Then, Bridget, the house maid, went up to her room and also fell asleep. Bridget woke up to Lizzie yelling for her because her father was dead (Pearson 22/23). In a newspaper article, dated August 13, 1892, it is described that Mr. Borden was found on a velvet sofa with seven long gashes on his face and in the guest chamber Mrs. Borden was found lying in a pool of her own blood with the same types of gashes on the face. Also in The Fall
The mystery behind JonBenet Ramsey’s death can be summed up into two theories: someone in her family is the killer or a pedifile came after her. JonBenet was in the spotlight for most of her life, and ironically her mysterious death was the same. Although, many pieces of the murder are still unknown, the facts are clear: JonBenet was harshly killed in her Boulder, Colorado house on December 25, 1996. Her mother, Patricia “Patsy” Ramsey, called the police the following morning to report that her
Many movies that are based on true stories are changed in one way or another, to make them more exciting for the audience. In the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally Hardest, her brother Franklin and a group of friends go out to investigate her grandfather’s vandalized grave, they discover discover a group of murderous rejects living next door. After being attacked one by one, the group must try and escape the crazed chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing, Leatherface. The real “chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing” murderer was Ed Gein. Ed Gein murdered several women after his mother died of a stroke.
“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one” (Miller introduction). This horrific song was derived from the famous murder case in 1892. The victims, Andrew and Abby Borden, were murdered in their home on the fourth of August. The suspect, their own daughter, Lizzie Borden.
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone follows the lives of two teenage girls. In the first pages of the book the reader finds out that Amelia Anne was recently murdered. Another character, Becca lives in the town in which the murder occurred. As the story continues readers find out the events leading up to the murder and the investigation that occurs after the murder. Readers cannot cease reading Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone because every chapter leaves them guessing what will happen next.
At age 24 in December of 1900, Susan Glaspell, a legislative reporter for the Des Moines Daily News at the time was employed to cover the highly sensationalized murder of John Hossack. His wife Margaret Hossack had been the prime suspect and was in fact convicted of the crime and sentenced. However, one year after her incarceration, her conviction was over turned and the second trial in 1903 resulted in a hung jury. She was never retried and the case remains unsolved to this day. After the case ended Susan Glaspell quit journalism to pursue a career in fiction.
What would people have done if they were in Adnan’s position? The story of Serial by Sarah Koenig is about the murder of Hae Min Lee. Her body was found six weeks later at a local park. Hae’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan was convicted the following year when evidence was found and he is now serving a life sentence for Hae’s murder. The story was really engaging because it had a lot of plot twists, showing the emotions of the characters and the struggles that they had.
The killer had cut her throat, severing her left artery, yet no other slashes or incisions had been made. (Welcome) Shortly after, just forty five minutes after Stride’s body was found in Dutfield’s Yard, Eddowes’ body was discovered in Mitre Square, within the City of London. Eddowes’ throat had been severed and her abdomen torn open with a deep, jagged wound. Her left kidney had been removed, along with a major portion of her uterus. The Stride and Eddowes murders were later referred to as the “Double Event“.
What crimes did he commit? Scott Peterson is a convicted murderer. He viciously took the life of his wife that was 8 months pregnant at the time of her death. It has been speculated that Scott murdered his wife on Christmas eve at the home they shared. It is believed that Scott Peterson suffocated his wife Laci, then took her to his boat.
Do you know that most women who are in prison for murder are there because they killed their husband or boyfriend? In Susan Glaspell’s story “A Jury of Her Peers,” two women follow their husbands and an attorney to the home of the Wright’s where the farmer, John Wright, who was hanged to death by a rope in the bedroom. It is to believe that Minnie Foster Wright was the one to cause the murder of her husband as the men try to find clues to the cause of the crime, but what if Mrs. Wright was the victim that caused her to commit the murder? Although Mrs. Wright did kill Mr. Wright, she is not entirely responsible for it by the fact she is “merely the arm of justice ( Bendel-Simso).” The isolation and loneliness in her home, the domestic violence from her husband, and the loss of her pet canary
Savannah mother charged in murder of 4-year-old daughter I wish it can be more understanding to how one can take the life of an innocent child. Another local mother here in Savannah, Georgia has taken the life of her child. Melissa Thacher of Savannah shot her four-year-old daughter and self inflicted herself with gunshot wounds. Around 7pm on October 15, 2015 authorities arrived to her residence on Clyo Circle in the southwest area of Chatham County to find the twenty-one year old mother, and her four-year-old child with gunshot wounds. The child was pronounced dead on the scene.
Cincinnati Police homicide detective Jennifer Mitsch has a message for the those who intimidate and threaten murder witnesses: You have met your match. Mitsch, a 10-year homicide investigator, is so fed up with threats against murder witnesses that she is spearheading a new program to support those who come forward to talk to the police and testify at trial. The program is called CCROW and stands for Cincinnati Citizens Respecting Our Witnesses. It is loosely named for Kelsie Crow, the 17-year-old Purcell-Marian soccer player gunned down in a barrage of gunfire six months ago. Crow was killed outside a Sweet 16 birthday party at the Melrose YMCA in Walnut Hills on April 4.
JonBonet, who was named Little Miss Colorado in the mid 90’s , was the daughter of John and Patricia "Patsy" Ramsey. The 6-year-old daughter of a business executive was found slain in the basement of her home hours after her mother discovered a ransom note indicating the girl had been kidnapped according The Record [Bergen County, N.J]. Many crimes go unsolved, because of mistakes created by the officers or investigators at the crime scene such as tampering with evidence, flaws in the legal system, and departments giving up on cases of up to a year. For one thing, it was reported in the article that the crime scene was hopelessly tampered with when the victim’s father, Jon Ramsey, picked up and moved his daughter’s body from the storeroom
All three of these quotes connect to the night Melinda was raped. On page 72 when she says "that night" she 's referring to the night of the party her and her old friends went to. A party she was not really supposed to be at. The night that she was raped in the woods. The night she called the cops and got slapped for it.
A few cases stood out of the hundreds due to the effect they had on the practice of execution. One case that stood out was that of Mary Surratt on July 7, 1865 for her involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. She was the first female to be executed under Federal jurisdiction and this execution was well photographed (American female hangings 1632 to 1937, n.d.). The process of executing a women led to some logistical problem for the executioner with him not knowing how to tie her feet together. Once the floor dropped out from underneath her she died immediately.