The Christopher Vaughn case is a popular case in which ballistics and blood spatter aided in solving. Vaughn pleaded not guilty in court, and the defense stuck to the case that it was a murder-suicide case involving his wife. Paul Kish, a blood spatter expert assigned to the case, said that the evidence found at the crime scene did not correlate with Vaughn’s story. Vaughn’s blood was found in many different places; the center console, on his wife’s shorts, on the front and back of her seatbelt, and on the carpet between her shoes. Vaughn’s original statement did not mention the blood present on the seatbelt. When investigators at the crime scene unlatched and then re-latched her seatbelt, the wife’s chin was directly above the bloodstain. She was shot under the chin, therefore it was previously concluded that it must have been her blood present on the seatbelt. However, the Illinois State Police crime lab proved that it was in fact Christopher Vaughn’s blood on it. His wife’s blood was also found on the center console, but it was disturbed before it began to congeal. In addition, it appeared that some of her blood on the console was wiped towards the passenger seat from the driver’s seat. Kish concluded that someone had come into
Steven Truscott Case: Analysis In 1959, in Southwestern Ontario, town of Clinton a young man named Steven Truscott was wrongly convicted for the murder of his 12 year old classmate, Lynne Harper. Steven was seen giving Lynne a ride on his bicycle to the highway 8 intersection around 7pm, a favor she asked him to do. Two days after Steven Truscott was seen giving Lynne Harper a ride to the highway intersection, Lynne Harper was found dead near a tractor trail near a wooded area. Although Steven Truscott claimed that he saw Lynne Harper get into a car after he dropped her off, many people continued to believe that Steven Truscott murdered her.
In September of 1961, a woman from District of Columbia had an intruder break into her apartment. While the invader of the home was there, they had taken her wallet, and also raped the woman. During the investigation of the crime, the police had found some latent fingerprints in the apartment. The police then established and processed the prints. The prints were then connected back to 16 year old Morris A. Kent. The prints the connected back to when Kent was first entering the system back in 1959 for his earlier crimes. Kent at this time had already been on probation due to crimes committed two years prior to this case. Morris Kent at the age of 14, had first come into contact with breaking the law when he was placed on probation for breaking
Through years of gender inequality throughout the nation, one of the most important causes for women was when they received the right to vote, as it allowed them to have a voice within the country. While looking throughout the fight for Women’s Suffrage, many would say that it ultimately ended on August 26, 1920- when the 19th Amendment was officially ratified. Although this seems accurate, many others would say that the fight ended when the Supreme Court 's ruling ultimately established the Nineteenth Amendment. This is best shown by the ratification of the 19th amendment, Leser v. Garnett, and the overall process to reach the final ruling during the case.
Riya Nigudkar Mr. McMahon Literature and Writing 1 February, 2018 Tim Johnson’s Affiliation with the Tom Robinson Case It is The Great Depression, and an innocent black man has been accused of raping a white woman, nothing new. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during The Great Depression. The novel covers the years where Boo Radley took over the Finch kids’ childhoods, and Atticus Finch, a respected lawyer, defends a black man. Scout and Jem, spend their years entangled in stories surrounding a man named Arthur “Boo” Radley by using their free time doing anything to see him in person.
October 2nd, 2002 was the start of a long and horrific three weeks in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. People were terrified to be in the area and everyone was on edge. What appeared to be random killings, turned out to be a well-organized series of senseless shootings that took the lives of ten innocent people. After days of people being scared to death and much confusion, investigators discovered that there were two suspects in the shootings; John Allen Muhammad and his teenage partner Lee Boyd Malvo and they were in a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan designed to terrorize people. This break in the case came when one of the suspects called the tip hotline and told them to look into a murder in Alabama, which lead to the case being
Ralph Flynn is a California man who has recently filed a lawsuit against his parents for using him as a sex slave after adopting him at nine years old from a Russian orphanage. Ralph and Carolyn have been arrested for several months and their trial will shed light on the many abuses faced by Ralph during his childhood and teenage years. Adoption is a very selective process but international adoption may be less so. Every parent in the United States seeking to adopt a child must go through many tests and surveys before being approved as financially, mentally, and physically fit to adopt a young child; this process is to ensure that every adopted child has a good home. However, this process and its extreme rigor may change due to the relevance of this crime. Ralph Flynn’s impact may be huge, and his effect will change the adoption process, child protection, and people’s perspective of abuse.
On November 16, 1972, student protestors at Southern University A&M College located in Baton Rouge took place at the campus's administration building. To remove the protestors, deputies and the state police tossed tear gas canisters into the building, which the people threw back out of the windows. Two students were killed during the protest, Denver A. Smith and Leonard D. Brown.
Introduction McCloy considered the validity of provisions in Election Funding, Expenditures and Disclosed act 1981 (NSW) ("the EFED Act.") and it has been accepted that restrictions on donations to candidates and parties is constitutional. This paper analyses the implications of the McCloy for the implied freedom of political communication.
Eyewitness Bennett Barbour was a 22 year old, black male who was charged and convicted of rape in the state of Virginia. Barbour fought for over thirty years o clear his good name. Barbour was sentenced on for the alleged rape on April 15 of the same year. Bennett received a ten-year sentence for which he served four and a half years in prison. Barbour was exonerated on May 24, 2012.
Dr. Keith requested a mental health evaluation on a Mr. Alewine. He is a 28 year old male who presented to the ED via EMS for chest pains, suicidal ideation, and symptoms of psychosis. Mr. Alewine reported arriving in Siler City from Tennessee after a 16 hour bus trip. He reports after his 16 hour trip, he went to a mechanic shop to call 911 for chest pain and suicidal ideation without a plan after stressing about having a place to stake for a few days. Per documentation Mr. Alewine was asked about current chest pain on a scale of 1 to 10, he reports a 1. At the time of the assessment Mr. Alewine endorse suicidal ideation with a plan to overdose on his medications and experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations. He reports seeing demons
If I had been on the jury of this case against Pete Anderson I would have handed the jury the verdict that Pete Anderson was in fact guilty. I think that Pete Anderson illegally took archeological artifacts from public land. I think the fact that the location of the cronquistii coincides with the location of the looted Anasazi site, is an indication that Pete Anderson did in fact take the plants from this land area. The three types of daisy’s in the area were confertifolia, tortifolia, cronquistii. Regarding the morphology of these daisies, they each were able to be identified by the size of the “compositase” protein. However, after investigation through gel electrophoresis, the three kinds of plants were not identical. This relates to the
This case study presents an incident that occurred in Bridges Bay Public Library. The director of the library, Joseph Calenda, has to decide what should be done about the homeless people, standing in the lobby of the library. Calenda is the manager being graded on in this case study. Due to the cold weather, a group of homeless people stood in the lobby to stay warm. Many of the patrons visiting the library complained about their presence and the director convened a meeting with the department heads to discuss what should be done. They decide to do nothing and the group except for a woman leave when it starts to get warmer outside. The woman left a few hours later. However, the next day she appeared again, with no signs of leaving. A custodian who asked her to leave received a blank stare in response. The patrons’ complaints grew, and another meeting was held. In the meeting, topics such as laws regarding vagrancy and whether to call the police was discussed and debated. The assistant director, Bridget O’Dea, brought up a valid point about the homeless from an ethical standpoint. Her argument is that as a society one should help those who cannot help themselves (). She believes that the library should let the woman stay since she is not doing any