In the eyes of the law, justice was initially served in the Ariel Castro kidnapping trial because he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole (Glatt 316). However, Castro received better treatment than his victims, and committed suicide one month after his sentence, so the sliver of justice that was originally served, was now an injustice to his captives. Ariel Castro was abused early in his life and felt abandoned when his mother moved to the United States and left him with his grandmother. After four years, Castro’s mother finally moved him to the Pennsylvania, but later relocated to Cleveland. He led a normal teenage life (Glatt 7-10).
When Natalie Taylor was five months pregnant with her first child, her husband died in an event that would change her life forever. Being a parent can be challenging enough, but being a single, widowed parent can be unbearable. “I’ll never see the world as I once saw it,” Taylor utters (Page 70). Taylor published this book four years after the death of her beloved husband. When the reader reaches the last page of this book, her purpose is revealed.
Repressed Memories is a new concept that shocked me because I never know about this phenomenon. In USA, this memories long-time buried in unconsciousness made many people in prison related to childhood sexual abuse reported in the article written by Elizabeth F.Loftus (Loftus, 1993). In the article, she mentioned about many cases of repressed memories. For example, a murdered case in California, Susan kay Nason was killed by George Franklin, Sr. Eileen, his 8-year-old daughter witnessed the fact. It took her more than 20 years to remember the story.
Through this, Corrie learned that several of her family members had been released, but then she got this message from her sister: “Betsie ten Boom in cell 314 says to tell her sister God is good.” Corrie still did not know anything about her father till two and a half weeks later, when she got a letter from her sister Nollie. The news was sad. Casper ten Boom had only been in prison for ten days when he went to meet the Lord. Corrie comforted herself by the fact that he had died for something he believed in. She remembered his words: “If it is good enough for God’s chosen people to suffer, then it is good enough for me to suffer with
This essay discusses the Terri Schiavo 's case during the time period between 1990 and 2005.After Ms. Schiavo suffers cardiac arrest, lack of oxygen leads her brain to damage. As a result of this damage, she had to be given a PEG tube to continue her life in the vegetative state. Her husband is appointed as guardian by the court, and Terri 's family do not reject that. Michael Schiavo-her husband- receives about $300,000 and about $750,000 for Ms. Schiavo’s medical care.After three years, he demands the PEG to be removed.However, Terri’s parents don’t want their daughter to be left for dead, hence the court trials, that lasted until 1985-Terri’s death, start. I think Ms. Schiavo’s PEG tube should have been removed earlier.
As an innocent six-year-old, JonBenet would lose her life and no one could ever have imagined that twenty years later it would still be a mystery. John and Patsy Ramsey were suspected of being responsible for their daughter’s death soon after the body was found. Also questioned regarding the murder included the housekeeper and people that John Ramsey worked with. Ten years later, John Mark Karr confessed to the murder of JonBenet, but was soon released when he could not be connected to any evidence (Barron). Others suspect that the murderer was someone who might have known the Ramsey’s, or a disgruntled employee who may have been waiting unknowingly inside the house.
I believe that Aileen Carol Wuornos killed for several reasons and that her traumatic childhood only influenced her urges. Wuornos’ childhood was extremely tough and hard on her. Her father was incarcerated for rape and her mother abandoned her at 6 months. She was then forced to live with her abusive grandfather. While living there she claims to have been raped (not by her grandparents) and became pregnant.
Although the game may have been over, the hardest day of my life was just starting. Afterwards, my mom and I were waiting for my dad to stop talking because he just never stops. My mom started screaming about her excruciating pains, and we, as a family, rushed her to the hospital. The next 12 hours were a living hell. The doctor walked
Can you cause insanity by depriving someone of socialization? In the story, “A Rose for Emily,” it seems to hold true. Emily grew up under a controlling father that did not let her associate with the townspeople. Later in life, after her father died, you began to see her insanity creeping out. She denied that her father died for three days until she finally allowed someone to come in to take his body away for a quick funeral.
On the same day The Salem Witch Trials were officially over.Over the past year 100-200 people in the Salem region were thrown in prison for witchcraft. Twenty four people died and fifty five people falsely admitted to being witches. The trials were not over when the accused witches were released from prison.The aftermath of the trials plays a role in today 's society by showing us there is more to learn to prevent things like this from happening in the future.The aftermath of the trials also brought closure to
These bruise marks that were found on Walter were believed to be fatal. In addition, they also condemned her for providing false accounts on the events that took place prior to the incident. She was held responsible for the death of Walter, and despite the fact that Sabrina was only a teenager at the time; the judge and the court sentenced her to sustain lethal injection. Sabrina Butler did not testify at the trail. With the aids from her mother and a volunteer lawyer, Sabrina prepared an appeal with the Supreme Court of Mississippi on several bases two years later.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book written by Rebecca Skloot. Chapter 1 begins shortly after Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah, and her son, Joe, were born. After those two were born, she then began to experience vaginal bleeding at the wrong time of the month. Feeling like something was wrong, Henrietta rushed to the doctor. She only went to see the doctor “If she felt she had no other choice”.
A girl that would grow up to be a social worker, set the bar for saving children from abusive homes, and have an orphanage named in her honor. The girl had been seven when Marlen took her, and named Lucy Donovan at that point. Her father had beat her and her mother into near death condition multiple times then refused to let them go to a hospital and drank himself into dept
Susan Williams wants to raise awareness about Dementia Lewy Bodies (DLB), a brain disease that claimed the life of Robin Williams. In an interview People, Nov. 5, 2015, Susan said that no one knew Robin had DLB until after the autopsy confirmed their findings. Although his death was a traumatic experience for Susan, her pain, and sense of loss came when she was forced into a legal battle over Robin’s estate. In two and a half weeks after Robin passed away, the trustees entered the house and started taking things away. Susan said that they wanted to take everything from the home and then she could come and claim things that were hers, if she could prove it.
Her mother was legally blind and a schizophrenic, which qualifies their family for welfare to only pay for her parents’ drug ritual. Throughout, the years of drugs the girls are brought around other users and Liz receives abuse from Ron while her mother is gone to the liquor store one night. Her mother also eventually breaks the news to Liz that she has HIV. The drugs drive a wedge in between her parents which leads them to separation. This seems to really affect Liz along with the new diagnosis of her mom.