Notoriety a Modern Myth High profile court cases have been getting increasingly popular as time goes on. Court cases like the Casey Anthony and Scott Peterson trials are media dynamite. Although the media is legally allowed to be a part of these court proceedings, they still cause drama and stipulations that many feel would not be a factor if their presence were withdrawn. Notoriety, or being famous for bad deeds, is a characteristic engulfing many of Hollywood’s elite personnel; for this reason, many high profile cases have become even more of a media magnet. Many may believe that notoriety is a determining factor in high profile cases, but all legal proceedings are conducted in the same manner whether heavily documented in the
Their marriage lasted seven years, during which Simpson was investigated by police for domestic violence several times and pleaded no contest to spousal abuse in 1989. Nicole suffered unspeakable physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at his hands before her murder. Simpson was charged in 1994 for murdering his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron
On June, 12, 1994, the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend, Ronald Goldman, were found stabbed to death outside of her condominium in Los Angeles' Brentwood area. When evidence led to O.J as a suspect, he was given a date to surrender. Simpson pleaded innocent towards the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. On October 3, 1995, the jury found Simpson not guilty of either murder. In October 2008, Simpson was convicted of 12 counts of armed robbery and kidnapping and they were sentenced up to 33 years in prison, with a possibility of parole after 9 years.
People thought the best of O.J. He was handsome, a professional football player, an actor, and a father. But on June 12th, 1994, that changed. The bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found outside her condominium, stabbed to death. Orenthal James Simpson, or
In November 2007, Meredith kercher was found dead in the apartment she shared with Amanda Knox. She had been stabbed. the knife wounds and a slashed neck leading to a lack of oxygen. But who could do this? Who would do this? For the past few years Amanda Knox, Kertcher’s roommate, had been accused of her murder. (Amanda Knox Murder a Conviction Overturned) In Rafael sollecitos' apartment, Amanda Knox’s ex boyfriend, there was a kitchen knife with both Knox’s and Kertcher’s DNA on it. With this being the only evidence investigators had, Amanda and Raffial were thrown in jail. (How much does Italy owe Amanda Knox? A lot.) There are many different sources of evidence leading towards different victims who could've committed the crime but in all there is only on killer. Amanda Knox is not guilty but, there is DNA proof that
Casey Anthony “Smell of Death” In the summer of 2008, Casey Anthony daughter Caylee Anthony was last seen on June 16, 2008. No one knows where she was nor did Casey report that her daughter was missing. Time went by with no sign of Caylee reappearing. Casey’s mother called and reported that her granddaughter was missing and that Casey’s car smelled like a dead body had been in there.
A bonechilling, mystery, murder took place in a peaceful/small town in Boulder, Colorado, taken place on Christmas night shook the nation. Beauty queen, pageant winner, adorable, innocent JonBenet Ramsey was killed in the family home on the night of December 25th, 1996. Jonbenet was found with a device around her neck that straggled her, stun gun marks on her left side of her body, hands tied above her head, and tape over her mouth. Later autopsies found that the girl was bashed over her head leaving an 8 ½ inch fracture. Then found later on that Jonbenet was sexually assaulted.
The case begins on June 12th,1994 when Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are stabbed to death. Their bodies found in the front courtyard of Nicole's condominium in Brentwood. Oj is taken into custody and pleads “not guilty” to both criminal charges. However, there are several crucial pieces of evidence that suggest otherwise. Some evidence that suggest that Oj was responsible for the murders include; Neighbors witnessing Oj driving away from the murder scene around the time of the murder, DNA test proving that three of the blood stains found near the rear gate of Nicole's house belonged to Oj Simpson, Oj had an alby for every hour of the day except the time that the murder took place, and many more implicating pieces of evidence.
OJ became the prime suspect of their murders. This case is well known to this day for many reasons, including the LAPD’s tampering with evidence. One way the LAPD ignored the law is when they entered OJ’s home without talking to OJ, and without a search warrant. This resulted in an illegal search where the evidence that was found would not be admissible in court.
The Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Murder. Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. JonBenét was executed by someone watching her every move up until that point. A six year old beauty pageant participant, murdered harshly in her home by someone preying upon her as if they were a lion. Maybe someone was in the state of jealousy and anger that they murdered her because they wanted what she had.
“ Those who have been exonerated each spent an average of 14 years in prison, and some even up to 35 or more years...but they also usually have to wait a few more years if and before they are exonerated (Innocence Project).” This Explains that to be able to become free you have to still be in for years . The perpetrators and or suspects who were caught, “148: True suspects and/or perpetrators identified. Those actual perpetrators went on to be convicted of 146 additional violent crimes, including 77 sexual assaults, 34 murders, and 35 other violent crimes while the innocent sat behind bars for their earlier offenses(Innocence Project).” DNA statistics, and no evidence that showed he
The Rodney King Riot happened in Los Angeles in the year of 1992. Rodney King was an African American male who was arrested on charges because of speeding, drunk driving, and refusing to stop his vehicle. Four police officers who have claimed to have witnessed King’s actions such as being high on drugs and was trying to attack them explains why they did what they did. A resident nearby by the name of George Holliday captured about 12 minutes of the attack on film. King was tasered, brutally beaten with side-handled batons, then forced to the ground to lie still which was where he was handcuffed.