14. Tomlin, Charles • Date of Conviction: 1979 • Date of Exoneration: 1994 • Summary of the Case: On the night of 12/7/1978, Daniel Stewart, a 25-year-old drug dealer was fatally shot and robbed of nine pounds of marijuana worth $5,000 in an alley in Bakersfield, California. Stewart’s girlfriend, Leticia Mendez, 24, was sitting next to Stewart when he was shot in the face. Mendez told Bakersfield police that the gunman was a stocky black man, about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a mustache and a medium Afro hairdo. At first she said the gunman was a hitchhiker.
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.
The kidnapping of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., was a case millions of police officers were involved in. Despite the evidence that could clearly dismiss Hauptmann as the killer, he was still executed for this crime. This kidnapping will forever live on as the Crime of the
Ashley Ross starts off by reminding us of the man accused of this crime. Orenthal James Simpson, or O.J., who started as the running back for the University of South Carolina where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1968. He was then drafted by the Buffalo Bills where he spent nine years before being traded to San Francisco’s 49ers. Afterward, O.J. retired and became a public figure, as a sports
Seventy days into his presidency Reagan survived an assassination attempt on his life as he was exiting the Hilton Hotel. As gunshots went off the secret service shoved Reagan into his limousine. The president had been hit in the lung only one inch away from his heart. Reagan was unaware that he had been shot until the secret service searched him. As the attack continued John Hinckley Jr shot 3 other people, all of whom survived.
She was also put in jail for being a accomplice to Ian Brandy and knowing about John Kilbride's death. She confessed to all five murders in 1987, and was never released from jail. Hindley died on November 16, 2002 due to respiratory failure at age 60 (Myra Hindley Biography.com). One of America's first serial killer was H.H. Holmes.
The United States v. Lopez case was about Alfonzo Lopez, a 12th grade student from San Antonio, who came to school carrying a hidden weapon. Under Texas law he was charged with possession of a firearm. Later on he was dismissed of this violation and was later charged with “federal criminal statute”. He was found violating “ The Gun-Free School Act”, which was created in 1990. His sentence was 6 months in prison and two years of being supervised while being released.
Initially, the White House Press Secretary, Ron Ziegler, stated the break-in was a “third-rate burglary” in an attempt to ensure and convince the public that the Presidential administration and the
Avery’s first incident with the law was when he was 18; March 1981, Avery was convicted of raiding a bar with a friend and sentenced to two years in prison. The sentence was stayed and instead Avery served ten months in the Manitowoc County Jail, he was placed on probation for
During the seventies and sixties Heisman Trophy winner Orenthal James Simpson captivated the nation as the charismatic record setting running back for the USC Trojans, New York Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. Many people regarded him as a man who transcended race such as Hertz CEO Frank Olson a company were Simpson was the face of the company throughout the seventies. However, the events of June twelfth 1994 changed that image when Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were found murdered in her apartment. After a major pieces of evidence were found against Simpson such as the victims’ and his blood in his Bronco and his injury to the left side where police determined the killer must have injured, Simpson was arrested.
All the President’s Men is a historical investigative story of the Watergate scandal that eventually forced President Richard Nixon to resign in the first year of his second term as a president. He is the only president that had to resign. The story is based on two Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who investigated the Watergate story. The book started with Woodward receiving a call from the city editor of the Washington Post about a burglary at the Democratic headquarters. Bernstein was also assigned to report on the burglary at the Watergate hotel.
Twin brothers, Herbert and Oscar Johnson were on trial for armed robbery and 12 counts of kidnapping. Herbert got sentenced to 30 years whilst his brother got off scot free. An error in the otherwise perfect judicial system. A battle half won today. I sit down and put my feet up on the desk and close my eyes.
: Petitioner, the State of Arizona, sought review of an order entered by the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona, which granted the defendant Pike’s motion to modify his sentence pursuant to Ariz. R. Crim. P. 32. During the time of the offense, a sentence of one year-life was officially put into place. Pike filed a petition for post-conviction relief to have his sentence altered because he believed that his sentence was cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. The trial court granted Pike’s petition and gave him only 15 to 30 years and the state of Arizona filed a petition for review. On July 10, 1975, the defendant Pike was convicted of possession of dangerous drugs for sale which violated the A.R.S. §§ 32-1970(C), 32-1996(C), and 32-1901, and Pike was sentenced to serve a term of not less than 40 nor more than 50 years in the Arizona State Prison.
Fred was dating a woman name Deborah Johnson (Akia Njere) and she was 81/2 months pregnant when he was murdered. In early October, they rented a four and half room apartment located at 2337 W.Monroe St to be closer to the BPP headquarters. This here apartment is where Fred and another BPP leader (Mark Clark) were murdered. Before Hampton was murdered, he was quickly moving up in the Black Panther Party. His actions and skills were thought of as remarkable.
On June, 12, 1994, the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend, Ronald Goldman, were found stabbed to death outside of her condominium in Los Angeles' Brentwood area. When evidence led to O.J as a suspect, he was given a date to surrender. Simpson pleaded innocent towards the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. On October 3, 1995, the jury found Simpson not guilty of either murder. In October 2008, Simpson was convicted of 12 counts of armed robbery and kidnapping and they were sentenced up to 33 years in prison, with a possibility of parole after 9 years.