Crime Summary Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, also known as “the Barbie and Ken Killers” were a seemingly normal couple that lived in Southern Ontario who committed a string of violent serial rapes/murders in their time together from December, 1990 - April, 1992. Victims of these crimes include Karla’s sister, Tammy Homolka (age 14), Leslie Mahaffy (age 14), and Kristen French (age 15). Paul Bernardo's crimes did not begin when he met Karla, pervious to their relationship he had committed 16 rapes and sexual assaults between May, 1984 and May, 1990, none of these assaults ended in murder, no victims died until Karla Homolka came into the picture. Paul Bernardo: Early Life Paul Bernardo’s early life likely helped shape who he became, it is said that Paul’s step father Kenneth Bernardo, who he believed to be his biological father until he was sixteen years of age was abusive to his mother and himself. In 1975 Kenneth was charged with child molestation and sexual assault of his daughter, Paul never seemed affected by his parents marriage and the withdrawn depressed state of his mother until he became aware of his mother previous infidelity, after which he referred to her as a “slob” and a “whore”.
Andrew Davis September 27, 2016 Forensics Mr. Malgeri Ronald Cotton Case Ronald Cotton was sentenced to jail in 1995, after serving ten years for a crime he didn’t even commit. Eye witnesses are considered to be the best form of evidence in an unsolved case. Mr. Cotton was convicted primarily by an eyewitness named Jennifer Thomson-Cannino, who was sure she identified the right male. Years go by and the case was re-ruled and the jury ruled Jennifer 's description as a misidentification. The way the human brain works is marvelous, but often people alter the reality of a situation making false accusations and statements.
About 9,000 firearms deaths and 12,000 stabbings. So people who wanna kill others that bad aren’t gonna be stopped by telling them what they are doing is bad considering that 75% percent of shooters killed the self or had suicide by cop. So they don’t care because the law isn’t gonna affect them if they are dead which they usually intend to happen. Here's something else to get your brain thinking, Eric’s mom knew about his gun purchases and explosive purchases, she just did nothing. He came from an upper class family where everything was given to him without any effort on his side since day one.
Findings were that 73% of the characters were men and this proportion barely changed over the 16 year period. The same study also found that there was little or no representation of women in business, law, medicine or politics. There have been numerous shocking and traumatising scenes in Game of Thrones. Some of the most engaged and talked about scenes include: 1. The skull-crushing death This particular episode was probably the most shocking death scene ever aired on prime time television.
Her clinic was spread verbally and helped aid more than four hundred women total in the ten days it was operating (Posts about Comstock Law on Margaret Sanger Paper Project). This clinic eventually got shut down ten days later by the police (Feldt). After a few more attempts of reopening the clinic, the police say Margaret Sanger’s actions as a nuisance and requested that she would be evicted by her landlord. Sanger was convicted and was proposed a temporary sentence if she promised not to repeat her actions that got her into the mess she made previously prior to her arrested, but she ended up refusing to compel to the promise. As a result of her declining to make the promise, she was given an option of a fine or a jail sentence.
Through the means of Strike’s investigation we are introduced to a string of characters, from Lula and John’s terminally ill mother to their seemingly mean and heartless maternal uncle. Then there’s Guy Somé, Lula’s designer friend who featured her and her model friend Ciara Porter in a famous ad for his company. Adding more to the mysterious air, there is Rochelle, Lula’s pal from rehab. Not to forget her dysfunctional neighbors: an odious movie producer named Freddie Bestigui and his now-estranged wife, Tansy and a famous American rapper by the name of Deeby Macc. Strike interviews nearly everyone who knew Lula personally, right from her driver to the watchman to the Polish cleaner of the building where Lula stayed.
