7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
From the book Copper Sun, I have figured out that I am very different from the main character named Amari, but in some ways I can relate to her as well. Amari is a fifteen year old African American girl, who is from a tribe called “The Ewe”. One day white people, who the tribe had never seen before, came to their village and shot and killed many innocent people, three of which were Amari’s family. The ones that were not killed were chained up and had to walk a long way, day and night, without much water. They were taken to a building that was really dreary, where there were many other girls and boys, who looked sickly.
'The Carmela Buhbut case' article presented the readers with the three judgments of her appeal to the Supreme Court in 1994 after Buhbut convicted for murdering her abusive husband earlier that year; she was condemned to seven years imprisonment by the District Court. Two of the justices (Justice Bach and Justice Dorner) proposed to reduce her penalty from seven years imprisonment for three years in jail. They proposed the reducing of her penalty considering the fact she suffered a horrible abuse from her husband for 24 years, and although her entire family and friends knew about the abuse, still none of them done nothing to help her. However, Justice Kedmi proposed that the appeal dismissed because it might send the 'wrong message' and make
“What would you do if you were eight and kidnapped?” Addie Webster knows to well what she would do. Addie was only eight years old when two strangers took her from her own home. She was vanished for half her life and when she returned it was nothing like she expected. Addies life is shown threw the book Zero Day by Jan Gangsei. Just like any other great book there were many things I liked, disliked, and connections I made throughout it.
The mystery behind JonBenet Ramsey’s death can be summed up into two theories: someone in her family is the killer or a pedifile came after her. JonBenet was in the spotlight for most of her life, and ironically her mysterious death was the same. Although, many pieces of the murder are still unknown, the facts are clear: JonBenet was harshly killed in her Boulder, Colorado house on December 25, 1996. Her mother, Patricia “Patsy” Ramsey, called the police the following morning to report that her
At age 24 in December of 1900, Susan Glaspell, a legislative reporter for the Des Moines Daily News at the time was employed to cover the highly sensationalized murder of John Hossack. His wife Margaret Hossack had been the prime suspect and was in fact convicted of the crime and sentenced. However, one year after her incarceration, her conviction was over turned and the second trial in 1903 resulted in a hung jury. She was never retried and the case remains unsolved to this day. After the case ended Susan Glaspell quit journalism to pursue a career in fiction.
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone follows the lives of two teenage girls. In the first pages of the book the reader finds out that Amelia Anne was recently murdered. Another character, Becca lives in the town in which the murder occurred. As the story continues readers find out the events leading up to the murder and the investigation that occurs after the murder. Readers cannot cease reading Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone because every chapter leaves them guessing what will happen next.
One American who was stuck in Nanking at the time of the massacre reported that since December 15, , only the third day of the massacre, “cases of rape became very general, and there were about a thousand cases a day. After being raped, some women were killed in a bestial manner. The ages of the rape victims varied from ten to seventy years old.” Another correspondence, published in London’s The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, corroborated the previous account with additional anonymous accounts of the atrocities occurring in Nanking via “reports and letters sent by professors at the University of Nanking and by American missionaries to the Japanese Embassy and to the missionary headquarters. One University of Nanking faculty member had already “indicated that many women had been raped on campus and Japanese soldiers beat the night watchmen because they failed to have women ready for them.” The article titled, “Japan’s Reign of Terror in China: First Authentic Description,” goes on to quote a letters from missionaries that recount incidents of murder in
My mom was surrounded by criminals, people who had killed and raped. Sadly, the continual chaos and the death of my grandfather all contributed to the deterioration of my mother’s health. She eventually had a stroke, was removed from the jail, and was hospitalized for three months. During that time, she was rehabilitated and granted house arrest. Her getting house arrest was huge since she did not had a trial/hearing until her heart attack.
Murder, the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Premeditated means that the killing of the person was planned out, this helps support that Adnan Syed is not guilty. In 1999 an eighteen year old girl named Hae Min Lee went missing from Baltimore, Maryland. Her ex boyfriend Adnan Syed was accused of murdering her and disposing her body in Leakin park. The problem is that all the evidence used to persecute Adnan does not add up to make a strong case.
"I 'm a fortunate soul, successful and wealthy, but lately I 've questioned my purpose in life. Why am I here, why are any of us here? It 's a cruel place; poverty, war, famine, death and murder. Each time you read the newspapers, or switch on the evening news, all you get is crime and violence, grief and destruction. Last week, for example, in my neighbourhood, only a couple of blocks down, a twenty-three year old woman, completely innocent, and causing no-one any harm, was brutally raped and murdered in her
JonBonet, who was named Little Miss Colorado in the mid 90’s , was the daughter of John and Patricia "Patsy" Ramsey. The 6-year-old daughter of a business executive was found slain in the basement of her home hours after her mother discovered a ransom note indicating the girl had been kidnapped according The Record [Bergen County, N.J]. Many crimes go unsolved, because of mistakes created by the officers or investigators at the crime scene such as tampering with evidence, flaws in the legal system, and departments giving up on cases of up to a year. For one thing, it was reported in the article that the crime scene was hopelessly tampered with when the victim’s father, Jon Ramsey, picked up and moved his daughter’s body from the storeroom
In the article Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn 't Call Police, author Martin Gansberg recalls the events that occurred on the night of March 13, 1964. "38 respectful, law abiding citizens" (120) stood idle as Kitty Genovese was hunted down on three separate occasions and murdered. Not once was an attempt made to alert authorities, an action that may have resulted in Kitty 's life being spared. When questioned, the spectators had a multitude of excuses for why they had not notified authorities, some of which included, "I didn 't want to get involved," (122) and even, "I was tired" (123). This article demonstrates the violence of this time period and the unwillingness of humans to assist those in need.
A few cases stood out of the hundreds due to the effect they had on the practice of execution. One case that stood out was that of Mary Surratt on July 7, 1865 for her involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. She was the first female to be executed under Federal jurisdiction and this execution was well photographed (American female hangings 1632 to 1937, n.d.). The process of executing a women led to some logistical problem for the executioner with him not knowing how to tie her feet together. Once the floor dropped out from underneath her she died immediately.