Which leads to Jack the Ripper being a possible role model for Sutcliffe, although Jack the Ripper is an unidentified serial killer known for the brutal murders of prostitutes. The murders started in 1888, discovered with their throats being cut out prior to abdominal mutilations. With the removal of the organs, it came with the proposals that the killer had surgical knowledge. In another case, he removed the sexual organs with one clean stroke of the
He also murdered 8 year old girl Karen Ann Hill who was found under a bridge. She has been raped and murdered. Police found mud,leaves and other debris had been forced down her throat and inside her clothing. Neighbors remembered that Shawcross was the last person to be with her and that is when it got suspicious. He received a 25 year jail sentence and later his wife Penny divorced him.
In my opinion from reading the conviction of Hiawatha Robinson case, I honestly think that he was guilty of the murder of his 8- year old daughter Hiawayi. The FBI and police had gathered so much information on Hiawatha that they could finally charge him of 1st degree murder of his daughter. The FBI had fingerprints, phone records, and even witnesses saying that Hiawatha was the last person to see his daughter alive. To murder your own daughter I think you have to be heartless and evil, especially a child he age of eight. Everyone expects Robinson to be sentenced to life in prison, meaning if he was eligible for parole he would get it after spending 24 years in prison first.
During the 1990 's, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was involved in a myriad of controversies in which the media had exposed their corruption and brutal racism towards African Americans. On November 9, 1994, the LAPD convicted a black former National Football League player, O.J. Simpson, of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. This case soon came to be known as the most controversial criminal trial in American history that lasted until the verdict on October 3, 1995, when O.J. was deemed innocent by the Los Angeles State Court. This victory was accomplished with the help of his defense team, led by his attorney, Johnnie Cochran, who gave a strong summation to the jury. The language employed in Cochran 's closing argument not only attempts to
People v. Porco 71 A.D.3d 791 (2010) People v. Porco is a murder case in which the defendant appealed the court erred in allowing the detective to testify about his mother. The defendant was convicted of second degree murder, and attempted murder of the second degree. The defendant attacked his parents with an axe while they were asleep in bed, killing his father, and attempting to kill his mother. The evidence used in trial was his mother’s affirmative nod to the detective to confirm that her son was the perpetrator while being treated by the paramedics. He also admitted at trial of other uncharged crimes that held similar means of execution and were disguised as break-ins.
James Hanratty was convicted and hanged on 4th April 1962, accused of abducting and murdering a research scientist named Michael Gregsten (aged 36) on the A6 (Bedfordshire) where he was shot twice in the head. Michael Gregsten’s girlfriend, Valarie Storie (aged 22), was raped and shot multiple times at close range and was left to die on the side of the road. Having survived after this horrific experience, Valarie Storie was paralysed from the waist down. Hanratty aged 25, was established at first to be a minor criminal who had spent several years in prison.
He only managed to get a 5 year probation because he convinced the judge he needed therapy. Along with murder, Jeffrey was charged with necrophilia and cannibalism. He committed necrophilia on 3 victims; Raymond Smith. Errol Lindsey and Oliver Lacey. He committed cannibalism on Ernest Miller and David Thomas.
Dahmer’s 1st victim was Steven Hicks who was murdered at the age of 19 at Bath Township in June of 1978. Dahmer got Hicks drunk and then hit him with a dumbbell and finally strangled him. He then took a carving knife to dismember the body. He later pulverized the bones with a sledgehammer and scattered the bones around the property. The flesh was put into bags and buried in a crawl space under the house.
At 1:30am on April 19, 1989, Trisha Meili, a bank investor was found brutally beaten. She was found to have been raped, and cut so severely that it resulted in a seventy percent loss of total blood in her body. Five suspects that were boys were convicted and charged of the crime. Although, there was an account of a taped confession from these boys, after extended prison sentences, an individual confessed, and they were exonerated. However, before they were found guilty and sentenced, during the midst of interrogations, it was evident that while on trial, there was no actual way to understand if these boys were coerced in giving falsified confessions.
After the trial ended, Tom Robinson was charged guilty and many people were satisfied with the verdict. During the trial Atticus tried to prove that Bob raped Mayella, not Tom. Clearly, Bob Ewell was not very happy that Atticus was claimed that he beat his daughter rather than Tom Robinson. So the day after the trial ended Bob Ewell decided to show Atticus that he was not happy. "It was Miss Stephanie 's pleasure to tell us: this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face and told him he 'd get him if it took the rest of his life."
Daniel Holtzclaw is an ex-Oklahoma City officer who is convicted of rape along with other several charges after he brutally abused many African American women over the course of six months. Daniel Holtzclaw was sentenced to 263 years in prison for the charges filed against him. Holtzclaw was convicted for 18 of 36 counts which included first-degree rape. Holtzclaw’s adamant lawyers tried to start a new trial by stating that there was not enough evidence but it was a lost cause although they did not want to accept it. There were several of Holtzclaw’s victims who obstinately spoke out about their abuse done by Holtzclaw himself.
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.
Five years after the inhumane execution of the Clutter family, the callous perpetrators, Perry Smith and Richard Hitchcock were executed for the heinous crime. Due to their many appeals, Hitchcock and Smith managed to defer their ultimately inevitable demise for several years. The appeals were filed on the behalf of Hitchcock, claiming that the trial was biased, as well as the jury and the judge. Each appeal led to the same conclusion, that the trail was unbiased. On April 14, 1965, Both Perpetrators were executed by hanging.
He is said to have boasted to a person in jail saying that he hurt Sam Sheppard during the fight (www.murderpedia.org). Also, he revealed to Kathy Wagner Dyala former nurse’s aid to Ethel Durkin, who was assassinated by Eberling, that he killed Marilyn. Specifically the nurse reported, “He (Eberling) told me that he had killed her and that he hit her husband on the head with a pail and that the b**** hit the hell out of me.” Why would Eberling confess to two people (www.law2.umkc)? On Sam’s side, he had no clear motive to kill his wife.
All of the Miranda Rights came to be, due to the case Miranda v. Arizona (1966). Ernesto Miranda was accused of rape and kidnapping. He was a poor, uneducated man who didn’t know much about law and his rights. After his questioning, Miranda confessed to the crimes, his confession was used against him in trial, and he was found guilty of both crimes. He was sentenced to prison for thirty years.