Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to have a serial killer on the loose? The Zodiac is a serial killer that terrorized all of California, and he claimed to have taken the lives of many innocent civilians through the letters he sent. While his identity remains unsolved to this day, investigators have many theories as to who it might have been. Although plenty of people believe the identity of the Zodiac Killer is Arthur Leigh Allen, others are convinced it is a few lesser-known suspects. Even though the Zodiac’s identity is still uncertain to this day there are some truths that investigators have confirmed.
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.
John Wayne Gacy is a cruel serial killer. Looking at the murders of Gacy is enough to keep a fearless man awake at night. Gacy was a murderer in the making. “Gacy was born March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois to an alcoholic, often abusive World War I Veteran and a homemaker.” Gacy’s cruel murders stemmed from, not only pure evil, but also from his childhood. Gacy was often beat with a razor strop for anything that was seen as wrong in his father’s eyes.
Think about how often people get arrested and how often trials are held every year, let alone everyday. Oftentimes, innocent people are accused and charged for a crime that wasn’t there fault. This was the case for Adnan Syed, an innocent guy who was put in jail for a murder case. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee was murdered at the age of 17. The evidence for this case was very unexplainable, but of course, the state went after Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan who really had nothing to do with the murder.
It was created by Lyndon B, Johnson, and people believe he created it to cover up his crime, and other scandals he was involved in. Over the past fifty two years, many conspiracies have been made, and this specific one can be proved to be
Zodiac killer Name Institutional affiliation The Zodiac killer is one of the most infamous killers in American history. He murdered at least five people between the 1960s and 1970’s. His victims were often couples who were in secluded places around San Francisco. He received widespread media attention due to his habits of taunting the police and newspapers with coded messages. He signed his letters with his symbol, which was a circle with a plus sign over it.
This small portion of a letter was written by the infamous Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper is one of the world’s most famous serial killers who has still yet to be unmasked. Since the Ripper’s reign of terror, many people have devoted themselves to discovering who was Jack the Ripper. They call themselves Ripperologists. And yes, it’s a legitimate thing.
Digital Millennium, 20 Nov. 2013.) There are thousands of books, websites and articles discussing the assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald’s involvement. Because of the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald during his jail transfer, he was not able to receive the defense he deserved. The assassinations of John K. Kenney and Lee Harvey Oswald are two of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the history of the
Charles Manson is one of the most notorious criminals in modern American history. Although he did not personally kill anyone, he masterminded the homicides of seven prominent public figures. Although, some reports have reported that there were even more murders;however, there isn’t enough evidence to substantiate it just no other evidence. Some categorize him as criminally insane, but instead of the death penalty the american taxpayers have paid just over two million dollars to house and feed this cold blooded killer. Charles Manson was born Charles Miles Maddox in Cincinnati,Ohio on November 12, 1934 to a young woman named Kathleen Maddox.
Interrogation Assignment This documentary showcases a number of police interrogations that are problematic. The one that I believe is the most egregious is the interrogation of twelve year old Thomas Cogdell in the murder of his little sister, Kaylee. His entire interrogation was one big violation of his constitutional rights, not to mention it verged on psychological torture. The first of Cogdell’s constitutional rights to be violated was his 6th Amendment right to counsel. Although he was not yet placed under arrest, he was being interrogated in a police station and being asked incriminating questions.
The state crime laboratory reported that, using the FBI DNA database, it had linked a hair to Gregory Allen, a convicted felon who bore a striking resemblance to Avery. Allen was then serving a 60-year prison term for a sexual assault in Green Bay that occurred after the attack on Beernsten. On September 11, 2003, a request brought by the Manitowoc District Attorney’s Office and the Wisconsin Innocence Project to dismiss the charges was granted and Avery was released. In 2005, with support from Beernsten and Avery, the Wisconsin Department of Justice implemented a model eyewitness identification procedure. Unfortunately for Avery, that wasn’t going to be his only bad encounter with justice.
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.
In season one episode six of the Serial podcast titled “The Case Against Adnan Syed”, there are many inconsistencies and false memories as the story is unfolding through the interviews made by the police and Koenig. During interviews, the majority of the answers received from witnesses did not add up or make sense. Also, individuals involved with the case claim they either did not recall what transpired or said something completely different from their previous statement. The above statement proves that the human memory is imperfect and cannot be reliable. Due to the inconsistency of the brain an innocent individual can be imprisoned for a crime, he or she never committed.
According to the corners report there were many different lacerations and including the dilation of her anal cavity; it was concluded they had been done much later after her death occurred. Now concerning the hundreds of people that came forward to admit they had been the ones to commit the crime of killing “the black dahlia”, there were a few that had stood out as possible suspects. But the only one that was arrested was a young man by the name Red Manley; he was a 26-year-old married man who was very intensely investigated even was showed off in front of the media while he was in handcuffs at that time. Later on he was cleared of all suspicion of the murder due to passing numerous amounts of lie detector tests, but there are some theories
The legal issue as discussed above is related to whether there is enough physical evidence to say that Scott Peterson is the murderer. His behavior, the fact that he had an affair with Amber Fray shortly before his wife 's disappearance that he continued to do so after her disappearance, and that he lied multiple times, and his going to the Berkley Marina on the day of his wife 's disappearance while the bodies of the victims were found not too far from that location, make him a very likely suspect. He also had a life insurance of 250 000$ put under Laci 's name (Dockterman, 1), and showed a behavior that would suggest him leaving the country before being tried also adds to this belief. However, there is still not direct evidence of him committing the murder so there is an issue as to accusing someone of murder and sentencing him to death with this kind of evidence, is it enough and would this be just? Moreover, the state of California considers an 8 weeks old or older fetus as a victim.