One state murder charge and two federal charges were charged against Slager. Slayer got only charged with deprivation of rights under the color of law when he pleaded guilty. There was one evidence only, and that was a video of a bystander who recorded Mr. Scott running being shot by Slager. The video demonstrates how Mr. Scott was not a threat against Slager but was still fatally shot, not once but six times.
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Mr. James Eagan Holmes is a 30 year old male, currently housed at County Jail. The Aurora Police Department arrested Mr. Holmes on July 20, 2012 for committing the mass murder of 12 individuals and wounding 70 others, who attended a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Denver. Mr. Holmes is charged with Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Possession of an Illegal Explosive, and Sentence Enhancement for a Crime of Violence. Following his arrest, Mr. Holmes was found unfit, and transferred to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and discharged to County Jail, where he awaits trial.
Kirk Bloodsworth was a former Marine, he was also the first person sentenced to death and then subsequent exonerated. Kirk was only 22 years old when he was wrongful convicted and severed nine years in prison before they released him. The reasoning for this was because in 1984 a young girl was found dead in a wooded area and she had been sexual assaulted, strangled, and beaten with a rock. The reason for why he was arrest was because he fit the description of the man that witness where identifying.
The second murder happened on January 11, 1978. He walked into the home of Teresa Wallin, who was pregnant at the time, and proceeded to shoot her three times with the .22 rifle. He then drug the body to the bedroom where he raped it while repeatedly stabbing the body. After that he carved out some of the organs and bathed in them and some blood in the victim's bath tub. He then sliced off Wallin’s nipple and drank the blood out of a yogurt container. To finish it off he went to the back yard, found some dog feces, and stuffed the corpse’s mouth full of it.
Apparently, the jury understood the evidence, because on February 27, 1982, Wayne Williams was convicted of the two murders which he was tried for and he was sentenced to life in prison, at which point Atlanta’s police commissioner closed twenty-one other murder cases. In 1998, after Williams’s lawyers argued that prosecutors had withheld evidence in the case, Judge Hal Craig upheld the conviction and termed the fiber evidence in the case, the strongest scientific link in this case. Since then, the DNA from two human hairs found inside one of the victim’s shirt excludes ninety-eight percent of the people in the world, yet it is consistent with the DNA of Wayne Williams (Nickell, 2011). When Wayne Williams went to trial in the two deaths DNA, testing was not as a common courtroom science and now it has grown significantly. New results have implicated Williams in the death of at least one eleven-year-old victim, Patrick Baltazar whose body was found dumped in a wooded slope behind an office park on February 13, 1981, when he was found a forensic scientist discovered two human scalp hairs inside the boy’s
The fingerprint found at the crime scene belonged to Alex Garcia, Anna’s former husband. His fingerprint was characterized as a plain arch and that was found at the crime scene. The blood sample at the crime scene belongs to Alex Garcia. The shoe print that was found at the crime scene belongs to is Anna Garcia. The hair sample at the crime scene belonged to Anna Garcia. The reasoning was because the cuticle and the medullas are similar in comparison. The unknown substance found at the crime scene turned out to be Acetylsalicylic acid because it had the same appearance and reaction as an acid. The time of death of Anna Garcia was approximately at 7:00 am. The blood spatter lab concluded that as the height of the blood droplet increases, then the diameter of the blood spatter increases. The DNA found at the crime scene was Anna’s DNA. If you look at the Gel Electrophoresis activity Anna Garcia’s pattern is the closest to the pattern of the crime scene. An inconsistency found in the whole scenario is the syringes. They did not relate to anything that had to do with the
After the police investigated the crime scene they were confused. They could not find anything that had blood on it, but when the police looked at the evidence further they realized that the murderer had to have been in the
Facts of Case: Jarius Piphus was a freshman at a Chicago vocational high school. On January 23, 1974, during school, Piphus and other students were outdoors. The principal who went by unnoticed saw an irregular shaped cigarette being passed around between the students. The principal also believes that he smelled marijuana. He also noticed a pack of rolling papers being passed amongst the students. Once the students became aware of the principal they threw the cigarette in a nearby bush. The principal took the students to the assistant principal and ordered that they each be given a twenty-day suspension. The school principal kept Piphus out of the classroom for the remainder of the school day. During this time they tried to reach
Orenthal James Simpson, famously nicknamed OJ or The Juice, was born on July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California to Jimmie and Eunice Simpson. He spent the first two years of his college life at the City College of San Francisco. He spent the last two at the University of Southern California where he played for their football team, the Trojans. After college he played for two NFL teams, predominately the Buffalo Bills and briefly for the San Francisco 49ers. He has won a Heisman Trophy and is featured in the Professional Football Hall of Fame. OJ Simpson was married to Marguerite Simpson, née Whitley from June 24, 1967 until 1979 when they got divorced. He later married Nicole Simpson, née Brown from February 2, 1985 until 1992 when they also got divorced. He had three kids with Marguerite; Jason, Arnelle, and the late Aaren. He also had two kids with Nicole; Justin and Sydney (OJ Simpson Fast Facts).
