Steven Avery was accused of a sexual assault that happened on July 29th, 1985. It happen in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The Avery family was always viewed as bad people who didn’t belong in the community. Steven was always viewed as a trouble maker but always owned up to everything he did. On his record was a burglary and participant in the crime of cruelty to an animal. Avery and his friends was bored one day decided to go rob a store. Another day while he was with his fiends he tossed the family cat over a fire and watched the cat light up. Steven did not fit with the Manitowoc community at all and this could be the reason why he thinks everybody is after him. Avery was charged with endangering safety regardless of life and felon in possession …show more content…
She passed a man wearing a black jacket which was odd considering it was hot outside. On her way back from her jog she had seen the man again just standing there. So she went through the water to go by him but as she did that the man grabbed her. He dragged her into the woods and attempted to rape her but did not succeed to penetrate. The man beat her up, and brutally assaulted her. When detective Judy Davork came to question her about the man that assaulted her Judy stated “that sounds like Steven Avery.” This is where Avery was screwed. Judy and Sandra happened to be best friends. They talked and hung out a lot. Both of them hated Steven Avery with a passion. When Penny Beerntsen described the man Judy immediately thought of Steve and from there hands were point straight at Steve Avery. They didn’t really have any evidence that he committed the crime. The only thing they really had was a sketch artist by the name of Eugene who showed Penny a picture of Avery and she said yes because the face seemed familiar. Then they showed her a lineup of different men and she picked Avery mainly because that was the only person she had seen before. He was sentenced to 32 years in prison and got out after 18 years when DNA evidence proved he was …show more content…
The way it was done there was no question that Steve Avery did it, but if it was done correctly he wouldn’t have got arrested for the sexual assault in the first place. The sketch artist never drew what Penny told him. Instead he drew a picture of Steven Avery and asked her was it him. Penny had no choice but to say yes because it seemed very familiar. Another error was a sheriff being involved in the case so much that didn’t even have anything to do with him. The sheriff wanted him to be guilty right away because of the incident that happened between Avery and the sheriff’s wife. The sheriff stated to Avery “I got you now.” The jail usually has a list of the people who were arrested the night before. When Stevens’s lawyer came to check his name wasn’t on the list. The sheriff ordered his name not be on the list. He took away his access to use a phone, couldn’t have visitors, and just took away his contact with everybody which is illegal. The police originally told the sheriff that he got the wrong guy be aware of Gregory Allen. The sheriff said don’t worry we got the right guy. Gregory Allen was watched by surveillance every day. When the crime happened he was not being watched that day. Nobody made this known to the authorities. A lot of people knew it could have been another suspect but nobody wanted to say anything. They wanted Steven to go to jail. If the innocence project was available back then I believe it would
Manitowoc County did not abide by the law on the Brendan Dassey murder trial. Investigators pulled Brendan Dassey out of class to question him without his parent 's consent. Investigators coerced Brendan´s statements to make Steven Avery look guilty. Manitowoc County District Attorney Ken Kratz did everything in his power to make Manitowoc County seem like they were abiding by the law when they really did not. “He said I declined to go in with Brendan
The way the human brain works is marvelous, but often people alter the reality of a situation making false accusations and statements. Ronald Cotton was accused of breaking into Jennifer Thomson-Cannino home and sexually assaulting her. They both lived
Holmes County Assistant Prosecutor F. Christopher Oehl said he did not oppose concurrent sentences only because a guilty plea resulted in more efficient use of county resources, not because Schrock should receive some sort of credit for being similarly motivated in each of the crimes. Thumbing through pages outlining Schrock 's criminal history, Judge Robert Rinfret said, “To be perfectly frank, your record is truly one of the worst I 've seen in my life. It goes on for pages.” Reading through a list of criminal convictions for a variety of property, drug and personal crimes in several Ohio counties, as well as Florida and Washington, Rinfret commented on a seemingly endless pattern of criminal behavior spanning decades.
During spring break one of the captain of the lacrosse team decided to throw a party and have two strippers there. One which was Crystal Mangum who has a mental problem and did not feel like preforming due to maybe the combination of alcohol and drugs. The party turned ugly and some people left and Kim Roberts the second dancer called the police to come and take her home or somewhere for help. The nurse asked if she was rape and the answer was yes for Crystal that knew the system well. The group of 88 of Duke facility had unequivocally asserted that something had happened to Crystal.
As background information developed into many details, the case got stranger and stranger. The mother Rachelle Bond and the mother 's boyfriend Michael McCarthy were both accused of murdering the little girl. Bond is being accused of accessory to murder after the fact, and McCarthy is charged with the actual
There were claims on the Manton case study that Dixon had prior history of engaging in sexual activity at his high school, which led Dixon to be suspended twice for the prior sexual acts. At the time of this incident, Dixon was 18 years old, and the “victim” was 15 (Manton, 2005). Following this factual information, Dixon at that time claimed that the sexual act was consensual and accused the girl of fabricating the story because of fear of her parents finding out and punishing her for sleeping with a black man (Manton, 2005). Several charges were suggested for Dixon which included: statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, rape, sexual battery, false imprisonment, and aggravated assist (Manton, 2005). Dixon was then acquitted of a majority of the charges and found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation (Manton,
I believe Officer Smith 's response of calling back up and then deciding to go knock at the sex offenders door was a good decision to make. But Officer Smith should have waited for backup before investigating another home. I believe Officer Smith also made the mistake of breaking into the sex offenders home after no response because of no proof and definitely because of no warrant. He had no authorization To break in.
However, it wasn’t until 1995 when DNA showed that Ronald Cotton was innocent. According to the Innocence Project, Ronald Cotton spent 10 years in prison before being exonerated. The identification of criminals correctly and consistently
Until she was arrested, Andrea Heming had not reported being raped. Initially, she was charged with attempted murder. In December, she pleaded guilty to a single charge of poisoning or contaminating water, food or medicine. Evidence According to a police report, Ralph Heming, who specializes in camera installations, had installed several throughout the couple’s home.
His wording shows that he doesn’t know who he is and therefore believes he is a Monster as Ms. Petrocelli calls him. He accepts people’s judgments as his self-truth. Even though, he, himself, accepts the worst he still wants people to perceive him as a good person, especially his mom. Steve’s mom’s words cut deeper in him because his mom believes he didn’t do it while he knows he did. 5 days into the trial, his mother comes by and talks to him hoping to make him feel better, “I could still feel Mama’s pain.
Nancy Grace went on to explain the details of why she thinks that Steven Avery is guilty. Her tooth was found on Avery 's property and as Grace explains several of her things, including her cell phone were found burned on the property. Nancy Grace thinks that this is just too much evidence for the police to have planted it
In 1984, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino was the victim of breaking and entering and sexual assault. While being raped, Thompson-Cannino attempted to study her attacker’s face so that she could identify him in a police lineup. When she picked Cotton from the photo-lineup of six men, she said, “I think this is the guy” (Hughes 2014). When a detective asked her if she was sure, she said she was positive (Hughes 2014).
Plausible? Yes. I mean, the defendant was convicted of a rape that seemed to have so much evidence that supported the fact that he wasn’t even in the area at the time of the crime. I can’t come up with a motive for the police to frame him, but I’m fairly certain they did. A vial of Steven Avery’s blood was on record from prior convictions.