Casey Anthony had a substantial amount of circumstantial evidence, but was able to walk away as a free woman. Casey contradicted her testimony throughout the trial of the murder of her two year old daughter, Caylee Anthony. Although there was enough evidence to point the finger and call her the perpetrator, there was not nearly enough evidence to put Casey behind bars. In law, it is very black and white, DNA has to match with the offender exactly or you have no case.
In the 2008 controversial court case of Casey Anthony, the innocent verdict incorrectly acquitted her because of false information, location of remains, and hurtful intentions. Casey’s first lie involved her saying she has talked to Caylee. She was already dead. “Casey Anthony told police that she spoke to her daughter Caylee on July 15, 2008, the day Caylee was reported missing. She told
Casey Anthony Trial Casey Anthony, who is now Twenty-Eight years old, was accused of murdering her two year old daughter, Caylee Anthony around June 2008. In 2011 the mother was acquitted of the charges of murdering her daughter. While researching for information on the case, I found that the young child had been missing for nearly a month before the mother had mentioned anything about her daughter missing. Casey’s mother, Cindy Anthony, called into the police the disappearance of her granddaughter, after Casey had made up several lies about where Caylee could possibly be. In this paper it will discuss the trial thoroughly from the lies, the evidence, and the verdict with more information from the trial.
Even when Michael’s new defense team, through the innocence project, found a crime that was eerily similar to the method of murder and subsequent events to the one that Michael was convicted of, the new prosecutor in Williamson County fought hard to keep DNA testing from taking place, even stating that they objected to the testing now because the defense hadn’t requested it before (Morton, 2014). There was further evidence of ineffectiveness in that the coroner who’d changed his estimated time of death between the autopsy and trial, had come under scrutiny for his findings in this case, as well as several others, with claims of gross errors “including one case where he came to the conclusion that a man who’d been stabbed in the back had committed suicide” (Morton, 2014). This was only one of the many injustices that were committed against Michael Morton throughout his trial. In August of 2006, the defense was finally granted permission to perform DNA testing on the items that had been taken from his wife’s body (Morton, 2014). Although this testing did not reveal any information about the guilty party, it did at least give Michael the knowledge that Chris was not sexually violated before or after her death (Morton,
And while Governor Greg Abbott and the Board of Pardons and Parole are being pressured to reconsider Wood’s punishment, state prosecutors have acknowledged that Wood did not kill Keeran. Yet despite this, Wood is sitting on death row for a murder, facing a cruel punishment he does not
Serial Killer or Pathological Liar or Both? The Atlanta Child Murders was a gruesome time for the black community and families of Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia. Wayne Williams was sentenced to two consecutive life terms on February 27, 1982 for the murder of Nathaniel Cater and Jimmy Ray Payne. Out of the 28-30 victims only two victims were linked with Williams, Nathaniel Cater, a convicted felon, and Jimmy Ray Payne, an ex-convict.
Murder, the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Premeditated means that the killing of the person was planned out, this helps support that Adnan Syed is not guilty. In 1999 an eighteen year old girl named Hae Min Lee went missing from Baltimore, Maryland. Her ex boyfriend Adnan Syed was accused of murdering her and disposing her body in Leakin park. The problem is that all the evidence used to persecute Adnan does not add up to make a strong case.
Christopher Simmons was a seventeen year old juvenile from Missouri whom in 1993 along with two of his friends, Charles Benjamin and John Tessmer, planned to rob and murder Shirley Crook in her home (Roper v. Simmons, 2004). On the night the crime was to be committed, Tessmer pulled out of the plan, and Simmons and Benjamin would continue on as planned. The two broke into the Ms. Crook’s home, robbed her, tied her up, covered up her eyes, then drove her to a state park and threw her off a bridge. During the trial, evidence, videotaped reenactment and testimony outlining the premeditated plan, allowed for the jury to easily convict Simmons of the crime. Even though Simmons had no previous criminal record and was a minor at the time the crime was committed,
Juvenile Justice The supreme court's ruling on life in prison for juveniles is too easy. Juveniles who commit murder should be sentenced to life in prison. It's only fair that if a juvenile takes a life then they deserve life. I don't agree that they should abolish mandatory life in prison for juveniles.
The verdict in this case generated an epidemic of outrage throughout the world. I agree with the not-guilty verdict on the murder one and two charges; however, the evidence is not as incontrovertible as some have suggested. I also agree that there was some mischaracterization around the 31 days; yet, to trivialize this behavior as simply immature is inaccurate. The way Casey handled the death was inexcusable.
(2) A person sentenced to imprisonment to life for the crime of murder is to serve that sentence for the term of that person’s natural life. The fact that Katherine Knight was sentence to life imprisonment for the murder of John Price reflects society’s standards in that nobody should get away with taking somebody else’s life, especially in the way in which Katherine did. 6 THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN ACHIEVING JUSTICE Once Katherine Knight pleaded guilty to the murder of John Price, the court was able to sentence her quite efficiently once all evidence was heard. The efficiency of this case and also the fact that Katherine Knight received the harshest penalty possible in Australia for her horrific crime shows how justice was achieved.
Elena Kagan thought to believe that juveniles and their cases should be going to court with the consideration of age, immaturity, impetuosity, and behavioral circumstances. Approximately 2,500 juveniles have been charged with life in prison without the possibility of parole as adults before the Supreme Court ruling in 2012. Erik Jensen was tried and convicted as an adult when he and his friend, Nathan Ybanez, murdered Nathan’s mother. Around fourteen years of age both Nathan and Erik were charged with the murder of Nathan’s mom. Nathan was becoming a regular at Erik’s house when they astride to notice something was wrong with his household.
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
It wasn’t fair that Mclnerney, who had no juvenile record, was tried in an adult court. On the other hand, if he wasn’t tried as an adult the judge would have considered the factors in the case such as, “… abused its power failing to consider such circumstances as Mclnerney’s youth, his hard family life and failure of school officials to deal with rising tensions between the two boys.” said by his attorney said. The way the Ventura County district attorney’s office handled the case was misconducted. Mclnerney had family issues like dealing with his father whom faced charges of domestic abuse and his mother that struggled with drug addiction.
We have your honor we find the defendant guilty of First Degree Murder. Mr. Montresor I hope you had a wonderful life because as of now you will be spending life in jail without parole. There is no one else but to blame expect you. All rise for the honorary Judge Briskey.