It was a dark and windy night in the town of Rowlett, Texas. On June 6th, 1996, Darlie Routier and her sons Devon and Damon Routier were awaken by the tip of a knife. Although it may sound insane, this was all due to a mother who did not have the patience for the children and valued her appearance more. in the opinion of her friends (Montaldo,2015,1). In reality this woman was sentenced to death row because her whole case was faulty.
In a retributive justice system, the state is tasked with bringing Blanco-Garcia to justice. The state will accuse Blanco-Garcia of murdering Vanessa Pham and hold an adversarial trial to determine whether he is guilty of the crime or not. An appointed defense attorney (DA) will represent Blanco-Garcia at trial. Due process demands that the defendant is afforded legal representation to argue matters of law on his behalf as well as to protect the defendant’s other due process rights. Likewise, the state will also be represented by a legal agent, the commonwealth attorney (CA).
Although, the picture the public failed to see at first ultimately led to a harsh and difficult lifestyle for these kids. Both judges were very demanding, for example in cash for kids, judge Ciavarella didn’t put up with any kid. Whether it was a small behavioral offense or a larger criminal offense, he treated it the same. Ciavarella
As we mentioned earlier, the freshman’s mother mentioned to coach McElroy the fact that the upperclassman was calling her son those insulting names. This incident could have been foreseeable by the coaches, and possibly the administration, if the coach reported anything to the principal and athletic director. The Mepham High School football season was eventually cancelled and the three upperclassman were charged with “involuntary deviate sexual intercourse,” “aggravated assault,” “kidnapping,” “unlawful restraint,” “false imprisonment,” “terroristic threats,” “criminal coercion,” “simple assault,” “reckless endangering of another person,” “ethnic intimidation,” and “criminal conspiracy.” Judge Robert J. Conway chose to try the accused as juveniles.
For those people that were alive and glued to their television set in the 1990’s, they know the person, the drama, and the famous trial that is the OJ Simpson murder case of 1995. However, if this event occurred before you were born or if you did not pay attention to the news, this murder trial was the subject of conversation for years on end. This trial included the plaintiff, also known as the state, accusing a former NFL running back, Orenthal James “the juice” Simpson or known as OJ, of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and an innocent bystander, Ronald Goldman. Although he was found not guilty in the LA County Superior Court, the opposite ruling was reached in civil courts. Despite all of this controversy, he remains one of the
The Scottsboro Trials were a set of trials where nine black boys named Charlie Weems, Ozie Powell, Clarence Norris, Olen Montgomery, Willie Roberson, Haywood Patterson, Eugene Williams, Andrew Wright and Leroy Wright were accused of on March 25th, of raping two white women Ruby Bates and Victoria Price. These women were pressured to accuse the nine men. The white men that pressured the women told the conductor to stop at the next town so they could get the police. The police arrested the Scottsboro Boys and they were brought to trial. Eight out of nine of them were sentenced to death.
Innocent people who are incriminated under improper evidence are hanged. Parallel in the McMartin day care abuse case, the McMartin family, who administrate the establishment, and other members are accused illegally of having abused sexually numerously of the children under their vigilance. The accusations used against the McMartin
Manitowoc County did not abide by the law on the Brendan Dassey murder trial. Investigators pulled Brendan Dassey out of class to question him without his parent 's consent. Investigators coerced Brendan´s statements to make Steven Avery look guilty. Manitowoc County District Attorney Ken Kratz did everything in his power to make Manitowoc County seem like they were abiding by the law when they really did not. “He said I declined to go in with Brendan
Daniel James White, who was the defendant voluntarily resigned from his job, as a supervisor in San Francisco County on November 10, 1978. The defendant was trying to relieve some stress in his life. Although, seven days later he asked to be reinstated in his position. Due to being unable to financially support his family without a job. The defendant later found out, that his former supervisor did not agree with the defendant being reinstated.
Williamson could not gain assistance from his parents as they passed away. Williamson’s sisters however did acknowledge he needed assistance and their support before and during his trial. Unfortunately, they were left with very limited ways to help him such as convincing police to grant him limited permission to attend the family funeral before the trial. Describe District Attorney Bill Peterson’s legal tactics and motivation in convicting Williamson and
However, the boy’s parents were not contacted, and he was not told of his rights, although the Miranda case decision authorizes authorities to tell alleged suspects of their rights, such as the right to remain silent or to have access to a lawyer. Although the young boy confessed to the crime, when he was given a lawyer, they sought to suppress the confession because J.D.B wasn’t aware of his
Essentially, the case against Wayne Williams hinged on the expert testimony given at the trial. Without the testimony of the expert witnesses, this trial may have had a different verdict. Personally, I think that Larry Peterson did a fabulous job presenting this case. He put together an impressive presentation of the fiber evidence (Nickell, 2011). Therefore, I would have prepared in a similar fashion the expert witnesses for the trial.
Across California and beyond, normal standards of fairness and reasoned skepticism were routinely thrown to the wind, with news gatherers scrambling to outdo one another in finding purported examples of monstrous behavior” (Haberman 7). With this pack mentality taking effect after the McMartin case it led to mass hysteria taking set in the minds of Americans. This is much like what was seen during the Salem Witch Trials simply because how easily this pack mentality took effect on people’s minds. Parents feared for their children even when they were not involved in the case simply because the parent's who were involved were fearful. This led to a mass child care scare which in the end led to many child care workers losing their customers and even their jobs.
First she declared that the burden of proof was on the defendant. With a lack of solid evidence, the prosecutor attempted to then try and get the defendant to prove his defense since it was all based on accusations at that point. The defense was stating that it was all staged by the mother, who was suspected to be mentally ill. The prosecution denied that claim and said that the defense was arguing matters outside and unrelated to the case, when in fact it could have been related to the case as a solid defense. When the time came for the witnesses to be brought forward and testify, the prosecutor vouched for the witnesses.
Piette had been presented critical evidence in the case that clearly declared his client to be guilty, however, instead of debating he sat quietly and observed. Every time the judge would question the defense comments on the presented evidence, Piette would simply say that his client took no side. Despite what Lieutenant Piette was thinking, he knew that it would be extremely dangerous to the case if he began to debate. Piette’s strategy cause yet again more controversy in the legal field. An Air Force major that was in the court believed that Piette’s strategy was immodest.