It’s mind blowing how the justice sentence can convict somebody solely off an eye witness testimony, especially if the eye-witness isn’t accurate. “Eyewitness misidentification is the greatest contributing factor to wrongful convictions proven by DNA testing, playing a role in more than 70% of convictions overturned through DNA testing nationwide.’’ (Eyewitness Misindentification,2017) Immediately after reporting the crime, the victim was taken to a hospital where a rape kit was administered, and swabs were taking from her body. Days after the rape the victim was also shown two photo lineups of suspects, however she didn’t identify anyone. Following the attack, the victim moved from San Antonio to Dallas. The case remained unsolved for a little over a year, that was until Dallas detectives mailed another photo line up to the victim in San Antonio, where she subsequently chose Lindsey as her alleged rapist.
The case of Mempa v. Rhay is about mempa pleading guilty to joyriding, and was placed on probation for two years and his imposition on his sentenced was deferred. Mempa probation was then later revoked because of his involvement in a burglary. Same as the scarpelli case mempa was not represented by an attorney and was not asked either if he wanted one appointed. Which is violating his constitutional rights, unless they had a reason for not giving him one, but that’s wrong. He later pleaded guilty to the burglary, the court revoked his probation and sentenced him to ten years in prison.
Kimball engaged in what “appeared to be a consensual” relationship with a minor; meaning that upon information and belief, Mr. Kimball and the minor’s relationship was consensual. This is an important fact when analyzing the gravity of Mr. Kimball’s crime and evaluating the risk he truly poses to society. Additionally, James Kimball committed this crime in 1991, pleaded guilty and complied with his three year probation. His actions during and post-judgment prove that he is fully capable of fulfilling his duty as an atoning citizen in enduring consequences, via his three year probation. Lastly, the only reason that Kimball was still on the Sex Offender Registry is because of the psychosexual evaluator’s technicality deeming him a “low risk” rather than “no risk” to the
Detective Leavitt told Miller he was not going to give him an money, Leavitt testified that the appellant put his arm around him and asked him to go get a drink. While doing so Miller took Detective Leavitt twenty dollars, and proceeded to ask him for the money again; but Leavitt told Miller once again no but this time because it was gone. The undercover arrest time pulled up to the scene and took the appellant into custody, he was charged with larceny. Procedural history: Miller was given a two day trial, where he was convicted by the jury. Miller was sentenced to a maximum of 32 months, and a minimum of 12 months in prison.
Dennis Rader better known as the “BTK Killer” or the “BTK Strangler” terrorized the Wichita Kansas area from 1974 to 1991 by binding, torturing and killing (hence “BTK”) at least 10 victims in that period. For nearly two decades, Rader wasn’t even suspected until nearly fifteen years after his final victim was murdered. In 2005, well after the BTK case became an unsolved cold case with no leads whatsoever, Rader was suddenly a prime suspect. What made him became something of a suspect was because he began taunting the police, by initiating a series of communications with the media. Though the biggest deal for the prosecution was tracing contact information Rader inadvertently provided police on a computer floppy disk, once he was tracked they
They both were huge liars, who accused innocent people of being something they weren't. Abigail Williams accused women of being witches during her era and Joseph McCarthy accused society in his days of being communist. “Both individuals accused innocent people of wrongdoings for their own selfish intentions…” Joseph McCarthy and Abigail Williams were playing mind games with everyone around them. Manipulating and had some sort of power to convince everyone around them to believe the same thing. “They are similar because, they both had an image to obtain to their society…” Williams and McCarthy both became the fear of their
Miles was charged with murder and attempted murder. During his trial the prosecution relied primarily on Thurman, who identified Miles in the courtroom. Miles did have two alibis but the prosecution argued that they were concocted. Miles was convicted of murder and attempted murder and was sentenced to 60 years. After his appeals were denied time after time Miles was finally exonerated after spending 15 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit.
