Which leads to Jack the Ripper being a possible role model for Sutcliffe, although Jack the Ripper is an unidentified serial killer known for the brutal murders of prostitutes. The murders started in 1888, discovered with their throats being cut out prior to abdominal mutilations. With the removal of the organs, it came with the proposals that the killer had surgical knowledge. In another case, he removed the sexual organs with one clean stroke of the
During the 1990 's, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was involved in a myriad of controversies in which the media had exposed their corruption and brutal racism towards African Americans. On November 9, 1994, the LAPD convicted a black former National Football League player, O.J. Simpson, of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. This case soon came to be known as the most controversial criminal trial in American history that lasted until the verdict on October 3, 1995, when O.J. was deemed innocent by the Los Angeles State Court. This victory was accomplished with the help of his defense team, led by his attorney, Johnnie Cochran, who gave a strong summation to the jury. The language employed in Cochran 's closing argument not only attempts to
The Los Angeles County police sent a letter to over two-hundred parents of current and former students. The letter suggested that there was a possibility that their kids might have been molested. In a matter of days, parents all over the county began accusing the Mc Martin staff of rape and other charges. The letter which included a filled-out form had words like “oral sex”, “fondling of genitals”, and “sodomy”. These terms soon turned parents into a troop of angry citizens that demanded justice and answers to their accusations.
A district attorney named Gil Garcetti wanted to file the charges in downtown Los Angeles, instead of Santa Monica, where the murder occurred. Many people did not like this idea because the jury was made mostly of Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans; which would in turn help O.J., an African American himself. A Santa Monica jury would have been more of a caucasian based jury that might not have liked O.J(Linder). The prosecution also wanted to get a lifetime sentence in prison, rather than the death penalty for Simpson, considering this would be easier to do. At the beginning of the second arraignment on July 22, Simpson was asked how he pleaded to the two murders, and he said “Absolutely, one hundred percent, not guilty.”
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20-year-old resident of Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary. Before going to the elementary, Lanza shot and killed his mother in their home. Once police officers arrived at the school, Lanza shot himself in the head, dying immediately (Jordan 2014). This has been one of the most fatal school shootings in the United States, second only to the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, claiming 33 lives. The incident at Sandy Hook began at 9:35 a.m. and Lanza fired the final bullet to the back of his own head at 9:40 a.m according to the State’s Attorney Report (Sedensky 2013).
Wuornos firmly believed that she had killed all of these men, especially Richard Mallory, out of self-defense. There was clearly a rage in her toward men, which could have something to do with her father being absent all of her life, her grandfather being an abusive alcoholic, and her getting raped and impregnated at the age of fourteen. “’There could well be a violent man in her past with whom she had such an experience, (and) under certain conditions years later she found a way to respond. In a way, Mallory had been the conduit for her rage,’ says psychologist Phyllis Chesler” (Bankston, 1996). She learned at a young age that she could earn money for having sex with men.
When he was released from jail he went on killing 2 other woman by a river or woods , that is when they gave him that nickname “The Genesee River Killer”. Arthur Shawcross murdered 11 prostitutes by different ways he did manslaughter. They caught Arthur Shawcross in the woods with his van with his girlfriend who he manslaughter. So they gave him 250 years in prison. Arthur Shawcross was held at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in New York State until November 10, 2008 , when he complained that he had pain in his leg.
Wournos, and one of her alliances were tracked down later after her killings from palm and fingerprints on a missing man 's car (Bio editors 2). She eventually was convicted of that man’s killing, but she said it was in self defense (“ABC news” 2). Wuornos eventually gave up and said that the self defense was a lie and wanted to pay for her crimes through death (“ABC news” 2). Wournos got what she asked for.
“I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them straight,” he said in a statement read by the Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Baird. Mr. Ridgway planned to kill as many women as he could and all were prostitutes. He stated he picked prostitutes because he hated them and he didn 't want to pay for sex. He also choose them so they would be less likely to be noticed when there gone and easy to pick up. Ridgway’s deal to plead guilty to 48 counts of aggravated first-degree murder means he will be spared from execution.
Police became suspicious after realizing that Henthorne was the sole witness of death for both his wives as well as the only benefactor of both their insurance companies. Eventually, Henthorne was convicted of two cases of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Although both men were able to enjoy the fruits of their action for some time, they ultimately suffered the
A video was released during the trial to showing a police officer using the n-word numerous times while investigating the case. In one of the most important days of the trial OJ Simpson tried on the glove that the murder wore, it didn’t fit on his hand. The prosecution didn’t want Simpson to try on the glove. They argued that the glove had been soaked in blood and frozen and unfrozen as well. So this would mean that the glove would have shrunk when it got wet.
Over 1,300 prospective jurors completed questionnaires for a chance to serve on a panel of jurors in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Boston Marathon Bombing trial. Of those prospective jurors, the judge presiding over the trial narrowed down the jury pool to just over 250 people through the process of voir dire. By personally interviewing each prospective juror individually, the judge is able to determine which of those jurors are the most qualified and competent to serve on a trial jury. The 250 jury prospects were eventually whittled down to a mere 18, 12 of whom sat on the jury panel for the duration of the trial and 6 of whom were alternates.
Evidence collected at the scene all pointed to Simpson. On June 17th, 1994, O.J. Simpson was arrested. While he was still in his own car he had a gun pointed to his head. He was supposed to turn himself in earlier that day, but later on he apologized for it after his friend convinced him to throw his gun out the window and think about his children. O.J. sent letters
The trial of Tom Robinson causing Maycomb to go to the courthouse all together causes city to get anxious to hear the trial. Ashna Patel, a news reporter goes to Maycomb, Georgia to witness the trial of Tom Robinson for raping a young girl. The court undergoes a period of time where color and truth can kill you or let you live your life. Even the worst crimes have not had this many people in the court to listen. The trial began with much to be said and listened to.
Few days after, Atticus came to pick up Visenya, to go with her to the court room, where the judge is going to determine Mrs Dubose’s punishment. However, they have arrived and when the trial started, Atticus wanted Mrs Dubose to stand up and to confess her crimes against this town. There are plenty of mysteries that even the greatest detectives couldn’t solve, Mrs Dubose had something related to violent crimes against the innocent. Atticus blamed her for Tom Robinson’s death and also for the failed kidnapping attempt on his children, which it resulted the