Mathieu answered the door, and officers "immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana," the police report stated. After Mathieu, 20, gave the police his consent to search the apartment, officers discovered a marijuana grinder, a digital scale and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana, including seven in Bryant 's backpack, according to the report. Police say they were called to the apartment complex after receiving a complaint about a man, who later was identified as the 22-year-old Jefferson, forcing his way through the security gate before going to Mathieu 's apartment. These events put Mathieu in a tough situation and drowned his hopes of ever returning to football. After sitting out his senior year all Mathieu could do is watch his LSU team from the
Crime Laboratory began to identify very distinctive fibers found on the victims’ bodies. “Police obtained a search warrant for Williams’ house. Throughout his house, carpet like the yellow-green fibers found in the early victims. For this to be conclusive enough to tie Williams to the murders, police needed to make sure that these carpet fibers were not commonly found in houses throughout Atlanta”. The Atlanta police worked side by side with the biggest carpet company and chemists at Dupont (Owen, 2000).
Avery fought several times for an appeal, but each time was denied. Fortunately for Avery, a petition for DNA testing was granted in 1995 and showed that scrapings taken of Beernsten’s fingernails contained the DNA of an unknown person. The tests were unable to eliminate Avery, however, and a movement for a new trial was denied. In April of 2002, attorneys for the Wisconsin Innocence Project obtained a court order for DNA testing of 13 hairs recovered from Beernsten at the time of the crime. The state crime laboratory reported that, using the FBI DNA database, it had linked a hair to Gregory Allen, a convicted felon who bore a striking resemblance to Avery.
Nichols admits to helping McVeigh choose materials to construct the bomb, and even helped McVeigh the day before the bombing with building the bomb in the back of the rental Ryder truck. Even though Nichols was charged with his connection to the Oklahoma City bombings, Nichols had denied his involvement for many years. A search of Nichols home after his arrest found that he had blasting caps, guns, and a receipt that showed the purchase of ammonium nitrate that exceeded what an individual would need for personal use for lawn care. In addition, Michael Fortier was charged and sentenced to ten years after law enforcement found out that Fortier knew about McVeigh’s plans for the Oklahoma City bombing, and his failure to report it. Fortier also assisted McVeigh by receiving stolen weapons from Terry Nichols, selling the weapons, and upon McVeigh’s request, giving the money he made off of the stolen weapons to Nichols.
Federal agents suspected DLK was growing marijuana in his home. To gather evidence they scanned his house with a device called a thermal imager. A thermal imager detects heat. The results of the scan showed abnormal heat signatures. However was that search constitutional?
14. Tomlin, Charles • Date of Conviction: 1979 • Date of Exoneration: 1994 • Summary of the Case: On the night of 12/7/1978, Daniel Stewart, a 25-year-old drug dealer was fatally shot and robbed of nine pounds of marijuana worth $5,000 in an alley in Bakersfield, California. Stewart’s girlfriend, Leticia Mendez, 24, was sitting next to Stewart when he was shot in the face. Mendez told Bakersfield police that the gunman was a stocky black man, about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a mustache and a medium Afro hairdo. At first she said the gunman was a hitchhiker.
A Sayre man is behind bars after a package containing $50,000 worth of Bath Salts was delivered to his residence. 23-year-old Wyatt Yanney was arrested after law enforcement officials tracked a package containing 500 grams of Alpha PVP (Bath Salts) to his residence on Wheelock Avenue. Once Yanney took custody of the package and left his home, police arrested him and executed a search warrant. Police seized Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana and Molly from Yanney 's residence. They also found cash, assault rifles, handguns and a shot gun.
On 02/27/2017 Dennis Walford, on behalf of his employer Taylor Morrison Homes, contacted the Pasco Sheriff`s Office by telephone to report a Grand Theft from a new home construction site. Mr. Walford advised sometime between 1600 hours on 02/24/2017 and 0800 hours on 02/27/2017, an unknown suspect entered the unsecured home under construction through the open garage area. Once inside the garage the unknown suspect stole one double oven wall cabinet and one refrigerator side panel that were sealed in boxes and stored in the open garage. The unknown suspect then exited the scene with the noted property in an unknown direction by unknown means. Mr. Walford was unable to provide any suspect or witness information.
The article “Virginia Inmate, Serving 100 years for Rape Based on Hair, to Get New DNA Testing” is based on a Virginia man named Darnell Phillips who was sentenced for life in prison for the physical and sexual violence of a 10 year old girl in 1990. One single hair was all it took for Virginia police to take him into custody and convict him. At the time, this physical evidence was sufficient enough to make an arrest in 1991, but 28 years later it has been brought to light that perhaps the microscopic hair analysis testimony at the time wasn 't accurate enough. In fact, it was even categorized as “Junk Science”, due to the inaccuracy of the hair comparisons. Due to the many errors and flaws in the FBI standards within the hair category, many
In 2009, Alonzo King, Jr. was arrested for violent assault charges and while in custody, the police took his DNA and logged into the Maryland DNA Database. His DNA was matched to the DNA in an unsolved rape case. The Maryland DNA Collection Act (MDCA) allows police officers to collect DNA samples of people under arrest for violent crimes or attempted violent crimes. However, in court, King appealed to have the conviction because the MDCA was against his IV amendment rights because his DNA was taken without a search warrant. The Maryland Court of Appeals reversed the conviction stating that the MDCA was infact unconstitutional, because King’s expectation of privacy was greater than the interest of Maryland in using DNA samples for the purpose of identification.
When sent to court in Maricopa County he was found guilty of arson and the sentence could have been 10 to 20 years. However, during the proceeding Marin had swallowed cyanide to escape his fate. We also spoke about a Marxist theory that stated that government creates criminal laws to benefit the people who own the means of economic production. It reminded me of my previous post on the forum which spoke about private prison groups lobbying to create
In this case Kyllo v. United States, the Supreme Court ruled against the vitric of the lower courts on a 5 to 4 vote. The questions that need to be answered in this case, in my opinion serve a bigger purpose then the case at hand. The case itself is about a man named Danny Kyllo who was growing marijuana plants inside his home illegally. An officer of the U.S Interior Department got a tip that this man was illegally growing plants inside his home and went to investigate this. Obviously a tip from an unknown is not enough information to get a warrant to search the man’s property.