On the night of January 20th, 1998 in Escondido, California, the lives of the family of 12 year old Stephanie Crowe were turned upside down. Stephanie’s body was discovered lifeless on her bedroom floor by her parents and grandmother. Stephanie had been stabbed 9 times, and there was no sign of forced entry into the house. The young girl’s window was unlocked that night but there was a screen in place and there was no evidence showing there was an entry through the window. The sliding glass door in the parent’s, Steve and Cheryl Crowe, room was also unlocked but they claimed they would’ve heard if someone had came through the door because of the blinds on the door. With no weapon found at the scene, and no real trace of who could’ve committed …show more content…
It may seem like another black and white sibling rivalry murder, but it’s the farthest thing from it. The investigation of the murder of Stephanie Crowe may have started in 1998, but to this day they still don’t have any real justice for the young girl who was senselessly murdered in her sleep. That morning after the crime they took the Crowe family into custody and interviewed them each separately.The night of the murder, the grandmother reported to have heard several loud noises and heard her bedroom door open and close. Yet, she ignored them and did not get up until 6:30am when she heard Stephanie’s alarm clock going off down the hall and found the young girl in the doorway of her bedroom, with blood all over her bed and the floor. The police confiscated the family’s clothing as evidence, and the parents were sent to a motel while the two surviving children, Michael and Shannon, were sent to the county’s shelter for children. The young, mentally scarred children were not only separated from their family, they were not allowed to see them for two days. Without parental consent or attorneys present, Michael and Shannon were taken to the police station to be questioned about the murder of their sister. The police took Michael several times, and was singled out by the Escondido police because of how distant he seemed after his sister's body was discovered. Michael was now the prime suspect in his sister's brutal …show more content…
No broken windows, no broken locks, no outside evidence to prove that anyone else could have entered the home undetected. The police refused to believe it could’ve been anyone other than Michael. That same night there was a homeless man, Richard Tuite, who had been wandering the streets, was reportedly knocking on doors and peering through windows of homes in the Crowes’ neighborhood asking for a girl named Tracy. Tuite had also been seen standing in the Crowe family’s driveway staring at the house by a neighbor. Tracy had a very strong resemblance to Stephanie. Tracy Nelson was a girl that Richard was obsessed with seven years prior. At that time the two were into drugs together. Tuite, when on drugs, would often become paranoid and think he was being followed by people. Tuite was the reasoning behind two separate 911 calls just hours before Stephanie’s murder. Twice there were Escondido police officers dispatched to the area, but Tuite was not arrested. The morning after the murder he was picked up by police at a laundromat, he was briefly questioned, his clothes were confiscated, and he was released. Tuite had a long history of drug abuse and was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 20, which made the police believe he was mentally unable to kill. Tuite still had an outstanding police record with arrests for drug use, assault with a deadly weapon, and attempted
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He was arrested in January for the murder while he was under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for a methamphetamine
Stephanie St. Clair is known to be one of the most hardcore gangsters in the business, she brings in more than millions of dollars a year for the Harlem numbers racket. Ms. St. Clair, also popularly known as the Madame Queen, was born and raised in West Indies in Guadalupe, and she moved to the united states in 1911 when she was only 13 years old. She first moved to Harlem when she was a 15-year-old girl, thus beginning her life as a Mob Boss. Then by the early 1920s, she started to become widely known for her involvement in the gangster life. Her arrogance and sophistication are what led her to become the women she is known to be today.
In 1991 in northeastern Texas, a horrific event happened that would forever change a man’s life. That terrible day, twenty-three year old Cameron Willingham lost his children and his life would never be the same. A fire engulfed the Willingham’s house, burning every inch of the frame and everything that was inside, including his babies. When the police were called, Willingham was very distraught and made loud out cries, pointing the first responders in the direction to his children inside the house. As the firemen did everything they could to distinguish the flames, Willingham was continuing to grow more and more hysterical.
A woman named Esther Carlson was arrested for the murder of an elder man for his money after poisoning him. “According to one press report, investigators examining a trunk in her room found, lying at the bottom, a picture of Belle Gunness with three of her children. Ms. Carlson died in jail before she could stand trial, and before any connection between her and Belle Gunness could be confirmed. However, two former LaPorte residents, then living in Los Angeles, were allowed to view her body at the morgue and are said to have come away convinced that the body they saw there was that of Belle Gunness” (Marimen et al., 2008, p. 97).
Life Changing Halloween On Halloween, 2003, Bethany Hamilton’s life was changed forever. In the book Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton it explains about her life before, after, and during the shark attack. She grows in faith throughout her suffering and struggles. Bethany keeps going and does not limit herself even though she only has one arm.
