Fact Pattern Extra Credit Connie: - Had subjective fear - Self-defense - Vernon: - Attempted simple rape - Battery - Kidnapping (asportation) Vernon may try to argue that Connie had attempted voluntary manslaughter because of him having to be hospitalized due to a hard blow to the head but according to adequate provocation Connie could have countered that by saying Vernon’s actions strongly provoked her to act. Also she could use the self-defense claim because of the acts that happened before it got to the point in which she had to hit him. Connie may also try to claim that she went to go get her gun and shot him due to a “heat of passion” killing but that wouldn’t apply because she was able to get herself together and leave the room in
The article “On Punishment and Teen Killers” written by Jennifer Jenkins is an article with very weak ethos. The author argues that teens who commit heinous crimes should receive life without the possibility of parole and that the victims rights should be considered. The author is a victim of a crime committed by a teen, her pregnant sister was brutally murdered by a teen gunman who wanted to “see what it felt like to shoot someone” (2). By bringing her sister into the paper the author lowers her credibility because she is emotionally connected to the case and has an obvious biased opinion. This leads to the readers to question her reliability on an unbiased opinion in the article.
No matter what crime and it 's motive, they should still be regulated and justified. For this instance, Mrs. Patrick Maloney of "Lamb to the Slaughter" is guilty of murdering her own husband. Why would she do such a thing if she loved her husband so much? This leads to one of many points: Mrs. Maloney 's actions decided on impulse. Because she let her emotions control her, it resulted in bad decisions and the killing of her own husband.
“A Jury of Her Peers” and “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us” have several similarities and differences; one of the biggest similarities is that both stories have to do with trauma. “A Jury of Her Peers’” trauma derives from the murder of Mr. Wright but the main trauma comes from gender-specific ways of seeing the world shown through the wives and their husbands. While “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us”, the trauma derives from nightmares and an old memory. In the short story “A Jury of Her Peers,” the main characters are haunted by the violence that surrounds what happened to Mr. Wright and no one, but Mrs. Wright, knows what happened that night. Which this is similar to what happened in “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us,” the main
One of the main reasons that led to Blanche’s downfall was due to her husband’s suicide. One night before Blanche and Allan, her husband, went to a dance Blanche found Allan in a room with an older man. Later that night at the dance, Blanche told Allan that he repulsed her because of his homosexuality. This small action although just words, is what lead to Allan’s suicide. After Allan had committed suicide, Blanche felt extremely guilty
In Act 2 of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth can be characterized as determined, by using any method to kill Duncan - even if it’s in his sleep, and also by doing whatever she has to do to cover up the very bloody evidence of the murder. Lady Macbeth shows she is determined to kill Duncan, even if it means murdering him while he is sleeping, which to her is cowardly. After Duncan goes to sleep, Lady Macbeth proceeds to start making plans on how to kill him, saying, “Alack, I am afraid they have not awakened, and tis not done. Th’ attempt and not the deed confounds us. Hark!-I laid their daggers ready; He could not miss em.
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
From a young age, Queen Cersei started her evil off with the jealousy that fueled her to push her best friend into a well, ultimately killing her. Hereafter, Cersei continued to murder if necessary to the point where redemption is out of the question. Which is comparable to Macbeth in the way he plotted clandestine deaths of the people around him and killed to achieve his only desire; the throne. Queen Cersei could not escape the evil that fixated itself on her, or in other words, all the perfumes of Arabia could not sweeten her little hand just like Lady Macbeth. Regardless, Lady Macbeth brought up an interesting topic if evil can really be taken away from a person.
John is now filled with rage and jealously although he is truly in no position to be. Never the less John purchases a gun, shoots both James and Mary, then himself. The tables have finally turned completely. What makes this murder suicide so important in understanding Atwood’s full illustration on karma in “Happy Endings” is, Mary in plot study B killed herself in her last attempt at getting John’s attention. Not only did she want John’s attention but she was completed broken by everything he had come to put her though.
The dramatization of Desdemona's and Emilia's murders challenge some of the most fundamental Assumption of Mary of Elizabethan society and of our own that outsiders should not interfere between husband and wife, and that an adulterous woman deserves death. She began by wishing for a humans 's adventurous existence "she wished / That heaven had made her such a man" and die, grieving, maw in the quandary of a woman Genus Emilia's failure to understand what Desdemona is saying here completes Desdemona's isolation. At this point, Desdemona alone grasps the gravitational force of the site, Emilia dismissing her anticipation of imminent death: "Come, come, you talk". Desdemona is killed not only by Othello and Iago but also by all those who see her humiliated and beatnik in public, and fail to intervene. Siemon has noted the trend to tone down the violence of Desdemona's physical struggle with Othello.
There were a few rare sympathizers, however, who identified with Jodi Arias’ anger at being used and lied to by a man and truly believed she murdered him in a fit of rage (Keifer, 2015). This would make the proper ruling manslaughter, and not premeditated murder, as the law dictates different punishments based on the premeditation, or lack thereof, of the killer. These sympathizers could argue that there was not enough mercy awarded by the court due to Jodi’s apparently sympathetic situation. What is the proper balance between mercy and justice? Should justice overrule mercy?
On October 1, 2003, Dawna Cantrell was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband and two counts of tampering with evidence. Ms. Cantrell’s competency was questioned after evaluation by the defense expert, Dr. Eric Westfried. After subsequent evaluation by the state’s expert, Dr. Edward Siegel, both experts found that Ms. Cantrell had a “persecutory delusional disorder” and that her mental illness precluded her from assisting her attorney in her defense. The trial court found her incompetent to stand trial and ordered a dangerousness evaluation. Dr. Siegel conducted another evaluation, after Ms. Cantrell had been treated with antidepressant medication, and opined that she was not dangerous and could probably assist her attorney during
A three months pregnant teenager was declared dead after her mysterious collapse at her home in Honduras. Her family members called a priest believing she was possessed by an evil spirit when they saw the teenager fell unconscious and foaming at her mouth. Relatives of Neysi Perez, 16, said that the teenager woke up in the night to use the toilet when they saw her passed out after hearing a gunfire outside. They recall that the priest who came tried to exorcise Perez but became unresponsive. They rushed the teenager to the nearest hospital but was pronounced dead by the doctors three hours later.
This rule proved to be highly immoral, because it basically led one achieving and performing their revenge on another. Sentencing an individual to death for a crime they had committed, whether it be murder, rape, or another heinous crime, is using Hammurabi’s code. Individuals on death row were put there because members of the court believed that they had committed a crime worthy of death. By sentencing them to death, the court is committing a murder as well, even if it is of a guilty individual. Murdering or sentencing one to death row is not just, even if the individual is guilty of treason.
Can one ever imagine a wife killing her husband? Things like falling down the stairs and dying accidentally do not happen very frequently, so it is believable that Queenie Volupides killed her husband. When Queenie got home one night after partying, she supposedly found her husband dead at the bottom of their stairs. Queenie is guilty because she left the club before her friends left, was drunk when she got home, and she wasn 't trying to help her husband fight for his life. Why would she kill her husband?