It’s mind blowing how the justice sentence can convict somebody solely off an eye witness testimony, especially if the eye-witness isn’t accurate. “Eyewitness misidentification is the greatest contributing factor to wrongful convictions proven by DNA testing, playing a role in more than 70% of convictions overturned through DNA testing nationwide.’’ (Eyewitness Misindentification,2017) Immediately after reporting the crime, the victim was taken to a hospital where a rape kit was administered, and swabs were taking from her body. Days after the rape the victim was also shown two photo lineups of suspects, however she didn’t identify anyone. Following the attack, the victim moved from San Antonio to Dallas. The case remained unsolved for a little over a year, that was until Dallas detectives mailed another photo line up to the victim in San Antonio, where she subsequently chose Lindsey as her alleged rapist.
Today, I Barbara Teller, will inform you all on why the death penalty should be abolished. Some of you may not be aware that the death penalty still exists in multiple countries, and others may support it. But yes, it is a thing and one that more people should be involved in. My son was put to death for the 1992 murder of 70-year-old John Watson of Covington. But no hard evidence had proven he was at the scene of the crime.
According to the corners report there were many different lacerations and including the dilation of her anal cavity; it was concluded they had been done much later after her death occurred. Now concerning the hundreds of people that came forward to admit they had been the ones to commit the crime of killing “the black dahlia”, there were a few that had stood out as possible suspects. But the only one that was arrested was a young man by the name Red Manley; he was a 26-year-old married man who was very intensely investigated even was showed off in front of the media while he was in handcuffs at that time. Later on he was cleared of all suspicion of the murder due to passing numerous amounts of lie detector tests, but there are some theories
Holmes was convicted on 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder for the 2012 Aurora shooting that killed 12 people and injured 70 others. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting. “We believe that the death penalty is morally wrong, especially when the condemned is mentally ill,” his parents had written in a letter. “He is a human being gripped by severe mental illness. We realize treatment in an institution would be best for our son.
In a five year period between 1990 and 1995 Jesperson murdered eight women, mostly by strangulation. But Keith claims that he is the most prolific serial killer that’s ever lived and has confessed to over 160 murders. However police were only able to connect him to eight murders. Jepserson was an interstate truck driver and most of his victims were young women and prostitutes that he found at truck stops.
He has suffered from paranoia and hallucinations, has endured many electroshock treatments, and has been in the hospital for ten years, the longest patient to ever be in the hospital. “I been silent so long now it's gonna roar out of me like floodwaters and you think the guy telling this ranting and raving my God; you think this is too horrible to have really happened this is too awful to be the truth!.. It’s still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it, But it is the truth even if it did not happen” (Kesey 89). This quote explains that Chief Bromden has a sense of not seeing things from an everyday perspective. Bromden sees modern society as a huge, oppressive conglomeration that he calls the Combine and the
¨She came up with circumstantial links from her father to a string of unsolved murders across the United States, from the family home in Massachusetts to California¨ (Katz 191). Amazingly, Knowlton’s family members were able to support her claims that George Knowlton was indeed a vicious man, and that he had boasted about having carried out numerous murders and not being caught (Katz 191). Unfortunately for officers, George Knowlton died in a car crash in 1962 near the area of Claremore, Oklahoma (Katz 191). In 1995, Janice published her book, Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer, and later committed suicide at age 67 in year 2004 (Katz 191). Through compelling evidence, Janice and her family declares George Knowlton as the Black Dahlia killer.
Crime/Punishment: In the mystery And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, Dr. Armstrong was one of the victims of Justice Wargrave. In the Swan Song, he was charged with being the cause of the death of Louisa Mary Clees. Dr. Armstrong had operated on Louisa Mary Clees while he was drunk. The operation that he was called should have been a simple procedure with not much risk, but he thought he could handle it even though he was drunk. Louisa Mary Clees died during the operation.
We have your honor we find the defendant guilty of First Degree Murder. Mr. Montresor I hope you had a wonderful life because as of now you will be spending life in jail without parole. There is no one else but to blame expect you. All rise for the honorary Judge Briskey. “ Judge Briskey leaves the room.” Mr. Montresor would go to live the next ten years in Verona Maximum Security Prison before dying of aids he got from a blood transfusion after an inmate cut his arm with a shank.
The second question was number seven, “What were your thoughts on Southam & Mandels punishment of getting their medical license suspended for just a year after everything that they did to patients? How does this demonstrate the power and privilege within the medical profession, then and now?” The fact that these doctors were able to literally give their patients cancer without their full knowledge, but didn’t receive either jail time or have their
Andersons cases was not the only case were a person was convicted of a crime and was later exonerated, when the DNA evidence came to light. According to Clare, 2012, Cornelius Dupree was in prison for 30 years in Texas, for a rape he did not commit, but one witness identified him as the criminal. Derrick Williams spent 18 years of his life behind bars for a rape charge and was later exonerated due to DNA. Johnny Pinchback was released from a Texas prison after 27 years behind bars. He was proven not guilty by the DNA evidence that proved the witness had misidentified him as the perpetrator.
Can you begin to imagine spending over 30 years of your life in prison over something you knew you never did? Imagine the point in which you were voiceless and the odds seemed to be against you. That is what has happened to so many people in North Carolina particularly due to wrongful convictions. Since 2007 the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has been able to get over 7 people exonerated from the death penalty and back into society after spending more than 15 years incarcerated for a crime they did not commit due to tampering of evidence, coerced confessions, plea bargains, and much more. The legal definition for wrongful conviction is persons who are in fact innocent but who have been wrongly convicted by a jury or other court
The jury decided to not side with Dr. Kevorkian and convicted him guilty of second degree murder. Kevorkian was given the minimum sentence of ten to twenty five years in prison with an opportunity for parole. After eight years behind bars, Kevorkian was let out of prison on parole for good behavior. Moreover, he was also diagnosed with terminal Hepatitis C which was causing his kidneys to fail. In addition to being let of prison, Dr. Kevorkian promised he would never participate in assisted suicide again (Morlan).
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.