Building on the idea that Michael hated his wife, Anderson also cast him as sexually deviant. Over the protests of the defense, Judge Lott allowed the district attorney to show jurors the first two minutes of Handful of Diamonds, the adult video that Michael had rented, under the pretext that it established his state of mind before the murder. Though tame by today’s standards, the film did not curry favor with a Williamson County jury. “I was repulsed,” Lou Bryan, a now-retired schoolteacher who served on the jury, told me. “I kept thinking, ‘What kind of person would watch this?’
Forensic experts presume that Burke, JonBenet’s older brother, who was only nine at the time, killed JonBenet because she took a piece of his pineapple. Burke would have hit JonBenet in the back of the head with some object to knock her out, and then Patsy and john staged the crime because they wouldn’t want anything to happen to him. Back in 2010, burke went on Dr. Phil to be interviewed about his sister, the audience recalled, that burke was smiling when he was asked if he killed his sister, and it creeped them out. Dr. Phil says burke was probably smiling because he is socially awkward and doesn’t work around people. Patsy was also a suspect because the nanny recalled patsy getting really angry at JonBenet for wetting the bed at night.
He was released later, after authorized were convinced that Dr. Jack would not conduct another case. He died at age 83. The next interesting topic was of Dr. Quill. He never agreed with Dr. Kevorkian approach and his method of helping the terminally ill patients but he himself helped his patient Diane to die. When Dr. Quill knew the fact that there is no way to treat Diane, he gave a drug that killed Diane.
The Adnan Syed Case On January 13, 1999 Hae Min Lee, a senior in Woodlawn High School, Baltimore, Maryland disappeared. Almost a month later, on February 9, 1999, her body was found lifeless in Leakin Park. Moreover, the autopsy stated that the cause of the victim’s death was manual strangulation. In the most unfortunate cases, the crime was blamed on her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who got convicted of first degree murder serving a life sentence in jail.
The case of Mempa v. Rhay is about mempa pleading guilty to joyriding, and was placed on probation for two years and his imposition on his sentenced was deferred. Mempa probation was then later revoked because of his involvement in a burglary. Same as the scarpelli case mempa was not represented by an attorney and was not asked either if he wanted one appointed. Which is violating his constitutional rights, unless they had a reason for not giving him one, but that’s wrong. He later pleaded guilty to the burglary, the court revoked his probation and sentenced him to ten years in prison.
Was Adnan Syed, a teenage Muslim from Woodlawn High School, responsible for the death of Hae Min Lee? In the podcast series Serial, Sarah Koenig explains the events of 17-year-old Hae Min Lee’s death. She was contended dead at 2:36, only 21 minutes after the release bell of the school day. Through many difficult days of investigating, Koenig discovers ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed and acquaintance Jay Wilds together on the day of Lee’s disappearance, January 13th, 1999. Jay has told court officials that he believes Adnan is guilty of Hae’s murder, but Syed and other testimonies disagree.
It is so emotional that "they are not even called Mexicans when they found dead, they called ILLEGAL aliens or illegals. " Even though the article starts with the story of de haro telling how he got shot dead, it talks overall the Mexicans sad life on the border and after they got in to U.S. Their life is not even worth to life of a dog or a used car. I think the authors did a good job or explains a lot on pathos part making it so emotional by using the word dehumanization relating to the case of a guy who was fined a three years sentence for killing a dog. However, the life of de haro was not even equal to the life of that
He was put on trial later that year, even though he had offered authorities a $4 million bribe. The original jury had to be replaced because Capone had bribed them. Finally, he was convicted in October of 1931 and was sentenced to 11 years in jail. Al Capone served his jail time in Atlanta as well
For example the Trayvon Martin case where the young man was killed because of racial profiling where the man that shot him though that he had a gun. He thought he had a gun because he was black and this case caused a lot of outrage in the community. Another instance was when a man named Oscar Grant was shot in the back by BART police even though he was on the ground, handcuffed, and unarmed. Even more unfortunate was that George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin was only on trial for one month before he was acquitted because the jury did not believe there was enough evidence to convict him. And the man who killed Oscar Grant, Johannes Mehserle, only served a few 11 months before he was released for
In court, the officer had claimed Nick had punched his face multiple times but didn’t have any pictures to show evidence of his beat-up face. The jury felt the police officer was lying. Therefore, this case was acquitted. The following week his next trial began for the murder of Mrs. Craig. No one in the court room could look at Yarris, because they felt he had killed her.
That’s what happens to Adnan Syed. Adnan was convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee 6 weeks after she went missing. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee went missing, and on February 9, 1999, her body was found in Leakin Park in Baltimore. Adnan Syed is guilty of killing Hae Min Lee, but there isn’t enough evidence to convict him of murder. The day Hae went missing, where was Adnan.
Police are saying that Lauri Peterson 's son allegedly shot a 35-year-old man in the lower torso around 2:30 a.m. The two were having some kind of disagreement. At this time, police do not know what Lauri 's son was arguing about with the other man. Costa Mesa police Lt. Paul Beckman shared saying, "Apparently there had been a previous confrontation between [Waring] and the occupants of that residence earlier, and he had returned."
exonerating Burton, Centurion Ministries found and interviewed the gas stations cashier, an African American woman named Joan who was working the night of the shooting and plainly saw the shooter and informed officers that they had gotten the wrong man, since the shooter was of lighter complexation rather than Burton whom was of much darker complexation. After many attempts to exonerate Burton, he finally was allowed an evidentiary hearing in April 2007, and was later released and all charges dropped in August 2008. The decision of the judge ruled that “the evidence of guilt presented at trial was extremely weak” and, that eyewitnesses were “repeatedly impeached”. The judge found the evidentiary hearing testimony of the cashier, Joan Williams
by a white male of Hispanic descent named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acting as a Watch Captain for a gated community in Sanford, Florida (BROWN JR., O., 2013). At first, the Sanford Police Chief, Bill Lee, did not arrest Zimmerman, because of the lack of evidence to disprove his account of the events resulting in Trayvon 's death. However, because of nationwide protests and a reinvestigation of the death’s evidence, Zimmerman was eventually arrested and charged for the death of Trayvon. On July 13, 2013, a jury consisting of six women acquitted Zimmerman of the charge of second degree murder for the lesser charge of manslaughter (CNN, 2013).
On the 14th of October 2011, Mr Rayney had submitted an application for a trial which only involved a judge without a jury present. This was due Mr. Rayney assuming that a strong bias had been manifested pre-trial as a result of the subjective publicity revolving around the death of his wife, Corryn(The Conversation, 2012). Therefore, the jury and any member of the public would already have preconceived views in favour of Mr Rayney being guilty of murdering his wife. The trial was successful for Mr Rayney where he was acquitted of murdering his wife. Similarly, this issue is somewhat common as it had also occurred in the case Evans v The State of Western Australia  WASCA 182, in which both appellants had made appeals after being convicted for murder.