Recently, a couple from North Carolina named Basheba Freeman of 22 years old, and Taquan Beecham of 25 years old pleaded guilty of murdering their baby. Murderers that have committed a series and regretful crimes have only been given a short sentence. In this case, Freeman has only received up to 20 years, and Beecham a maximum of 6 years in prison for the death of their daughter. Penalty for any kind of death should be punished with much higher years. With that being said, Basheba Freeman and Taquan Beechman should receive the death sentence in prison for abusing, starving, and killing their own daughter.
The first reason Freeman and Beecham should receive the death sentence is for abusing their baby Tayara Beecham. In their trial on January 25th, 2018, prosecutors said …show more content…
7). Not to mention it was not the first time the abused happened since her leg had been broken and partially healed at least twice (Charlotte parents sentenced to prison after imprint of hammer found in baby´s skull). Nobody should receive this type of abuse, specially a 10-month-old baby who could not have even defended herself. Many times, parents try to discipline their kids by spanking them. However, this was clearly not the case since a 10-month-old baby is not capable of even speaking or walking. The abuse was so much, the poor child´s body could not take it anymore and sadly died. The second reason Freeman and Beecham should receive the death sentence is for letting their daughter starved. The autopsy reported that besides the heavy abuse Tayara had suffered throughout her 10 months of living, she was also dehydrated and had not eaten. Tayara weighed 8 ½ pounds when she died in April of 2016. That is the weight a newborn should weighed, and it was clearly that Tayara as a 10-month-old baby was not being fed as a regular child should be fed. Prosecutors said Tayara had been starving for
Editor Anna Quindlen wrote many articles and essays conveying her opinion toward the death penalty. Such as, “Death Penalty Fails to Equal Retribution” and “Public & Private; The High Cost of Death”. Although Anna Quindlen makes many valuable accusations regarding her reasoning to being opposed to the death penalty, she undermines the real purpose of the penalty itself. The Death penalty, is indeed necessary. Many of the accusations Anna proclaims permit to the emotions of the victims families that have been robbed of their loved one by the said killer.
1) On August 28, 1986, a woman named Queen Madge White was found dead in her home in Rome, Georgia. She was a 79-year-old widow and was found to be beaten, sexually assaulted, and strangled to death. Her home had also been burglarized. Timothy Foster, an 18-year-old black male, confessed to the crime and officers recovered some of the stolen items from Foster’s home. The State subsequently indicted him for malice, murder, and burglary and the jury that was selected convicted him of capital murder and assigned the death penalty.
Witnesses at the Century Aurora 16 complex said minutes into the special midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes had slipped through an emergency exit door of the sold-out movie theater, propped it open, and returned armed with three guns and wearing a ballistic helmet, body shields, a gas mask obscuring his face, his hair tinted orange. He tossed two hissing gas or smoke canisters and calmly walked up the aisle open firing at moviegoers, killing 12 and wounding 70. Arrested without resistance while he was standing next to his car behind the Century 16 theater shortly after the shooting and jailed without bail awaiting trial, James Holmes was described by law-enforcement officials as
Throughout time the death penalty has not been administered equally, and the Innocence Project has been receiving a lot of attention for allowing information such as this to be surfaced. The Innocence Project has been created to help exonerate those that are seeking death row. The Innocence Project has created a statistic from their own findings as a result will be used to show what really happens behind the scene of death row through a lenses that most people would not hear. The Innocence Project receives about 8000+letters each year from .prisoners seeking help with their case. Race plays a big factor in the decision process during trials.
Scott Peterson Scott Peterson was destined to kill, but no one who knew him as a child would ever have predicted that a murderer was hidden behind that innocent smile. He was a really smart kid, when he was in high school, Scott grew up in a San Diego suburb and was a model student and avid golfer. He graduated from the University of San Diego High School and spent a semester at Arizona State University before returning home to attend Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. In 1994, he transferred to nearby California Polytechnic State University, where he majored in agricultural business.
It was very uncalled for and they shouldn’t have done it. I’m going to tell you some things about the murder. " And there remains the mother, bound and gagged and having to listen as her husband, her beloved children died one by one. "(194), "Next thing, I brought the boy down. First I put him in the room with his dad.
Although the death penalty in Texas costs about three times more than life in prison without parole, it is reserved as the punishment of robbing another of their rights to life, freedom, and safety (Deathpenaltyinfo). It is a valid question to wonder why we should spare the life of one, opting to provide for all of their basics needs when they without question robbed another of their rights to life, freedom, and safety through murder or another cruel action. The case of Andre Thomas raised questions of whether or not the mentally incompetent should be eligible for the death penalty. Thomas murdered two children and the wife he was separated from, maintaining that the act was dictated by God. Statements by Thomas conveyed that he knew that what he had done was wrong after he had after committing the crime.
Ray Lewis makes over $4 million a year. Priscilla Lollar, one of the victim’s mother wants answers and justice. Lewis pleaded guilty for obstruction of justice, a misdemeanor. Lewis received one year of probation and a $250,000 fine by the NFL. He was charged with two counts of murder but he struck a deal with prosecutors in exchange for his testimony against two of his companions, Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting who were acquitted.
The death penalty is a controversial issue that has been debated in the United States for a long period of time. In our own state of Texas, executing convicted criminals has become second nature. This is due to the fact that Texas has executed more people than any other state in the United States since 1976. So why does Texas lead the United States in executions? There are many reasons and factors that has led to this point.
Georgie Milton did something not many people have the guts to do, he took the life of his best friend to save him from the torture that awaited him, but, he took the life of another man and he took this life with the intention of murder. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, there is no difference between euthanasia and murder; and to this indictment, George Milton has pleaded not guilty. If I am to prove him otherwise, you must find him so. Lennie Small has been described to us as a caring giant. He had no bad intentions; and it is fair to say that our witnesses have provided us with sufficient evidence to support my argument.
Perry Smith and Dick Hickock have both committed some horrible crimes. With very little commitment or love in Perry's childhood, this could make a child grow up cold, brittle, and rough. It could make a man tough as steel, yet as malleable as putty. With Dick it is a little different, He had loving parents and was a great student, yet as he grew so did his problems with money, alcohol, and women. Back in the city of Holcomb, Kansas before the murders made nationwide news, no one really heard of the town.
Killing another seems very unjustifiable, which might be the case but when someone takes another 's life and sent to prison, death row or capital punishment is needed to put that person were they belong. People like that deserve to die because of their mistake of killing another and it deters other people to not kill others, showing them what would happen. In the case of Capital Punishment, Hunting for Sport, or George and Lennie, killing is a justifiable act. In the case of capital punishment killing is justified and needs to be done. For example, “Some crimes are so inherently evil they demand strict penalties up to and including death”(McClatchy).
Ronald Carlson wanted nothing more but justice for his sister who had been murdered. Ronald talks about how he would have killed the man with his own hands if he would have gotten the chance but his mind quickly changed after he seen his sister's murder being executed, he has a new view on the situation now. He talks about how watching the execution left him full of horror and emptiness. Ronald asks a question that should be addressed he said, “Our justice system should not be dictated by vengeance.” He asked, “As a society, shouldn’t we be more civilized than the murderers we condemn?”