Eventually convicted of the homicides of Richard Mallory, Dick Humphreys, Troy Burress, David Spears, Charles Carskaddon, and Walter Jeno Antonio; Wuornos received the death sentence for each. After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury found her guilty of all charges to include first-degree murder and armed robbery (The Case of Aileen Wuornos - The Facts, n.d.). “No charges were brought against her for the murder of Peter Siems, as his body was never found. In all, she received six death sentences” (Blanco,
In a section of a newspaper clipping retrieved from the archives titled, “Local groups offer non-violent ways for fighting against rape” the editor Linda Tufano reports statistics on rape. Tufano states, “Champaign police received 38 complaints of rape or attempted rape in the year this newspaper was published. Then the newspaper goes on to talk about the fact that 35 reports of rape were actually reported. However, in the previous year only 29 rapes were reported.” This is a high number of cases that have occurred, that could have been prevented. This is a significant fact, because all of the women
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women in the U.S. aged 18 or older will be severely beaten by their partners. This statistic totals to over thirty million battered women in the United States alone. Regardless of their age, studies also prove that every fifteen seconds a woman will be hit by her partner (NDVH). If she decides to report the violence, which less than 33% of all victims do (Government of Canada), she won’t file a police report until she’s been
In 1980, only 25 countries had abolished the executing for all crimes. That figure currently stands at 91, with an extra 11 countries having abolished the death penalty for 'ordinary' crimes. 33 countries are considered to be 'abolitionist in practice' in that they retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes such as murder but have not executed anyone during the last 10 years and are believed to have a policy or established practice of not carrying out executions, meaning that a total of 135 of the world's nations have turned their back on capital punishment in law or
No research to date has indicated that applying harsher penalties or mandating national registries has reduced the recidivism rates among sex offenders, reduced sex trafficking against minors, nor child pornography. Despite the ongoing efforts of The Adam Walsh Act alongside other child safety acts as well, children in the United States are still perishing from sexual and physical abuse each day. According to data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), “49 States reported a total of 1,585 fatalities. Based on these data, a nationally estimated 1,670 children died from abuse or neglect in FFY 2015, which is 5.7 percent more than in 2011. This translates to a rate of 2.25 children per 100,000 children in the general population and an average of nearly five children dying every day from abuse or neglect”.
Andre suffers from Bipolar disorder just like his grandmother Lucious mother, he is the CFO for Empire Entertainment and the President of Empire label Gutter Life Records. Jamal is the CEO and the vice president of Empire. When Jamal was a child Lucious had thrown his son in the trash because Jamal was showing signs of being effeminate, which turns out that his son is homosexual. As for Hakeem the youngest son is a rap artist. He and his mother Cookie has an estranged relationship.
Therefore, if one was colored the trial wouldn’t be in their favor. The trials either would end in the conviction of death or the least likely, time in prison. In the Scottsboro Case and the book To Kill a Mockingbird the victims lived hard lives and were influenced by others. Aside from that the physical evidence was weak as well as the testimonies. The Scottsboro Case was the only crime in American History to produce many trials, convictions, and retrials as the alleged rape of two white girls by nine black teenagers on March 25, 1931 (Linder).
Imagine how much that number will go up if it becomes illegal (pause). Sometimes it 's the only way that the woman will be able to live, sometimes it 's unplanned teen pregnancy and they can 't raise or support a child, sometimes it 's not the woman 's fault and they were raped and sexually abused. 78% of teen pregnancies are unplanned, 49% of pregnancies that happen in the U.S. every year are unintended. Half of those women will
“I 've never made such a big mistake. It was reckless and irresponsible,” she said of her decision to use drugs, also telling Williams, “I respect you and your work. I 'm so sorry. Thank you.” At Weber 's plea hearing, Judge Robert Rinfret referred to her as “a poster child for why not to do drugs.” And, while Weber has a good job, a 9-month-old child and no prior criminal record, Rinfret told her, There has to be a consequence for this.” He sentenced her to two years of community control sanctions, to include six months of electronically monitored home arrest and 50 hours of community service a year. She was ordered to pay all court costs and the fees and expenses of her court-appointed attorney.