For the Application of the Criminal Justice System project of the Criminal Justice course, I chose the arrest of John Burke. This case is about the arrest and sentencing of John Burke who had shot and killed Joseph Ronan. Twenty-five year old John Burke agreed to meet with 22 year old Joseph Ronan at Ronans home, in Reading, Massachusetts on Monday, August 15, 2011 around 1pm, with the intent of purchasing Percocet pills. (Boston.com, 2013) However, shortly after entering Ronans home, Burke opened fire (News, 2011), and after shooting Joseph Ronan several times, with the belief that Ronan was involved in a robbery at Burkes apartment in April 2011 (Boston.com, 2013), fled the home. Ronans grandfather (Daniel, 2011), who had been in the home
At the age of 22, Steven Avery was wrongfully convicted of rape. 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
The Milwaukee Cannibal was sentenced to 15 terms in prison for the murder of 17 men and boys in 1992, which adds up to approximately 957 years in jail. Dahmer was “...charged with four counts of first-degree intentional homicide…” after a victim escaped, and reported Dahmer to the police. The Milwaukee police found a tub full of acid, human remains, and gruesome photographs of Dahmer’s murders. After years of molesting, drugging, cannibalism, and performing necrophilia, Dahmer was killed in jail by another inmate in 1994 (Maranzani). Not all serial killers are men; Myra Hindley is an example of a female serial killer, also known as "The Moors Murderer" and "The Most Evil Woman in Britain" (The Most Famous Female Serial Killers).
In 2012, the case of Miller v. Alabama was presented in front of the Supreme Court detailing the crimes that took place in 2003 by Evan Miller. In July 2003, Miller, who was only fourteen years old at the time, with companion Colby Smith killed neighbor Cole Cannon by beating him with his own baseball bat and burning down the trailer Mr. Cannon lived in, while he was still inside. In 2004, Miller was to be tried as an adult for his crimes for capital murder. In 2006, he was found guilty and charges with aggravated murder and sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment without any parole. Miller proceeded to file a motion for a new trial and felt that sentencing someone his age to life without parole was constituted as cruel and unusual punishment
Following a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, appellant, Robert Eugene Caldwell (“Caldwell”), was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary. The jury, however, acquitted Caldwell of seven other charges. For each of Caldwell’s conspiracy convictions, he received 15 years’ incarceration with all but five years suspended, and five years of supervised probation. On appeal, Caldwell presents three issues for our review, which we rephrase and reorder as follows: 1. Whether the circuit court erred in denying Caldwell’s motions for a mistrial.
It is not until October 14, 2008 that a Florida grand jury accuses Casey of capital murder. Casey Anthony then proceeds to plead not guilty on all accounts. The investigation furthers to find two-year-old Caylee when, horrifically, her skeletal remains were recovered in a nearby wooded
At Cold Mountain Penitentiary in Georgia, nobody waiting for capital punishment has known about sinister violations with likeness of John Coffey's; Coffey was indicted physically abusing and killing two young ladies, who were sisters. At the point when Coffey arrives to the penitentiary, waiting for capital punishment, called the Green Mile for the shade of its carpet, person in charge of the guards Paul Edgecombe as of now watches over the debased insane person "Billy the Kid" Wharton and Eduard "Del" Delacroix, and the vicious protect Percy Wetmore. It is 1932, and the hot seat, "Old Sparky," anticipates the detainees' last, natural judgment. Paul recounts the story in the primary individual, relating occasions that occurred in 1932 to Elaine Connelly in 1996, while they are both living in Georgia Pines, a nursing home. The guards manage the really debased among the prisoners, who are unquestionably liable of their deadly wrongdoings, including Wharton, who endeavored to choke a guard and causes as much inconvenience as he can, including urinating on the individuals who must go by his cell.
Therefore, not trying juveniles as adults will or possibly can lead them to committing other minor or major crimes. Two juveniles who have been tried as an adult would be Nathaniel Brazill who killed his teacher at the age of 13. Brazill got his GED and his law & paralegal certifications in jail. Similarly, Greg Ousley who killed his parents at the age of 14 is serving 60 years behind bars. According to Anderson, he is a model inmate, he is trustworthy behaving himself in prison and getting his education behind bars; got his bachelor's degree in liberal arts.
The jury found him guilty on ten counts of manslaughter and agreed that he acted under extreme emotional disturbance. He received a sentence of 83 to 250 years in prison. There was one sole survivor of this mass shooting; a 13 month old baby girl called Christina Rivera. The policewomen, Joanna Jaffe, who found her kept in contact with Christina. When Christina’s grandmother died
Vargas was arrested on 07/21/1998. He was charged with rape, sodomy and kidnapping Teresa R. and assault with intent to rape Edith G. and Karen P. In June 1999, Vargas went to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court. By that time, three other sexual assaults had occurred in similar fashion in the same geographic area, but the police failed to disclose those crimes to the defense. On 06/15/1999, the jury convicted Vargas of all counts. The judge then sentenced Vargas to 55 years in
Jeffs will never get out of jail because he is actually in there serving a life sentence plus 20 years. Warren was put behind bars for aggravated sexual assaults of a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl. Warren Jeffs tried to say they were his spiritual wives. Even though Warren is still in jail, Jeffs is in charge of the 10,000-member Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Donald Lamoureaux, DO. Dr. Lamoureaux was arrested in West Plains, MO for soliciting to have sexual relations with a 4 year old female child from Ft. Smith, AR. He is currently held in an Arkansas jail without bond. I notified Chief Investigator Ken Hammond and I was directed to initiate investigation into this case. Interview of Ft. Smith, AR Police Sergeant Chris Harris On 02-10-2015, I received a call from Sgt.
Then he landed a gig as a judge on “America’s Best Dance Crew” the mother of the 15 yr. old came forward demanding money for he silence, and when the demands weren’t met she moved forward again but this time she filed a police report. On August 16, 2011, Shane pleaded no contest to a single felony count of having unlawful sex with a minor under 16. He was sentenced to 270 days in the county jail and five years for probation, he also had to attend 52 sessions of sex-offender counseling. Under the plea with the state, sparks neither admitted nor disputes the single charge. All the charges were
Josh Duggar entered the rehab center, Reformer’s Unanimous. However, is this rehab center the best place for Josh to go? According to Radar Online, August 31, 2015, this place has a history of sex offenders working as staff members. A former member of the clergy was sentenced to serve 12 years in jail for having sex with an underage female, who is referred to as Jane Doe in the court documents. Reformer’s Unanimous is located in Rockford, Illinois.