7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
Jeffery's luck had finally ran out. He was put in court where he admitted that he killed them. But he pleaded not guilty. When he saw that they where not buying it. He pleaded insanity, but they saw that he knew of wrong doing and they convicted him 15 costive life sentences.
After spending countless hours discussing the criminal court system in class and familiarizing myself with the content of Justice Hands’ quote, I have come to a conclusion that ties together a collection of opinions. The death penalty is an arbitrary and ineffective method of punishment that should only be used under one circumstance; if the defendant has been unequivocally found guilty of the murder he committed and would rather succumb to the death penalty than spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. There have been numerous cases throughout the years that have taken place where a defendant was denied his fifth and sixth amendment right to a lawyer and fair trial, and was left with no choice but to hold himself to deliver his own testimony. These circumstances can dramatically influence the outcome of a trial since it creates an unequal chance for the accused. For example, in both Gideon v. Wainwright and Argersinger v. Hamlin, both defendants were denied their right to a counsel.
Mello invested thirteen long years, totaling twenty six judges just to prove Mr. Spazinao’s innocence. He also highlighted on the case of Theodore (Ted) Bundy, “the serial sexual murderer suspected of raping and then killing dozens of young women during the 1970s.” After turner over this case to someone else, he was left with the feeling that he failed Bundy’s wife and
His attitude changed throughout the court session, he was talking to himself, singing and at one point dropped his pants. On October 15th, Chikatilo was charged for the murders of 52 people and was sentenced to death, 16 months later he was shot in the head. My research question is “To what extent is Andrei Chikatilo a psychopath?” I chose this question because Chikatilo shows many traits of being a psychopath which is why I think this question is appropriate for this essay. I believe Andrei Chikatilo is a psychopath to a large extent, even though in his court session he was acting a little psychotic, I would still conclude him to be a
Kuo stated that Simmons was sane and capable of standing trial. Simmons first trial lasted six hours and he was convicted May 12, 1988. On May 16, 1988 the judge sentenced Simmons to death by “lethal injection” , plus 147 years. Simmons was found guilty of fourteen counts of murder in the deaths of his family. After questioning followed with some evidence Simmons lashed out at a man by the name of Bayum, punching him in the face, and struggling to get a deputy’s handgun.
Ted Bundy committed his first murder in 1974. He killed over 100 women, and those bodies are still not found today. He made it well known that he did love to kill, and his parents were in shock and had no idea that he was capable of this. Ted was imprisoned twice, and escaped both times. The first time, he escaped in Utah Prison by crawling out a small in his jail cell.
Reporters and camera people coverage for what a local writer called the “Super Bowl of murder trials.” Christopher Darden, the prosecutor representing the state, led off the prosecution’s opening statement by labeling Simpson as an abusive husband and a jealous lover of Nicole Brown Simpson. Darden told the jurors, “if he couldn’t have her, he didn’t want anybody else to have her.” The next day, Johnie Cochran, OJ’s lawyer, gave an opening statement for the defense in which he presented a confused timeline of events and suggested he was so crippled by “arthritis” that he couldn’t possibly do a double murder. Cochran told the jury the defense would prove the evidence was “contaminated, compromised, and ultimately corrupted.” Over the several days of the trials, the prosecution put forward 72 witnesses. The first set of witnesses suggested that Simpson had the motive and the opportunity to kill. The second set suggested that Simpson had in fact used his opportunity to kill his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman.
Urine and blood tests revealed that at the time of arrest, King would have been intoxicated. Nurses also reported that the officers who accompanied king joked and bragged about the number of times king had been hit. Rodney King was released on March 7 without any charges. Later, Sergeant Stacey Koon, as well as officers Laurence Michael Powell, Timothy Wind, and Theodore Briseno were indicted by a Los Angeles grand jury. In the trial, the officers and Sergeant Stacey Koon were acquitted by an all white jury, and riots erupted all across
Gacy was the living nightmare of America. From 1978 to 1994 Gacy terrorized the streets of Illinois committing murders. His case was never ending as he was always in and out of jail. His trial started on February 6, 1980, he was convicted for sexual assault and murder. In 1994 the judge and the jury ended this case with their final verdict.
The heavy coverage started even before the trial began. Simpson 's infamous slow-speed chase days after the slayings played out on TV screens across the country, and the original grand jury was dismissed due to excessive media coverage. The not-guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson case generated much debate that was often divided along racial lines. From the beginning, many blacks
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. Whether the chief is innocent or guilty, this will tarnish his reputation and people may not trust him the way they once did.
On August 9, 2014 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Crowds soon formed as the word of what happened travel across the world. This is like the shot her around the world in the American Civil War. With racial tension in America already at a high point, this event was a breaking point. Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that.
According to the corners report there were many different lacerations and including the dilation of her anal cavity; it was concluded they had been done much later after her death occurred. Now concerning the hundreds of people that came forward to admit they had been the ones to commit the crime of killing “the black dahlia”, there were a few that had stood out as possible suspects. But the only one that was arrested was a young man by the name Red Manley; he was a 26-year-old married man who was very intensely investigated even was showed off in front of the media while he was in handcuffs at that time. Later on he was cleared of all suspicion of the murder due to passing numerous amounts of lie detector tests, but there are some theories
This article about the murders of both Mayor George Mascone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. On November 27th, Dan White murdered these two men in their offices and he was facing the death penalty. On May 21st, he was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and was given a minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of seven years. Eight months. This outraged the community causing a crowd of about angry demonstrators to to march around City Hall, bang on the windows, and even start car fires.