His advanced knowledge on finance led to him being able to start a money laundering operation for the prison warden. When Dufresne escaped the prison he took the evidence with him and managed to withdraw all of the money he had been banking for the warden. He then left for Mexico and waited for his friend Red whom he met in prison when he had received parole. In addition, another key character in The Shawshank Redemption is Ellis Boyd “Red”, played by Morgan Freeman. In the film, Red is the narrator and he was convicted of murder twenty years prior to the start of the film.
One of those killers, who easily outran Jack the Ripper is Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as H. H. Holmes, who bought and renovated a building in Chicago thus transforming it into a hotel where he killed foreigners, mainly women but also men and children during the World 's Columbian Exposition in 1893. “Trough his precise number of victims will never be known- estimates range into the
H. Holmes 3 1884.While Mudgett was enrolled he stole cadavers from the laboratory and claimed they had been killed accidentally in order to receive insurance money (H.H. Holmes). Not long after graduated Mudgett left his wife and son and moved to New York where he was seen with a young boy who later disappeared. When asked about it Mudgett stated that the boy went back to his home in Massachusetts. Holmes fled to Philadelphia where he got a job at the drugstore.
Garners, a history professor of Rutgers University believes that Lindbergh was greatly involved in the murder and kidnapping of his son, due to Lindberghs’s belief and encouragement of social Darwinism and eugenics, the practices of bettering the gene pool of the human race. It is said that Baby Charles wasn’t the healthiest and normal child out there, being born with hammered toes, un-fused bones, and a cranium that was too large. Knowing this information, along with the fact that the body was cremated immediately made people such as Garners believe that the murder of the Little Eaglet was an attempt to purify the genetics of the Lindbergh lineage, even if it went to far (news. Rutgers.
THE DEATH OF MERRIWEATHER LEWIS Merriweather Lewis was a national hero. He was governor of the Louisiana Territory, and was renowned by many for exploring the Louisiana Territory with Clark. Lewis was on his way to Washington to deliver possibly classified information, when he stopped at an inn. There were two gunshots heard, and Lewis was found dead, supposedly having committed suicide. But, this was only through the word of Priscilla Grinder, the only known witness of the event.
After the death of “Bloody Bill” James would fill the role of the avenger of not only “Bloody Bill” but also of what he thought to be the victimization of the Confederacy by the Union government. His role as the avenger was parlayed into his role as a noble brigand almost immediately after the death of Bill Anderson. As the James brothers began their careers as robbers the first bank they robbed was chosen because it was believed the man who killed Bill Anderson was a teller there. When the teller was killed and revealed to have been innocent in the killing of Anderson, James began to be viewed as a thief and murderer by some of the public. As a result, Jesse is believed to have written a letter to the Governor pleading his innocence; calling on the Governor to understand that as a bushwhacker he would not be allowed a fair trial and the bank robbery as a false accusation aimed at bringing James to justice for the deeds of his past.
Ross Sulivan and Earl Best are two suspects surrounding the mystery behind the Zodiac Killer. Whenever the Zodiac Killer arose, everyone was eager to know who he was and where he went. Obviously, the murderer started out by killing someone. Cheri Jo Bates, a freshman in college, was found murdered without any evidence as to who did it. After the body was examined by the police, the station got a letter talking about a bunch of killings the sender did, one confirming Cheri Bates’ death (Olsen 3).
In the film, Will Kane says, “I sent a man up five years ago for murder. He was supposed to hang, but up north they commuted it to life. Now he’s free—I don’t know how. Anyway, it looks like he’s coming back” (Foreman 295). This quote proves that the conflict in the film is that Will Kane sent Frank Miller, a dangerous outlaw, to prison up north for murder.
Conspiracies began taking shape as soon as the trials started, most were presented with a lack of definite proof. A careful look at the facts known about King’s assassination would lead one to know that Martin Luther King’s assassination was not a conspiracy, it was the work of the criminal James Earl Ray. Although in the end, some may believe that James Earl Ray is innocent or that one of the conspiracies are true, this overlooks the hard facts brought up in the investigations. The lack of definitive proof or witnesses and the changing statements of the people involved leads to an unsure conclusion. The various conspiracies may hold some relevance, however, each conspiracy shows weak points that removes it from the list of plausible theories.
¨She came up with circumstantial links from her father to a string of unsolved murders across the United States, from the family home in Massachusetts to California¨ (Katz 191). Amazingly, Knowlton’s family members were able to support her claims that George Knowlton was indeed a vicious man, and that he had boasted about having carried out numerous murders and not being caught (Katz 191). Unfortunately for officers, George Knowlton died in a car crash in 1962 near the area of Claremore, Oklahoma (Katz 191). In 1995, Janice published her book, Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer, and later committed suicide at age 67 in year 2004 (Katz 191). Through compelling evidence, Janice and her family declares George Knowlton as the Black Dahlia killer.
The Secretary of Treasury, Andrew Mellon, set out to find the evidence to prosecute Capone. Capone was jailed for a period of time for carrying a concealed weapon until March 16, 1930. It was not until Elmer Irey placed undercover agents within Capone’s crew did law enforcement have a chance of getting hard evidence. An agent ended up dead before he could testify. However, Irey had two bookkeepers of Capone’s businesses there to testify that were protected by the police before the trial.
Like her husband, Patsy Ramsey was indicted for first degree murder in 1999 but was also discharged by DNA evidence in 2003. Patsy Ramsey died in 2006, never knowing what happened to her daughter (Murder and Subsequent). Who killed JonBenet Ramsey in 1996? This murder shocked and still to this day shocks many americans. This case has been unsolved for more than 20 years.
Not to mention the fact that two of his sons died and not being able to capture John Wilkes Booth after he made a terrible mistake for shooting one of the country leaders in the war. John had the whole Union army after him and might 've been shot in the neck but other stories say otherwise. In the end John died and paid for his dear mistake. Allan influenced other police in the later times after the war. They started to open more and more police and detective agency 's after that.
Being an outsider makes one a target, but who could be a shooter in small town Virginia? What Desmond lacked in intelligence, he made up for in kindness. However, one could only come to know this fact by taking the time to get to know the boy, which outside of his family was pretty much no one. The Holmes were ostracized by the town not only because of their poverty and lack of education, but they seemed from the outside to be a quite a peculiar bunch. His younger sister had a very odd affinity for chewing on tires.
Booths main goal is to bring the Confederacy (CSA) back. To do so, he and his mates have to do a series of assassinations. Booth had to assassinate Lincoln, which he did but not quite. Lincoln got shot in the head but still lives on a while longer. Lewis Powell had been assigned to kill Secretary of State William Seward, which he fails to do so (Pg.