Simmons stuffed his dead grandson into the trunk of their car. Simmons twenty four year old daughter Sheila and her husband and two kids showed up after Simmons had already hidden the other bodies. Simmons shot Sheila and laid her body on the dining room table and then he proceeded to cover her with a tablecloth. Simmons shot Sheila's husband Dennis, he then proceeded to strangle Sheila’s daughter that he fathered. Simmons strangled twenty one month old Michael and
The documentary I choose is called Crime after Crime, and I felt it demonstrated the sociological themes we have discussed and how the system can be for us or against us. It was a documentary about a lady name Deborah Peagler who was convicted to 25 years to life. She had married a man by the name of Oliver Wilson, who use to beat on her and abuse her. She felt as though it was no way out of the relationship and she even go the police involved. She got a couple of guys around the neighborhood to try to beat him up a little bit but he ended up dying.
Mello invested thirteen long years, totaling twenty six judges just to prove Mr. Spazinao’s innocence. He also highlighted on the case of Theodore (Ted) Bundy, “the serial sexual murderer suspected of raping and then killing dozens of young women during the 1970s.” After turner over this case to someone else, he was left with the feeling that he failed Bundy’s wife and
The film Shawshank Redemption is about a banker, Andy Dufresne, who is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover in cold blood. He is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in the Shawshank State Penitentiary. Andy makes a mistake of trusting the criminal justice system and agrees to cooperate fully. Despite the evidence placing him at the scene of the crime on the night of the murders, Andy has always maintained his innocence. It is at this prison where he meets a fellow inmate, Red, who was convicted and sentenced to life for planning and carrying out his wife's murder.
The second set suggested that Simpson had in fact used his opportunity to kill his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman. The first group of witness included relatives and friends of Nicole, friend of OJ and a 9-1-1 dispatcher, all produced to demonstrate Simpsons motive and his history of domestic abuse. Nicole’s sister, described seeing OJ at a dance recital for his daughter, on the day of the murder. She testified that Simpson looked “scary” like a “madman.” The night of the murder, OJ grabbed his ex’s wives crouch stating, “this sis where
The reason I believe this is sad because before Ren moves to Bomont, his mother dies of cancer back in Boston, and his father is a dead beat. His mother gives him a sense of security in the old movie that he doesn't have in the new movie. Which gets made up for by his Uncle Wesley and his Aunt Vi. One scene that is relatively the same is the scene where Chuck openly abuses Ariel. He tells her to get out of the truck and she starts vandalizing the truck with a piece of steel rebar and he gets out an beats her up.
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.
Elena Kagan thought to believe that juveniles and their cases should be going to court with the consideration of age, immaturity, impetuosity, and behavioral circumstances. Approximately 2,500 juveniles have been charged with life in prison without the possibility of parole as adults before the Supreme Court ruling in 2012. Erik Jensen was tried and convicted as an adult when he and his friend, Nathan Ybanez, murdered Nathan’s mother. Around fourteen years of age both Nathan and Erik were charged with the murder of Nathan’s mom. Nathan was becoming a regular at Erik’s house when they astride to notice something was wrong with his household.
When the jury came back, the court sentenced Dahmer to life in prison. When Dahmer’s parents heard the sentence they asked to speak to their son in private. It was granted and they exchanged hugs and wishes. A few months after Dahmer's trial, he was extradited to Ohio for the murder of Steve Hicks, his first victim. After he pleaded guilty to the Ohio trial a sixteenth term was added onto his life terms.
Three murder case studies will be presented and compare here: Marian Bates, Martha Moxley, and Elizabeth Short. Marian Bates was a 64 year old Nottingham Jeweler who was murdered in front of her husband, Victor Bates, and children. Peter Williams, a 19 year old drug addict was released early from prison and was supposedly under “intense supervision”. Williams removed his tag and violated his curfew. He and an unidentified gunman who is still at large, raided a jewelry store on September 30th 2003.
Black Lives Matter started in 2012 after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in his hometown of Sanford, Florida while walking home from the convenience store after purchasing a can of iced tea and a bag of skittles. Zimmerman told police that he shot Trayvon in self-defense after following him for a few minutes because he was acting suspicious. On the night of the crime, Zimmerman was held at the police station for only five hours before being discharged. He was charged with second degree murder but eventually found not guilty of his crimes. The case gained national attention soon after Trayvon died, when his family created an online petition to have George Zimmerman arrested.
Since the rise of hard rock/ heavy metal in the 1980s, many crimes and deaths have been blamed on the bands (or singers). The Parents Music Resource Center plastered Parental Advisory stickers everywhere, and bands defending their music and themselves from the overly protective parents. Hard Rock/ heavy metal is a scapegoat for those who look for a high murder/ suicide rate. In 2009, Metallica’s “Ronnie” was almost considered for a New Jersey man’s reason to kill his own mother and a young boy. The man‒ coincidentally named Ronald‒ said in his trial that the song was describing his own life.
Texas, a case that has become controversial on whether or not the death penalty is appropriate for rape victims. Branch was accused of rape when he was found early in the morning driving his car with his pants unzipped, matching the description given by the victim. The victim was a widowed women who lived a few blocks from her son, she lived alone. At the scene of the crime there were a set of footprints matching the shoes that he wore(Branch v. State, Justia Law). Branch was charged with rape from examination of the victim and was later put to death after his eighth amendment claim was denied.
The movie was based off a true story and was talking about a man named Oscar Grant III. They showed his lifestyle and how on New Year’s he was on a train hanging out with his girlfriend and friends but he had got into a fight with someone he he use to know. The cops drug him off the train put him in in handcuffs, turned him over and shot him because they said he was resisting arrest. This incident was recorded by some of the passengers on the train where he was at. Although the cop was charged with first degree murder, he only served 11 months in jail and then was released on probation.