First, the victim was taken to a hospital for a rape examination and her clothing and bedspread were collected as evidence. The laboratory found sperm evidence in the rape kit, on the victim’s jumpsuit, and on a blanket, which matched Good’s blood type and one-third of the caucasian male population (Haynes: Circuit judge). This shows that there was evidence but not enough evidence to say it was Donald Good. Next, Good was convicted on the spot. Good spent more than seven years in jail for rape and murder has been exonerated because of a tainted testimony from a former State Police chemist.
I wonder why the police never went the extra mile to figure out where that call came from. One incident that irked me that Koeing did not expand on was Jay attempting to stab his friend. His willingness shows what Jay can be capable of doing. I applaud Koeing finally bring professionals into the case to decipher if Adnan might be innocent. A reporter could not have done it by
Coburn 1 Ebony Coburn Exploratory Essay August 31, 2016 Do convicted felons have a second chance in society? In 2008, I committed a non-violent crime labeling me has a convicted felon. I was sentenced eight months of house arrest and five years of supervision. As harsh the sentence may seem, I changed my life completely by learning from my past and was released early from my sentencing. When I was released my probation officer and I were discussing my potential plans, and she said bluntly that I would not get a job in the career I had chosen.
Both of them were football players at Steubenville High School, which was a big deal in small town Steubenville. The next morning, the girl woke up beside Trent Mays naked, which she did not mind, considering she had a crush on him. She then proceeded to go home where she found out what truly happened the previous night. The boys had posted photos of her being carried around and videos of her being made fun of on YouTube. She also received tweets on Twitter from
So, Sheen got arrested in 2009 and was declared guilty with second-degree assault, criminal mischief and threatening. Then Mueller tried to get a temporary restraining order against him, but it was rejected. Although they got divorced in May 2011, it wasn’t the end of their drama. Mueller lost custody of their two sons after she was put on a psychiatric hold after a drug overdose in 2013! And, surprisingly, Denise Richards was declared the twins’ guardian until custody was granted back to Mueller in 2014 after 20 stays in rehab.
Central park five The Central park five were 4 black men and 1 man of hispanic decent. The attack they were tried for happened on April 19, 1989 it was for the assault, rape, and sodomy of Trisha Meili. Trisha Meili was in coma for 12 days and suffered severe hypothermia, severe brain damage, She lost 75-80% of her blood from the five stab wounds and gashes on her thy. Meili was a 28 year old investment banker at the time of the attack. The 5 men arrested for the attack spent between 6 and 12 years in prison for a crime they did not commit.
“Steven Avery, at the age of 22, was wrongfully convicted of rape. He spent almost twenty years in prison before being exonerated through DNA testing” (Innocence Project). He was accused of raping a woman, named Penny Ann Beernsten, who happened to be jogging alongside a lake before being dragged into a wooded area and then assaulted. She identified Steven as the perpetrator because of his stunning resemblance to the actual rapist. The forensic mishap occurred when “a state forensic examiner testified that a hair recovered from a shirt of Avery’s was consistent with Beernsten’s hair but did not present qualifying information about the limitations of hair microscopy” (Innocence Project).
or Law and Order; they expect a certain type of case in court. These shows give false information about how these cases actually unravel. During a trial, jurors expect evidence and witnesses questioned. This contributes to injustice because the jurors are under false bias and may not convict if they do not have that one piece of solid evidence (Bialo-Padin & Peterson, 2012). In many cases there are no other parties involved expect the two in the relationship and therefore there is no witness other than the accounts of the victim and offender (O’Dell,
Not taking peoples DNA is a major issue due to the fact that many people are wrongly convicted and are put into prison for a crime they did not commit. Keeping the DNA from inmates who did a crime should be kept because if they commit another crime the police can go back to their DNA and see if it matches the DNA from the crime. DNA Evidence is such a huge impact when it
Linda Fairstein was named the director of the country’s first sex crimes prosecution unit in New York. According to Fairstein, Rape has always been viewed as a victim precipitated crime ex: it’s always her fault (Fairstein, Women Who Make America, Part 3). The year before Fairstein joined the office more than 1000 men were arrested for sexual assault however, only 18 of them were convicted. “Rape is nothing more or less than a process of conscious intimidation to keep women in a state of fear” (Brownmiller, “Women Who Make America”, Part