However, Castro received better treatment than his victims, and committed suicide one month after his sentence, so the sliver of justice that was originally served, was now an injustice to his captives. Ariel Castro was abused early in his life and felt abandoned when his mother moved to the United States and left him with his grandmother. After four years, Castro’s mother finally moved him to the Pennsylvania, but later relocated to Cleveland. He led a normal teenage life (Glatt 7-10).
Abstract On July 23, 1995, Janet Downing was found stabbed to death in her Somerville, Massachusetts home. With strong compelling evidence and creditable eyewitness testimony, Edward O’Brien was arrested for Downing’s murder. O’Brien was only fifteen years old and good friends with Downing’s son Ryan at the time of the murder. The first initial hearing judged that O’Brien would be tried as a juvenile, however this judgment would later be reversed.
Introduction Context: Senior of Woodlawn High School, Adnan Syed, was convicted and charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Not only is Adnan’s alibi inconclusive, but he also fails to recall any specific details or occurrences of January 13, 1999. His acquaintance, Jay Wilds, has served as the State’s key witness against Adnan. Thesis Statement:
Adnan was put behind bars and has been in jail ever since. So the question; was Adnan’s trial a fair one? No, Adnan Syed is everything but guilty. It would be impossible for him to be able to strangle Hae in 21 minutes after the final release bell of school. Plus, Adnan doesn’t remember much of that certain day, the day of her death wasn’t important enough to him to remember it clearly.
and she said,” Before God, sir, I do not know this man, and have never seen him, and I did not hire him to dig a gutter for me.” This is obviously a lie that Louis Powell and Mary Surratt told to Major H.W. Smith. This proves that Mary Surratt had to be a large part of the plan if she was too afraid to tell the truth to a Major. There is a letter written by Booth claiming that Mary surratt was innocent.
The last few weeks in Maycomb County, led a stir of emotions in the town, regarding to Tom Robinson’s case. Tom was convicted of sexually assaulting Bob Ewell’s oldest daughter, Mayella. When the jury made a decision, Tom ended up guilty, and charged to jail. A couple days later, bam! Tom was shot seventeen times in the back and put to death.
Their environments may have pushed the two towards murder but ultimately, killing the Clutter family was a choice, not a genetic trait, and not entirely due to the environment either. There was something in them that twisted and told them that it was alright to kill other people; Perry’s sister even said “they shared a doom against which virtue was no defense" showing that she felt that whatever caused Richard and Perry to kill was out of their control (Capote 185). Ultimately, this example from “In Cold Blood” showed that some behaviors were not due to genetics or the environment but were almost entirely due to choices made by the
He was arrested the 21st of April in 2003 and is still on death row till this day. Evidence revealed during the case, Scott Peterson is a coward and was rightfully sentenced the death penalty for his wrong doings. Scott was arrested he was convicted of a double homicide and murder without bail. The trial started and they chose six men and six women to be the jury. When the parents found out of these charges they decided to sue him so he couldn’t sell his story for money.
Along with those felonies, he appeared in civil court during his famous murder trial. Although he was eventually found not guilty in the court of law, he was convicted of the other felonies, and was found responsible for the murder in civil court. Simpson is a convicted felon and is not a positive role model for kids and should not be in any “power” position such as the NFL Hall of Fame. For example, a civil court found, “Simpson liable for the two deaths, and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the families of murder victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. ”(ABC writer).
Due to the inconsistency of the brain an innocent individual can be imprisoned for a crime, he or she never committed. For instance, false memories that can be identified from “The Case Against Adnan Syed” are seen mostly in the responses provided by Dave due to hearsay. Another example is when Laura (Dave’s daughter), Jenn, Jay, and the neighborhood boy completely deny seeing a corpse of a girl (Hae Min Lee) in the trunk of
This was a violent feud between two rival criminal gangs, Richmond and Fitzroy that lasted for several months. In 1918, a robbery was planned out with the Fitzroy and Richmond gang working together. 3 people were arrested in this incident and the Fitzroy gang were suspicious that someone had told the police. They were also unsatisfied by the money that was split between them and decided to drug and rob Dolly. Squizzy was arrested for a shooting incident and sentenced to 18 months in jail.
Willingham’s cousins were in shock and disbelief about the case, so they inquired that another arson investigator, Dr. Gerald Hurst, to investigate the evidence again. Even though there was new evidence in the case, it spread uncertainty on Willingham’s guilt. However, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused to give him mercy on February 13, 2004. The Innocence Project did not make themselves aware of Dr. Hurt’s reports. According to Megan J. Ryan, the Innocence Project stated: [T]his lack of action indicates that in the days and hours before Willingham was executed, the Governor’s Office and the Board of Pardons and Paroles ignored critical expert analysis – new scientific information – that casts serious doubt on whether the
This caused the consequences for the five officers much worse than what they would have been. Because Earl died, Payton(34), Thomas(38), Brian(31), Paul(31), and Andrew(31) will all face a 10 year sentence for covering up the incident (Boyd). In other cases many other officers were convicted and sentenced to hard time and parole for deprivation and with falsifying reports and lying to the FBI (Criminal Section Selected Case Summaries). This goes to show that the police can not be fully trusted during investigation because even they will go against the law to get a confession or information out of
Since the Police never informed Miranda of his rights he had no counsel, never finished the 9th grade, and had a former history of mental instability. The prosecution on the case only used his own wrongfully obtained confession against him, and sentenced him 20-30 years in prison. He had appealed to the Arizona Supreme court claiming that the Police had unconstitutionally obtained his confession, the court disagreed with him and upheld the charges and