Claude Jones was executed for the murder of liquor store owner Allen Hilzendarger, in San Jacinto County in 1989. Hilzendarger was shot three times with a .357 magnum as he turned to retrieve a bottle of liquor. Jones and another man were seen pulling into the liquor store. One stayed in the car while the other went inside and shot the owner. Witnesses who were standing across the road couldn’t see the killer, but Jones and two other men, Kerry Dixon and Timothy Jordan, were linked to the murder.
Every person on this planet has the ability to make choices. People have been created with minds to convince, control, and problem solve. Similarly, other people’s influence has great power to change, persuade, and spread rumors. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, portrays many examples of people who were persuaded and changed from his or her own mind and decisions, or the effect of someone else’s. Injustice is rampant throughout the book, in Tom Robinson’s verdict, Boo Radley’s precarious situation, and with Scout’s situation at school.
On the evening of May 5, 1993, in West Memphis Arkansa three eight year old, second grade boys named Christopher Byers, Stevie Branch and Michael Moore were last seen alive during the evening in their neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. By nightfall around 9:30 p.m. all of the parents of the three missing boys called the police station about their boys who never returned home. On the following morning of May 6, 1993, police searched for the three young boys in the Robin Hood Woods which is located right next to the neighborhood where all three eight year olds were last seen alive. Within the Robin Hood Woods there is a drainage system ditch that runs through the area. All morning police searched with no luck, but it wasn't until around 1:30 pm where a child's shoes bubbled up to the surface of the ditch that they realized the boys could be down there.
(2) Cross Examination The defense can challenge Kendal Malone’s findings of the tire tracks behind Balmen’s house by showing how they only establish that Bratton’s vehicle was present at the scene at some point. They do not determine if the tracks were made at the time of the murder, and they only establish that the vehicle was at the scene, not Bratton. The defense should also ask why no footprints were found in the dirt. Finding footprints would confirm that someone actually got out of the car.
It was found later by Ruby Bates in another trial that they had seen 2 men before they left for the train. She told them that they had sexual intercorse with the 2 men that night before they left. The jury did not believe her because Samuel Leibowitz, the lawyer of the negroes, found her while she was in hiding and had her hiding until it was the right time to tell the jury what happened. Samuel was a white lawyer that defended the 9 negroes because he said that they were like everybody else and deserve the same rights as everyone.
Regarding the murder case of Mr. Peterson after being moved to the Illinois Supreme Court after his case was rejected due to the fact he wanted to have another court trial after being sent to prison guilty, there were many different argument based on whether or not hearsay was to be used or not. For this case, there were a few people who were brought in and questioned during the trial. Over all there was a back story for the defense’s case regarding the murder. But in the end, the court had made a decision based on the facts and witnesses statements on what they have seen at the time of the murder.
The fears are often fueled by a concern that such shifts in our thinking may allow tampering with the genetic inheritance of species in an irreversible slide to unchecked commodification of animals and finally to genetic manipulation of humans. Sometimes, instead of the slippery slope, the image of a damn burst is invoked. The idea is that if we begin with “transgenic alteration of inherited materials, the process will be pursued to the point where the human genotype is also altered.” Attention to slippery slope arguments in relation to other practices, for example, certain punishments, abortion, and physician-assisted suicide. Bernard Williams, a noted philosopher, has written an interesting article titled, “Which slopes are Slippery.”
Aileen wuornous was born February 29, 1956, in Rochester, Michigan. Aileen was believed to be the first female serial killer in the United States. She had a very Traumatic childhood. Aileen never met her father. He diagnosed with schizophrenia and convicted of sex crimes against children.
The Mike Tyson Case – Blaming the Victim The Mike Tyson Case is one of the most controversial and public criminal cases. Under the influence of media, society divided into two groups: the group of those, who assigned blame to Tyson as a clear perpetrator, and the group of those, who assigned some degree of blame to Desiree Washington due to her actions during the crime. However, I agree more with the prosecuting attorney’s arguments, mostly because any woman has a legal right to enter a men’s room, and wear what she wants without risk of being raped. Any behavior or event cannot justify sexual aggression against a person.
In the story The Outsiders, Cherry Valance said "things are rough all over". By this she means that the greasers aren't the only ones who have it hard. The Socs have more wealth but they have problems that money can't solve. The greasers don't have much money and think that money will solve their problems when it wont. The Socs have it hard because they don't want to be good and act nice all the time like they are expected to.