The Routier’s lived a lavish lifestyle for a while, until things with Darin’s business faltered and brought along financial problems, I guess you could say this would lead people to do some idiotic things like stage a robbery or break in right? Not ideally but “Darin Routier has admitted to trying to arrange an insurance scam, which included someone breaking into their home. He has admitted that he had begun the initial steps to arrange a break-in, but that it was to be done when no one was at home.” And let’s keep in mind that this admission was never presented in the presence of a jury. The jury also never saw detailed pictures of Darlie’s wounds they just know that the necklace she was wearing saved her life (LeTrent, 2015, 1). This gave the prosecutors something to run with, so they took that and persuaded the jury that Darlie caused self-inflicting wounds to herself, and killed her children causing the jury to find her guilty because they were not providing full and thorough evidence. Darlie Routier had no motive to kill her children and cause self-inflicting wounds to herself the way the prosecutors persuaded, but Darin on the other hand had $250, 00 of motive (LeTrent, 2015, 1). This provides sufficient suspicions towards Darin, because he admitted to planning an insurance scam, but of course this was not provided in court due to this pre-arrangement Darin had with the
Relationships, lies, murder, conviction. These are all aspects that come into play when talking about the January 13th, 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee. Adnan Syed, Hae’s 17-year-old ex-boyfriend was convicted of her murder in 2000. The problem with this is that the only evidence the state had to convict Adnan was the stories told by others, specifically someone named Jay who was with Adnan for some of the day Hae went missing and had possession of Adnan’s car and cell phone. He claims Adnan made him come pick him up after the murder was committed and assist him in burying Hae’s body. This story alone ultimately convicted Adnan. No physical evidence was ever found. Reporter Sarah Koenig realized the patchy story of this case
Mary Maloney is a very loving and devoted house wife and mother-to-be. Though her dream of having the perfect American family was destroyed by the bewildering news of Patrick choosing another women over Mary and their child. Innocent is all Mary Maloney is, due to her indistinct state of mind caused by her heinous husband’s decision to desert her and her child while she is unable to control her emotions due to her being pregnant. Mary is not guilty of murder instead innocent due to diminished capacity.
Queenie Valupides is a young lady that is a suspect in the killing of her husband. Queenie Valupides is guilty for murdering her husband because of the fact that she was home alone for ten minutes, they have had a fight just a few hours ago, and there is a pan cooking on the stove and nobody has been at the house for a few hours. There is no evidence to a person being in the house while she was away. Although mr. Volupides dead body gave evidence that he had been drunk. The police can look at the fact that she had been at the house before her friends.
I think it would be difficult for the prosecution to form an argument off of my points. The prosecution admitted that they don’t argue that Ms. Stephens is a victim of abuse, but rather is not suffering from battered woman syndrome. Once I use all of my witnesses and explain how Ms. Stephens is a clear case of battered woman syndrome, I think they will have a difficult time arguing that considering she clearly has every sign and symptom. The only argument I think they can use would be that because Mr. Stephens went to take a nap, Ms. Stephens could have just called the police and not shot him herself. I think members of the jury may also agree with this purely on the basis that those who aren’t victims of abuse can easily have the mindset that
In Arthur Miller's’ The Crucible, jealousy and mistrust are the most dominant emotions Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor shares for one another. Their jealousy and mistrust are rooted in their desire for John Proctor's love, which inevitably leads to the compromise of their Puritan morals of their society. At the beginning of the play, Betty Parris confirms Abigail Williams true motivation to kill Elizabeth Proctor. “You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor” (Miller 19). Abigail’s eagerness to kill Goody Proctor has displayed the depth of her desire for Proctor. She is willing to go to greater extents, such as murder to get rid of Goody Proctor and have John all to herself. This is the hidden
Crime against a Person: In the court case, United States V. Wanoskia, the defendant was convicted by a jury of 2nd degree murder towards his wife, Linda Martinez. The defendant was a Native American. The crime occurred on April 8, 1984, where the defendant’s wife was shot in the head and
One criminal case that I found very intriguing was the Casey Anthony case. For those that do not about this case it involved Casey Anthony and her daughter Caylee Marie Anthony and it was about the death of Casey’s two year old daughter. This whole case was something never seen before. It was crazy how it started out and how it ended. This case is one that to this day won't ever be forgotten especially the whole outcome of it. With all that being said let us take a deeper look at the case and see if the evidence used was enough to get a conviction.
On October 1, 2003, Dawna Cantrell was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband and two counts of tampering with evidence. Ms. Cantrell’s competency was questioned after evaluation by the defense expert, Dr. Eric Westfried. After subsequent evaluation by the state’s expert, Dr. Edward Siegel, both experts found that Ms. Cantrell had a “persecutory delusional disorder” and that her mental illness precluded her from assisting her attorney in her defense. The trial court found her incompetent to stand trial and ordered a dangerousness evaluation. Dr. Siegel conducted another evaluation, after Ms. Cantrell had been treated with antidepressant medication, and opined that she was not dangerous and could probably assist her attorney during
Gerard Baden-Clay appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with murder about two months after reporting his wife, Allison Baden-Clay missing on April 20, 2012. His conviction was downgraded in December 2015 to manslaughter on the point that the jury’s decision could not be supported by the evidence presented at trial. Although manslaughter itself is a serious charge and the sentence of imprisonment is an extremely serious penalty, there are many public backlash and disturbance as a result of this.
1. Statute: The State Statute under section §321.5 reads “any individual who maliciously and willfully burns the dwelling home of another person is punished by a period of incarceration, which does not exceed five years in imprisonment and/or a fine not exceeding $5,000 (Goodrich, 2003, p. 94).
In September of 1986, Angelique Lyn Lavallee shot and killed her abusive husband Kevin Rust. The shooting took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba around the time of 1 am after the two had held a rowdy party in their home. Near the end of the night Rust had tried to break up an argument between Lavallee and his sister Wendy. Following this altercation, Lavallee and Rust went upstairs to the second floor where she fired two shots, the second being the fatal shot to the back of his head. After police had arrived to the scene, Lavallee was arrested and taken to the station where officers informed her that Rust had died and she would be charged with murder. “Lavallee was arraigned in Winnipeg on 8 April 1987, where she entered a plea of not guilty” (Sheehy,
BOOM! To the front of the head. In a blink of an eye, she was gone. Betty Williams was a young Christian girl, but she also liked getting people’s attention by doing crazy things. Betty was well known for being in different plays. Betty talked to a lot of different guys throughout high school, but that did not get her anywhere. She had the biggest crush on the high school quarterback Mack Herring. Betty was well known around the school as a “Slut”. Betty was not happy with her life, so she was constantly asking her friends to kill her, but her friends always thought she was messing around. Then she asked Mack, and he had agreed to take her out of her misery. After she was killed, her parents had begun to wonder where Betty went. The police
The judge declares the “Murder in the first degree—premeditated homicide—is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts. One man is dead. The life of another is at stake. If there is a reasonable doubt in your minds as to the guilt of the accused … then you must declare him not guilty. If, however, there is no reasonable doubt, then he must be found guilty. Whichever way you decide, the verdict must be unanimous. I urge you to deliberate honestly and thoughtfully. You are faced with a grave responsibility. Thank you, gentlemen” (Judges Voice). The jury enters the jury room and twelve men shuffle in. This play sets up a murder mystery that keeps the audience on their feet and looking for answers.