Lindbergh and Condon both identified Bruno Richard Hauptmann as the person who they exchanged the ransom with at the Cemetery. Another key point used was the discovery of the ransom money in his possession. The courts also pointed out during a two year period during the depression when Hauptmann had no job he continued to live beyond his means with traveling to and from Florida. Hauptmann also had past criminal record of many charge he was also a illegal citzen did not help his defense. on Febuary 13,1935 the jury reached a verdict Bruno Richard Hauptmann was guilty of murder.
Step into the shoes of Cameron Todd Willingham. He was one of the 59 accused criminals sentenced to death by the United States judicial system in 2004. Thought to have murdered his three children by arson in the family home, Willingham was put on death row on January 8, 1992. However, he was different from the other convicts. Willingham was actually innocent.
In the case of Commonwealth v. John E. DuPont (1996), the defendant John DuPont was convicted in February 1997 of guilty, but mentally ill, with a verdict of third-degree murder. DuPont and his defense team had tried repeatedly to persuade the jury that he was legally insane. The definition of legally insane includes that the defendant did not know the nature of the act he or she committed or did not know it to be wrong. After weeks of testimony the jury determined that DuPont was mentally ill, but was legally sane.
Fulminante (1991), Oreste Fulminante had been convicted of the murder of his step-daughter, Jeneane Hunt. Prior to his murder conviction, he had been arrested and incarcerated for another crime, not related to the murder of his step-daughter. While incarcerated, Fulminante befriended another inmate, Anthony Sarivola, who was also an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Upon direction from Sarivola’s FBI contact, Sarivola worked to see if he could find out more information regarding the allegations that Fulminante had killed his step-daughter. Sarivola later had a conversation with Fulminante regarding the rough treatment he had been receiving from other inmates and offered to protect him if he would tell him the truth about the murder of his step-daughter, Jeneane.
One of the first main reasons Arthur Leigh Allen was the Zodiac Killer is because of circumstantial evidence that was dismissed. Allen had a lot of recorded evidence that coordinated with crimes committed by the Zodiac. He had connections with the US Navy after enlisting in 1957, which may be what relates him to the ten and a half size Wing Walkers military type boot found to have been the type of shoe in a footprint in the Lake Berryessa attacks on Bryan Calvin Hartnell and Cecelia Ann Shepard. Allen wore ten and a half shoes, which may be evidence of his involvement (Grinell). Allen also lived near the scenes of the crimes.
The Murder Trial of Biggie Smalls Rathbone, William Unit 7 Assignment CJ 101 Wallace Biggie was one of the most powerful rappers before getting murdered in drive by shooting in March of 1997. At time he was killed the police had many theories of why he got murdered on that day. The police had multiple suspects about who did it but wasn’t sure of who or why they murdered Biggie Smalls. On that day Biggie was on his way to the hotel from the music party. When his SUV came up to the stop light, he could hear someone call his name, so he rolled his back window down to see who that’s when he was shot multiple times in the torso and then the suspects drove away from the murder.
He pleaded not guilty to two charges of murder with premeditation and special circumstances. The prosecution was allowed to seek the death penalty because of the special circumstance under California law. California has a fetal homicide statute in which a fetus at least eight weeks of development old is considered an equal victim, so Scott was charged with two charges of homicide rather than one. Because of the extensive media coverage and the Peterson family’s involvement with the community, the trial was moved to San Mateo so Scott could have a better chance at a fair trial.
Introduction On October 19th 1992 witnesses believed they saw twenty three year old Laura Houghteling leave her Bethesda home, not knowing in fact that it was Hadden Clark, a part time gardner who worked for the Houghteling family. What would follow this sighting, and the subsequent missing persons report of Laura Houghteling would be a fascinating murder investigation which would lead to a precedent setting conviction and the capture of a serial killer. This report will investigate the method of Mitochondrial DNA analysis through the DNA typing method of RFLP or Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism. The report will explore the mechanisms of the technique itself along with the benefits and limitations of the technique. This case is
“I knew somewhere along the line of eighth grade or freshman in high school that I had some abnormal tendencies at that point in time. But it exploded on January 15, 1974. That’s when the ball game exploded. You know, at some point in time, someone should have picked something up from me and identified it.” He stated.
One of the most debated topics in the social circle abortion. The pendulum swings between right and wrong, moral and immoral but the debate continues. For some people, abortion in essence is completely wrong, as it is a serious blow to the existence of morality and human values. On the other hand, if there are life-threatening conditions for the mother, some people resort to the idea that abortion is a better choice, from an ethical viewpoint. Besides these people, some don 't have any idea whether to support or go against abortion.
The Fight against Abortion “I noticed that everyone who is for abortion has been born.” The truth revealed in this statement by Ronald Reagan is that not all people who have been given the gift of life want to give it to those who have not yet been born. There have been more than 59 million abortions in the US alone since Roe v. Wade made it legal in 1973 (4). This number is hard to believe. To put it in perspective, this is five times as many deaths as those who were killed in the Holocaust, yet abortion is in some people’s minds perfectly acceptable.
In 1973 Roe v. Wade case the U.S. supreme court legalized abortion in the United States. Because they felt that the advances in modern medicines now made abortions relatively safe. According tote World Health Organization the death rate from abortion is extremely low: 0.6 per 100,000 procedures. According to CDCs Abortion Surveillance System, in 2013 664,435 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC. A child in the womb cannot be concede as a living thing unless it born.