In addition, Hixon had just seen the man walking toward town (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). Ed Johnson was arrested and questioned for three hours, but he told Shipp that he didn’t know anything about the rape (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). That same night, an angry mob attacked the jail where Johnson was thought to be held, but, little did they know, he had been moved to a jail in Nashville for fear of a lynching (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). On January 27, Nevada went to Nashville, where Johnson was identified as the assailant and was indicted for the rape of Nevada Taylor (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”). On the day of the trial, Johnson had an alibi, stating he was at the Last Chance Saloon when Nevada was raped, which was supported by many people at the saloon; however, Hixon and Nevada say that Johnson was definitely the rapist (Pfeifer, “United”; “Shipp”).
Like Thomas-Rasset, Tenenbaum decided to fight against the lawsuit in Supreme Court. 2. Discuss the legal consequences of each particular case. Brianna LaHara and her mother settled with the RIAA for a $2,000 fee and the promise that LaHara would apologize. According to the research I did on her case, it appears that this particular lawsuit led to a lot of bad press for the RIAA
Vargas was arrested on 07/21/1998. He was charged with rape, sodomy and kidnapping Teresa R. and assault with intent to rape Edith G. and Karen P. In June 1999, Vargas went to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. By that time, three other sexual assaults had occurred in similar fashion in the same geographic area, but the police failed to disclose those crimes to the defense. On 06/15/1999, the jury convicted Vargas of all counts. The judge then sentenced Vargas to 55 years in
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. Dr. Siegel conducted another evaluation, after Ms. Cantrell had been treated with antidepressant medication, and opined that she was not dangerous and could probably assist her attorney during
Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores. She later on tells the readers that it was false allegations. The reason why she didn 't tell the truth at her first trial was because, Mayella was afraid of being embarrassed because she kissed a black male. She rather have an innocent man get charged with a crime than that. “However, Robinson was transferred from the state prison to Maycomb 's county jail on Saturday, two days before he stood trial on Monday, and Atticus had to defend him against a lynch mob”.
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. In advocating for Morgan, defense attorney Andy Hyde said, considering Morgan was sentenced to only 40 days in jail, the underlying conviction was not “not as bad as
The officer’s failure to notify the defendant of his right to an attorney at law; this violated his constitutional rights. According to the officers, they were aware that they did not notify him of his rights. However, Miranda 384 U.S. 436 (1966) was found guilty in a court of law regardless; this was due to the written statement he had written and signed. The decision of the court was that Miranda was guilty, as a result he was sentenced to 20 to 30 years incarceration on each count.
In R v Mokrecovas, a case of rape in which consent was a defence, the issue was if it was open to the defence under section 41 (3) (a) to cross examine the complainant about an allegation that she had consensual sexual relations with the accused’s brother on two occasions during 12 hours before alleged rape. It was held that the cross examination about sexual intercourse with the accused’s brother would add nothing to these grounds for allegation. The subsections (3)(b) and (c) were enacted to reverse what was decided in R v Riley. In most of the cases, the jury would most likely infer such behaviour by virtue of the other evidence in the case. When evidence is introduced that the accused and the complainant have either been married or have been living together for a period of time, and in situations such as this, it’s the judge’s duty to direct the jury that any inference can have no bearing on the issues to be decided.
In 1967, William Baird was arrested after giving away vaginal foam to a 19 year old woman following a lecture at Boston University about contraceptives and over-population. At the time, in Massachusetts, it was felony offense to disburse birth control methods to unmarried men or women. Eventually, Eisenstadt v. Baird was heard in the United States Supreme Court in 1972. In a 6-to-1 judgement, the Court ruled against the Massachusetts statute, but it was not in aggreeance with the due process of Griswold v. Connecticut, instead it was the Equal Protection Clause that was the deciding factor as reported by Justice William J. Brennan. He wrote, “If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single,
Miranda Vs. Arizona On March 2, 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested from his home in Phoenix, Arizona in regards to a rape and kidnapping. After a two hour interrogation, the police had finally gained a confession from Ernesto. The problem arose when the police officers said they had not advised Miranda of his right to an attorney. Miranda’s lawyer was concerned that his Sixth Amendment Right had been violated. This case was noticed by the ACLU and was taken to the Supreme Court.
• Missouri v. Seibert- (2004) A decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that struck down the police practice of first obtaining an inadmissible confession without giving Miranda warnings, then issuing the warnings, and then obtaining a second confession. • Moran v. Burbine- (1986) the respondent was apprehended by police for murder. While in custody, but before any arraignment proceedings, the respondent waived his right to counsel and confessed to the crimes. Unbeknownst to the respondent, his sister found an attorney to represent him. The attorney contacted the police and informed them of his representation, and the police responded that they were not questioning him at that time.
Miranda was then interrogated by the Phoenix Police where he was arrested for two hours, and allegedly confessed to the crimes which was recorded by the police. Since the Police never informed Miranda of his rights he had no counsel, never finished the 9th grade, and had a former history of mental instability. The prosecution on the case only used his own wrongfully obtained confession against him, and sentenced him 20-30 years in prison. He had appealed to the Arizona Supreme court claiming that the Police had unconstitutionally obtained his confession, the court disagreed with him and upheld the charges and
In “Crime and Punishment: The saga of Richie Parker” published in Sports Illustrated, Gary Smith helps to explain just how many people are affected by a single sexual assault case. He does this in a very unique style by giving 12 sections explaining the incident from different points of view and the effects of a single crime. One person affected was Jill Agostino, the sports copy editor for Newsday. Her unnamed colleague had given her a copy of an article he was writing on Richie Parker and called asking if she liked it. Little did he know, stories like his were keeping her up at night, reminding her of the time she was raped nine years earlier.
Overview In 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court rejected the 30-day suspension of the law license of attorney, Robert Vogel, who was caught by federal authorities in a sex scandal involving a young pill-addicted female client, and provided confidential information about another client to a judge in a separate matter (Satterfield, 2015). Vogel was appointed to represent the girlfriend of the leader of a $6.5 million pill distribution network in 2012, when he began to beg the women to engage in sexual encounters (Satterfield, 2015). The client complied with his requests, stating that she felt Vogel “held her future in his hands” because she faced serious federal prison time (Satterfield, 2015). The women tried to end the relationship on several