Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Baby reported in Wal-Mart trash can turns out to be just a burrito

A baby spotted in a California trash can turned out to be just a giant burrito that, apparently, someone didn’t want. The mix-up is an apparent hazard of making baby-sized burritos and then throwing them away.

Today in Crime History: Sex offender Pamela Rogers defies court, contacts victim

On April 24, 2006, convicted pedophile Pamela Rogers, who was spared jail as long as she didn’t contact her victim, was arrested after sending the boy a sexy video of herself and some nude photos. A look at some famous cases of female sex offenders and what makes them tick.

Courtroom paramours: love & dockets

Defendants crossed and double crossed by former lovers in court.

Robert Ackermann, the Cannibal of Vienna

Once a seemingly normal boy, he was overcome by morbid curiosity after he killed his roomate Josef Schweiger, and is now known as the Cannibal of Vienna.

Thursday’s mugshot of the day

Paul McCallion was arrested yesterday in Lee County, FL. The 51-year-old was charged with battery on a person over 65 and damage to property.

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.

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