Knox was pressured by police and detectives to accuse another person for the murder of Meredith Kercher. She was also pressured by police into lying and saying that she was in the cottage at the time of the death of Meredith Kercher. Amanda even faced some consequences for not lying to the police and give a false confession. For not giving into the pressure by police Amanda Knox wasted four years of her life in prison. Later on Amanda was tricked into signing a document given by her interrogators stating that she did commit the crime.
Blood stains all around the house were found along with a broken window, and Kercher’s room locked. The house was a mystery a dead body, blood stains, and what seem like a setup break in, a lot of unanswered questions were left behind that day. Amanda Knox was soon arrested along with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and was the first suspect of the murder. I believe she was innocent because the investigation was very poorly driven, and also because there was no physical evidence that she was there when the crime happened. Even though some people may say she is guilty because of her reaction and also because of the DNA found in the knife.
Rock v. Arkansas was a case, which took place in 1983. The defendant, Vickie Lorene Rock, was charged with manslaughter. She was convicted of killing her husband in July 1983. The defendant was unable to remember everything that had happened the night of her husbands killing. So therefore her defense attorney had a doctor, by the name of Bettye Back, twice hypnotize Vickie Rock to allow her to remember fully what happened the night she killed her husband.
Simpson wrote a book called If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer. He talks about his marriage and how bad his ex-wife was, that she was an instigator that had a drug problem. He had claim that, he used to beat her because she was always cheating him. In his book, he had said “If she wanted to take herself down that was one thing, but I wasn’t going let her take me down with her.’’ O.J goes in great details about the killing, in chapter 6 of his book, he talks about that he wanted to talk to Nicole but instead had a run in with Ron Goldman. OJ gets in argument with him, because he thought he was Nicole drug dealer, that's when O.J.
Furthermore, the Zodiac has been “directly linked to at least 5 murders in Northern California” (“Zodiac Killer Biography”). He would monitor the total number of people he has allegedly killed in the letters he would occasionally send (Newton 414). Even though he has confessed to murdering all those people it was never confirmed. The taunting letters and unthinkable body count
Think about how often people get arrested and how often trials are held every year, let alone everyday. Oftentimes, innocent people are accused and charged for a crime that wasn’t there fault. This was the case for Adnan Syed, an innocent guy who was put in jail for a murder case. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee was murdered at the age of 17. The evidence for this case was very unexplainable, but of course, the state went after Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan who really had nothing to do with the murder.
The case of Hae Min Lee was originally only prominent within Baltimore County of Maryland. It has the trappings of a typical high school murder; a teen is angry at their ex-boyfriend/girlfriend for breaking up with them and as a result, would murder them. However, the case has gained international attention largely due to the investigations from ‘Serial’, which revealed an abnormal number of inconsistencies within the case against Adnan Syed, allowing Syed to be granted a new trial. Based on evidence that is present, Adnan is most likely innocent of the murder of Hae Min Lee because of the lack of concrete physical evidence that would signify his guilt. After all, if there is no physical evidence that would prove a suspect’s involvement in
Some deserve it because they non-repentance killers or to be serial killers while other should not deserve it because of the circumstances required them. Juveniles who killed people without any mercy should be treated as an adult and be given Juvenile Life Without Parole(JLWOP). For example, the murderer of Jennifer Jenkins’ pregnant sister and her husband. Jennifer describes, “[Jenkins’s Sister] begged for the life of her unborn child as [the killer] shot her. He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial, about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted to ‘see what it would feel like to shoot someone’”(Jenkins).
It all started when a white woman, Fanny Taylor, claimed she was raped by a black man in her home in a nearby community. Either way, people began to believe her story even though their was no evidence to prove her claim. They started to suspect that Jesse Hunter, a recently escaped black convict, committed the crime and that he was somewhere hiding the the
Print This book is about a player named Ron Williamson who gets chosen to play for a major league. Many years later, he returns to his hometown due to an injured arm, as well as bad habits such as drinking and drugs. A waitress named Debra was raped and murdered, but the police were unable to solve this case for many years. They believed that Ron and his friend were responsible for her death which is why they were arrested and charged with capital murder. Although, there was no valid evidence, Ron was sent to death row.
He was found guilty because of a murder case of his friend Perry. The evidence that convicted James was three hair samples that found in James 's van, the RCMP said they were Harder 's. But before James’s arrest, he committed a crime along with his friend Perry. They were running a “chop shop,” they cut apart stolen vehicles and sold the parts. In November 1989, the police arrested both James and Perry.
The movie Double Jeopardy is a Hollywood film about the story of a woman who was tried and convicted for the murder of her husband. The husband however, had staged his own death, so when the wife, Libby, is released on probation she plans to kill him because she supposedly would not be able to be convicted again. This is not how the case would play out in the real criminal justice system. In actuality, Libby would be tried and reconvicted for the murder because these are two distinctly different crimes. There has been much precedence set by the Supreme Court related to the Double Jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment and multiple of the policies set forth by these decisions prevent the plot of this movie from being plausible.
The man he is defending is innocent of the charge of rape by a man named Bob Ewell’s daughter. Through testimony at the trial to the jury, the girl simply kissed had a black man. Also, during the trial Atticus shows to the jury that the girl appeared to have been beaten by someone who used their left hand and Tom could not use his left arm at all, the jury still found Tom guilty. Tom was killed later trying to escape but Bob Ewell, wanted revenge against Atticus for making what he thought was a fool of him in
The person I picked who received the death penalty is Roy Lee Ward. This man killed only one person, but did so in a violent and heinous murder. Ward was pretending to look for his dog that he claimed was lost, when his victim, Stacy Payne, let him enter her home. Shortly after entering he attacked Stacy. Her screams woke her sister, Melissa, who was sleeping upstairs.
The case against the men, always weak, fell apart after DNA evidence implicated another man whose possible involvement had been somehow overlooked by the authorities even though he lived only a block from where the victim’s body was found, and he had admitted to committing a similar rape and murder around the same time. The startling shift in fortunes for the men, Henry Lee McCollum, 50, who has spent three decades on death row, and Leon Brown, 46, who was serving a life sentence, provided one of the most dramatic examples yet of the potential harm from false, coerced confessions and of the power of DNA tests to exonerate the innocent. As friends and relatives of the two men wept, a Superior Court judge in Robeson County, Douglas B. Sasser, said he was vacating their convictions