A teenager mother from Mississippi, Sabrina Butler was first known as the only female offender on Mississippi’s death row who was convicted for child abuse and the murder of her infant son. On the eve of April 11th, 1989, Sabrina Butler arrived at the hospital after midnight with a nine-month-old Walter Dean Butler, who was unresponsive at the scene. She claimed that she have found the baby when he unexpectedly stopped breathing, and after multiple failed attempts to resuscitate her son, she rushed to the emergency room and seek helps from medical professionals who are more knowledgeable on the matter. Sadly, her child was pounced died by the doctors following their visit to the hospital. The next day, while Sabrina was asked to give her statements at the local police station, the prosecutors arrested Sabrina under the charges of capital murder.
Sunday, an Avondale, Arizona mother confessed to the drowning murder of her two year-old twin sons. The 22 year-old Mireya Alejandra Lopez, admitted to trying to drown a third child before a relative stopped her. Family members removed the third child and the unresponsive babies from the bathtub and called 911. Around noon authorities found the toddlers barely alive. About an hour later, local hospitals pronounced the boys dead.
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.
Adnan Syed Innocent or Guilty? If asked 12 weeks ago, it would have been so simple, but now a question that once seemed straight forward, is so complex. Sarah Koenig reports on the mystery, that all started on January 13, 1999, when an 18-year-old girl by the name of Hae Min Lee went missing. One month later, on February 9th, her body was found in Leakin Park, in Baltimore, Maryland. After an extensive autopsy, it was found that Hae was strangled to her death.
Ray Lewis makes over $4 million a year. Priscilla Lollar, one of the victim’s mother wants answers and justice. Lewis pleaded guilty for obstruction of justice, a misdemeanor. Lewis received one year of probation and a $250,000 fine by the NFL. He was charged with two counts of murder but he struck a deal with prosecutors in exchange for his testimony against two of his companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting who were acquitted.
After Beckwith 's second trial, Myrlie Evers moved with her children to California, where she earned a degree from Pomona College and was later named to the Los Angeles Commission of Public Works. Convinced that her husband 's killer had not been brought to justice, she continued to search for new evidence in the case. December 1990, Beckwith was again indicted for the murder of Medgar Evers. After a number of appeals, the Mississippi Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of a third trial in April 1993. Ten months later, testimony began before a racially mixed jury of eight blacks and four whites.
Caylee Marie Anthony was born on August 9th 2005 she was murdered in 2008. Caylee was a two year old girl who lived in Orlando, Florida with her mother Casey and her maternal grandparents George and Cindy Anthony. On July 15th 2008 Caylee was reported missing in a 911 call made by Cindy, she said she had not seen Caylee for 31 days. On July 13th 2008, Cindy and George received a letter that stated Casey’s car was in a tow yard. George Anthony went to pick up the car, he then states he smelled a strong odor coming from the trunk; he said it smelled of something decomposing.
The decomposing body of 2 year old Caylee Anthony was moved twice according to a time line provided by a bug expert on Saturday at the first degree murder trial of the girl’s mother Case Anthony. Prosecutors said Casey smothered Caylee with duct tape wrapped around her head, nose and mouth. Defense lawyer Jose Baez contends Caylee accidentally drowned in the Anthony’s backyard pool and that her death went unreported. Entomologist Neal Haskell testified Caylee’s body had completed a short, initial stage of decomposition before the body allegedly was placed in Casey’s car trunk. Haskell testified he based that conclusion on the remains of flies in a trash bag in the trunk.
On May 25, 2010 Casey Anthony 's lawyer states to the court and jury that Caylee was unintentionally drowned in the swimming pool of their home , and that Casey and her father had cover it up. The prosecution presented that Casey Anthony did research on chloroform at her home computer but her mother Cindy Anthony 's asserted that it was her that made the searches that implicated her daughter but the records showed that Cindy Anthony was at work when these searches were done. On July 5, the jury found Casey not guilty of first degree murder but she was found guilty on four misdemeanors because she provided false material to a law enforcement officers. In this case the only obstacle the prosecutors had was prove that Caylee Anthony was murdered by her own mother, they had to prove beyond reasonable doubt to the jury that she was behind her daughter’s death. Most of the evidence that was presented was in fact pointed to Casey Anthony as the person who was fully liable for her daughter
The first-degree murder trial of Jodi Arias, who is accused of the brutal killing of her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander, will outline the twists and turns in the investigation into his 2008 death, as well as Arias different versions of exactly what happened during their brief relationship. Investigators say that in the June of 2008 Arias, 32, stabbed Alexander 27 times, slit his throat and shot him in the head at his Mesa, Ariz., home. Arias, who has been locked up since her arrest, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Since her arrest later that summer, Arias has denied any involvement in the crime, implicated others, and eventually claimed self defense after years of abuse. Her trial, which began Jan. 2, will outline what
She is being tried for first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and four counts of providing false information to police. Around two months after being indicted on those charge’s police found Caylee Anthony body in a wooded area near her mother’s home. Some key professional courtroom actors were Anthony’s lead Defense Attorney Jose Baez whom represented her, Judge Belvin Perry whom presided over the case, and the Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Ashton. The Casey Anthony trail was very publicized there were a lot of nonprofessional participants inside of the courtroom such as the defendant herself Casey Anthony, key witness and other spectators. Also the jury of 12 members seven women and five men was chosen ten days before the trial began were present.
On October 14, 2008, a grand jury indicted Casey Anthony on charges of first degree murder, child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child, as well as four counts of providing false information to police. She was later arrested. The Judge, John Jordan ordered that she be held without bond. The charges of child neglect were dropped against Casey, and on October 28, Anthony was arraigned and pled not guilty to all charges. Prosecutors announced that they planned to seek the death penalty in
Bath, N.Y. (WENY) -- In a few days Thomas Clayton will be sentenced for his role in orchestrating his wife 's death. However on Thursday, the attorney for the convicted murderer made his first motion for a new trial. Thomas Clayton appeared in a dark green prison jumpsuit, shackled at his hands and feet, as his attorney Ray Schlather argued against the expert testimony of cell phone analyst Sy Ray. Schalther said the jury got it wrong and they want a new trial. "If ever there was a case that requires the court to intervene, and make this right, it 's this case.
The victim, Travis Alexander, 30, who was brutally killed by his physco stalker ex-girlfriend Jodi Arias was found in his Mesa, Arizona, home on June 9, 2008. They broke up in the summer of 2007, and Alexander began dating other women. She moved back to Northern California but they continued to communicate. Arias stole her grandparents ' .25-caliber pistol, rented a car in Redding, California, turned off her cell phone and brought along cans of gas so there would be no record that she was in Arizona. Jurors reached a unanimous decision in the case on May 8, 2013 and Jodi was found gulty of first degree murder.
Eva Dugan, 52, was the first woman to be executed in Arizona for the murder of Andrew J. Mathis, 65. Dugan first met Andrew when she became his housekeeper at his ranch, but she was soon fired for a reason that’s unknown. Soon after, Mathis disappeared with his car and other personal belongings; resulting in the beginning of an investigation. Further into the investigation, it was found that Dugan had posed as Andrews wife when she sold his car. Dugan was soon found by police, where she was charged with car theft, and was sent to jail.