Mr. Lopez fatally stabbed his family members to death with the intention of killing them in July 2012 in their home in Sydney. The accused was suffering from a schizophrenic disorder at the time of the offences, and prior to them he had taken an obsessive interest in extra-terrestrials and believed he was brain washed. When he was interviewed by police after the murders had taken place, he claimed he had seen Satan
For the Portfolio Project I am choosing Option 2; Refuting that “justice” was achieved. I will draw upon my own concept of justice, the legal concepts of justice, studies, articles and empirical research to allow for my conclusion. Furthermore, I will consider the victims, (plural), and the impact of Richards sentence on his life. The Case of Richard Mijares At the outset of this class we were instructed to watch videos of Richard Mijares, a youthful offender who shot and killed his mother when he was aged seventeen years.
He once in awhile planned out his activities. He murdered at whatever point he craved, at whatever point he saw somebody that interested him. He never took out the additional precautions to cover up or remove any type of evidence of the crime committed. He committed murders in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and all over the place. For instance, at whatever point when Pedro saw little innocent girls that fit his age requirement strolling around with her mom, he would quickly attempt to kidnap her whenever she wandered from her mom.
Dubbed the Valley Intruder or Night Stalker, Ricardo Leyva Munoz Ramirez famously known as Richard Ramirez, struck fear through the bones of many during his serial killing spree in the mid-eighties. Ramirez killed at least fourteen people in his spree while raping and torturing many more. His criminal beginnings turned to violence in June of 1984 with his first known slaying of 79-year-old Jennie Vincow. Vincow was sexually assaulted, stabbed and ultimately killed in her home. Authorities had not yet caught Ramirez after this brutal homicide, therefore he was free to continue his spree on countless more helpless victims.
Do you ever wonder why someone turned out the way they are? Like Charles Manson, what exactly does it take to create a cult leader that kills innocent people? Charles Manson is currently 82 and serving a life sentence at Corcoran State Prison. He is facing charges of first degree murder of nine people and conspiracy. He was originally sentenced to death, but in 2012, California abolished the death penalty, so it was changed to life without parole.
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
“ Those who have been exonerated each spent an average of 14 years in prison, and some even up to 35 or more years...but they also usually have to wait a few more years if and before they are exonerated (Innocence Project).” This Explains that to be able to become free you have to still be in for years . The perpetrators and or suspects who were caught, “148: True suspects and/or perpetrators identified. Those actual perpetrators went on to be convicted of 146 additional violent crimes, including 77 sexual assaults, 34 murders, and 35 other violent crimes while the innocent sat behind bars for their earlier offenses(Innocence Project).” DNA statistics, and no evidence that showed he
Ted Bundy was a notorious serial murderer who’s reign of terror lasted from 1974 to 1978. Bundy was convicted of three homicides and was sentenced to death for all three charges. However, at the time of his execution, Bundy confessed to 30 murders however the exact number of victims is still unknown. Bundy’s crimes evolved over time but he was both a sexual sadist and a necrophiliac serial killer. At the beginning of his rampage, Bundy would sneak into the victims house in the middle of the night, violently attack them while they were sleeping with a blunt object and then Bundy would usually sexually assault them.
This man is the one and only infamous Zodiac Killer. Between the years of 1968 and 1969, the Zodiac Killer murdered at least five people, though he was suspected of more. He had killed a confirmed five people, injured two, and possibly killed twenty to twenty-eight more people, even though he confessed to thirty-seven murders
He killed over about one hundred girls from different native tribes and a native tribe caught him, buried him from the neck down in sand, beaten, and tortured him by pouring syrup all over his head to watch the ants eat him but, he managed to escape and went to Columbia then Ecuador. This became a daily routine where he would kill about two to three girls a day for about four years. Lopez said, "I like the girls in Ecuador, they are more gentle and trusting, more innocent." Even though he was poor and homeless, he was still all over the place moving from city to city murdering young girls day by day. In April 1980, four murdered children were uncovered by a flood and after the flood, he was arrested for attempting to abduct a young girl and went to prison.
From the peasant life all the way to his death, Villa was a leader. He left a legacy by being a hero, a great war general, and even being a bandit. Villa once said “ My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.” (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/panchovill539981.html).
Ramirez, dubbed the Night Stalker, was an American serial killer. Although his criminal history was merely two years long, he brutally raped, tortured more than twenty women. He also killed more than a dozen women, most of which were killed in their own homes. It is also
however, the case was immediately dropped after he bribed a couple of palms. By the mid 1980's Escobar had a gigantic part of the police force on his finance. The individuals who picked not to sign on were almost likely faced a bullet. He was likewise famous for taking out his kindred rivals. His primary hit man John Jairo Velasquez assessed that he murdered more than 3,000 individuals in that decade alone.
He is a Mexican politician formerly associated with PRI. He stole around 223 millions of pesos from taxes which was given to shell corporation. (Grasso) Another case was “La Casa Blanca”(The White House), an investigation from a journalist that made the hugest scandal to the president Enrique Peña Nieto; it was known that he had a house of 86 millions of pesos in Lomas de Chapultepec. (ibid.) In the middle of accusations by the "White House", the then federal Deputy and now the delegational head of Cuauhtémoc, in the Federal District, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, accused that the Governor of Puebla Rafael Moreno Valle delivered projects for more than 26 thousand 212 million pesos in three years, to businessman Armando Hinojosa Cantú, owner of Grupo Higa.