In 1971, William Henry Furman was charged with murder in the person’s household. This crime was committed in Georgia. The resident had awoken in the middle of the night to find Furman in action of committing robbery. Furman claimed he was fleeing the scene and accidently discharge his weapon, which killed the victim.
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 radioman says, “We have a direct wire to WGN, Chicago. As soon as the jury comes in, we’ll announce the verdict”(Lawrence and Lee 111). This shows that even though the trial is in Hillsboro,Tennessee, there is a connection all the way in Chicago. Such technology hasn’t been
Viewing over the evidence the police said that she walked in, saw her husband vulnerable and drunk hits him over the head kills him and tells a lie to her friends. Then takes the pan washes it for her fingerprints to leave, then puts it on the stove claiming it was on when she walked in. Her friends in a drunken state believed her of course. They panicked the called the police claiming that he fell off the top of the stairs. Just like in all murders there is always a reason to why they suspect is not guilty.
In the Casey Anthony trial, a controversial piece of evidence had been brought up about whether or not the “smell of death” from the trunk of Casey’s car can be linked to and used as evidence in the death of her daughter, Caylee Anthony. The smell that was in the trunk of Casey’s car could have been used as evidence in the trial. Why? Because it would have proven that, her daughter Caylee decomposed body was in the trunk of the car.
Additionally, the media got into the investigation by asking questions about the events before the murder. The National Enquirer, for instance, took a different angle to investigate the case; however, by doing this, the media almost made it impossible for proper investigations to be held by the criminal justice system. Ogletree Jr. maintains that the press failed terribly by trying to assume what the lawyers or witnesses thought at different times of the trial, which was a fail (Ogletree). Consequently, there should be a level of protection from the media. Public figures should not have their cases aired or followed to prevent tampering of evidence or misconceptions.
Visual Evidence for the Murder Trial of Andrea Yates The children could hear the terrifying screams from their siblings in the bathroom. One by one all five entered the bathroom where their mother waited for them, unfortunately not a single one would make it out alive. Within six months of this heinous crime Andrea Yates the mother of these five children was put on trial.
"Complications in the case: inside the confusing - and increasingly tense - JonBenet murder probe." Newsweek, 23 June 1997, p. 46+. Student Resources in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A19507851/SUIC?u=edmo59 604&xid=e66e7c56. Accessed 6 Feb. 2018. “JonBenet Ramsey Biography.”
As background information developed into many details, the case got stranger and stranger. The mother Rachelle Bond and the mother 's boyfriend Michael McCarthy were both accused of murdering the little girl. Bond is being accused of accessory to murder after the fact, and McCarthy is charged with the actual
They grabbed him from a shopping mall, walked with him through the suburbs of Bootle and Walton, then took him to a secluted area on train tracks and killed him. This case attracted media attention, for the reaon of the murderers being only ten year old. In the trial 38 witness testified, that they saw the three boys and most of them saw that Bulger was in distress. But only a few of them intervened but not to the extent that they saved Bulger.
On April 14, 2009, the prosecutor disclosed intent to seek the death penalty. Due to the broad attention about the case, jurors were chosen from Pinellas County but the trial was in Orange County where the crime took place. They were isolated during the whole trial (Hails, 2013). At the time of opening statements, the prosecution claimed that Casey Anthony smothered Caylee with duct tape.
On the 9th of October, Robert Sheldon was found lying on the tainted red grass of Oak Park. The park was described to be “about two blocks square, with a fountain in the middle and a small swimming pool for little kids.” Police investigators ran through a body analysis showing Sheldon was stabbed by a switchblade around two-thirty in the morning. Hours later after the body was found, police went around asking Sheldon’s family and friends. Three kids, who are witnesses say Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade were responsible.
Roy Brown also was a suspect because he had made threatening calls to her before the crime. He was put in jail for 1-3 years. The crime that took place was at night by one person near her farm sted.
It was discovered many years later that only a few people actually witnessed the attacks and there were even claims that two people did call the police, but there were no logs of the calls. As a result, the New York Times, the residents near the attack and the police received mass criticism for being responsible for the murder of Kitty. The question remaining for everyone following this case is “Who is or isn't responsible”. The witnesses who didn't call should not be held responsible due to the bystander effect and diffusion of responsibility presented by Professor Mahzarin Banaji. While most people immediately turn their heads to the witnesses of the events to blame or