That was proven, but that does not prove how Caylee died or who put Caylee in that trunk of the car. In order to charge someone with murder, you need to know how they killed a person, or at least be able to answer who, what, when, where why and how. None of those questions were answered. They were not able to prove how Caylee died and that was a big factor! The prosecution failed miserably.
At first they found a key piece of evidence on a body: A fingerprint. However this fingerprint wasn’t as useful as it would be today because of the fingerprinting systems in 1984. The only way they could link a suspect to a crime is after he had been identified, but the killer had not been yet. So if they wanted to match the fingerprint to something they’d have to go through 6 million fingerprints on file. The second piece of physical evidence that the police found was bullet casings at different crime scenes.
This practice is extremely unreliable and is already banned from use in Europe. More specifically, I think the practice of telling suspects that they have failed the polygraph test in order for them to confess to crimes that they may or may not have even committed should be banned. Many innocent people go on to confess to someone else’s crimes because they believe that the polygraph is infallible. By telling them that they failed the test even when they haven’t, it results in many innocent people being convicted of
In the case U.S. v. Guerrero (2007), voluntary consent is put to the test. The textbook writes that suspicion caused two deputies to question Mr. Guerrero and Mr. Torres travel plans. Upon questioning Mr. Guerrero and his uncle, Deputy Rhodd found their stories suspicious. The Deputy then observed Guerrero’s behavior shift from defensive to polite and cooperative. Besides his behavior, the officer noticed the car key was on a single key ring and there was paraphernalia in the gears shift of the vehicle.
Conspiracies began taking shape as soon as the trials started, most were presented with a lack of definite proof. A careful look at the facts known about King’s assassination would lead one to know that Martin Luther King’s assassination was not a conspiracy, it was the work of the criminal James Earl Ray. Although in the end, some may believe that James Earl Ray is innocent or that one of the conspiracies are true, this overlooks the hard facts brought up in the investigations. The lack of definitive proof or witnesses and the changing statements of the people involved leads to an unsure conclusion. The various conspiracies may hold some relevance, however, each conspiracy shows weak points that removes it from the list of plausible theories.
Innocence is is a lack of guilt, with respect to any kind of crime, or wrongdoing. In a legal context, innocence refers to the lack of legal guilt of an individual, with respect to a crime. Being convicted of a crime and found not guilty later on can frustrate the convict and the convict’s family as the time spent behind bars, is time they will never get back. James Richardson was convicted and charged for murder and rape in Cross Lanes, West Virginia on May 18, 1989. First, Richardson noticed the neighbor’s house burning.
He committed manslaughter which was proven by the messages on the phone and apparently other evidence that has been found. None of the news reports however, have not stated what the exactly additional evidence found, to prove Burkes guilt, were. If they found the murder weapon with John Burkes fingerprints on them or gun residue on Burke, as well as his clothing he was wearing while committing the crime had blood stains on them. All this evidence would certainly prove that Burke
She “saw, but, of course, dared not call attention to the act, in the presence of the third personage who stood at her elbow,” (Poe 93-94.) Then, the Minister fooled the police, who could not find the letter because he placed it in an obvious spot they would overlook, for “had the letter been deposited within the range of their search, these fellows would, beyond a question, have found it,” (Poe 99.) Nevertheless, all this deception did not pass by Dupin, so he fooled the Minister into the most impressive trick yet, and took the letter right out from under his nose. Slyness abounds and creates the confusing case Dupin solves easily. Similarly, Dupin uses logic to outwit the Minister, who uses the same reasoning to try to make the purloined letter undetectable so he could continue profiting from his crime.
Tony’s story, told by Jon Ronson, it’s quite unfortunate as well as opening. Tony who pleaded insanity for a crime he committed in his younger years led him to be placed in a mental institution and serve 12 years before being release. His problem was not being credible enough to be label as someone who needed mental health and supervision, yet of someone who faked it so well that he was being held because he was a psychopath. The narrator, Jon, explained that there’s certain characteristics a person must possess in order to be label in such way. Tony for the mental institution was a prime example.
The evidence may not fit the accusation, but they do not fundamentally change the belief in their guilt. To ensure that instances of excessive use of force are either discredited or framed within the “one bad apple” theory, the authorities fabricated a story to the press and labeled the boys as the “rotten” individuals who conspired with a sixth person (Beckett and
Jay had several inconsistencies, some are major, and some, perhaps minor. The ones that stands out the most are appalling, such as the fact that he openingly stated to police and jury that he will lie avoiding criminal punishment. In one occasion with the police, he said Adnan “knows I sold drugs… he could get me locked up for that.” In further interviews, there are times when he would say Adnan asked him one day ago, same day, and even four to five days ago to help assist him in such murder. When asked where Adnan killed Hae, there were several different responses, including Best Buy, Woodlawn Public Library, and Patapsco State Park, which haven’t been brought up since. Time buried in Leakin Park: 7 pm in first interviews and trial testimony, and midnight in a recent interview.
If it were true that Tommy failed the test, it would not mean he had a hand in the crime; his failure could be attributed to the 40% error rate of polygraphs (Dowler, n.d.). On the other hand, if Ward did not fail the test, then the police lied to him in an attempt to get him to confess. What makes the use of the polygraph significant to Ward and Fontenot 's innocence is the role it played in the investigation. There are two options: either Ward truly failed the test, or the police lied to him to elicit a confession. Either way, there is no strong evidence that proves, or even indicates that Ward had anything to do with Denice Haraway.
While there are multiple pieces of evidence which try to portray Steven as guilty, there are countless more pieces that prove him innocent. After knowing about the mysterious blood found is Halbach’s car and the undeniable fact that Andrew Colbourn knew about the site of the victim’s vehicle before it was found by the search party. Subsequently, the very unreliable James Lenk found they keys and the reality that Steven was the only suspect investigated. This evidence should be raising some questions in your mind; ‘How can an innocent man be punished for a crime he so undoubtedly didn’t
The police think you did it. That’s what happens to Adnan Syed. Adnan was convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee 6 weeks after she went missing. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee went missing, and on February 9, 1999, her body was found in Leakin Park in Baltimore. Adnan Syed is guilty of killing Hae Min Lee, but there isn’t enough evidence to convict him of murder.
Haskel’s testimony conflicted with the theory of the defense that the car odor and fluid stains in the trunk might have come from household garbage. Haskel testified that the empty pizza box, empty soda cans and other refuse in the trash bag would not have attracted the flies. Also, a land surveyor showed jurors a 3-D animation of the topography where Caylee’s remains were