James. A.Williams or otherwise known as, Jim Williams, was a good man, for the most part. He was a well known antique dealer, who was highly respected by all who knew him. He had played an active role in the restoration of Savannah’s Historic district downtown, starting in the mid-1950s. Jim Williams was also well known for his “ have to be there,” christmas party that was always held the day before the Cotillion debutante ball. That “ Have to be there,” christmas party was going to be a thing of the past because Jim Williams was going on trial, for murder. On May 1, 1981, Jim Williams shot and killed Danny Hansford in the mercer House but one question still remained after police arrived, was it murder or self defense?
Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the jury. My name is Alex Victorine and I am here to prove my client's innocence in the Lyle and Louise case. On trial before is John Wayne Gretzky, Larry Gretzky, and Mitch Wilson. My three clients are in danger of serving potential time for murder. This case started with the mysterious death of Louise Mondelo and her two children, Wally and Jan. One summer night a women, who appeared to be Ms. Mondello and her two children were driving on the highway, when they suddenly derailed and flipped over the side of Backbone Mountain. The three bodies were severely burned and could not be identified. Due to personal remains at the scene, investigators concluded the three people to be Louise, Wally, and Jan Mondelo.
In 1971, William Henry Furman was charged with murder in the person’s household. This crime was committed in Georgia. The resident had awoken in the middle of the night to find Furman in action of committing robbery. Furman claimed he was fleeing the scene and accidently discharge his weapon, which killed the victim. He first told the police that he fired the gun blindly while
Facts: This case deals with Ted Chimel, who they suspected robbed a local coin shop. On September 13, 1965, several officers from Santa Ana came to the home of Chimel with an arrest warrant for his expected involvement in the burglary. The officers arrived at the door and identified themselves to Chimel’s wife and asked if they could come into the home, she agreed and showed them into the house. While in the house the officers waited 10-15 minutes until Chimel came home from work. Upon his arrival one of the officers showed Chimel the arrest warrant and asked if he could look around, Chimel objected and in the short of it said no. Even with him objecting the officers read Chimel his rights and then continued to look around the small house, garage, and workshop. In the main bedroom of Chimel home the officers found coins, medals, and tokens in the dresser drawer. Chimel was arrested and the items were placed into evidence, were he would be tried on two charges of burglary.
On July 29, 2003 Detective Jason Leavitt was a part of a decoy operation with an undercover arrest team ; he was dressed on black jeans, a dirty short- sleeved flannel shirt on top of a dirty-t shirt, and a baseball cap to apart as a drunk homeless man . Detective Leavitt carried Twenty one-dollar bills in his breast pocket, to attract a thief. Leavitt was on the block of 200 Main St across from the Greyhound station. The Appellant Richard Miller approached Detective Leavitt on this very street to ask him for money. Detective Leavitt told Miller he was not going to give him an money, Leavitt testified that the appellant put his arm around him and asked him to go get a drink. While doing so Miller took Detective Leavitt twenty dollars, and proceeded to ask him for the money again; but Leavitt told Miller once again no but this time because it was gone. The undercover arrest time pulled up to the scene and took the appellant into custody, he was charged with larceny.
On October 18th, a teen in Meridian, Idaho shot and killed a 15-year-old, but police say the the shooting was an accident. 18-year-old David Provencio was smoking marijuana and consuming alchohol with many others in a home close to East Franklin Road. Provencio said that he pointed the gun and shot the victim, not knowing that the gun was loaded. And the kid who was shot was pronounced dead at the hospital. When the authorities arrived at the scene they were told that the kid shot himself while there were several children and a few adults there at the time of the shooting. Provencio could be facing 10 years in a prison on a charge of involentary manslaughter.
