Unfortunately, my son isn’t the only person that had been doomed to this undeserved ending. A study has shown that every 1 in 25 people sentenced to death in the US is innocent. You may not consider it to be a lot, but the families of those, such as myself, beg to differ. The worst part, the death penalty is irreversible. Misjudgements can lead to people paying for crimes they did not commit.
As we are watching this series unfold with all of its glory it may slip your mind that this actually happened in 1994, when a very famous football player was accused and found not guilty in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson as well as her friend Ron Goldman, who was just dropping off a pair of glasses when he was brutally murdered. 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.
On July 13, 2013, a jury consisting of six women acquitted Zimmerman of the charge of second degree murder for the lesser charge of manslaughter (CNN, 2013). Although Zimmerman was not a police but proceeded with the stop-and-frisk, he still is accountable
Douglas and Shawn Holley. In the trial that lasted three hundred seventy two days, numerous pieces of evidence were presented against Simpson which the prosecution led by Maria Clark believed proved Simpson’s guilt indubitably. Yet after less than 4 hours the jury came to the conclusion that Simpson was not guilty. Outside the Courtroom the trial polarized the nation with opinions on Simpson’s guilt or innocence being split down racial lines. While O.J.
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.
A Christian pastor and his wife’s adopted son has been charged with murder after the couple was recently found dead in Alabama. On Thursday night, Pastor William Jeremy Hulsey, 43, and his wife Sandra Hulsey, 37, were shot dead inside their home in Hartselle. Priceville cops were called to the residence, and an investigation flagged their adoptive son as a person of interest in the crime, according to AL.com. Along with the dead bodies of the couple, a 9mm handgun was also found at the scene. The following morning, Andrew Kyle Hulsey, 23, was charged with capital murder in connection with his adoptive parents’ death.
O.J Simpson should have been claimed guilty instead of not guilty. Was O.J Simpson charged not guilty because of his race or maybe because of his fame? Even a decade after the verdict, an NBC News poll found those divisions remained. O.J Simpson went on trial for the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman 22 years ago. The heavy coverage started even before the trial began.
The death penalty is a sentence that has no use. The process has become too slow over the years to the point where some people die before they get executed. Similar to the case of Max Soffar who may have been innocent, but died of cancer before he had the chance to fight for the freedom he may have deserved(Houston Press). This also shows that the death penalty has taken and ruined the lives of innocent people. A study shows that 4% of defendants sentenced to death penalty are innocent(The Guardian).The second reason is the high number of botched executions that happen in the USA.
Krone felt that he’d win this case for sure. Even in light of this new evidence, Krone was found guilty, again. “I remember the judge saying, this case was going to haunt him for the rest of his life, because it was hard for him to believe that a person like [Krone] was on trial for a murder that [Krone] did not commit. [Krone] was about to be sentenced for something [Krone] didn’t do, He had lingering and residual doubt that his guilt, and he sentenced him to 25 years to life.” Krone said. Krone went on to serve six more years in prison before finally being exonerated based on saliva and blood DNA evidence that matched the true culprit, Kenneth
In August 2014, the first 150 AUC fighters who were convicted in 2006, had served their eight year sentence, and were thus free. Earlier this year, the first major paramilitary leader was set free, however, he was still wanted in the US on drug
In the wake of listening to it, they flipped the tape over and found a recorded discussion in which Myers griped intensely that he was being compelled to frame McMillian, whom he didn 't have the faintest idea, for a crime neither of them had any part in. Further examination uncovered that McMillian 's had just been changed over to a "Low-rider" six months after the crime occurred, and that prosecutors had disguised data around a witness who had seen the casualty alive after the time the prosecutors asserted that McMillian had killed her. The two witnesses who had affirmed that they had seen McMillian 's truck withdrawn their affirmation, and conceded that they lied at trial. On February 23, 1993, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals turned around McMillian 's conviction and requested another trial. On March 2, 1993, prosecutors rejected charges against McMillian and he was discharged.
This story makes me think about OJ Simpson, he was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, but a year later he lost a civil suit to their parents which essentially made him guilty of the murders. But long before either jury had a chance to vote on his innocence or guilt he was found guilty in the “court” of public opinion. The public opinion vote will haunt Simpson through his entire life, people will always see him as guilty and think he got away with murder. Much like OJ, the chief will have the “court” of public opinion to contend with the rest of his career in Pamlico county. Whether the chief is innocent or guilty, this will tarnish his reputation and people may not trust him the way they once did.
The first example is future hall of famer Junior Seau. In 2012, he was the first of many NFL players to get diagnosed with CTE. On May 2, 2012 he was found dead at his home in California with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest (“What is CTE”). Later he went in for an autopsy and it revealed that he had CTE. The second example Jovan Belcher.