Police believed that Wood comitted dozens of murders and raped 85 woman and 185 robberies but then could only find enough evidence for the 1 murder where a Paper Girl (Jeralee Underwood) was abducted by wood, where he brought her to the woods, that's where he rape her and shot and killed her, he left but he came back that's when he Sexual Mutilated her body and then he dismembered her body. Wood was arrested and confessed to murdering Jeralee Underwood, then he showed authorities where her body was. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection but he died on death row of a heart attack on January 30, 2004 From a Newspaper “Jeralee Underwood, 11, Died June 29,1993, after being abducted by a stranger as she was working her paper
Hair and fibers seem like tiny useless objects,but they have a huge impact when it comes to forensic investigations.Hair strands and fibers hold more information than we can see.For example hair can tell where you have been,what you have eaten, and what race you are.Also DNA can be pulled from strands of hair.Fibers can be traced by the type of fiber specifically from a certain type of carpet or material found in a car.
In January 2015 Conner Hanson was accused of shooting and killing 18 year old Anthony Gabriel. After the car chase led to the shooting and killing of Gabriel, Hanson is be on trial in adult court. Hason’s attorney told jurors that Gabriel was the aggressor and Hanson was just defending himself. Along with Gabriel in the vehicular was his 17 year old girlfriend and Hanson’s 6 month old baby girl. Prosecutor Randy Sample then explained to the jury that Hanson and a co-defendant placed bandanas on their faces before Gabriel was shot and killed. Sample also said among the court, “you don’t mask up to commit self-defense.” Robert Montes, the co-defendant, pleaded guilty as an accessory to the murder and then agreed to testify against Hanson.
James Eagan Holmes was born on December 13, 1987. On July 20, 2012, James was murdered 12 people, and injured 70 people in the 2012 Aurora shooting. The shooting took place at a Century movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Holmes’s family had history with mental disorders like schizoaffective disorder, psychotic disorder, etc. James was very socially awkward, he also has thoughts of wishing people dead. Before his massacre, James met with at least three mental health experts at the University of Colorado. The three different psychiatrists had slightly different diagnosis. Even though they were different James knew his mental health was going into a downward spiral. Lynne Fenton was one of the psychiatrist James met with believed he was homicidal.
In the case of R. v. Wood, 2007 ABQB 503, Susanne Lynn Wood appeals her September 8, 2006, conviction on one count of impaired driving, contrary to s. 253(a) of the Criminal Code, where on September 8 the appeal was quashed, and she was convicted. On May 31, 2004, the witness David Godziuk phoned the Edmonton police of a possible impaired driver, after the Appellant’s vehicle almost hit his vehicle. David Godziuk followed the Appellant’s vehicle, observing consist exceeded speed, suddenly braking, random lane changes, and tailgate others. Constable Smith of the Edmonton police service was dispatched to investigate said driver, as he approached the Appellant’s vehicle he followed her for two blocks observing the vehicle swerve left to right, once Constable Smith turned on his emergency lights the driver abruptly stepped on the breaks and stopped the vehicle (R. v. Wood, 2007). Constable Smith approached the vehicle