In “A Jury Of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell, Mr. Wright is found dead in his home with a rope around his neck. Mrs. Wright is the prime suspect, as she acts calm and seems unphased by the incident, though she is fully aware of her husband’s death. When men come to investigate they bring along Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, and while the women are waiting they find interesting evidence. Although at first glance Mrs. Wright does not seem capable of murder because of her calm demeanor, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale conclude she strangled her husband to death as evidenced by the crazily sewn quilt patch, mutilated canary, and unhinged birdcage.
William Wright, born Oct 8, 1860, death in the missouri penitentiary by gas chamber on Sep 8, 1938 6:25 a.m. He died at the age of 32. He landed himself in the Missouri State Penitentiary by Killing Dr. J.T. McCampbell and a negro druggist in a robbery on March 15th, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. William, a negro, has been convicted of murder two times, in the first degree, for shooting and killing Dr. J.T. McCampbell, a negro druggist in Kansas City.The State's testimony from eyewitnesses was that late in the afternoon of March 15, 1933, William wright entered the drug store of McCampbell and with a revolver committed a holdup. McCampbell procured a revolver and in an exchange of shots between the two the McCampbell was killed by William.
The case I pick was about Chad Heins. He was wrongfully convicted of murdering his sister-in-law in northern Florida. Chad Heins was exonerated on December 4, 2007, due to DNA evidence proving that another man committed the crime. On April 17, 1994, Tina Heins was brutally stabbed to death. Chad lived with his sister-in-law and brother Jeremy. Chads brother was in the Navy and was aboard a ship at the time of the murder. Chad came home that night at 12:30am, which was two hours before the murder. He woke up around 5:45 a.m. to find three small fires about the living room and kitchen. After putting out the fires and disarming the smoke alarms, he discovered Tina in her bedroom stabbed 27 times.
Jenny Stracner an employee of the Laguna Beach Police Department was told by several people that there several vehicles were seen in front of Greenwoods resident and the vehicles were only there for a couple of minutes. Stracner investigated these claims by staking out the residence and witnessing the vehicles at the residence for herself. After staking out the residence, she asked the garbage man to isolate garbage picked up and Greenwoods residence and hand them over to her. While looking through Greenwoods trash, Stracner located evidence that led her to believe Greenwood was involved with drugs. Stracner then received a search warrant and found large amounts of cocaine and other substance in the residence. Greenwood later posted
In 1892, a young woman named Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother (“Lizzie Borden on Trial” 2). This accusation was influenced by the lack of evidence at the scene of the crime. There appeared to be no murder weapon, very few witnesses, and the house did not show any signs of an intruder (“Lizzie Borden on Trial” 5). Once the scene was investigated, it was determined that the cause of death for both victims was multiple blows to the head by an axe. Two axes were found in the home, and neither had a speck of blood (“Lizzie Borden on Trial” 14). As it were, there was not enough evidence to convict a killer, nor was there enough evidence to convict Lizzie Borden. She was declared not guilty (“Lizzie Borden on Trial”
Queenie Valupides is a young lady that is a suspect in the killing of her husband. Queenie Valupides is guilty for murdering her husband because of the fact that she was home alone for ten minutes, they have had a fight just a few hours ago, and there is a pan cooking on the stove and nobody has been at the house for a few hours. There is no evidence to a person being in the house while she was away. Although mr. Volupides dead body gave evidence that he had been drunk. The police can look at the fact that she had been at the house before her friends.
Unfortunately, throughout history, there have been countless crimes that have left a lasting impression on our society and it’s faith in mankind. The case of Casey Anthony and the 2008 murder of her 2 year old daughter, Caylee, is no exception. Due to the massive publicity and media attention surrounding this case, the trial was known worldwide and created such controversy that an unbiased eye was difficulty to be found. Due to immediate deception, Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, went on trial on May 22, 2011 (Gunderman 2017) for her child’s murder. Though despite all of the powerful evidence presented against Casey Anthony in this case with “over 400 pieces of evidence, 33 days of testimony, and more
Americans became fascinated by Casey Anthony when she became a household name following the disappearance of her daughter. After being raised in Ohio, Anthony was later charged with the murder of her daughter Caylee following their move to Florida. Anthony’s trial quickly became public, and shocked the nation after she was acquitted of all murder charges. The majority of America assumed Anthony was guilty, but without substantial evidence, the jury lacked the confirmation they needed to lock her up for good. The question remains today, how did Caylee Anthony die?
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man and his wife were each sentenced to up to four decades in state prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty in the murder of their disabled nine-year-old son, who was found starved to death in a dark, feces-smeared room last year.
It is known that loneliness sometimes makes us senseless. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of her Peers” loneliness made Minnie Foster irrational. Mrs. Hale assumes that Mrs. Wright is guilty of killing her husband because of her nonchalant answers she gives when being interrogated about her husband’s location. During the story the reader will learn more about Mrs. Wright, or Minnie Foster, and how her personality changed drastically through her twenty years of marriage with John while Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are covering up the tracks that they presume led to murder. They conclude that loneliness made her lose herself which is evident throughout the short story.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, we are here today to discuss the murder of John Wright. On November 15, Mr. Wright was found in his bed with a rope around his neck, presumably strangled to death. His body was discovered by his wife supposedly and did not bother to notify to the local authorities. At eight o'clock in the morning, Mr. Hale went to look for Mr. Wright and found Minnie, Mr. Wright’s wife, sitting in a rocking chair inside of the house. Mr. Hale asked Minnie for her husband and she stated that John Wright was dead in the bedroom. Mr. Hale and his son, Harry, went upstairs and found the body in the bed with a rope around his neck. Alarmed, Mr. Hale told Harry to go to call the police through a telephone across the road while he stayed behind at the Wright's’ residence. The police then arrived to the scene of the crime and took Minnie into custody. We are here today to prove that Minnie Wright is guilty of the premeditated murder of her husband, John Wright.
Molly Wright was a 73 year old citizen that was found lying dead in a pool of blood in her own kitchen. Many have had their own speculations of what could have possibly happened, but the prosecutor was convinced that she was killed by blunt force trauma by the hands of her son-in-law David Hill.