Evidence shows that Simmons also bludgeoned and shot his visiting son. Simmons then proceeded to strangle his three year old granddaughter and later evidence shows that the three bodies were found in a pit dug by the other children. Later that same day the school bus dropped off the remaining Simmons kids at the house for Christmas break. Evidence proves that the remaining children were murdered individually either by strangulation/ and or drowning in a rain barrel, their bodies were found in the same place the other three were found in…. The bottom of the pit that was dug for the outhouse.
Milam, his half-brother, kidnapped Emmett Till from his home. The fourteen-year-old was beaten, maimed, and shot him in the head before drowning his body in the nearby river. It was three days before Till’s body was discovered in the river. When his mother Mamie received his body back in Chicago, she decided to have an open casket. The reasoning for the open casket being so the world can see just how cruel racism is.
Most of Memphis thought the boys were guilty and did nt want to hear anything else. Damien actually did have a son at the end of this trial. Damien’s girlfriend was interviewed and she was worried that Damien would never get to see his son. The day of the verdict finally came to Damien and Jason’s trial. The jury found Jason guilty and gave him a life sentence with 10 years for two of the boys.
He was responsible for ten murders in Wichita, Kansas, between 1974 and 1991. His MO involved strangling his victims and then taking souvenirs from the scene of the crime. Several months after his first murders, he left a note in a library book, in which he took responsibility for what he had done. He did not reveal his identity, and warned authorities that he would kill again. After his next killings, he sent a letter to the local media, claiming responsibility for his victims.
Ted Bundy committed his first murder in 1974. He killed over 100 women, and those bodies are still not found today. He made it well known that he did love to kill, and his parents were in shock and had no idea that he was capable of this. Ted was imprisoned twice, and escaped both times. The first time, he escaped in Utah Prison by crawling out a small in his jail cell.
The jury found him guilty on ten counts of manslaughter and agreed that he acted under extreme emotional disturbance. He received a sentence of 83 to 250 years in prison. There was one sole survivor of this mass shooting; a 13 month old baby girl called Christina Rivera. The policewomen, Joanna Jaffe, who found her kept in contact with Christina. When Christina’s grandmother died
He pleaded insanity, but they saw that he knew of wrong doing and they convicted him 15 costive life sentences. Jeffery adjusted to prison life easily, but he wasn’t aloud to be with other prisoners. He later convicted the officer to let him join the other prisoners. He got a job with two other prisoners. They're names where Jesse Anderson, a white supremacist and a convicted murderer.
We have your honor we find the defendant guilty of First Degree Murder. Mr. Montresor I hope you had a wonderful life because as of now you will be spending life in jail without parole. There is no one else but to blame expect you. All rise for the honorary Judge Briskey. “ Judge Briskey leaves the room.” Mr. Montresor would go to live the next ten years in Verona Maximum Security Prison before dying of aids he got from a blood transfusion after an inmate cut his arm with a shank.
Once he figured out that the fair was right next to his building, he turns his place into a “hotel” for people from the fair to stay in. Holmes kills a lot of people during the time of the fair and eventually people start to find out. He eventually leaves Chicago and hides until he is arrested for one of the crimes he did in Philadelphia. A detective investigates Holmes past, and finds out about all the people he had killed. I think Erik Larson set out to show the powerful legacy of both men in the book, Burnham and Holmes.
“Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home : Racial Violence in Florida” by Tameka Bradley Hobbs discusses the great lengths of horror that took place in the state of Florida. From the beginning Hobbs starts with the emotional story of Bernice Golden who discovered the body of her son hung in her mother's yard and was not convinced that her son had committed suicide as the law enforcement had suggested. This scene brought back memories of situations in the past in which a black man was hung by his white counterpart. These acts of lynching were common throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries with almost 5,000 African Americans losing their lives in these acts of racial terrorism. Hobbs states that while some methods of upholding the idea of white supremacy were on a downward trend the legal aspects or “legal lynchings” were increasing.
20 Apr. 2017. or “Booker T. Washington Delivers the 1895 Atlanta Compromise Speech.” HISTORY MATTERS - The U.S. Survey Course on the Web, historymatters.gmu.edu/d/39/. Accessed 25 Apr. 2017. Booker T Washington- Bailey, Ellen and Amy Witherbee.
Five years after the inhumane execution of the Clutter family, the callous perpetrators, Perry Smith and Richard Hitchcock were executed for the heinous crime. Due to their many appeals, Hitchcock and Smith managed to defer their ultimately inevitable demise for several years. The appeals were filed on the behalf of Hitchcock, claiming that the trial was biased, as well as the jury and the judge. Each appeal led to the same conclusion, that the trail was unbiased. On April 14, 1965, Both Perpetrators were executed by hanging.
O.J Simpson should have been claimed guilty instead of not guilty. Was O.J Simpson charged not guilty because of his race or maybe because of his fame? Even a decade after the verdict, an NBC News poll found those divisions remained. O.J Simpson went on trial for the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman 22 years ago. The heavy coverage started even before the trial began.
Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that. Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
On February 26th, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was senselessly shot and killed on his way home from the local 7/11. Despite the massive media coverage this tragedy attracted, more than two years later similar events continued to happen, and unfortunately, it appears as if nothing has changed. Recently, young Michael Brown was shot (over six times) by a white police officer—who was eventually acquitted from his horrifying murder— nevertheless, his dead body would then lay on the street, uncovered, for hours to come. The graphic remains of his corpse were there to be viewed by his entire community (including his grief-stricken family). Brown 's death would soon act as a catalyst for a movement more powerful than any other.