Anthony Sowell, also known as the “Cleveland Stranger”, is an identified American serial killer. Anthony was suspected in the murders of eleven women and arrested in 2009, and later charged with eighty five counts of murder, rape, and kidnapping. Anthony plead not guilty, with reason of insanity, but later change it to not guilty. In July 2011 he was convicted on all, but two counts. A month later Anthony was sentenced to death. What would cause a well decorated US Marine to commit such gruesome, brutal and violent murders? Experts may say different, but I believe he falls within the criminology conflict theory, a theory that focuses on society’s system of social stratification.
Anthony grew up in East Cleveland raised by his mother and maternal grandmother along with seven half siblings and seven cousins. According to interviews Anthony had no contact with his father. Not only did Anthony lack a father figure, but according to investigation he witnessed child abuse amongst his siblings and cousins. Escaping his troubled childhood Anthony …show more content…
He turned to alcohol and drugs for comfort. According to documentation he became very aggressive and angry while using drugs and alcohol. In 1989 Anthony was charged and later convicted of attempted rape. Anthony served a 15 year prison sentence before being released in 2005. Anthony’s reformation in prison did not change the person he became to be. In 2007 Anthony lost his job and ended a nearly three year relationship with Lori Frazier, a formal girlfriend. Reports say he turned to crack cocaine. By the time 2009 rolled around eleven women were reported missing. On September 22, 2009 one of Anthony’s surviving victims reported he rapped and attempted to murder her. October 29, 2009 police went to his house to make the arrest for the September reported raped and what the found were eleven decomposed bodies. October 31, 2009 Anthony was taken into
John Brown is the man who famously lead the Harpers Ferry raid and was captured and hung for his failed attempt. He was attempting to free the slaves in a town where they did not want to be freed. His failed attempt lead to the deaths of many of his own men and innocent townspeople. Why would anyone attempt such a task? Is John Brown Insane?
Casey Anthony became a recognized name in 2008 when she failed to report her two year old daughter, Caylee Anthony, missing until a month after she vanished, and then continued to lie throughout the investigation. It wasn’t even Casey who reported Caylee missing. It was Caylee’s grandmother, Cindy. Casey Anthony was born March 19, 1986 in Warren, Ohio. Her parents are Cynthia (Cindy) and George Anthony and she only has one sibling, who is four years older, Lee Anthony.
Michael Savage Net Worth Michael Alan Weiner was born on the 31st March 1942 in New York City, New York USA and is of Jewish ancestry. To the world he is best known as Michael Savage, a radio personality, working as a host of the “Savage Nation”, a politically oriented show towards the conservative party since, which was aired on Talk Radio Network until 2012, however, since October 23 it is aired through the Cumulus Media Networks. During his career in the media, Michael became known also for his career in politics during which he has published several books, some of them include “Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions”, “The Political Zoo” and “The Enemy
How does anyone get away with the murders of nearly twenty people? Well for the Cleveland Torso murderer carrying out these intolerable acts just came easy to him. To this day there is still no lead on the supposed killer. However, there were two prime suspects who came into the discussion of who was the killer. Dr. Francis Sweeney and Frank Dolezal were both under suspicion while in authorities hands.
Anthony was found guilty of providing false information to police and “…sentenced to four years in jail” (Trial Fast Facts) “She [was] also fined $1,000 for each count. (Trial Fast Facts) Anthony served three years and one day before being released on July 17, 2011 for good behavior. In August 2011, Anthony was forced to serve a one year probation from prior convictions.
Alvin Ailey Jr. is a well known African American choreographer. He is also known for founding the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater located in New York City. Alvin Ailey Jr. was also an activist of African American culture, that helped him shape the way he choreographed his modern dances. His early life had many obstacles that helped him become the man he was throughout his tenure. Alvin Ailey Jr. was born to Alvin and Lula Elizabeth Ailey on January 5, 1931, in Rogers, Texas.
