Young couples are disappearing, only to turn up months later, mutilated. The daughter of a big drug guy goes missing, Kay knows that it is time to get the killer. Through the course of investigating things, she finds that these killings are tied to past brutal killings. Kay must track down a killer who knows how to eliminate clues just as well as Scarpetta can find them. "Cruel & Unusual" The fourth book in the series, Scarpetta is to autopsy Ronnie Waddell, a convicted killer after his execution.
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.
Since the rise of hard rock/ heavy metal in the 1980s, many crimes and deaths have been blamed on the bands (or singers). The Parents Music Resource Center plastered Parental Advisory stickers everywhere, and bands defending their music and themselves from the overly protective parents. Hard Rock/ heavy metal is a scapegoat for those who look for a high murder/ suicide rate. In 2009, Metallica’s “Ronnie” was almost considered for a New Jersey man’s reason to kill his own mother and a young boy. The man‒ coincidentally named Ronald‒ said in his trial that the song was describing his own life.
Holmes was convicted on 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder for the 2012 Aurora shooting that killed 12 people and injured 70 others. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting. “We believe that the death penalty is morally wrong, especially when the condemned is mentally ill,” his parents had written in a letter. “He is a human being gripped by severe mental illness. We realize treatment in an institution would be best for our son.
She was also put in jail for being a accomplice to Ian Brandy and knowing about John Kilbride's death. She confessed to all five murders in 1987, and was never released from jail. Hindley died on November 16, 2002 due to respiratory failure at age 60 (Myra Hindley Biography.com). One of America's first serial killer was H.H. Holmes.
Just before Lina’s mother dies she tells Lina that Kretzsky is only a boy. If everyone had been flexible to new morals, no doubt many people wouldn't have a peace of mind. They would have nothing to place their beliefs in. Nothing to place hope
“More than 80 state witnesses testified against him, of many who were former Vlakplaas policemen that worked alongside De Kock in turn of indemnity from prosecution” ( South Africa’s Apartheid Assassin, 17:56). Eugene wants to put the past behind him, take responsibility for what he has done and seek reconciliation. Trial Test South Africa to forgive documents if Eugene should be granted a full pardon. Sudarsan mentions that, “De Kock told the Supreme Court during his sentence-mitigation hearings that he will seek a full official pardon for his crimes from the Truth Commission, adding that he would reveal more details of his past to that body.” Eugene De Kock in high hopes of becoming a free man has to face yet another court trial, he adds that, “The end result of my amnesty application is to go
Douglas and Shawn Holley. In the trial that lasted three hundred seventy two days, numerous pieces of evidence were presented against Simpson which the prosecution led by Maria Clark believed proved Simpson’s guilt indubitably. Yet after less than 4 hours the jury came to the conclusion that Simpson was not guilty. Outside the Courtroom the trial polarized the nation with opinions on Simpson’s guilt or innocence being split down racial lines. While O.J.
Five years after the inhumane execution of the Clutter family, the callous perpetrators, Perry Smith and Richard Hitchcock were executed for the heinous crime. Due to their many appeals, Hitchcock and Smith managed to defer their ultimately inevitable demise for several years. The appeals were filed on the behalf of Hitchcock, claiming that the trial was biased, as well as the jury and the judge. Each appeal led to the same conclusion, that the trail was unbiased. On April 14, 1965, Both Perpetrators were executed by hanging.
This story makes me think about OJ Simpson, he was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, but a year later he lost a civil suit to their parents which essentially made him guilty of the murders. But long before either jury had a chance to vote on his innocence or guilt he was found guilty in the “court” of public opinion. The public opinion vote will haunt Simpson through his entire life, people will always see him as guilty and think he got away with murder. Much like OJ, the chief will have the “court” of public opinion to contend with the rest of his career in Pamlico county. Whether the chief is innocent or guilty, this will tarnish his reputation and people may not trust him the way they once did.
During this time, in April, Earl died one hour after a false arrest for the murder of Officer Joyce Carnegie (Boyd). 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
Federal prosecutors in the case against Jared Fogle have asked a judge to sentence the former Subway spokesperson to twelve years and seven months in prison reports the Associated Press. In August, Fogle pleaded guilty in an Indiana court to one count each of distribution and receipt of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. The former carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, while the latter has a maximum of 30, but prosecutors agreed to a shorter sentence in a plea agreement. Fogle 's attorneys are asking for a 5-year prison term, telling the court that he is 'profoundly sorry ' for his actions. The prosecution however, wants the judge to give Fogle a maximum sentence to send a message.