. Before the mass suicide, cult leader Jim Jones addressed his followers. This recording, known as FBI File No. Q042, captures Jones’s speech and the final moments of hundreds of people who took their own lives and the lives of their children at the Jonestown settlement in Guyana.

Sante and Kenneth Kimes: Mother/son lives of crime

Sante was a grifter and a hooker when she met her third husband, millionaire Kenneth Kimes. With her son and lover Kenneth Jr., she graduated to a whole new level of crime — murder.

The life and death of ‘Alfalfa’

Carl Switzer, the star of the ‘Our Gang’ comedy series, was killed by a friend. Was it murder or justifiable homicide?

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