Kam'ron Baker 12/15/14 Assassination Report The Life of An Outlaw Literature Composition After the civil war many said the days of the Wild West were over, that the days of the American frontier were at an end. One man however, set out to prove the many wrong and with his band of outlaws he planned to make his mark on the world, but only upon death was he truly alive – both in legend and through all time. His name was Jesse James, though he was called a great many things-A rebel, a visionary, a martyr… a murderer, though all knew him as notorious. Now we shall discuss the life, and death of
In the case of Commonwealth v. John E. DuPont (1996), the defendant John DuPont was convicted in February 1997 of guilty, but mentally ill, with a verdict of third-degree murder. DuPont and his defense team had tried repeatedly to persuade the jury that he was legally insane. The definition of legally insane includes that the defendant did not know the nature of the act he or she committed or did not know it to be wrong. After weeks of testimony the jury determined that DuPont was mentally ill, but was legally sane. Meaning the jury felt that beyond a reasonable doubt the DuPont was guilty of murder, although mentally ill, at the commission of the crime.
Empirical evidence confirms that plea bargaining often causes wrongful convictions. In cases where people were wrongfully sentenced to death, roughly fifty percent hinged on false testimony obtained by informants--criminals that are given concessions if they release information to police following involvement in a crime, specifically murder, robbery, or drugs (The Economist 20). This process evades justice and results in more harm than good. Abolition of plea bargaining is the only way to rid the system of the injustices that plea bargaining
Jeffrey Dahmer was a famous murderer from 1978 until 1991. During the time he was free he killed seventeen men by meeting them at gay bars, bus stops, and other places, promising them sex or money if they followed him home. Upon arriving to his house Jeffrey would give them drugs that were laced with alcohol before suffocating them to death. He would take pictures of the men after he killed them and proceeded to have sexual intercourse with their dead bodies. Dahmer went so far with these killings that he kept some parts of the bodies as souvenirs such as, their genitals, tongues, and skulls.
In the case of Vinnie Gerecke, a sixteen-year-old teen, Mathview Baldonado who was charge with the murder of Gerecke with five other teens who went on a crime spree. The victim’s family is charging the parents of the young teen for being responsible for the murder. Baldonado is sentence five years in jail but victim’s family think the offendants parents should be accountable as well due to bad parenting. In another case, Loretta Villalobos was charge for negligence allowed her son to murder his twelve-year-old friend. The prosecution knew her son was violent, but Villalobos allowed her son to go out unsupervised with a friend.
Another man named Barney K Riggs goes by the name of “ Hero of the Gates Riot “. He was sentenced for life for killing a man who was associated with his wife, then while serving his time he saved a supertient gates from a gate riot. A women named Pearl Hart but “ Bandit Queen “ was her nickname. Pearl and Joe Boot robbed the globe to florence stagecoach. Pearl had been sentenced to fives years but only had served two.
Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X. He made a dramatic change not only in American history but in African American rights. From the beginning of Malcolm X’s life he saw the injustices in the country of America, he was only a kid innocent to the world around him. His father was supposedly killed in a car accident, but Malcolm and his family believe that he was murdered by the Black Legion, which was a group of white racist. Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money.
In this case Mr Austin did indeed plead guilty to aggravated assault causing harm. The result of this plea was a slightly reduced sentence. 3. The judge cites his reason for sentencing as a deterrent to both the accused and the rest of society. That is to say that the judge hopes the severity of the sentence will deter Mr Austin from offending again and serve as an example of the possible punishments for a crime of this severity to the rest of the public.
The Milwaukee Cannibal was sentenced to 15 terms in prison for the murder of 17 men and boys in 1992, which adds up to approximately 957 years in jail. Dahmer was “...charged with four counts of first-degree intentional homicide…” after a victim escaped, and reported Dahmer to the police. The Milwaukee police found a tub full of acid, human remains, and gruesome photographs of Dahmer’s murders. After years of molesting, drugging, cannibalism, and performing necrophilia, Dahmer was killed in jail by another inmate in 1994 (Maranzani). Not all serial killers are men; Myra Hindley is an example of a female serial killer, also known as "The Moors Murderer" and "The Most Evil Woman in Britain" (The Most Famous Female Serial Killers).
For instance, Jemma Beale, a 25-year-old who was jailed for false sexual assault and rape claims had a list of fifteen victims among them Mahad Cassim who had already served two years in jail. Another victim of Jemma had fled the country after his reputation was ruined following the accusations. What experience do you have in connection with this