On January 29, 1991, a vile crime occurred in the Heikkila home in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Twenty-year-old Matthew Heikkila, the adopted son of Richard and Dawn Heikkila loaded up a “sawed-off 20-gauge shotgun” (Sullivan). He labeled shotgun shells “Mom” and “Dad”, and shot his parents both in the head. Matthew plotted the murder to get the chance to steal his parent’s credit cards, and treat his girlfriend to a birthday dinner. Matthew then left his parent’s dead bodies on the floor of his home and he and his girlfriend enjoyed a night in NYC.
A horrible tragedy of three ruined lives, a brutally murdered 14 year old, and life imprisonments of two teenage killers (Linder, 1). Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two extremely intelligent young men with a crazed affection for each other, shocked many people by the gruesomeness and the nature of the murder of Bobby Franks. In Chicago, 1924, the radio was just making an entrance into social life, cultural norms were changing as the economy boomed, and traditional views on life began to change to be more contemporary (History.com Staff). Leopold and Loeb were fearless, living the fast life of robbing and conning, when they decided to commit the perfect, unsolvable, murder. They had no want or even reason to kill, but to experience the thrill of adrenaline flow through them (Linder, 2).
The reason O.J. was found not guilty of murder and acquitted in criminal court, but found guilty of the tort of harm and ordered to pay damages in the civil court lies in the structure of our legal system, in regards to criminal cases and civil cases. The distinct difference between criminal cases and civil cases provides further explanation regarding the O.J. Simpson case. Criminal cases deal with crimes against society. It is the government, not the victim, who brings action against the charged individual. In criminal cases, the penalties can include a number things including jail time.
Phineas Gage was an American Construction worker known for surviving a fatal accident. This accident occurred when he was trying to pack explosives in a hole with a tampering iron. The powder exploding while he packing and proceeded to pierce through his entire head. Although he lost his left eye it seemed he had not lost all hope. He was fully conscious in a few minutes even performing normal functions.
The facts of this case are the son of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home on March 1, 1932. About two months later, the toddler body was discovered in Hopewell Township near Highfields in New Jersey. After an autopsy, the medical examiner determined that the cause of death was severe injuries to the head resulting from a fracture skull. After an in-depth investigation, Hauptmann Richard was detained and charged with murder. In 1935, Hauptmann was eventually found guilty of this heinous crime and sentenced to death.
Lonnie Franklin Jr., also known as The “Grim Sleeper,” is a convicted serial killer and is responsible for ten murders and one attempted murder between 1985 and 2007. The killer was given the name “Grim Sleeper,” for his 14-year break from his killings from 1988 to 2002. The killings took place in south Los Angeles, California, where Franklin was born on August 30, 1952. His earliest crime was in 1974, when Franklin was in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany.
Sometimes for some people all most falling to their death, or just pushing their limits maybe the way to show themselves what is most important in life. This is what happens to the main character in "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" by Jack Finney. In the story, Tom goes through ten minutes of pain, guilt, life changes and dangerous obstacles that he over faced about life. In this story Tom Benecke has two choices go with his wife Clare to the movies or stay home and pretend to do some work for his job.
In 1924, the nation was shocked by the news of a kidnapping and murder in Chicago, Illinois. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two nineteen-year-olds from wealthy families, confessed to the brutal killing of the fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks. These two young men did not show any sign of remorse. Right off the bat Nathan and Richard readily admitted that they had been strategizing for some time to commit the perfect crime. Their plan was ruined when Leopold left his eyeglasses at the scene, which eventually led to their arrest.
EDITOR'S NOTE: On the forty fifth day of remembrance of the death of James Schlosser of Great Falls, Montana, Claire Baiz, a neighbor of the victim, contributes this story. Please note, it contains graphic info. On July 10, forty five years to the day once James Schlosser was dead, dismembered and partly ingested, the murderer's brother are unchained.
A Perfect Crime, A Perfect Defense On May 21, 1924 Bobby Franks is abducted, and stabbed in the head several times with a chisel. It is the result of seven months of planning a “perfect crime” by nineteen year old Nathan Leopold and eighteen year old Richard Loeb (Leopold and Loeb). These young men were represented in court by Mr. Clarence Darrow, a distinguished attorney known for only losing one out of over a hundred death penalty cases (Clarence Darrow). Fittingly, Leopold and Loeb were facing capital punishment.
Roy Brown Through the Innocence Project The Innocence Project frees people from jail that were wrongly convicted of a crime. That is what happened to Roy Brown. Through the help of the Innocence Project, he was released from jail. Brown was convicted of a horrific crime that included murder, even though the evidence that was provided was analyzed and presented wrongly.
Annotated bibliography Childress, S. (2016, June 2). More States Consider Raising the Age for Juvenile Crime. Retrieved from PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/more-states-consider-raising-the-age-for-juvenile-crime/ More states are considering to raising the age for juvenile crimes before being tried as adult because young offender's mental capacity. The idea is to cut the cost of incarcerate young offender in adult prison and ensure offenders to receive proper education and specialized care to change their behavior. Putting children in adult prison does not deter crime.
Imperialism, a word that has been thrown here and there for the past century. It means for a country to dominate another country through political, cultural, or military means. Sometimes countries such as Belgium will induce fear through actions such as whipping or forcing labor into the citizens of another country just to gain power over that country. The primary motive of imperialism was nationalist domination, where one nation gains power over another. A country might try to gain power over other countries by trying to gain recognition from other countries.