The most convincing evidence is an old recording of a conversation between Hodel and an unknown person which Hodel states “ Supposin I did kill the Black Dahlia. They couldn’t prove it now. They can’t talk to my secretary because she is dead” (Black Dahlia). With all this evidence pertaining to Dr. George Hodel it’s easy to see why some people say he was the killer. To sum up people believed that George Hodel used his medical experience to kill and dissect her and left her for dead, then other people believed he killed more people and decompose them in his
Jonae Josephs Research Paper- A block Lizzie Borden was born on July 19 of 1860 to Andrew Jackson Borden and Sarah Anthony Borden. Lizzie’s biological mother, Sarah, died of uterine congestion and spinal disease in 1863. Following Sarah’s death, Lizzie’s father married Abby Durfee Gray, who became Lizzie and Emma Borden’s stepmother. The case of Lizzie Borden and the axe murders of father and stepmother was one of the most popular around the time that it happened and one that is still popular to this day and age. At the time of the murders, Lizzie was not convicted of the murders.
Imagine living life in fear of being hanged or burned to death on accusation of witchcraft. This was the reality for countless men and women alike, during the Witch Trials of the mid-1600s. One such person was a homeless woman named Sarah Good. Good was considered a burden to society, therefore accused of witchcraft and sentenced to be hanged. Although she was pardoned until the birth of her child, that same child perished in prison before her execution (Jobe).
In Trifles, Susan Glaspell uses the murder mystery to explore whether or not the rule of law is always the same as justice. From the beginning of the story the audience can tell that Mrs. Wright did in fact murder her husband and if this was a real life story she most likely would have been tried and convicted, even without the clues that the women found. The men found what they were really searching for, which was nothing. It was obvious that Mrs. Wright had killed her husband. There was no evidence from the encounter that showed anybody else came in the house.
The Murder of the Hollywood Starlet A young hollywood starlet was brutally murdered in 1947 with no killer identified to this day. This is real case that still puzzles investigators today. The woman in question was named Elizabeth Short, but is more widely known as the “Black Dahlia.” She was given this nickname by the press because of the sheer, black clothing she tended to wear (“The Black Dahlia Murder - Read All about it in FBI Records.”). Her body was placed in an empty lot within the area of Los Angeles, California. The Black Dahlia murder has some questionable evidence concerning the victim’s whereabouts/the crime scene, the suspects that were ruled as innocent, and the most prominent suspects, Leslie Dillon and George Hodel.
Thornton tells the story of Talma Gordon to his Canterbury Club in Pauline Hopkins’, “Talma Gordon”. The conversation to start the story is about interracial relationships. He tells the story of two sisters, Talma and Jeanette who were set to receive their father’s inheritance. There was a fire one night and their father as well as their step mother and brother were killed. Talma was accused of the murders but was found not guilty.
Ben Chester White On January 5, 1899, Ben Chester White, an African American, was born. About sixty-seven years later, on June 10, 1966, White was shot and murdered near Pretty Creek in Natchez, Mississippi. His murderers were three hate-filled gunmen that were incorporated with the Ku Klux Klan, which is a group of people who believe that whites are more superior than blacks. The reason they wanted to murder White was to give Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a motive to come to Natchez, White had no involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, until his devastating murder. Ever since he was born, White spent most of his life working for a white family, on the Carter family farm around the east of Natchez.
"Lizzie did you, did you, Lizzie?" This question is asked directly to Lizzie but is also proposed to the reader and by the reader 's interpretation, he or she decides if Lizzie Borden did, in fact, murder her father an step-mother. Throughout the play, Blood Relations, it is suggested that Lizzie did commit these violent acts, although Blood Relations is a fictional story based on facts. Therefore the author, Sharron Pollock, can implant bias and also embellish or make up facts. Although the real Lizzie Borden was acquitted of all charges, many people suspect that she did commit these murders.
An NAACP field worker, the Reverend George Lee, was shot and murdered at point blank range while driving in his car after attempting to vote in Belzoni. A few weeks later in Brookhaven, Lamar Smith was shot and murdered, ahead of the county courthouse in broad daylight and before witnesses, after casting his vote. Both were active in black voter registering ambitions. No one was detained in association with either murder. This incident wasn’t the first but it was one of the most well known as the image of the brutalized face of Emmett Till was publicised.
5-4 Case Analysis: Signature Murders Review the Signature Murders case. Prepare an analysis of the case addressing the following: Overview: Provide a brief overview of the crime(s) in question. Burglary. Luis Garcia and Willie Nichols home was going to be burglarized possibly by gangs, but the burglar decided against it Luis Garcia was murdered, He was found by his sister in law and her nephew Garcia was found laying on his back on the living room floor. He had fresh bruises and he had a cord tied around his neck he was cold and had no pulse.
Accused Again – Steven Avery Steven Avery was accused of the ruthless murder of Teresa Halbach. She was on the Avery property to take photos of Steven’s van which he wanted to sell. Over the next few hours, she was ‘apparently’ murdered and her body burned. Only a few short days after this, the unreliable Manitowoc Police Department charged Steven Avery with Halbach’s murder. After following and studying the case, I am convinced that Steven is innocent, and has been framed for Halbach’s murder.
For the past two years, thirty-year-old Freya Larson had lived vicariously through, of all people, herself. Knowing the death of her fiance, Rookie Officer Ian Larson, had prompted dynamic changes in the prosecution of repeat drug offenders in Barrington city did nothing to lessen the impact of his devastating loss. On the early evening of July 4, 2014, while pursuing an armed suspect into a condemned property at the corner of Pace and Singleton Streets, Ian and his partner, Calvin Woods, were ambushed in what was later verified to be a targeted gang shooting. Sustaining multiple wounds, Calvin 's injuries turned out to be non-life threatening, but Ian was hit in the side of the neck by a .38 caliber bullet, resulting in his death. Although paramedics quickly arrived within five-minutes of the shooting, it was too late, and he died at the scene.
A friend of mine, Twyla Johnson, of Des Moines, Iowa needs your help. Twyla 's sister was murdered in 1975. No one has ever been held accountable for this murder. The detective on the case in 1975, now retired, has told Twyla the names of the persons believed to be guilty. He went to the prosecutor 2 times, but it was said there wasn 't enough evidence to convict.
That all changed when his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death outside Nicole’s condominium. OJ Simpson was a prime suspect and controversy swirled for years about the facts and circumstances of the murder. However, in 1995, Simpson was acquitted.
For over 20 years, millions of Americans have been following the twisted and unsolved murder of six-year old beauty contestant JonBenet Ramsey. Christmas of 1996 brought terror to Boulder, Colorado as the world watched the crime scene unfold as Little Miss Colorado was found strangled in the basement of her family’s home. Pieces from the brutal murder such as a lengthy ransom note are unheard of, leaving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shocked. Two decades later, the case remains a mystery due to police mishap, mishandled evidence, and an abundance of conspiracy theories. Suspicions have ranged from her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, to the outrageous, Santa Claus.