Nathaniel Brazill was a young teenager who commited the 2nd degree murder of his teacher, Barry Grunow. Brazill then got sentenced for 35 years in 2000, for committing a murder. 35 years. As Nathaniel was only 14 years old, and committed a second- degree murder, psychologists said that, “ Aks his age progresses, he will have very little recollection of the details of the crime that he committed and the remorse that he felt then.” As knowing that he did the murder unintentionally, he should not have been sentenced to jail, especially not 35 years. Moreover, there is no way to know if the crime committed was by force.
Is Adnan Syed innocent or guilty? On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee was a senior at Woodland High School went missing. One month later, her body was found and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was arrested for her murder. I believe that Adnan is innocent because he was seen at the library the day Hae Min Lee went missing and Adnan had an alibi who saw and talked to him at the library the day Hae Min Lee went missing. The first reason I believe Adnan is innocent because he was seen at the library the day Hae Min Lee went missing.
The sentence I would give Manny is life time in prison. Why I would give him life time compared to his actual sentence is because no man gets of easy. For example when he attacked a family in the neighborhood what did that family do to him. Manny say “If someone hits you, you gotta defend your self….” This family didn’t attack him or hurt him so why did he hurt them. It is not right to let someone get off easy for a serious crime they have committed no matter what age they are.
His sentence is changed from manslaughter and he has now been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison for manslaughter, followed by four to five years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm. (Ryan, 2013) During a trial, the evidence is again presented to a court of law or a jury. Being sentenced to Capital Punishment is very unlikely to happen for Burke, as the state of Massachusetts has abolished Capital Punishment and only uses it in very severe cases where the suspect is tried federally (McCarthy, 2014) instead of regionally, like the Boston Bomber Case. Burke most likely got this sentence, because he pleaded guilty, possibly after enough evidence was gathered to prove his guilt and thereby “has taken responsibility for shooting the victim, resulting in his death, over what appears to have been a dispute about money” (Boston.com, 2013) Burke is most likely to receive this sentence, because it is exactly the crime he committed. He committed manslaughter which was proven by the messages on the phone and apparently other evidence that has been found.
Instead, some criminals are wrongfully convicted and never went through a fair trial. Taxes would still be high and inhumanity would still be the problem. By sentencing a criminal to death, the people who protecting the laws are also the killers. America is the only free, democratic country where death penalty exist. The system should be abolished because one wrong evidence can cause a life.
Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9% received mental health services.There are no laws that require people with critical mental illness to get treatment. The United States says for any minor their legal guardian has the ultimate control over them. Dr. Ford from Yale said, “The Yale team offered a comprehensive approach, but the family pulled away from that and did not work with the team in part because Mrs. Lanza did not think that was possible for Adam and she wanted to keep Adam sheltered.” Every possible treatment could have been offered yet Lanza's mother felt she was inclined to accommodate his disabilities rather than treat them. Regardless of the warning signs, diagnosis, and concerns from all aspects of his life, his mother still had authority in how to handle Lanza.
Losing something that you have had for a long time can affect the way you act and feel. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne, experiences the death of freedom. The movie follows Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he did not commit the crimes. The way Andy deals with death of freedom is that he helps the warden and guards, he builds a library and escapes from the prison.
If any of these were to arise in a court against a white teenage boy I guarantee the judge would revoke this as valuable evidence. In the court of law to persuade someone to guilty or not guilty should only be based on facts and raps often do not have trustworthy facts of the crime. Even the article says that raps tend to be written years before the crime was committed. With this in mind, how is one supposed to persuade the jury? Unless playing against the stigmatism of a “gangster” and the dangers they oppose to our society using?
Due to the severity of the crime John Burke is charged with, the judge decides to deny John Burke bail, and have him detained in the local jail. Now for the sake of this study, I’m going to say that no plea-bargaining was done and that John Burke entered a plea of not guilty in the murder of Joseph Ronan and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. In a preliminary hearing, “The prosecutor must show that enough evidence exists to charge the defendant” ("Preliminary Hearing"). Since Mr. Burke waived his right to a preliminary hearing the following step in the process would be going to
After that, his family has asked the justice from police that there are some important concealed evidence in this case. It was proved that Wuttichai is innocent. Finally, the Supreme Court had ordered to release him to be free in 2014. So Wuttichai is guiltless but he had to be an offender in prison for 3 years with other people’s crime. For this reason, it can be said that the justice system in Thailand led injustice to some innocent people.
The law states that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty and because Adnan Syed is far from being proven due to lack of actual evidence. Whether you want to believe he was involved in this murder or not, there is no reason for him to spend one more day in jail. Yes many believe that certain inconsistencies and theories that are not actually reliable mean he is the one who committed this heinous crime. The reality is Adnan has an alibi, the reality is Adnan has no motive behind this act, the reality is there is no evidence out there to make Adnan serve the life sentence. I am confident that Adnan has 100% undeniably been wrongfully convicted of first degree murder.
When parents are strict many teenagers have relationships without telling their parents. That shouldn’t classify him as a liar. Secondly, Jay who was the person who claimed that Adman was the killer struck me. I was puzzled that just one interrogation was enough to supply as evidence. How did the judge know that Jay was credible?
This horrfic murder happened in Mile’s bedroom in his family home. Miles attmitted and pleaded guilty to the murder of his girlfriend. He “was sentenced to 25 years in prison on October 2” (“British Teen Obsessed…”). Steven Miles’ History Steven Miles was “diagnosed with an autistic syndrome and reportedly had an alter ego named Ed”(“British Teen Obsessed…”). He claimed “Ed” “made him carry out the heinous murder” (“British Teen Obsessed…”).
Finally, I would like to look at a podcast called Serial. The first season of Serial follows the murder of a high school senior Hae Min Lee in 1999. After searching for six weeks, her body is found buried in the local park. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan, is arrested and charged with her murder. However, Sarah Koenig, host of Serial, believes there is something fishy about the case from the start.
Pekka Eric-Auvinen was the 18 year old student responsible for the Jokela School Shooting which occurred on November 7th 2007. The massacre would shock the country of Finland, where there had not been a single school shooting since 1989. A total of eight people would perish on this dreadful day to the hands of Auvinen; Mikko, Ari, Ville, Sameli, Son, Hanna, Principal Kalmi and Nurse Sirrka. The youngest victim was just 16 years old, while the oldest was 61. Among the deceased was a 25 five year old mother of two.