Inside The Dark Heart Of Murder Case Analysis

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There was also a case where two guys were found guilty of a crime then were later found that they did not commit the crime after all. Damien Echols was said to have killed three boys in West Memphis. Three boys were found guilty of committing the crime but only Damien got the death penalty. The only evidence the police had of him being “related” to the case at all was that he liked to wear black and was in a mental institution at one point in his life. Damien’s lawyer kept fighting for evidence to be examined and the case to be reopened. When it finally was examined, it proved that all three of the boys were innocent. The final case mentioned in the book is also well known. Amanda Knox was thought to have killed her roommate in Italy. She was…show more content…
In every crime, there are different variables that affect the evidence collecting, the trial, and the outcome of the case. Here are some examples of how the investigation of each case was carried out. In the case against William Heirens there had always been something off with his conviction. The police found the body of Suzanne in the sewers of Chicago. Police convicted Heirens because he had previously been convicted of robbery. The police also found his fingerprints on the ransom note in Suzanne’s house. Heirens was then convicted of the crime because he had confessed to the police that he had killed the little girl. What led police to convict Roger Coleman of killing his sister-in-law Wanda was that the police had a suspicion that he did it. Coleman previously broke into another woman’s house in 1977 and tried to assault a woman and her daughter. Coleman ran away and the girl identified him as the person who attacked her. DNA evidence was not used to convicted Coleman and he still was sentenced to death. Coleman, like many other guilty people, claimed he was innocent until the day he

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