After a twelve-hour interrogation, Brenton Butler confessed to the murder of Mary Ann Stephens. A key claim made by the defense attorneys in this case was that this was a false confession, and after reaching a verdict of not guilty, the jury clearly agreed. The factors that led the false confession were laid out in a scene during the documentary. Instead of using the interview to discover the truth, the interrogators specifically sought out a confession from the suspect. They began the interrogation with the presumption that Brenton Butler was guilty.
I understand he is the individual who ordered the police station to press charge on the day of the arrest. For both witnesses, the evidence in chief was obtained by The prosecution and the cross examination by the defendant. The witnesses were not
Avery fought several times for an appeal, but each time was denied. Fortunately for Avery, a petition for DNA testing was granted in 1995 and showed that scrapings taken of Beernsten’s fingernails contained the DNA of an unknown person. The tests were unable to eliminate Avery, however, and a movement for a new trial was denied. In April of 2002, attorneys for the Wisconsin Innocence Project obtained a court order for DNA testing of 13 hairs recovered from Beernsten at the time of the crime. The state crime laboratory reported that, using the FBI DNA database, it had linked a hair to Gregory Allen, a convicted felon who bore a striking resemblance to Avery.
1. Create an applied research project. a. Identify what type of applied analysis you would be conducting (process evaluation, outcome evaluation, needs assessment, or combination of any of these). This is a needs assessment analysis that targeted an old model of issuing identification cards to abuse victims trying to leave their abuser, which was problematic because of the time it took to issue the cards and the methods it employed requiring the victims to prove who they are. This assessment, evaluation of an old government model was to determine if the new model was more effective than the old model for this particular program and if the officials tasked with issuing new and or replacement identification to the women and their families
“Casey Anthony had reported her two-year old Caylee missing on June 9, 2008, she later admits that she had not seen Caylee in over 30 days before filing the claim” (Casey Anthony Fast Facts). Upon receiving this news, the police arrest Casey on considerable suspicion of child neglect. The police begin to inspect Casey’s car where they find “traces of human decomposition and hair lying in her trunk” (Casey Anthony Fast Facts). August 5, 2008 is when Casey is officially charged with child neglect, but is soon released on a $500,000 bail.
This line of argument by the prosecutor does, and did not bring any further evidence against Guiseppe Smeraldi for the crime of Grand Larceny, which was the reason for the trial. Another argument that the prosecutor made was , “Q. Well, don’t you know that very recently he was serving sentence in jail? A. Yes, sir” (pg.47). On (pg.47) the prosecutor was cross-examining the employer of Guiseppe Smeraldi, and was attempting to smear the reputation of the defendant by yet again brining his past criminal record to the court, which held to relevance to the charges that where brought up in
There is a silver lining within Jasmine’s story, as a result of the media frenzy surrounding her arrest it has raised awareness and questions surrounding the little oversight police have as their account is typically the only story that is considered when altercations
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).
The judge, as well as lawyers for each side, take part in a procedure referred to as voir dire, which basically entails questioning every potential juror to make sure they are free from bias as it relates to the case. Individuals are relieved from jury duty until 6 of them are left - the selected jury of your peers is going to pay attention to the details of your case and make a decision. • Trial: In a The state has the burden to prove their case in a criminal trial. The prosecution starts with an opening statement, and then the lawyer for the defense have an opening statement.
Interviewer: First question and I’m going to go off script a little bit, I always do; I think you get better information that way. So, first off, do you remember using it, do you remember using it all back in – Interviewee: You gave me two case numbers and I remember using one.
• 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.
The jury decided to not side with Dr. Kevorkian and convicted him guilty of second degree murder. Kevorkian was given the minimum sentence of ten to twenty five years in prison with an opportunity for parole. After eight years behind bars, Kevorkian was let out of prison on parole for good behavior. Moreover, he was also diagnosed with terminal Hepatitis C which was causing his kidneys to fail. In addition to being let of prison, Dr. Kevorkian promised he would never participate in assisted suicide again (Morlan).
The regulation states, an employee must be restored to a position that is geographically proximate to their previous position. Furthermore, it is an interference of an employee’s right, to which he or she is entitled under FMLA, by failing to restore him or her to an equivalent position upon return to work. 29 C.F.R. § 825.215. In the case of McFadden v. Seagoville State Bank, the employee’s previous job before taking FMLA leave required a seven mile commute one way, which takes ten minutes to drive.
Susan Wright Case Susan Lucille Wright born April 24, 1976 is an American woman from Houston, Texas, who made headlines in 2003 for stabbing her husband, Jeff Wright, 193 times and then burying his body in their backyard. on Monday, January 13, 2003, Susan Wright, 26, tied her husband Jeff Wright, 34, to their bed and stabbed him at least 193 times with two different knives. Following the incident, she dragged his body to the backyard of their home and buried him. In an attempt to clean up the crime, she tried painting the walls of the bedroom. She also went to the police station the following day to report a domestic abuse incident and obtained a restraining order against Jeff, in order to explain his disappearance.