On Monday August 26th, Tom Robinson was found guilty of rape and sentenced to death. This verdict came after a long day in the Maycomb county court. Mr. Atticus Finch represented Mr. Robinson; however, the testimonies provided by Miss Mayella Ewell and Mr. Bob Ewell left the jury with this guilty verdict for Mr. Robinson. A first-hand witness for the prosecution, Mr. Bob Ewell, says he is more than relieved to see the defendant sentenced to death.
In the article “2 Men Awarded $750,000 for Wrongful Convictions in 1983 Murder” was about two half brothers who were wrongly convicted for a crime they didn’t commit. The men have been awarded with $50,000 a year, up to $750,000 for each of the men. Even though it may seem like a lot at first after attorney’s fees, the cost of living, and family members it’s not a lot. After 31 years in prison, their compensation would be more than double that amount, if they had not been in prison. The men had been convicted for the rape and murder of an 11 year old in 1983, even though there was physical evidence that either of them had been involved.
Central park five The Central park five were 4 black men and 1 man of hispanic decent. The attack they were tried for happened on April 19, 1989 it was for the assault, rape, and sodomy of Trisha Meili. Trisha Meili was in coma for 12 days and suffered severe hypothermia, severe brain damage, She lost 75-80% of her blood from the five stab wounds and gashes on her thy.
We concluded on the scene in which, Judge Palmer is going through trial and he takes the stand. We would title this scene as “The Verdict” because ultimately this is the point when Judge Palmer receives his sentence. Even though, the meaning of the movie is about a dysfunctional relationship between a father and a son, the movie is essentially based on a crime scene which, Judge Palmer is the suspect. Judge Palmer is being accused of Blackwell an ex-convict’s murder, which he had sentenced to twenty years in prison. However, Judge Palmer has no recollection of the event.
Imagine that you and a partner have been arrested for trespassing. The police separate you, and give you each two options: confess or remain silent. If you both confess, you each spend ten years in jail. If you both remain silent, you each spend three years in jail. However, if one of you confesses and the other does not, the one who confessed goes free, as a reward for helping the police, and the one who remained silent spends 20 years in jail!
The Brown and Goldman families filed a civil suit against Simpson, and on February 4, 1997, the jury found Simpson "responsible" for the deaths. The families were granted $33.5 million of Simpson’s money due to wrongful deaths. Currently, Simpson is serving 33 years in Lovelock Correctional Center prison for robbery, kidnapping, and other charges. This makes me think… Is he finally getting what he deserves OR is this just a coincidence?
Tamerlan had died during the manhunt, but his brother was still out there. After searching for hours, Dzhokhar was found in Watertown, Massachusetts inside a boat. At first Dzhorkhar was not read his miranda rights during questioning but as soon as he was read them he immediatly stopped talking. As the trial went on,April 22, he was found guilty of the bombings and was sentenced to death by lethal injection.
I am 21 and for as long as I can remember I have heard many stories about innocent people being accused of and being punished for crimes they did not commit. On Monday, March 20th of this year, I met Anthony Ray Hinton and learned about his story. Arrested on suspicion of two capital murders at age 29. He was convicted and sentenced to death despite having a reliable alibi and passing a polygraph test. It was only after repeated efforts by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) team that the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned his conviction based on his attorney’s deficient representation and he was eventually exonerated after 30 years in solitary confinement on Friday, April 3rd, 2015.
In March of 2016, a California jury found the former student, 20 year old Brock Allen Turner, guilty of three counts of sexual assault. Turner faced a maximum of 14 years in state prison. Later that March, he was sentenced to six months in county jail with probation. The judge said he feared a longer sentence would have a “severe impact” on Turner, a champion swimmer who once aspired to compete in the Olympics; this was repeatedly brought up during the trial. Brock was then let out of jail after only sentencing 3 months for good
Albert W. Florence, the petitioner in this case, was initially arrested in 1998 and charged with use of a deadly weapon and obstruction of justice (Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, Opinion, I). He pled guilty to two lesser counts and was ordered to make monthly payments to cover his fine. However, as stated in the Opinion of the Court, he did not keep up with his payments, and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2003. Florence paid the rest of his fine only days later. However, when he and his wife were pulled over in Burlington County, New Jersey, in 2005, the state trooper’s computer system still had Florence’s warrant, so he arrested and transported him to Burlington County Detention Center.
He had gotten into a fight with someone and accidentally killed them. He said that was about 6 months before had went in for the sentence he was serving. By the way he talked to us, you would’ve never guessed that he would’ve committed the crimes. He was extremely
Robert Downey Jr. is an actor that has appeared in many movies. Some of those movies are Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, Avengers, and Spider Man: Homecoming. 1996 was when it all started with Robert Downey Jr. when he was arrested for the possession of heroin and cocaine. After missing many court dates he was sentenced to three years in prison in 1999, but only ended up going for a year. In 2003 Downey was arrested many times for drugs.
He was a gang member that was constantly surrounded by trouble, causing him to get arrested many times. When he was twenty, he shot a man and was facing up to thirty-five years in prison, but luckily the ma survived, so Richard was only given a five year sentence. When Richard got out at the age of twenty five, he was determined to change his life around. He was informed about a company
The Atlanta Police Department and the FBI had formed a surveillance team. On May 22, 1981, the team was situated under the James Jackson Parkway Bridge over the Chattahooche River in northwest Atlanta. Around 2:00 a.m., the surveillance team heard a loud splash and observed an automobile driving slowly off the bridge. The vehicle was stopped, and was Wayne Williams was identified as the driver on the bridge. Two days following the incident on the bridge, the nude body of Nathaniel Cater was pulled from the Chattahoochee River, approximately 1 mile downstream from the James Jackson Parkway Bridge (Deadman, 1984).
Latia Andrade Ms spence Cp senior LA 1 February Jim Jones was a notorious cult leader. Did you know Jim Jones was known as the best cult leader of The Peoples Temples (Biography)? Jim was born May 13, 1931. He was the founder of the Peoples Temple, which became synonymous with group suicide by poison (Blanco).