Five years after the brutal executions of the Clutters, the callous perpetrators, Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene Hitchcock were executed for their heinous crime.Due to their many appeals, Hitchcock and Smith managed to prolong their demise by several years. Hitchcock filed all those appeals on the grounds of a biased trial, jury, and judge. However, each appeal lead to the conclusion that the trail was unbiased and lead to the same sentencing. On April 14, 1965, Both Perpetrators were executed by hanging. Richard Eugene Hitchcock is the first of the pair to be executed.
On Monday August 26th, Tom Robinson was found guilty of rape and sentenced to death. This verdict came after a long day in the Maycomb county court. Mr. Atticus Finch represented Mr. Robinson; however, the testimonies provided by Miss Mayella Ewell and Mr. Bob Ewell left the jury with this guilty verdict for Mr. Robinson. A first-hand witness for the prosecution, Mr. Bob Ewell, says he is more than relieved to see the defendant sentenced to death. "Tha ' man 's gone and raped my Mayella and s 'only right that he face the 'lectric chair for what he 's done!"
Even Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son. Over 100 innocent people have been accused and executed over the years before death penalty was illegal. There are 8 ways to lead up to be in the position of the death penalty, the ways are treason, terrorism, espionage, drug trafficking, attempting to kill
They eventually decided to only execute 38 men which was still one of the largest mass executions in the history of the United States. The 38 men sang the Dakota death song and valiantly took their fate. They were then hung December 26, 1862 simultaneously which was a horrific sighting and buried under the same gallows. This event was another atrocity committed upon the Native Americans by the white society who wanted land no matter the
The U.S. Army ordered a special investigation, and the inquiry released their report in March 1970. Fourteen were charged; all were acquitted except Calley, who was given a life sentence for his role in directing the killings at My Lai. Seen by many as a scapegoat, Calley’s sentence was reduced on appeal to 20 years, then to 10, and he was paroled in
He was shot twice in the head by a fellow student, Brandon McInerney. Fortunately, he confessed and carries the sentence of 21 years imprisonment. Larry King, on the other hand, was transported to St. John’s Regional Medical Center where he was declared brain dead on February 13th, but was kept on life support on two days so his organs can be donated. Many celebrities, like Taylor Swift, stood up to this and said: “On the anniversary of Lawrence 's death, we need to remember that he was killed just for being who he was. If we forget, this kind of crime could happen again.
The following months Hussein was captured, the U.S government handed him over to the Iraqi government to stand trial due to the charges related to the killing of hundreds of Iraq people. In 2003, Saddam Hussein was found guilty and sentenced to death. A month later Saddam was hanged, in spite of his request to be shot to death. He was buried in his birthplace, on December 31, 2006 (Editors, 2008). Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden was born Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1957.
Another extremely important aspect of the National Security Archives exposing the cruelties of the Dirty Wars is that the survivors and the family members of the victims, can get closure. The decades of the Dirty Wars were chaotic and many people lost their families and have know idea what became of them. The Association of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo is a small case of thirty— five children who’s parents had disappeared during the Dirty War in Argentina. General Rafael Videla and General Reynaldo Bignone are responsible for the kidnapping of about five hundred babies . Both men have already been convicted of human rights abuses, such their participation in the missing and death of about thirty thousand people according to human rights organizations.
The Brown and Goldman families filed a civil suit against Simpson, and on February 4, 1997, the jury found Simpson "responsible" for the deaths. The families were granted $33.5 million of Simpson’s money due to wrongful deaths. Currently, Simpson is serving 33 years in Lovelock Correctional Center prison for robbery, kidnapping, and other charges. This makes me think… Is he finally getting what he deserves OR is this just a coincidence? As a society we should spend more time focused on a young man a woman that lost their lives and bring justice to them and their families.
I am 21 and for as long as I can remember I have heard many stories about innocent people being accused of and being punished for crimes they did not commit. On Monday, March 20th of this year, I met Anthony Ray Hinton and learned about his story. Arrested on suspicion of two capital murders at age 29. He was convicted and sentenced to death despite having a reliable alibi and passing a polygraph test. It was only after repeated efforts by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) team that the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned his conviction based on his attorney’s deficient representation and he was eventually exonerated after 30 years in solitary confinement on Friday, April 3rd, 2015.