In order for the Death sentence, the jury’s decision has to be unanimous. The decision of the death penalty also depends on if the crime was “exceptionally cruel” according to Shoichet’s article . The jury deliberates three times before the first deadlock. “It was a gut-wrenching thing we had to go through, and everybody had to make their own decision.” (Watkins).
There has been many cases of people getting put in jail for crimes they did not commit. There has also been many cases where these innocent people lose years of their life in prison for it. Some of these people who were put in jail innocent fought through it and had hope and one day were proven innocent and set free. Ari Melber, a publisher for NBC News states that: ‘’In 2017 around 149 people spent and average of 15 years in prison’’ (Jailed).
Heather Hogue 9/28/2015 CRMJ 358-001 ECA: Shattered Summary The book I chose to read was called “Shattered” by Debra Puglisi Sharp and Marjorie Preston. It depicts Debra’s life and how she was kidnapped from her home in April, 1998.
She had also fell apart like the rest of her family. Once it hit the six-week mark, Mr. Gibbs ordered an autopsy, Jane tried her best to prevent it. Later on, the Cops got involved and found out that Mrs. Gibbs was poisoned with morphine and atropine. Jane finally gave up after her last victim and confessed. She later then confessed to her lawyer of the 31 murders she had made.
To live life as if you will die tomorrow is the key to a happy and inspired life. The Time of the Butterflies written by Julia Alvarez is a book about the Mirabal family and their fight for freedom. While all of the sister are off fighting a revolution against the tyrant Trujillo, one sister, Dedé is stuck at home. In the end of the book freedom is reached, but not before three of the sisters, Maria Teresa, Patria, & Minerva also known as The Butterflies are murdered in a “car accident”.
In excess of the nine years, Gina Dejesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry were tied up with chains stuck in between the walls. That had to give birth to Amanda Berry’s daughter in captivity. Recent reports have speculated that there were multiple pregnancies among the three women that weren’t counted for due to beatings and malnourishment. Castro reportedly covered Dejesus 's head with a bag when he raped her because he knew her family well, and because she was a friend of his daughter
Injustice is demonstrated in the article from National Geographic when Victoria, a teenager who is abducted by Serbian men and is forced to do things against her will for years, doesn’t receive any help until she takes matters into her own hands and escapes. In the text it says, “They led her on foot into Serbia and raped her, telling her that she would be killed if she resisted… was bought and sold by different brothel owners ten times over.” When speaking of her journey, Victoria says, “Banja Luka, was the worst- all the customers were cops” (Cockburn 2). This happens for years until she finally has a chance to escape whilst being four months pregnant and can seek the help she needs. It’s clear that nobody bothered to help her, seeing as many of her customers were cops, the very people who are supposed to prevent things like this.
However, Castro received better treatment than his victims, and committed suicide one month after his sentence, so the sliver of justice that was originally served, was now an injustice to his captives. Ariel Castro was abused early in his life and felt abandoned when his mother moved to the United States and left him with his grandmother. After four years, Castro’s mother finally moved him to the Pennsylvania, but later relocated to Cleveland. He led a normal teenage life (Glatt 7-10).
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.
The details of the accused Kristi Abraham-mother of Kiesha Abraham Kristi was known as a very aggressive mother to her 6-year-old daughter Keisha. Kristi had a past with docs after many reports were filled to docs about bruise to Keisha’s face cigarette burns by Kristi and yelling and screaming herd by family members and teachers and neighbours Robert Abraham-father of Keisha Abraham Robert Abraham was not known to be as aggressive as Kristi but was known to sometimes help attacking her daughter. Robert was also very quiet and didn’t say much. Robert had no know complaints to him to docs The crime Mother Kristi killed and dumped her daughter in a local reserve.
"My mom and I got in a fight and she told me she was going to kill me," she recalls. "And I wrapped a belt around my neck and told her I would do it for her. I ended up in a psychiatric hospital and from there I went to foster care." The author appeals to emotion by trying to get as personal as possible as she could to
“She was trying to get him out of the house. It came to a head this day and culminated in a physical struggle.” Since his arrest, Morgan has found work and is attempting to “move on and do better for himself.” And, while Hyde asked for a lesser sentence, the victim begged with Judge Robert Rinfret to impose a prison term.
Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, was having an affair with another man’s wife, George Wilson (Fitzgerald 24-25). Daisy is also having a love affair with Gatsby (Fitzgerald 119). Belva Gaertner, one of the famous women of Murderess Row, shot her lover, Walter Law, who is married with one child. Many people of the 20’s had affairs and did not think about the feelings and safety of others. By the end of the book, Gatsby is shot by Wilson, Myrtle’s husband (Fitzgerald
She informed her boyfriend of the plan in place and he was on board with the entire plan. Jeremy and Jasmine started with her parents stabbing her mother 12 times in the chest and her father 24 times as he was resisting. They then continued upstairs where her 8 year old brother was in
The night that she lost all of her friends. On page 74 when she talks about "its face" she 's referring to her rapist, Andy (Beast) Evans. Those two quotes connect because she was raped by "IT" on "that night." "It" meaning Andy on the night of the party. When Melinda refers to the basketball analogy on page 76, she says, "The other team fouls you, you get to pay them back.