Abigail lies about her ability to see spirits and so do many of the other girls by following her lies. On the other hand Proctor is deceitful both for cheating on his wife and for hiding it. Others like the Governor and ministers lie to themselves and also everybody else by saying they serve the cause of God's Justice. The world is full of love and desire but also has lots of hate and cruelty which all adds up to a world full of drama. The Crucible is an exciting thriller and shows many how lies end up catching up to you.
Although some might disagree, I believe Charles Manson characterizes as a secondary psychopath, for the reason being these types of psychopaths sometimes commit violent crimes due to emotional problems, or rejection. Referring back to what was mentioned previously about Manson’s mother who was very neglecting, textbook says it could have ultimately driven him to become a psychopath. Charles also may characterize as a criminal psychopath, for the reason being he was very manipulative, and he manipulated young individuals into doing his crime for him. Susan Atkins claims that he manipulate, those who are now his fellow members by telling them things that made them feel loved, and by putting them on drugs and making them believe everything he said was true. “He said he never lied because he loved us” this is a very common thing to find in psychopaths, because they have charming
There was also a fourth man in the vehicle named Gary Thomas Rowe, and he was a compensated FBI informant. Even though the car had a speculator, the three men were cleared by a jury which was all Caucasian. After one of the defense attorneys called Viola by a contemptuous name, all three men were held accountable of schemes during a federal trial and were condemned for just ten years in jail. They ultimately wounded up in prison for only six years due to a cruel and ruthless
They were involved in the beating murder of Ms. Pham outside of a nightclub on January 19th 2014. These women were regular citizens who were lawfully convicted for the crime they committed. The fact that they were not in high profile careers or had lots of money to hire the best lawyers money could buy, ensured they got processed by the court system in a normal everyday way. Ray Lewis was charged for a double murder and in the end was only charged with an obstruction of justice and got the punishment of 1 year of probation and a $250,000 fine from the NFL. According to the New York Post, his limo driver gave an eyewitness account, verifying that Lewis was in fact, a more than willing participant in the fight that ended the victim’s lives.
He asked for and was granted the test that would free him. After almost eleven long years of imprisonment, Cotton was able to walk out as a free, innocent man. He soon married and had a child of his own. Poole then confessed to the attacks and his DNA connected him to both scenes to prove his confession was real; however, before he could be brought to trail for the rapes he died of cancer. This is all great but what happened next is surprising and in most cases would not end then evolve into a new
In 2012, he took a plea deal and pled guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual assault. He was sentenced to serve 12 years in jail. After that, he was required to be under supervised release for five years. He appealed the ruling in 2014. He claimed that according to his lawyers, if he pled guilty, he would only
The hit podcast “Serial”, hosted by Sarah Koenig, is about a man sentenced to jail for first degree murder of “Hae Min Lee”, named “Adnan Syed.” The question is, did he do it? Based on the facts, rumors told in the podcast, and discussions with my peers, I believe that Adnan Syed was rightfully convicted to his crime of murdering “Hae Min Lee” beyond a reasonable doubt. The is biggest suspect to the case is rightfully deserved to be Adnan. He is a strong and tall muslim man, (who’s also a bit of a narcissist shown by telling people he’s innocent for years), perfectly capable of strangling Hae. He was Hae’s ex-boyfriend which gave him a motive, killing her because Hae broke up with him.
Where is the proof? These accusations have been ongoing for nearly twenty plus years and not one time has he been found guilty. Do you remember when he was under indictment with Al Lipscomb for the similar accusations and then they both were acquitted of all charges. And the judge moves the trial away from Dallas because of local influences in the matter! North of Oak Cliff west of down town Dallas as always is why Judge Kendall made the statement “My gut feeling is that, from everything that was going on in that case, including the lawyers beginning to try it in the newspapers, as well as the prominence of Al Lipscomb, and John Wiley Price there is no way the duo and the government could have gotten a fair trial in Dallas, Texas," he said.