What would you do if you learned that someone lived only a few blocks away from you, enduring identical names and the same fatherless childhood, yet ended up on disparate lives? The other Wes Moore was a convicted felon and murderer serving a life sentence in a federal prison, while the author Wes Moore was a honorable and respectable army officer and Rhodes Scholar; so the author Wes Moore proceeded to attain the key to the question in The Other Wes Moore. After several letter exchanges and prison visits, the two Wes Moores formed a deepening relationship. During this time, the author Wes Moore realized that the other Wes Moore had had a similar childhood to his. The two African American boys grew up fatherless and residing in Baltimore, Maryland,
Have you ever seen a football game and wondered how the players got there? Michael Oher is a person who had many problems during his lifetime. How he overcame these problems is what made him a very special person. In Michael's case it was a story with many ups and downs which eventually ended with him becoming a football player. My essay is about the hardships faced by Michael Oher and how he overcame them to become one of the great offensive lineman in the NFL.
Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Earley The Serial Killer Whisperer was a very well written book. It had many interesting facts about Tony Ciaglia and Serial Killers. I personally love how it takes you into the mind of the 15-year-old boy Tony, the minds of serial killers. I feel like the central point of this book is that Tony becomes fascinated with serial killers and then starts to ask the question can I be like them because of my TBI? When they begin writing each other you hear a lot of talk about how these killers believe, they are who they are because of either a mental illness or a brain injury, or because their parents did not love them enough, they were beaten or
The story of Casey Anthony was more than odd. According to USA Today, Caylee Anthony went missing on July 15, 2008.In December of 2008, Caylee’s body was discovered in the woods near the Anthony household ( Boweman). Grandmother, Cynthia Anthony, had dialed 911 the day Caylee went missing to notify police that Casey Anthony had kidnapped the two-year-old; along with stealing a car and money. Though, it had been an odd phone call because once the car had been returned Cynthia had re-called the police saying “My daughter’s car trunk smells like there has been a dead body in it”. This is strange considering the articles of evidence found in the trunk.
In Dave Cullen 's book Columbine we are given a new perspective on the columbine high school shooting, and the events prior. We are shown Eric and Dylan’s personal lives outside of being the “Cruel” and “Heartless” people that they are. They are people that we have created and refuse to accept so it’s their fault for what they become. Have we as a society willingly created this?
His victims included “Maryann Carr, 26, March 22, 1978 - New York City - Kidnapped, drugged and raped Karen Schilt, age 31, October 13, 1978 - Hackensack, New Jersey - Drugged, tortured and raped prostitute Susan Geiger who was pregnant, December 2, 1979 - New York City - Tortured and murdered Deedeh Goodarzi, 23, and “Jane Doe,” an unidentified woman in her 20s, Cottingham mutilated their bodies, removed their hands and heads, then set fire to the hotel room, May 4, 1980 - Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey - Valerie Ann Street, 19, was found at the Quality Inn Motel, May 12, 1980 - Teaneck, New Jersey - Drugged, beaten, and with several bite marks on her body, Pamela Weisenfeld was found in a parking lot, May 15, 1980 - New York City - Jean Reyner, 25, May 22, 1980 - Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey - Feeling invincible, Cottingham returned to the Quality Inn Motel with Leslie O’Dell, 18 (Montaldo, C., March 04,
The theory used in this journal pertains to the race, age, and gender of a serial killer; how they kill, the race, age, and gender of the victim; and how the killer lived before and during the killings. Before beginning his own study, Pakhomou (2004) found that “Serial (sexual killers are believed to be mostly white males in their twenties and thirties (at the time of the crimes) with above-average intelligence who commit intra-racial (within the same racial group) murders of strangers” (p. 220). Approximately half of them never had consensual sex with another adult, some joining the military, about half did not finish high school, and they had a history of burglary and sexual offenses prior to murders. There is no set reason or evidence that explains why people commit sexual homicide; however, there are many theories. One set factor that all researchers agree on is that “the most monstrous and most perverse sexual acts are usually committed by persons of sound mind, who are functionally rigid (in terms of a number of activities that they carry on), obsessed with fantasy and who have a determination to do what they want” (Pakhomou, 2004, p. 221).
Serial killers are often your typical guy next door, the only thing that makes him different is the fantasies of murder (Davis, J. 1998). Many different practitioners of criminology, psychology, and sociology try to explain the phenomenon of serial murder. They come up with different typologies of serial killers and reasons in which the killer might commit murder. One typology is that of organized and disorganized serial killers. According to David Canter, an organized serial killer will have an orderly life as shown in his crimes while disorganized killers will kill due to a stressful event in life.