The Incident In 1998, Dr. Linda Reynolds of the Brooke Surgery in Hyde reached to John Pollard, who was the coroner for the South Manchester District, about Dr. Harold Shipman’s high rate of deaths of all of his patients. This was brought to the police attention and the police did not pay so much attention to it, assigning some of the newer police officers, which of course had little experience in being a police officer. These assigned police officers were unable to find enough evidence to charge Dr. Harold Shipman. Shipman’s investigation was then dropped and that same year Shipman killed 3 more people, with last victim being Kathleen Grundy, whose death certificate was recorded by Shipman stating that the cause of death was “old age.”
The concept of jury nullification is not one that is broadly known or spoken about in the discipline of law. This is because until more recent years the concept was considered a complex subject that garnered plenty of conversation and debate. To understand the controversy that surrounds this particular area of the law, a definition of jury nullification is in order. It is known that the jury’s role is to act as the unbiased and impartial voice of judgment during the proceedings of a court case.
Ronald Gene Simmons was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 15th, 1940, to Loretta and William Simmons. Ronald’s father passed away on January 31st, 1943, just five months and a few days prior to his son's third birthday. His mother married not to long after to a man named William D. Griffen, who was a civil engineer for the U.S
Together with his followers they tortured the young woman and assaulted her with stones before Drew broke her neck with his bare hands and decapitated her. The violence continued even after this, Drew did things to her headless corpse that are too disturbing to chronicle here but whatever you’re thinking I assure you, it was far worse. In 1981 he was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole. 5
Queenie Valupides is a young lady that is a suspect in the killing of her husband. Queenie Valupides is guilty for murdering her husband because of the fact that she was home alone for ten minutes, they have had a fight just a few hours ago, and there is a pan cooking on the stove and nobody has been at the house for a few hours. There is no evidence to a person being in the house while she was away. Although mr. Volupides dead body gave evidence that he had been drunk. The police can look at the fact that she had been at the house before her friends.
In the city of Boulder, Colorado in the early hours of December 26, 1996 Patsy Ramsey found a three page ransom note for her 6 year old daughter JonBenet Ramsey. The note was found on the back staircase of the house and asked for 118,000\$, the same amount her father had received as a Christmas bonus that year (S.B.T.C.). Later that day the 6 year old was found dead in her basement by her father. Her death was shrouded in trauma as no one was certain if she died of blunt force trauma or strangulation when the ransom note said that she would be decapitated, or why, if she was being help for ransom, less than 12 hours later her father found her in the basement , dead.
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
Jeffery's luck had finally ran out. He was put in court where he admitted that he killed them. But he pleaded not guilty. When he saw that they where not buying it. He pleaded insanity, but they saw that he knew of wrong doing and they convicted him 15 costive life sentences.
The claimant who needs legal services is unable to pay for these services. The Public Defender is screened and is appointed by the Judge. In some cases, unknown by the court, a claimant may in rare cases represent themselves and this is called “The Pro Se Defense”.
Memories are not a form of physical evidence and therefor should not be used. The use of physical evidence in criminal cases has a far better chance of convicting the true criminal, verses using memories or thoughts as evidence, there is no way to back up the evidence if it is based off of a memory. There have been a numerous amount of cases that have been dismissed due to the jury not believing in the repressed memories. It’s impossible to have a strong case when the jurors do not even believe the information given to
These bruise marks that were found on Walter were believed to be fatal. In addition, they also condemned her for providing false accounts on the events that took place prior to the incident. She was held responsible for the death of Walter, and despite the fact that Sabrina was only a teenager at the time; the judge and the court sentenced her to sustain lethal injection. Sabrina Butler did not testify at the trail. With the aids from her mother and a volunteer lawyer, Sabrina prepared an appeal with the Supreme Court of Mississippi on several bases two years later.
His next murder occurred on or before July 14, 2004, only six months after being released on parole. The dates of kidnapping and death aren’t known for sure. Anna Ewing was the victim and she died of strangulation by her own clothes and a broken neck. On the second of September, the bodies of Patricia Wilson Butler and Sheliah McKinzie were found under a tarp in an abandoned garage. Sheliah McKinzie had remnants of semen in her vagina and rectum, indications of rape.
The witness impacts the jury decision on many cases because the way they are. In the Trayvon Martin case Rachel Jeantel, the witness seemed like an illiterate hood person. The witness was on the stand for a couple hours. The defense would question her and agitate her to prove the jury that Mr. Martin was a hoodlum.
After months of testifying the trial comes to the end on July 11th, when jury deliberates for over 10 hours before coming back with the verdict of not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. Casey was found guilty of four counts of providing false information to law enforcement. I personally believe Casey should have been found guilty of first degree murder of her daughter. If Caylee did accidentally drown, why would they place duct tape over her mouth and dump her body in the woods, why did they call the police and report a accidental drowning?