Abby Borden, killed first, was struck with an axe or hatchet-like object 19 times, and Andrew Borden was struck 10 or 11 times. The first blow would have been enough to kill both victims. The main suspect was Andrew 's youngest daughter Lizzie. During questioning Lizzie gave confusing or contradicting answers as to her alibi. However, she had been given doses of morphine to help calm her nerves after the murders of her father and his wife.
Lizzie Borden took an ax, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. The famous rhyme of Lizzie Borden giving her mother 40 whacks and then her father 41. Most people assume she committed the crime, of killing her parents, and that she planned the whole thing though there are some holes in the case. Everybody thinks she committed the crime though no one is sure, one thing is certain there are holes in the case and these holes make me believe that Lizzie did not do the crime. There are so many holes that no one is certain who did the crime.
At age 24 in December of 1900, Susan Glaspell, a legislative reporter for the Des Moines Daily News at the time was employed to cover the highly sensationalized murder of John Hossack. His wife Margaret Hossack had been the prime suspect and was in fact convicted of the crime and sentenced. However, one year after her incarceration, her conviction was over turned and the second trial in 1903 resulted in a hung jury. She was never retried and the case remains unsolved to this day. After the case ended Susan Glaspell quit journalism to pursue a career in fiction.
Rock v. Arkansas was a case, which took place in 1983. The defendant, Vickie Lorene Rock, was charged with manslaughter. She was convicted of killing her husband in July 1983. The defendant was unable to remember everything that had happened the night of her husbands killing. So therefore her defense attorney had a doctor, by the name of Bettye Back, twice hypnotize Vickie Rock to allow her to remember fully what happened the night she killed her husband.
Dee Ann goes through a lot of innocence following her mother's murder, at the hands of her father. With this event, her life is forever changed. Dee Ann's loss of innocence comes as a result of lying on the stand at her father’s trial even though she knows he killed her mother (Yarbrough 644). She had made the decision
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death has been a huge loss for her family and there has been a continued call for justice. Speaking out after the celebrity’s death, Bobby Brown, Pat Houston, Cissy Houston and Bobbi’s aunt Leolah Brown have been demanding answers. Some have even alleged that Nick Gordon had a hand in the final moments before Whitney Houston’s daughter was found at home and authorities were called. According to People Magazine on Tuesday, the clues surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s death are being reviewed by a secret grand jury. The district attorney working on the case has clarified that there are questions and the incident remains open and under investigation, but there might be more going on behind the scenes.
Maybe someone was in the state of jealousy and anger that they murdered her because they wanted what she had. Her murder was one of the stories that began the chain of crimes soon to be uncovered. A kidnapping or family tied murder are two theories that are possible in this case. Even if JonBenét’s case is cold, her murder is still not justified. JonBenét Ramsey, a six year old beauty queen from Atlanta, Georgia: A child murdered in
The Lindbergh Case: Who Did It? ¨Latest figures show that nine point two million children under- five are dying every year¨ (¨Child Mortality¨). The Lindbergh case was built around a twenty month old baby who was kidnapped and murdered in the middle of the day while everyone was home. It all began when the maid had left his room after he had fallen asleep. Although this happened in the nineteen hundreds, they still haven’t truly figured out who the kidnapper was.
The first murder occurred on New Year’s Eve when a twenty-five-year-old woman was brutally ripped from her bed and dragged outside. A bloody axe, a trail of blood, and a dead body with a gaping wound on her head were found at the scene. This was the first murder to occur, after five months there was a similar murder that occurs May 8th,1885; a woman was found dead in her bedroom with a gaping wound over her right eye. Then, not even two weeks later, another woman was found murdered from multiple stab wounds and appeared to have been scalped. Eventually three more women were found dead, and finally the killings ended with two women being murdered on Christmas Eve.
Arika Reddy Philosophy Hnrs 1/30/16 Extra credit Discrimination in society Many argue that America’s long practice of racism and discrimination ended with the Civil Rights Movement. However, what people fail to realize is that even decade’s later racism and discrimination continue to dominate the lives of many especially in the criminal justice system. The case of Marissa Alexander is a shocking scenario in which the court system fell prey to the vicious grip of racial prejudice. Marissa Alexander, a woman scared for her life fired a gunshot into the wall in an act of self-defense during a domestic dispute with her abusive husband. The Court system ruled against Alexander’s “stand your ground” self-defense argument and charged her with aggravated