Everything could be perfect. Nothing could go wrong and life could not be easier. Until, everything is flipped upside down in an instant .Bethany Hamilton had everything until Halloween of 2003, when she was attacked by a Tiger shark while surfing in the North Shore. Bethany Hamilton was a victim of a shark attack and after losing everything including her arm, she still continued to surf and even make it to Worlds.
This family was filled with lies, denial and and the need to please. From a young age Casey was raped by her father at young age and it was never acknowledge by the family because they had an image to uphold in the white picket fence community they lived in and people feel this was reflected in the death f Caylee, “The defense claims that Caylee died by an accidental drowning in the family pool and then the body was hidden to cover up secrets. One of the secrets claimed by the defense was that Casey, from the age of eight, was sexually molested by her father and there was attempted sexual abuse by Casey's brother” ( McBride). Her family was known to be a functional one people within their communities where the lived never knew that Casey was being harmed and the years of her being abused reflect on Caylee’s death. These issues were reflected because Casey may have been told not to report it just like she was told not to tell anyone of the horrendous things her father would do to her and what her brother tried to do to her.
In Miami there was a guy named Tyson Weller he had a mahogany skin color, he was in his late 20’s and married to Natasha with seven kids between the ages 2-14, He worked at a construction site on the highway and he had a normal life and normal family. His friend Darrell has a chocolate-brown kind of skin, he was not an upright person he would continuously be in and out of jail, and the only person would bail him out was Tyson. Darrell was the only child in his family with his parents being extremely unfortunate with money and would be on the streets. On the other hand, Tyson Weller had siblings he was the middle child of 4 and his father Jerry who worked at a construction site. Tyson’s mother Lakesia worked as an eye doctor at Eyetrust Vision
Bethany Hamilton The story of Bethany Hamilton is overall sad but inspiring. Bethany was 13 years old when she lost her arm in a shark attack. The day she got attacked felt like a normal day. Bethany, her friend Alana, Alana’s dad Holt, and Alana’s brother were all surfing.
Instead, the announcer shocked Andrew when he said, “We’re going live to our reporter in Jackson Heights, to the scene of a double homicide discovered this morning.” Sitting straight up in the chair, startled, Andrew called out, “Hey Margaret, looks like Katherine’s murderer struck again.” Turning his full attention to the TV, Andrew listened as the young, reporter said, “Thank you, this is Janet Stanwood in Jackson Heights, for WNSF TV in Baltimore. We just left a news briefing with homicide detectives, in the brutal slaying of an elderly couple found murdered this morning in their home on Olive Way. Police have not released their identification-pending notification of the next of kin.
In a CSI crime case investigation, a young 5- year old girl was murdered at a restaurant/play land that was surrounded by her parents and children. The mom of the young girl kept making sure the daughter stayed in her sight when she was playing in the ball pen. A play truck happened to role on to the mother’s foot that caused her to become distracted and lose sight of her daughter. In the matter of seconds when she lifted her head she noticed her daughter disappeared from the ball pit. She had one of the workers completely shut the restaurant down and lock the doors so nobody could exit.
*Teresa, an eight year old child witnessed her maternal uncle stab her father several times repeatedly. During the attack the maternal uncle also pulled Teresa by her pony tail and pushed her down a flight of stairs. Miraculously, Teresa was able to escape the home, where she reunited with her father who suffered several knife wounds but was still mobile. The uncle continued in pursuit of the family, wielding a knife. Teresa, bravely, ran across the street to her neighbor’s home and asked for help.
It was 12:00 at night and Lauren was finishing up her Algebra homework when she heard footsteps in her bedroom. She just assumed she was hearing things because she was so tired. She finished up her homework and went to bed. She opened the window before she got into bed. She woke up the next morning and just felt like something was wrong.
We are all humans, yet some of us are victims of social injustice and being denied out basic human rights. Many believe that diversity is an awful thing and there should be only one superior race above the rest. While others strongly disagree with those ideals, and believe that no matter the race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, we are all human beings and deserve the best. Statistics of social injustice by YWCA Central Alabama show that are were 6,624 single bias incidents reported in 2017. Those include racially motivated which was the highest one, others were caused by religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, and the least was being disability bias.
“You try finding it” I said to my mother and she actually listened I was very surprised. “Oh I think i’ve found it, oh I did guys.” my mother yelled me and my grandmother. In our minds we thought about who we thought murdered her there were three suspects, Greg a man who had a strong hatred on her for no reason,