The second jury’s vote was 8-4 in sentencing Jodi Arias to the Death penalty and another deadlock was announced according to Watkins. After the announced deadlock the jury told the court they would not be able to decide on a verdict. At the beginning of the trial Jodi Arias wanted to get the death penalty. Jodi Arias said “I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I’d rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it.” (Shoichet).
Her mother abandoned her and her brother Keith, her father killed himself in prison after being convicted of child molesting. Being raised by her alcoholic grandmother, and abusive grandfather, she was beaten and raped, and conceived at age thirteen after being assaulted by a stranger and subsequently giving birth. After Aileen gave birth she gave the baby up for adoption. When she was fifteen she was kicked out of her house and worked as a prostitute on a Florida highway. The first person she killed was a man named Richard Mallory; he was found in a junkyard with five more men’s bodies (College).
The mother of Lesley Ann Downs, one of the victims, swore that if Hindley was ever released, she would kill her herself. She died still interred in 2002 at the age of 60. In 1985, Brady was declared “criminally insane” and he was moved to the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He said that he never wanted to be released and he died at the age of 79 in 2017. The Trial Judge, Justice Fenton Atkinson, described them in his closing remarks as “two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity.”
Una Uddin’s life started on February 25, 1871 in Whitechapel district of London, she had big black eyes and her skin was as pale as porcelain. Daughter of Mary Ann Nichols and Arthur Uddin married for 35 years. She had a really bad childhood to say the least, she already knew her life was going to be miserable at a young age. Her father tried to spoil her but he was never home he was always on business trips away from Whitechapel.
“In Las Vegas shooting bullets rained down on helpless crowd 22,000 people” (pg.6). “In 2015 there were more than 36,000 gun related deaths” (pg.8). “In Australia, for example, had 13 mass shooting from 1979 to 1996 “(pg.8). “Wisconsin has eliminated its 48-hour waiting period to buy handguns” (pg.9). “Most of the gun violence that happens in this country is
At just 12 years old, Shanda Sharer’s life was cut short by a jealous female and her friends. The murder of Shanda Sharer occured in Madison, Indiana early in the morning on January 11, 1982. She was kidnapped, tortured and burned alive by four teenage girls. The four girls who took place in the events that occured that night are Melinda Loveless, Laurie Tackett, Hope Rippey and Toni Lawrence.
As a seven year old, she experienced sexual assault from her mother’s new boyfriend (“Biography" 2018). As word got out, her uncle heard of the news and was infuriated and killed the boyfriend (“Biography" 2018). As all of this occurred, Maya was traumatized. She thought it was her fault that he died (“Biography" 2018). She didn’t want to speak because of the tragedies that had occured.
A 25-year-old woman from Sydney was charged with murdering her father and sister and seriously injuring her mother. The parents of the woman prevented her from seeking psychiatric treatment she needed because of their Scientology beliefs. This can be related back to the novella, as people who didn’t follow the waves structure was shamed and was either removed from the party or beaten up. To be apart of scientology, you must pay $800 per hour for a so called, ‘therapy’. These expensive sessions can last a minimum of two and a half hours each.
Maria’s friend Lucy, who she met from being under the same circumstances had her troubles flying to New York. Lucy had a drug pellet that ruptured inside of her, furthermore was incompetent to get hospitalized; when they arrived to New York. No one cared for Lucy other than Maria. Lucy was un-able to fight in order to survive and perished. The drug dealers refuse to give the money to Lucy’s family.
Former delinquent takes on Government and wins Vickie Lee Roach receives her degree. August 31, 2007 The champion of prisoners ' rights had an unlikely path to High Court victory, writes Karen Kissane. VICKIE Lee Roach was taken from her mother when she was two and thinks of herself as a member of the stolen generation.
Bella 's life before the murder was far from what any little girl should have to live through. In 2012 her mom Rachelle was a 36 year old and homeless drug addict and prostitute. She went to court and tried to get out of going to prison. On the day Bond went to court she had one saving grace which she hoped would keep her out of prison, being pregnant with little baby Bella. She was hoping to go back to rehab but in fact was sent to prison.
A teenager mother from Mississippi, Sabrina Butler was first known as the only female offender on Mississippi’s death row who was convicted for child abuse and the murder of her infant son. On the eve of April 11th, 1989, Sabrina Butler arrived at the hospital after midnight with a nine-month-old Walter Dean Butler, who was unresponsive at the scene. She claimed that she have found the baby when he unexpectedly stopped breathing, and after multiple failed attempts to resuscitate her son, she rushed to the emergency room and seek helps from medical professionals who are more knowledgeable on the matter. Sadly, her child was pounced died by the doctors following their visit to the hospital. The next day, while Sabrina was asked to give her statements at the local police station, the prosecutors arrested Sabrina under the charges of capital murder.
This book is about a women named Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and a man named Ronald Cotton. In July of 1984, Jennifer Cannino who was twenty-two at the time, was raped at knifepoint in her Elon University apartment. She managed to get away and after some time, identify her attacker as Ronald Cotton. In the courts Cotton time and time again reiterated that Thompson-Cannino was mistaken in her serious accusations against him but because she was so positive that she was successful in identifying him as her attacker, police decided this was enough evidence to put Cotton behind bars. After close to eleven years in prison, Cotton was granted with the ability to take a DNA test that ended up proving his innocence.
June 16, 2010 is the year 29 year old LaNell.l Barsock was killed in Palmdale by Larene Eleanor Austin, 33 in Lancaster, CA, after a short-term romantic relationship with the victim LaNell Barsock. The two had met on craigslist but later on Barsock ended the relationship to further things with her boyfriend. Afterwards Eleanor Austin shot Barsock in the head on June 16, 2010, she foraged a letter supposedly from Barsok breaking up with her boyfriend. Austin then presented it to police in which it was used as evidence presented in the trial. Officials cleared Barsocks boyfriend and Austin fled to Belize where she was arrested January 2012 in the Central American country of Belize after she was seen on Americas most wanted.