Taking the law into his own hands killing those who have committed murder after he finds enough evidence of their guilt. In great contrast to the “Official Hero” all of Dexter’s personal relationships are superficial. He does eventually marry and have a child because of his main superficial relationship. At the end of season four Dexter returns home to find his wife is murdered by his latest victim, a psychologist that would murder his patients.
12 Angry Men" focuses on a jury 's deliberations in a capital murder case. A 12-man jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old man accused in the stabbing death of his father, where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. The case appears to be open-and-shut: The defendant has a weak alibi; a knife he claimed to have lost is found at the murder scene; and several witnesses either heard screaming, saw the killing or the boy fleeing the scene. Eleven of the jurors immediately vote guilty; only Juror No. 8 (Mr. Davis) casts a not guilty vote. At first Mr. Davis bases his vote more so for the sake of discussion; after all, the jurors must believe beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty.
Anatomy of Injustice is the story of the homicide indictment of Edward Elmore. The author, Raymond Bonner, displays a convincing argument that the state of South Carolina indicted a guiltless individual when Elmore was sentenced for capital murder and awarded a death sentence in April of 1982. All things considered, the book speaks to an alternate expansion to the accumulation of books specifying wrongful convictions in capital cases (Grisham, 2006; Junkin, 2004; Edds, 2003). Dorothy Edwards was a widow and mainstay of her community in Greenwood, South Carolina. On January 17, 1982, her body was found in the wardrobe of her room by a neighbour, Jimmy Holloway.
A Perfect Crime, A Perfect Defense On May 21, 1924 Bobby Franks is abducted, and stabbed in the head several times with a chisel. It is the result of seven months of planning a “perfect crime” by nineteen year old Nathan Leopold and eighteen year old Richard Loeb (Leopold and Loeb). These young men were represented in court by Mr. Clarence Darrow, a distinguished attorney known for only losing one out of over a hundred death penalty cases (Clarence Darrow). Fittingly, Leopold and Loeb were facing capital punishment.
In this essay I will talk about the investigative techniques that was used to help identify the Zodiac killer. Out of the several eyewitness of the Zodiac killer, most described him as being around 5’8 and having a real beefy build, weighing around 200 pounds. The eyewitnesses say he had short brown curly hair, and that he looked about 26-30 years old in 1969. In the taxicab shooting there was three teenage eyewitnesses who watched the shooting happen from their bedroom.
“Your Honor, if I may have the floor.” The magistrate nodded and gestured for him to continue. “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, on this day, September 24th, 2075, I represent Miss Dafnia Maeson in this case. On November 28th, 2052, the defendant, Aza Malakye, stood by and watched as this woman’s father, Charley Maeson, was brutally murdered by a masked man with a gun. He was the only witness in this crime, and while the
Richard Brooks brings to life Truman Capote’s non-fiction novel “In Cold Blood”, in which he tries to open the murder case with an absolute honesty. Crime, which occurred in the heart of America shocked entire nation and it is still remains as a subject of discussion in fields of psychology and sociology. The story is based on a true facts, which makes it very powerful and best of its kind. Murder took place in a small town Holcomb, Kansas on november 15th, 1959, where four members of Clutter family were brutally murdered. Perry Smith and Dick Hickock planned the robbery based on the information they received from Dick’s friend about 10000 dollars being locked in a hidden safe in Clutter family’s house.
Aileen Wuornos was found out and convicted with the death sentence; even if her sanity was questioned she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. On the psychological side of the scale, both Nature and Nurture are present in this case. Aileen had a very bad upbringing being abused, and abandoned which in tow would seem as if the nurture of her past drove her over the edge to commit those murders, but on the biological side of things her dad had some sort of problems as well, her father being a child molester that it could be argued that he gave her traits of being a molester, through heredity. This being said, in this case both nature and nurture had some play in part to why Aileen Wuornos became a serial
He lived his life until 1994 when the case came back and he was convicted. “When you hate, the only person that is suffering is you because most of the people you hate don’t know it and the rest don’t care.” Medgar Evers meaning all the hate groups out there. From Brainyquotes.com. That was three decades later.
Holding Police Accountable for their Killings of Unarmed People of Color Fruitvale Bart Station is where I begin and end my day. The infamous platform in Oakland, California where bart police murdered Oscar Grant, a fully restrained unarmed African American who was celebrating New Year 's Day with his friends and girlfriend. Johannes Mehserle, the police officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thus, having to spend the minimum two years in prison but being he had time served he only would only spend seven months in jail with possible bail. Murder?
According to the corners report there were many different lacerations and including the dilation of her anal cavity; it was concluded they had been done much later after her death occurred. Now concerning the hundreds of people that came forward to admit they had been the ones to commit the crime of killing “the black dahlia”, there were a few that had stood out as possible suspects. But the only one that was arrested was a young man by the name Red Manley; he was a 26-year-old married man who was very intensely investigated even was showed off in front of the media while he was in handcuffs at that time. Later on he was cleared of all suspicion of the murder due to passing numerous amounts of lie detector tests, but there are some theories
“Just Mercy”, by Bryan Stevenson is a book about justice and redemption. In this book you learn a lot about the system and how they treat certain cases and people. Stevenson is a lawyer who works in the Equal Justice Initiative. Which is a non-profitable legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.
The Jerry Sandusky trial began in 2012 and was held in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in jail (Curry, 2015). The details of the case are horrific in nature, and worse is five men were made aware of the incidents and no action was taken to alert authorities. During the trial the victims were led through questions that all pointed toward the trust they had in Sandusky. The university is located in a small town setting where people work hard and have little; Sandusky reaching out to someone was considered a big deal.
Preceding Brown 's murder, it was presumable that any unarmed (and often innocent) black person who encountered a Caucasian authority figure could potentially end up in a horrid situation. Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Shantel Davis and Oscar Grant, are just a handful of unarmed African-Americans that were killed by police officers across the United States before the loss of Brown.