He received 20 life sentences. Soon after his trial, psychiatrists diagnosed him as a schizophrenic, which sent him to a mental hospital. In 2015, they declared him sane and sent him back to prison. While in prison he was assaulted by James Costello, a 35-year-old career criminal with several convictions for violence. In January 1983, he followed Sutcliffe into the recess of F2, the hospital wing at Parkhurst Prison and stabbed a broken coffee jar twice into the left side of Sutcliffe 's face, creating four wounds that required 30 stitches.
Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia and President of the United States Conference of Mayors testified before the U.S. Senate committee on the judiciary topic of the proposed assault weapons ban (Lane 2015). Nutter’s opening statement is empathizing with senator Feinstein by sharing a story about how when he first got into office one of his senior police officers was killed in a supermarket bank robbery, leaving a wife and three children behind. He then goes on to mention the most significant mass shootings in history, specifically Virginia Tech claiming 32 lives and Columbine claiming 13. Philadelphia’s citizens have been killed by handguns, and assault rifles. America’s mayors have come to a consensus that these weapons of mass destruction are destroying the nation’s communities, cities, and families.
He only managed to get a 5 year probation because he convinced the judge he needed therapy. Along with murder, Jeffrey was charged with necrophilia and cannibalism. He committed necrophilia on 3 victims; Raymond Smith. Errol Lindsey and Oliver Lacey. He committed cannibalism on Ernest Miller and David Thomas.
Earle Nelson was arrested in Canada but had escaped jail. Between 1926 and 1927 Nelson had officially killed twenty two different women, maybe even more, and had been made a record for about a decade before it was broken. He had set the record for being the first American serial sex killer of the twentieth century. His capture wasn’t easy due to the reason that he moved around, changed his name, and the police at that point in time were not well educated on the way a serial killer thinks and acts. When Nelson was finally caught and recognized for his crimes, his attorney had tried to get him off for being mentally incapable.
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. (Law.umich.edu, 2017)(Richard Miles)
When he was released from jail he went on killing 2 other woman by a river or woods , that is when they gave him that nickname “The Genesee River Killer”. Arthur Shawcross murdered 11 prostitutes by different ways he did manslaughter. They caught Arthur Shawcross in the woods with his van with his girlfriend who he manslaughter. So they gave him 250 years in prison. Arthur Shawcross was held at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in New York State until November 10, 2008 , when he complained that he had pain in his leg.
Prohibition has been a big issue since the mid to late eighteen hundreds. Some states were under prohibition during that time, but during the 1920s no states were allowed to drink. For years female activist groups had been battling alcohol, and January 16, 1920, their wish was granted. Some of these anti-alcohol groups were non-violent, however some were extremely violent. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union was a very large group of non-violent women who were against alcohol due to the impact it had on families.
November 12, 2004, Scott Peterson was found guilty for first degree murder of Laci and second degree murder of her unborn child. During the sentencing phase, Laci’s mother Sharon Rocha made a victim impact statement, and Scott’s family testified as character witnesses on his behalf. For the second part of the bifurcated process, the jury recommended that Scott be sentenced to death, and the judge followed the
In my opinion from reading the conviction of Hiawatha Robinson case, I honestly think that he was guilty of the murder of his 8- year old daughter Hiawayi. The FBI and police had gathered so much information on Hiawatha that they could finally charge him of 1st degree murder of his daughter. The FBI had fingerprints, phone records, and even witnesses saying that Hiawatha was the last person to see his daughter alive. To murder your own daughter I think you have to be heartless and evil, especially a child he age of eight. Everyone expects Robinson to be sentenced to life in prison, meaning if he was eligible for parole he would get it after spending 24 years in prison first.
In “Murder on Sunday Morning” the documentary follows the trials of Brenton, a fifteen year old who is being charged for first degree murder and robbery. In both trials Brenton and Steve were treated unjustly by law enforcement. Brenton claimed he was hit by a detective, while Steve was overhearing security bet over his trial. In Steve’s
Avery’s first incident with the law was when he was 18; March 1981, Avery was convicted of raiding a bar with a friend and sentenced to two years in prison. The sentence was stayed and instead Avery served ten months in the Manitowoc County Jail, he was placed on probation for
In 2012, the case of Miller v. Alabama was presented in front of the Supreme Court detailing the crimes that took place in 2003 by Evan Miller. In July 2003, Miller, who was only fourteen years old at the time, with companion Colby Smith killed neighbor Cole Cannon by beating him with his own baseball bat and burning down the trailer Mr. Cannon lived in, while he was still inside. In 2004, Miller was to be tried as an adult for his crimes for capital murder. In 2006, he was found guilty and charges with aggravated murder and sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment without any parole.
At the age of 19, Gregory Parsons life took a dramatic turn by a shocking miscarriage of justice. On February 15, 1994, he was convicted in Newfoundland, of the second-degree murder of his mother Catherine Carroll, and was sentenced to life in prison with no chsnce of parole for 15 years. Parsons’ conviction was based on circumstantial evidence, and his case was closed by the Crown prosecutor just by simply asking the jury,”If Greg Parsons didn’t cause his mother’s death[,] who did?” Parsons’ life was not easy. His parents separated when he was only six, and was sent to live with Carroll.
Holding Police Accountable for their Killings of Unarmed People of Color Fruitvale Bart Station is where I begin and end my day. The infamous platform in Oakland, California where bart police murdered Oscar Grant, a fully restrained unarmed African American who was celebrating New Year 's Day with his friends and girlfriend. Johannes Mehserle, the police officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thus, having to spend the minimum two years in prison but being he had time served he only would only spend seven months in jail with possible bail. Murder?
Along with the dead bodies of the couple, a 9mm handgun was also found at the scene. The following morning, Andrew Kyle Hulsey, 23, was charged with capital murder in connection with his adoptive parents’ death. He has been detained at the Morgan County jail. The motive for the killing has yet to be determined.