One for them implicated him, then the other. He confessed” ( ) This was a very important part of the story because it is when Jason got blamed for the murder, when trent walkedout the room holding the tape of Jasons confession in his hand; as Sarah tells Trent that Alicias brother is the real murderer. After that moment trent went through a tremendous change in his life. He was degraded not literally but he wont be hearing calls anytime
For the past two decades, “The Innocence Project” with the help of updated science methods have worked relentlessly to get innocent people out of prison. Through DNA testing, they have been able to find new evidence that have freed hundreds of prisoners who were wrongfully convicted. Other factors such as eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, government misconduct, and inadequate defense also played keys roles in the wrongful convictions. The case that I would I would like to highlight today is that of, Johnnie Lindsey. Johnnie Lindsey was a 30-year old laundry worker who was falsely accused of rape.
Howard County’s led officers into Prince George’s County, in part, due to information obtained from a search warrant. A global position system affixed to one of the defendant’s vehicles, and information gleaned from tracking one of the defendant’s cell phones led Howard County officers to the warehouse. Notably, the specific details involving Howard County’s investigation of Snowden and Caldwell were suppressed, but the State was permitted to elicit testimony indicating that Howard County officers were in Prince George’s County for an investigation. That evening, Detective Puglise was disguised as an electrician in a bucket truck. Detective Puglise testified that he observed Caldwell driving the blue Toyota Camry drive into a parking lot and position itself near a white box truck for approximately three minutes and then drive away.
Conduct a Detailed Search: Go over every square inch of the scene in an attempt to locate even the smallest particle of evidence. (This brings to mind a recent case wherein a woman was brutally beaten to death in her bedroom. Several days after the crime scene was released to the family, the victim's sister found a tooth from the victim on the bedroom carpet). Many crime scenes warrant the use of an evidence vacuum in the scene to collect any potential microparticle evidence such as hair and fibers. This step should be performed prior to any close in inspection of the
The lack of resources to extract DNA is continuing to effect the justice system. The backlogs of rape kits throughout the United States has become an overwhelming number while the crime labs have been doing very little to compensate for these changes. Not only does the inefficiency of DNA analysis effect rape kits, rapes effect thousands of innocent humans every year. It is an ongoing cycle and very little is being done to stop it. Although hard to help with the rates of crime, specifically rapes, there is something that can be done with bring these sexual offenders to justice.
Nichols admits to helping McVeigh choose materials to construct the bomb, and even helped McVeigh the day before the bombing with building the bomb in the back of the rental Ryder truck. Even though Nichols was charged with his connection to the Oklahoma City bombings, Nichols had denied his involvement for many years. A search of Nichols home after his arrest found that he had blasting caps, guns, and a receipt that showed the purchase of ammonium nitrate that exceeded what an individual would need for personal use for lawn care. In addition, Michael Fortier was charged and sentenced to ten years after law enforcement found out that Fortier knew about McVeigh’s plans for the Oklahoma City bombing, and his failure to report it. Fortier also assisted McVeigh by receiving stolen weapons from Terry Nichols, selling the weapons, and upon McVeigh’s request, giving the money he made off of the stolen weapons to Nichols.
As researchers began studying the mummy, a hole in the back of his skull was discovered. Many believe that King Tut was murdered by a blow to the head. This theory stuck because people thought that such a young pharaoh could not have died at such a young age, without foul play (Hawass). People assumed that such a young man who was well fed and fiercely protected, could not have naturally died at the age of 19. Conspiracy theories began to explode.
During their trial the brothers tried to prove that they were not in their right state of mind during the robbery (Yoong, 2012). They started exhibiting behaviors in the court room like banging their head on the table etc. The courts were not convinced and still sentenced these individuals with the death penalty. In my opinion, this criminal defense is often raised a lot today, because individuals are aware of the insanity defense and will try to use it to get out of
A person with paranoid schizophrenia also experiences complex behavior delusions that involve wrongdoing or persecution. He was not delinquent as a child, it wasn’t until late adulthood did he began to show signs of deviant behavior. Robbing grave, stealing body parts and murdering women. His ten year crime spree and heinous acts earned him the title of prolific. So much so that many horror movie villains were based on
Most having fathers escape a blaze while having their children trapped inside their home. Rather than just having Mr. Willingham wait on death row and the courts not having any further interest in his case, I believe that the state of Texas is at fault for the wrongful conviction of an innocent man. Since Willingham was having someone outside of the initial investigation take a look at his case and the evidence that was gathered at his home (the crime scene), the state of Texas should have extended his execution date until the investigation was concluded.
The fact that the killer is without a doubt decease because of the age of the crime is almost irritating, never knowing what actually happened to Short in her missing days and who she was with could drive people involved and invested crazy. Leads have been dried for many years theories are everywhere witnesses and potential suspects are gone with every passing year and the cases gets colder by the minute. It seemed as though no one could figure out what happened, but what if it were to have happened in today’s society? I have no doubt that this crime in particular could have been solve with the technological advances we have today. Things such as superior finger printing tequniques and storage, cameras, cell phones, and more could have all been crucial in solving the mutilation of Elizabeth Short.
Dr. Kevorkian: Observed Through a Microscope Dr. Kevorkian was responsible for the deaths of many people through the process of assisted suicide. He conducted more than 130 throughout his career, most of them were committed during the 1990’s. Because he assisted in the suicides of so many people, he faced scrutiny unlike any other case in the past. Dr. Kevorkian created a whole new category of death and wanted people to know about it. Furthermore, he hoped people would use assisted suicide to their advantage.