At a second hearing, a new judge ordered O’Brien to be tried as an adult, based on the severity and cruelty of his crime. In the fall of 1997 after a two week trial, Edward O’Brien was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Janet Downing. He was later sentenced to life in prison without parole for his vicious crime. At around 7p.m. on July 23, 1995, Ryan Downing, Edward O’Brien and some friends gathered at the Downing residence to pan out the evening’s events.
On Monday August 26th, Tom Robinson was found guilty of rape and sentenced to death. This verdict came after a long day in the Maycomb county court. Mr. Atticus Finch represented Mr. Robinson; however, the testimonies provided by Miss Mayella Ewell and Mr. Bob Ewell left the jury with this guilty verdict for Mr. Robinson. A first-hand witness for the prosecution, Mr. Bob Ewell, says he is more than relieved to see the defendant sentenced to death. "Tha ' man 's gone and raped my Mayella and s 'only right that he face the 'lectric chair for what he 's done!"
The accused was defended by his own brother, Charles Ind, who was also gave insight into the family life in Woodland Park. Charles Ind stated, that many forms of abuse, including sexual, took place during their life together with Kermode Jordan and the negligence by their mother Pamela, thus giving reason to the murders. Evidence was brought forward from the night of the murders and the prosecutor stated: “whatever happened in that house, has been exagerated for one purpose, to get this defendant off as an excuse to kill.” The jury fas faced with the question, “is abuse really a reason for murder?” After several questionings and examination of evidence, the jury found the defendant guilty of first degree murders of Pamela and Kermode Jordan and the court sentenced Jacob Ind to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Ind was sent to Colorado State Penitentiary where he will spend his imprisonment in solitary
Kemper could no longer bare his controlling grandmother, he finally snapped and shot her in the back of the head and repeatedly stabbed her dead body. A few minutes after, Ed hears his grandfather’s truck pulling in. Although Ed liked his grandfather, he went outside and shot him as well, because Ed did not want his grandfather to see what he had done to his wife. Astonishingly, Edmund calls his mother to confess what he had done and ask what he should do. His mother tells him to call the police and inform them.
Ray’s fingerprints were found on the rifle used to kill Dr. King, also on a scope and a pair of binoculars. On March 10, 1969, Ray pled guilty to assassinating Dr. King and he was sentenced to ninety nine years in prison. There were no testimonies heard in his trial. It was not long after the trial that Ray recanted his confession; he said that he was the victim of a large conspiracy. Ray did later find sympathy in a place that would not seem likely, the members of King’s family.
The prosecution elected not to demand the death penalty and replaced it with a life sentence. Not only did Court TV televise this historic case but also included other cable and network news outlets. A prosecutor from Los Angeles County, known as Christopher Darden, argued that Simpson murdered his ex-wife in a rage filled with jealousy. The prosecution displayed its case by playing a recording of a 911 call that Nicole Brown Simpson had made on January 1, 1989. Fear was expressed from Nicole that Simpson would physically abuse her and was easily heard yelling at her in the background.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. The past week has been spent investigating the case of the quadruple murders of the Clutter Family: Herbert and Bonnie Clutter, alongside their two youngest children, Nancy and Kenyon Clutter. The trial that has taken place this past week to find the defendants, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, guilty of first degree murder due to the premeditated nature of the crimes committed. Under the Class A felony both defendants are eligible for the death penalty by lethal injection. The Jury has concluded after reviewing the evidence provided and the psychological examinations that, the defendants, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith should be sentenced to life in
On the day of Tom Robinson’s case, I was there sitting’ in a wooden chair watching on as the case went through. When I saw that Mayella Ewell testify against him, all I could do was shake my head side to side. Shake my head side to side, at the fact that she was spitting’ out lies on this poor, innocent man, who just wanted to help her out. But that cheap, scrawny, bitter, man Bob Ewell, couldn’t bare the fact of her daughter kissin’ a man no
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.
Along with those felonies, he appeared in civil court during his famous murder trial. Although he was eventually found not guilty in the court of law, he was convicted of the other felonies, and was found responsible for the murder in civil court. Simpson is a convicted felon and is not a positive role model for kids and should not be in any “power” position such as the NFL Hall of Fame. For example, a civil court found, “Simpson liable for the two deaths, and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to the families of murder victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.”(ABC writer). The ruling shows that Simpson is responsible for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.