He could have received a maximum sentence of fourteen years but was given six months. Turner only served three of those six months. Brock Turner’s sentencing was an injustice to the victim. The case should have been reevaluated because he was given such an irrational sentencing due to the judge’s bias in favor of Turner’s social status and race.
the defense appealed. October 9, 1935 The Supreme Court of New Jersey upheld the verdict. Hauptmann 's apeal to the Suppreme Court was denied on December 9th, 1935 now we move the corrections side. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was set to be electrocuted on January 17, 1936.
On November 1, 1973 jury convened for approximately five hours before declaring Edmund Kemper III guilty. Kemper requested his sentence to be death, death by torture. Instead, Judge Harry F. Brauer indicted him of eight accounts of first degree murder and sentenced him seven years to life cc (concurrently) at the California Medical Facility. Many, including Edmund himself, believe his actions and crimes were caused by his disturbed childhood.
Along with those felonies, he appeared in civil court during his famous murder trial. Although he was eventually found not guilty in the court of law, he was convicted of the other felonies, and was found responsible for the murder in civil court. Simpson is a convicted felon and is not a positive role model for kids and should not be in any “power” position such as the NFL Hall of Fame. For example, a civil court found, “Simpson liable for the two deaths, and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the families of murder victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. ”(ABC writer).
Before the original case started the petitioner and dentist, Charles Thomas Sell, whom had a prior history of mental illness was charged with submitting false insurance claims to receive payments on May 16, 1997. The government then issued a motion for a psychiatric examination of Mr. Sells to determine whether or not he was competent to stand trial. After the evaluation Mr. Sell was ruled to be competent to stand trial but determined that Sells might have a psychotic episode in the future. On November 1997, an indictment was issued to charge Charles Sell and his partner with multiple counts of mail fraud, Medicaid fraud, and money laundering. Approximately six months later Charles Sells and his wife were indicted once more with intimidating
“Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.” according to Steve Landsberg. The insanity plea, although helpful in some cases, can be abused by a multitude of convicted criminals looking for an effortless trial. The first example of the insanity defense ever being used during a court case would be in the 1843. When Daniel M’Naughten tried to assassinate the prime minister of Britain, he was put on trial and was later acquitted due to being found not guilty by reason of insanity.
They called him innocent and they hinted at an assassination conspiracy that involved the United States government and possibly the military. The FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was always trying to catch Dr. King doing something wrong. He thought Dr. King was under the communist’s influence. For the last six years of Dr. King’s life, he was always under constant wiretapping and harassed by the FBI before his death, Dr. King was also monitored by United States military intelligence. They may have been tasked to watch Dr. King after he denounced the Vietnam War in 1967.
In the case of Jesse Winston vs. the District Attorney, our initial response was one of shock and despair. There was no doubt that Jesse Winston had killed his wife of fifty six years, Annie Winston age seventy nine, but was it murder? There was a great deal of mixed emotion in the room. The entire courtroom was filled with tears, tears of compassion, and tears of pain. Maybe he was taking medication that may have altered his thought process?
These points can effect the counsel and lead to wrongful convictions. Yaroshefsky discussed the Strickland standard which involves the sixth amendment right to counsel but is violated by the inadequate performance of the counsel. Not only should the council received a fair trial but they also need it to be adequate. The example used in the article for bad lawyering was the Earl Washington Jr. trial. Cases involving the death penalty take months of preparation, with many witnesses and experts to testify.
MILLERSBURG — Two evaluator say he is not guilty by reason of insanity, now it’s up to a judge to make a final finding in the case against a Millersburg man who allegedly wrote threatening letters to three deputies and a judge while incarcerated in the Holmes County Jail in December. Rhett Neville, 43, of 10489 Township Road 262, previously entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to four counts of intimidation. Since, Neville has undergone psychiatric evaluations and two doctors have expressed opinions he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. The consistency of the two evaluations, according to court discussions has brought the case to a point where defense attorney Andy Hyde said
However, his fellow partner in crime could not deal with the guilt and agony of the crime, so he later confesses to the police. Hansen was sentenced to three years in Iowa Men’s Reformatory; however he only served 20 months. It was also recommended that Hansen receive psychiatric treatment. Hansen agreed to the treatment; he opened up to the psychiatrist and explained his compulsion to set fires. Unfortunately Hansen soon realized that his prosecutors were using the information he was telling to the psychiatrists’ against him in court.
MILLERSBURG — Referring to her ex as a psychopath who tried to kill her, a domestic violence victim made an impassioned plea Tuesday afternoon for imposition of a prison sentence for her abuser. Ronald E. Morgan II, 39, most recently of 359 ½ E. Bowman St., Wooster, previously pleaded not guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to domestic violence. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to dismiss a related charge of disrupting public services. The charge is made a fourth-degree felony because Morgan was previously convicted, in 2008, of assault by strangulation.
On October 1, 2003, Dawna Cantrell was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband and two counts of tampering with evidence. Ms. Cantrell’s competency was questioned after evaluation by the defense expert, Dr. Eric Westfried. After subsequent evaluation by the state’s expert, Dr. Edward Siegel, both experts found that Ms. Cantrell had a “persecutory delusional disorder” and that her mental illness precluded her from assisting her attorney in her defense. The trial court found her incompetent to stand trial and ordered a dangerousness evaluation.
Smith a psychiatrist interviewed the defendant to determine his competency to stand trial. 451 U.S. 454 (1981). The prosecution called the psychiatrist during the sentencing hearing. Id. at 456 He testified, based on his pretrial interview, the defendant was a sociopath, posed a danger to society, was likely to repeat offenses, and was not going to be rehabilitated.