For the Application of the Criminal Justice System project of the Criminal Justice course, I chose the arrest of John Burke. This case is about the arrest and sentencing of John Burke who had shot and killed Joseph Ronan. Twenty-five year old John Burke agreed to meet with 22 year old Joseph Ronan at Ronans home, in Reading, Massachusetts on Monday, August 15, 2011 around 1pm, with the intent of purchasing Percocet pills. (Boston.com, 2013) However, shortly after entering Ronans home, Burke opened fire (News, 2011), and after shooting Joseph Ronan several times, with the belief that Ronan was involved in a robbery at Burkes apartment in April 2011 (Boston.com, 2013), fled the home. Ronans grandfather (Daniel, 2011), who had been in the home
GOSS v. LOPEZ, Supreme Court of the United States, 1975. 419 U.S. 565, 95 S.Ct. 729, 42, L.Ed.2d 725 deals with students that were suspended. The Columbus Ohio Public School System (CPSS) was sued by students. Nine students claimed that they were suspended without being given a hearing before their suspension, or even after their suspensions were over. Ohio law requires that the parents of suspended students are to be notified within 24 hours of the suspension, and the principal must state the reasons for the suspension. Six of the nine students attended school at Marion-Franklin High School. They were suspended for disruptive and disobedient behavior. Two others, Dwight Lopez and Betty Crome, attended Central High School and McGuffey Junior High School. They were suspended for an incident in the school lunchroom that caused some property damage. Again, all students claimed their rights to the due process clause of the 14th amendment were violated. The major purpose of the due process clause is for a person to be heard. It basically gives a person the chance to defend accusations that are being made against them. It clearly states that students must be given some type of prior notice, and they must be given some type of arena to hear and defend those accusations.
There was a killing in texas that left three people dead. On December 2014 the jury said that Eric Williams was the killer for these people and he should die for the killing of these people. Cynthia Mclellend and her husband Mike Mclellend were shot to death in there home close to a suburb east of Dallas and mark hasse death but hasn’t been to trial. Authorites said that Eric Williams had stole some computer equipment and he was very upset cause that coast him his law license and job. The court has now found evidence on Eric Williams and said that he killed the people in two different incidents and Eric wife Kim testified and said she drove the getaway car and help him destroy the weapons.
On 092316 at around 2352 Hrs., Officers responded to a shooting at 3222 Selma Ave. Kenneth Cook ( DOB 030172 OLN - 081055483) was found in the front of the residence with a bullet wound through his left leg. Cook stated that he was going in the back door when he was approached by two males. One was wearing a mask and he could not describe the second suspect. Cook said that he was afraid of a robbery and threw a cup of liquor at the suspects. The suspects then shot 2-3 times, striking Cook once. The suspects then fled behind the houses on Selma. The victim was transported to UTMC with non-life threatening injuries. A K-9 track was attempted but no scent was found. Crime Lab responded and located one casing and took photos. Neither occupant
The case of Tammy Lou Fontenot v. Taser International, Inc. was about a wrongful death case named Darryl Tuner, a 17-year-old male employed by a grocery store. Darryl was fired for “insubordination” and refused to leave the grocery store. Police were called, and eventually used a Taser in order to take him into custody. Turner died as a result of the Taser being delivered to Turner’s body. Tammy Lou Fontenot filed suit against the City of Charlotte and Taser International seeking money damages for the alleged wrongful death of Darryl Turner. Tammy Fontenot is the person charged with administrating Turner’s estate and filed suit and became the plaintiff. The City of Charlotte settled with Tammy Fontenot for $625,00. But the claim against
George Anthony The witness list includes Vasco Degama Thompson, an ex-convict who served time for kidnapping, ABC affiliate WFTV reported. The defense alleges that Thompson had phone conversations with George Anthony on July 14, just days before Caylee was reported missing,
In September 1976, during the course of ten days, the respondent, Strickland, planned and committed three groups of crimes, including three brutal stabbing murders, torture, kidnapping, severe assaults, attempted murders, attempted extortion, and theft. His two accomplices were arrested, and the respondent surrendered to police. He provided a voluntary statement and confessed to the third murder. He was indicted by the State of Florida for kidnapping and murder and was appointed an experienced criminal attorney to represent him.
Procedural History: Clayton Fountain was convicted of first degree murder against the guard Hoffman by a jury. The judge had sentenced him to no less but no more than 150 years in prison. He was also ordered to make pay $92,000 of restitution to Hoffman's estate, and $98,000 to Ditterline. He was also ordered to pay $300,000 to the Department of Labor. Silverstein and Gometz were tried together for the murder of Clutts with the same judge and before a jury. They were both found guilty of the murder of Clutt's Both defendant's were given the same sentence as Fountain and ordered to pay a restitution of $68,000 to Clutt's estate and $2,000 to the Department of Labor.
Upon seeing the ongoing situation, a bystander Terry Taylor came to give help to the injured officer but was also shot in his head which caused his imminent death. Several police officer showed up to the scene and was interchanging gunfire with Harold. Harold was soon shot down by a bullet and was rushed to the hospital for medical. During Harold’s trial, he showed no emotion to whether he felt what he had done was wrong.