No one knows for sure who did it. However, two suspects for this mystery are Bruno Hauptmann and the child’s father, Charles Lindbergh. There are a lot of missing pieces to the case of the Charles Lindbergh Jr kidnapping. There are some facts all can agree on. On March 1, 1932 Charles Lindbergh Jr was kidnapped around 9 p.m. from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey (Lindbergh Kidnapping) In the child’s nursery, a ransom note and muddy footprints were found.
To start with, Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday, the first known Zodiac victims, was just a step for the infamous killer to come to light. The Zodiac killer, a mysterious serial killer from the 70’s, was told to be a short, heavily built white man with glasses and brown hair (Katz 2). Accordingly, the Zodiac Killer has claimed anywhere from five to thirty seven lives, only a few that the police are aware of have been proved to be victims of the Zodiac (Olsen 2). The killer has severely injured two people
Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money. Furthermore, in the midst of all this happening to young Malcolm his mother began to go crazy and as a consequence, she got sent to a mental hospital. Americans often portray heroes to be flawless, but truth be told Malcolm X’s actions and life will reveal the contrary. He was a thief, drug dealer, racist, gambler, pimp, and took part of racketing. Some
The Demise of Rudolf Hess Randolph Bourne once said, “Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.” One large conspiracy theory was about none other than Rudolf Hess, a notorious leader in the Nazi administration and known for his inexplicable solo flight to England during World War II to negotiate peace with the British. Interestingly, that is all the solid evidence can trace about Hess’s life-his story remains a mystery after his arrival in Scotland. There are two main conspiracy theories over his death after his advent: confidential assassination and straightforward suicide. Rudolf Hess’s life was full of mystery, but throughout time, scholars and
These two short stories are often associated with the creation of the detective genre by Poe. As evident in ‘The Murders of Rue Morgue’, Poe created an unjustly accused suspect. This suspect was known as Adolphe Le Bon. Adolphe Le Bon was accused of murdering Madame L’Espanaye and her daughter, Mademoiselle Camille. The police wrongly accused him of committing the crime due to the fact that he brought Madame L’Espanaye 4,000 francs three days before the murder took place.
Kuo stated that Simmons was sane and capable of standing trial. Simmons first trial lasted six hours and he was convicted May 12, 1988. On May 16, 1988 the judge sentenced Simmons to death by “lethal injection” , plus 147 years. Simmons was found guilty of fourteen counts of murder in the deaths of his family. After questioning followed with some evidence Simmons lashed out at a man by the name of Bayum, punching him in the face, and struggling to get a deputy’s handgun.
Edmund Kemper/David Berkowitz The murder cases of Edmund Kemper and David Berkowitz have many differences and a surprising number of similarities. These two cases can be compared and contrasted by looking at how they both had a violent childhood, they both used a gun to kill their victims, and they were both found guilty on many counts of murder. Edmund Kemper Edmund Kemper was a serial killer that was born on December 18th, 1948 in Burbank California. During his early years of his life, Kemper was a troubled child. He would dream of killing his mother, along with taking his sister's dolls and chopping off their heads.
In May, 1924, two boys, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, sought to commit the perfect crime: kidnapping and murdering their 14-year-old neighbor, Robert Franks. However, instead of executing the perfect crime, they were caught the following day and were sure to be hung. Their families hired a defense attorney by the name of Clarence Darrow who made one of the most influential and well-known speeches against the death penalty: “A Plea for Mercy.” Darrow utilizes historical references, logical and emotional appeals, anaphora, and persona, to sway the court to not employ the death penalty for Leopold and Loebs’ murder. Darrow explains the relationship between past wars and contemporary themes and a large part of that is society changing to be more forgiving. He also uses these devices to show that society is partly to blame for this butchery and could have avoided this ridiculous situation had they changed.
In 2007 the director John Crowley released his film "Boy A". The movie is heavily inspired by the notorious Bulger case where 10 year James Bulger was mercilessly murdered by the two boys that were referred to as 'Child A' (Thompson) and 'Child B' (Venables). The movie distinguish itself from the case by having minor changes such as different names for the murderers, and instead of telling us about the case from the beginning to the end, it takes us into the mysterious and unknown journey of what could have happened with the children once they were released; how they moved on with their lives. In the movie we follow Jack whom is also known as Boy A, hence the title "Boy A". In the opening scene, Jack is just released from prison after having
For instance, “Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30th, 1945” (Axelrod 2). Adolf Hitler was a Nazi politician, and some believe he alone is to be blamed for the Holocaust, even though the Nuremberg Trials proved many others were guilty as well. When millions of people are killed, and one person that helped gets away, it is hard to be content. In addition to Hitler, “Goring was sentenced to death by hanging but two hours before his execution the “last renaissance man” committed suicide, taking a cyanide capsule he had managed to smuggle into the cell” (Catherwood and Horvitz 3). He had been tried and sentenced to death at Nuremberg, but instead of taking his punishment he rebelled.
September 11th, 2001, a date marked by history. A day where thousands of Americans would wake up to their family, their friends, and the world one last time. Over 3,000 lives taken away because of the actions of a few terrorists who wanted nothing more than to watch America fall to the ground. Suicide Bombers cause global terror, and their motives and strategies are all part of a complex system of sacrifice and glory. Justifying the actions of these terrible people is almost impossible, but learning the origin of suicide bombers, examining their tactics, and discussing their motives will provide a better look inside the mind of a bomber and possibly give an explanation as to why terrorist attacks occur.
Contact was made with the family in a series of thirteen ransom notes containing instructions until they finally discovered the body of their beloved son. When they claimed a suspect, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, evidence was taken from his residence
Also the some witness blamed Jack Ruby. “She was convinced that this man was Jack Ruby, the club owner who, in three days, would kill Lee Harvey Oswald.” (Polidoro, Massimo) Could it be that Oswald bullet killed Kennedy but Jack wanted to do it so he later killed Oswald. Maybe they both planned it but Jack was angry at
His death window was between 12:00 and 3:00 in the morning of 31st April, as stated by our medical analysts while the cause of death was a gun shot with a 9 millimeter to his head that killed him instantly. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had been investigating this case and being the captain of that precinct, I had the responsibility to capture the killer and serve him justice. The people who had a grudge against the late Mr. Hayes or were ever involved in an argument with him, were all questioned but either their alibis checked out or they had buried the hatchet