Prosecutor Bob Egan’s opening arguments were presented in such dramatic and convincing fashion the jury would never be able to look another direction other than Gacy being guilty. This eventually caused Gacy to change his defense to an insanity plea. During the process of this trial over 60 witnesses were called to the stand to testify against to Gacy, these witnesses were friends and family of the murder victims. On the defense side, all of Casey's friends and family were speaking highly of him and calling him a brilliant individual. When his psychologist Thomas Eliseo was called to the stand, he testified that Gacy suffered from borderline schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder and antisocial behavior.
"Don 't judge a book by its cover" is a famous saying that some of us heard it before and some of us experienced it. 12 jurors were experiencing this quote when they gathered to decide whether a young boy is guilty by killing his father or not. Juror 2 stated, "Well, anyway, I think he was guilty" (6). Juror 2 represent most of us, as sometimes we judge from what we hear and not from what we see. The 12 jurors are from various backgrounds and each one has a distinctive personality.
In the coarse of the novel Tibbs handled the case carefully, observed for details, like when the nineteen-year-old was arrested as a suspect in the murder, Gillespie was asked by Tibbs “you have a confession” Bill said he doesn 't need one he was sure he had enough evidence nineteen-year-old in trouble twice, Tibbs looked deeper he said “he is innocent of murder because he is left handed” it was evident that the fatal blow had been struck by a blunt instrument at an angle of seventeen degrees from the rear, the assailant was right handed, if it wasn 't for Virgil they
The boy should deserve a careful discussion from jurors before face the result of the trial and he emphases that there were only two people who saw the whole process of the murder stabbing the boy’s dad Juror 8 questioned the weapon which claim to kill father, which is a normal switchblade that even juror 8 owns one himself Juror 8 told other jurors to revote, and if this time 11 jurors still think that the boy is guilty, then he will go with them and say that the boy is guilty too One person voted “Not Guilty” at the second
In his play Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose brings us back in time to 1957, to a jury room of a New York Court of Law where one man, Juror #8, confronts the rest of the jury to look at a homicide case without prejudice, and ultimately convinces Juror #2, a very soft-spoken man who at first had little say in the deliberation. Throughout the play, many of the jurors give convincing arguments that make one think about whether the boy is “guilty” or “not guilty.” Ultimately, one is convinced by ethos, logos, and pathos. We can see ethos, logos, and pathos having an effect on Juror #2 as he begins as a humble man and changes into someone brave at the end. Although all three modes play a part in convincing Juror #2, pathos was the most influential
And have many mistakes to see that he was the killer, but still say that he was not guilty, and let him walk free. As it started out with the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman on June 13, 1994. As LAPD convicted O.J simpson for the murder, as the trial lasted for 10 months of arguments and disagreements, and where there was so many evidence of O.J that led him to be the killer of Nicole Simpson, and as October 3, 1995 he was found not guilty of the murder. But didn’t stop him to be a criminal and was sentence to jail for his behavior. As this trial showed us, the issues of law enforcement that still exist in our country, as this trial will be remembered for it creating a greater awareness of domestic violence issues, and a lessons of how the trial system work, for a criminal to be innocent tell the juries have proof that he was guilty.
The boys received bad legal representation, rushed trials, and all-white juries. The first time the boys were tried in court all but one of them was found guilty and sentenced to death. At the time a death sentence was a common punishment given to black men for any crime. Eight of the nine boys were sentenced to death even after medical evidence had proved that they had not raped the women on the train. The case was then appealed and retried for the Alabama Supreme Court.
There was overwhelming evidence to show that Stone had earlier beaten Stone and declared him a dead snitch. Additionally, when he was last seen, the deceased was in the company of Towler, the same man who had earlier beaten him and who had a motive to kill him. Although there was evidence that Stone could have died from other causes that were nor crime related, the introduction of evidence by the prosecution on criminal agency were sufficient to convict Towler. On the action of the district attorney seizing documents from Towler without a warrant or the consent of the defense counsel, the same cannot warrant the dismissal of a case or the watering down of evidence presented (Gardner & Anderson, 2009). The prosecution evidence presented clearly proves that Towler had
The main case when dealing with attempt offence is the Cawthorne v HM Advocate case. The facts of the case are as follows: the accused fired several shots into a room with four people in it; the shots were aimed low enough to strike one of the four persons; luckily no one was killed nor injured. Despite of not having killed anyone Mr Cawthorne was convicted of attempted murder. It was argued that the he had not attempted to kill anyone but solely scare them. He was convicted, despite of this, as he had displayed wicked recklessness which proved to be enough evidence for the mens rea – the mental intent to commit a crime, in this case – of attempted murder.
The film, 12 angry men is about 12 members of the jury that is trying to solve a trial of a murder. There is a juror named, Henry Fonda. Throughout the argument the jurors were really biased. There were many attributions in the film. One of it is when Henry Fonda made the point when the boy got pushed around all his life and he was treated really poorly.
During the trial, there were many mistakes in the forensic half of the O.J. Simpson case. People were saying that the evidence had been tampered with. Personally, I really think that they should have handled this a lot better than they did. Some say it had been messed with at the police station, or the crime scene, or even in the lab, just to put Simpson behind bars. The defense team was able to persuade the jurors that there was no doubt that the DNA evidence (which was new at this time) has been mishandled by the lab and technicians.
Dahmer is known to engage in sexual activities with the corpses and save body parts as trophies. When he is finally caught and arrested, he attends his trial. Dahmer 's plea stating he is not guilty be reason of insanity would be denied, however (Biography.com Editors). Though the psychologist in this case has lost against the prosecution, many believe that the decision to put him in a more monitored prison is made strictly out of fear. As a forensic psychologist, you will be able to get into Dahmer 's mind and decide for yourself if he is insane.
On November 23, 2015, two men were brought before Circuit Judge Terry P. Lewis, and each received marginally different sentence. The first defendant had appeared at his arraignment, where he was read the charges brought against him. The charges included trespassing and criminal mischief, among several others that were dropped due to him agreeing to a guilty plea. Briefly before the judge walked into the courtroom, the defendant had a quick word with the public defender in order to understand what was about to occur and how to respond. Following the guilty plea, Judge Lewis made sure this decision wasn’t coerced by any means and clarified what rights the defendant would lose as a result.
He knew he was innocent so he requested a DNA test to set things straight. The police found fingerprints on the gun that belonged to another person who had actually committed the crime and he was set free. Penal Code 1405 was created for the convicted felons already in jail that have a reason to be found innocent. This policy was created specifically for California to get those innocent people out of jail. Others may claim that DNA evidence isn’t sufficient to convict someone for a crime or prove others innocent.
The jury trial system allows the verdict to be tried in front of a group of their peers rather than a single magistrate or judge. A large jury increases the chances of an adequate understanding of the verdict’s personal circumstances and characteristics. The jury also helps mitigate the chances of having one individual who may have certain personal biases and prejudices be the sole decider of the fate of the accused. Jurors are usually selected from different backgrounds and races which adds diverse thought and culture to the decision making process. Although jury trials have proven very effective there are disadvantages to the system.