On 08-23-07 at 1955 hours I, Det. Frankie Sanchez was dispatched to “Little Hattie” a neighborhood in Miami Florida located between Corvette Drive between 73rd Street and 3rd Avenue. I was call in to support my fellow detective Armando Aguilar, who is the lead officer on homicide case .I was brief on the case when I arrived on the scene, the victim was found in the dumpster by a store owner during the evening who recalls smelling a disgusted odor. The boy body was found behind the dumpster according to the report from the store owner.
Research - Legal Content (Cyrus S. Tabibnia) California Kidnapping Laws Penal Code Section 207-210 – California Kidnapping See, California Penal Code Sections 207 – 210 to learn about the laws of California Kidnapping. The California PC Sections 207, 208, 209, and 210 describe ‘kidnapping’ as the act of forcibly taking another individual against his/her will. Under the PC section 207, ‘abducting’ is the act of forcibly holding, taking or confining a person against his or her self-will. By instilling the fear and using the force, the Defendant moves the victim from one place to another.
* There are days when time moves so quickly that it seems like the day ends before it has begun. There are days when time moves so slowly that a day stretches and expands and there seems to be no end in sight. Jo’s days were long days. Monotonous and repetitive. She longed for change but the only change on the horizon was the sentencing and prison.
During the first trial the brothers grabbed the jurors and most of Americans around the world. They shared several accounts about the abuse they suffered at the hands of their parents. There was even a couple of stories about the mothers abuse. It was said that she would bathe them up until they were 13 years old. She have them to sleep with her where she would allow them to touch her every where.
On December 23, 1981, Thomas Sophonow, a Canadian man, was wrongfully accused of murder. 16 year old Barbara Stoppel was ruthlessly killed at the washroom of her workplace. Unfortunately, eyewitnesses mistakenly chose Mr. Sophonow as being the murderer. Eye witnesses stated that a man, whose appearance was very similar to that of Thomas Sophonow, locked the door and made his way to the back of the shop where he was presumed to have strangled Barbara Stoppel to death. Furthermore, while Thomas Sophonow was in custody, he showed an undercover officer a door locking technique.
“Atzerodt had doubts about his assignment. He would not do it, he said,” (Swanson 27) writes James L. Swanson in his novel Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. George Atzerodt was a slow-witted German member of Booth’s band of conspirators. He enjoyed clothes, food, and fame as provided by John Wilkes Booth, and was involved in the inner Conspiracy, although he refused to take any actions. He was condemned an active conspirator by authorities and hanged for his alleged crimes.
Guilty! Most defense attorney believe in the principle that says,’ better 10 guilty go free than even one possibly innocent person being convicted’. In the novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers, Steve Harmon is a 16 year old boy from Harlem, New York that was accused of being a look out for a robbery. This robbery resulted in the killing of the of the owner, Mr.Nesbitt, and became a felony murder. Steve is put on trial that could result in 25 years to life in prison if he was guilty.
It is 2002 when Richard Masterson is convicted of murder and in the turning of 2016, he is executed. However, there has been an influx of proceedings that make this decision uncertain. The judge for the case failed to mention to the ignorant jury that Richardson had the option of a sentence lighter than capital punishment. The medical examiner for the autopsy of the victim was unsuited and had misdiagnosed the cause of death. Third, Masterson’s attorneys claimed that he had exhibited suicidal behaviour, an explanation why he eagerly confessed to the crime.
This case is unique on its own substance, however, the elderly man would be charged with murder. Unfortunately, the case will be in the public eye and monitored under a microscope because it is already on the front page newspaper. There is no age limit on who should or can be charged with murder.
The morning of Tuesday, July, 20th, 1964, the next door neighbor Cathleen Goebbels saw all the lights on at the Thompson house. That's not normal, she thought, so she went to check it out. When she knocked on the door, no one answered. The car was there so she decided to try the door. It was unlocked.