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.
Mapp was then arrest for the obscene photographs found in a trunk. She was convicted of the crime in an Ohio courtroom in 1957, but claims her rights were being violated. The Fourth Amendment also says any form of evidence found against someone that was gathered in a Constitutional violation is considered invalid and unacceptable in court. The Mapp v. Ohio case took place to protect and strengthen citizens’ right to the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. In the end, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (6-3), in favor of Mapp, that the evidence collected is deemed unconstitutional.
Brady case. It was a very similar case to Gideon's that had occurred twenty years earlier. Betts was charged with robbery in Maryland. In court he requested that the judge appoint a lawyer to him because he could not afford one on his own. The court did not provide one because traditionally they only appointed attorneys for defendants charged with murder or rape in that county.
His sentence is changed from manslaughter and he has now been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison for manslaughter, followed by four to five years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm. (Ryan, 2013) During a trial, the evidence is again presented to a court of law or a jury. Being sentenced to Capital Punishment is very unlikely to happen for Burke, as the state of Massachusetts has abolished Capital Punishment and only uses it in very severe cases where the suspect is tried federally (McCarthy, 2014) instead of regionally, like the Boston Bomber Case. Burke most likely got this sentence, because he pleaded guilty, possibly after enough evidence was gathered to prove his guilt and thereby “has taken responsibility for shooting the victim, resulting in his death, over what appears to have been a dispute about money” (Boston.com, 2013)
“Where are you going, where have you been” is a short story written by Joyce Carol Oates. Oates gained inspiration for one of the main characters from a real serial killer she had read about in the newspaper. Bob Dylan’s song, “It’s all over now, Baby blue” was another source of inspiration for Oates. This story focuses on Connie, a self-absorbed, beautiful 15-year-old who often fought with her mother and loved to daydream. Connie loved to hang out with her friends and meet older boys.
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.
Hair- Case #1 The year was 1985 in Springfield, Massachusetts, a 78 year old women had been sexually assaulted and burglarized allegedly by George Perrot, who was 17 at the time of the incident. There was a single hair found on the bed sheet of the victim that could have been from the suspects head or pubic area due to the sexual assault. Lab analysis was done only looking at the medulla, the cortex, and the cuticle of the hair. In court, the FBI agent proclaimed “The hair found on the sheet exhibits all the same microscopic hair arranged in the same way as the characteristics present in the known hair from Perrot”.
In 1984 Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted of the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl and sentenced to the gas chamber an outcome that rested largely on the testimony of five eyewitnesses. One third of these overturned cases rested on the testimony of two or more mistaken eyewitnesses. How could so many eyewitnesses be wrong? Eyewitness identification typically involves selecting the alleged perpetrator from a police lineup, but it can also be based on police sketches and other methods. Soon after selecting a suspect, eyewitnesses are asked to make a formal statement confirming the ID and to try to recall any other details about events surrounding the crime.
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 Salem witch trials were the prosecution of people accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts from June to September 1692 by the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Though the trials were held in Salem, the accused were brought in from the neighboring towns of Amesbury, Andover, Topsfield, Ipswich, and Gloucester as well. To this day the trials are considered the epitome of injustice, paranoia, scapegoating, mass hysteria, and mob justice. The results were almost 200 arrests, 19 executed “witches”, one man pressed to death, one man stoned to death, and two dogs killed because they were suspected to be familiars of their owners who were accused of being witches. (Familiars are evil spirits in the form of animals used by witches to cast spells and perform
Allen was then serving a 60-year prison term for a sexual assault in Green Bay that occurred after the attack on Beernsten. On September 11, 2003, a request brought by the Manitowoc District Attorney’s Office and the Wisconsin Innocence Project to dismiss the charges was granted and Avery was released. In 2005, with support from Beernsten and Avery, the Wisconsin Department of Justice implemented a model eyewitness identification procedure. Unfortunately for Avery, that wasn’t going to be his only bad encounter with justice. On October 31, 2005, photographer Teresa Halbach was scheduled to meet with Steven Avery at his home on the grounds of Avery 's Auto Salvage to photograph a minivan for Auto Trader Magazine.
The total trial lasted thirty- three days in the courtroom. Judge Belvin Perry ruled that the sentences will be served consecutively, therefore effectively giving her a four-year sentence to take in consideration time already served. I must say this courtroom observation has made me really see the bigger picture. That everyone has a role in the courtroom work group whether it be minor or major and from pretrial to criminal
Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, appellant, Robert Eugene Caldwell (“Caldwell”), was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary. The jury, however, acquitted Caldwell of seven other charges. For each of Caldwell’s conspiracy convictions, he received 15 years’ incarceration with all but five years suspended, and five years of supervised probation. On appeal, Caldwell presents three issues for our review, which we rephrase and reorder as follows: 1. Whether the circuit court erred in denying Caldwell’s motions for a mistrial.
On March 6 28-years-old Courtney Elaine Harmon of Ponderosa Drive, Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s been charged on bills of indictment with two counts apiece of possession with intent to sell and deliver (PWIMSD) methamphetamine and selling methamphetamine. Also, Harmon is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I controlled substance, sale and delivery of schedule I controlled substance and manufacture, sell, deliver, or possess a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, according to www.whky.com. She was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $150,000 bond. Her hearing appeared on March 7 in the Superior Court in courtroom number 5 at 9 a.m. At
Miranda was retried and again found guilty. At the second trial, a former girlfriend testified that he had told her about kidnapping and raping the 18-year-old in 1963. He was paroled in 1972 and was in and out of prison until he was killed in a stabbing at a bar when Miranda was 34 years old. No one was ever charged with his death (Cassell, 1998).