He was given the sentence of 263 years imprisonment. It was found that while on duty, Holtzclaw tried to seduce 13 black women. He did not only hurt those black women, in fact, he had been found guilty on assaulting a teenage girl and a grandmother, too. When the court charged him with the life sentence, he started to wail like widows. As Holtzclaw reached 29, his life took another turn.
This book is about a women named Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and a man named Ronald Cotton. In July of 1984, Jennifer Cannino who was twenty-two at the time, was raped at knifepoint in her Elon University apartment. She managed to get away and after some time, identify her attacker as Ronald Cotton. In the courts Cotton time and time again reiterated that Thompson-Cannino was mistaken in her serious accusations against him but because she was so positive that she was successful in identifying him as her attacker, police decided this was enough evidence to put Cotton behind bars. After close to eleven years in prison, Cotton was granted with the ability to take a DNA test that ended up proving his innocence.
In his first trial, Wright was pressured by deputies to confess. He accused Charlie Weems and Clarence Norris of raping Price and Bates. Despite him later claiming his statements were coerced, his own trial ended in eleven jurors voting for a death sentence and one seeking life in prison. He spent the next six years in jail without a retrial before finally
Josh Duggar entered the rehab center, Reformer’s Unanimous. However, is this rehab center the best place for Josh to go? According to Radar Online, August 31, 2015, this place has a history of sex offenders working as staff members. A former member of the clergy was sentenced to serve 12 years in jail for having sex with an underage female, who is referred to as Jane Doe in the court documents. Reformer’s Unanimous is located in Rockford, Illinois.
The shooter died in a battle of gunfire with an officer. The second robber pled guilty to robbery and was sentenced to nine years, with good time/work time credits he could have gotten out in 50% or less of the sentence. Both these men were on parole with multiple convictions for violent crimes. Kimber’s father called a meeting with local officials and assemblymen to put together a bill that would keep people like the two that killed his daughter in prison for life. On March 1, 1993 lawmakers pushed forward Assembly Bill 971, “which in its original version mandated a tripling of the usual sentence upon the commission of any third felony” (Kieso, Douglas, W., 2005).
First, the victim was taken to a hospital for a rape examination and her clothing and bedspread were collected as evidence. The laboratory found sperm evidence in the rape kit, on the victim’s jumpsuit, and on a blanket, which matched Good’s blood type and one-third of the caucasian male population (Haynes: Circuit judge). This shows that there was evidence but not enough evidence to say it was Donald Good. Next, Good was convicted on the spot. Good spent more than seven years in jail for rape and murder has been exonerated because of a tainted testimony from a former State Police chemist.
In 1997, DNA testing proved that sperm collected from a rape victim did not match Roy Criner, who had been sentenced to ninety-nine years for the crime. Two lower courts recommended that the verdict be overturned, but the Court of Criminal Appeals upheld it, arguing that Criner might have worn a condom or might not have ejaculated. Sharon Keller, who is now the presiding judge on the court, stated in a majority opinion, “The new evidence does not establish innocence.” In 2000, George W. Bush pardoned Criner. (Keller was recently charged with judicial misconduct, for refusing to keep open past five o’clock a clerk’s office in order to allow a last-minute petition from a man who was executed later that
Daniel Holtzclaw is an ex-Oklahoma City officer who is convicted of rape along with other several charges after he brutally abused many African American women over the course of six months. Daniel Holtzclaw was sentenced to 263 years in prison for the charges filed against him. Holtzclaw was convicted for 18 of 36 counts which included first-degree rape. Holtzclaw’s adamant lawyers tried to start a new trial by stating that there was not enough evidence but it was a lost cause although they did not want to accept it. There were several of Holtzclaw’s victims who obstinately spoke out about their abuse done by Holtzclaw himself.
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 60 Minutes put out an interview piece about Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton and attempted to show how eyewitness testimony is flawed. Thompson was the victim and survivor of a rape and Cotton was the accused. Cotton served nearly 11 years before his exoneration, the eyewitness conviction deemed flawed. However, not flawed eyewitness testimony only convicted Cotton but the power of suggestion, finger pointing, and some unconscientious persuasion as well. There is no skirting around the terrible event that happened against Thompson.
Wayne Williams is currently serving a life sentence for the murders of two adult men, but prosecutors believe Williams is responsible for killing twenty-three children during a time branded as the Atlanta Child Murders (Rowson, 2015). Since his conviction in 1982 Williams has professed his innocence, which has generated vast speculation among criminal justice experts concerning Williams’s involvement in these crimes (Rowson, 2015). A recent study conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the FBI, the Innocence Project, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers revealed that before 1999 the FBI used faulty hair analysis in 96 percent of cases (Rowson, 2015). Furthermore, Williams’ attorney received a letter from the DOJ
That same year on May he was convicted of sexually assaulting a young man co-worker. He was sentenced for 10 years Iowa’s State Men’s Reformatory and at the same time Myers filed for divorce. Several months later more charges came to Gacy’s way because after hearing about his conviction, he hired a guy to beat the witness up which ending up backfiring. He only served 18 months for good behavior and released on parole in 1971. Moving to Chicago, Illinois was the place where he wanted to start a new life.
In the month of November in 2013, Austin Sigg was sentenced to life and an additional 86 years in prison for murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. As he faced justice through the court system, advocates unnecessarily argued that he was only a child and too young to serve as an adult. To show that an individual’s age should not be used as an excuse to justify their actions, Weir states “Some juveniles commit crimes so serious, so heinous, that public safety mandates — and justice demands — full accountability in our criminal justice system. There are those who argue this is unfair and unjust. They say the juvenile brain is not fully developed until well into the
officers involved were indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and excessive use of force by a police officer. However, after a three-month trial, a predominantly white jury acquitted the officers, inflaming citizens and sparking the violent 1992 Los Angeles riots. Two decades after the riots, King told CNN that he had forgiven the officers. King was found dead in his swimming pool on June 17, 2012, in Rialto, California, at the age of 47.Born on April 2, 1965, in Sacramento, California, Rodney Glen King was an African American who became a symbol of racial tension in America, after his beating by Los Angeles police officers in 1991 was videotaped and broadcast to the nation. “I would say in the early 1900s, that the L.A.P.D.
The days of Detroit Red came to an end in 1946 when Malcolm and Shorty Jarvis along with their two white girlfriends went on a robbery spree. Malcolm was convicted of larceny, breaking and entering and carrying a weapon. At age 20, he was given a concurrent eight to ten year sentence and was sent to Charleston State Prison where he was forced to get clean and detox. During his seven years in prison (1946 – 1952), Malcolm underwent a great alteration to his mind set and character. He no longer boasted of himself in crime but took an interest in trying to better himself with knowledge.