In the courtroom here on Tuesday, the current district attorney, Johnson Britt (no relation to the original prosecutor), citing his obligation to “seek justice,” not simply gain convictions, said he would not try to prosecute the men again because the state “does not have a case.” Mr. McCollum was 19 and Mr. Brown was 15 when they were picked up by the police in Red Springs, a town of fewer than 4,000 people in the southern part of the state, on the night of Sept. 28, 1983. The officers were investigating the murder of Sabrina Buie, 11, who had been raped and suffocated with her underwear crammed down her throat, her body left in a soybean field. No physical evidence tied Mr. McCollum or Mr. Brown, both African-American, as was the victim, to the crime. But a local teenager cast suspicion on Mr. McCollum, who with his half brother had recently moved from New Jersey and was considered an
People believed Ross Sulivan was the Zodiac due to his suspicious behavior and dress attire, also where he lived. Other people believe Earl Best was the true Zodiac because of his child’s book and his scar that is just too much like the Zodiac’s for it to be a mere coincidence. People have been studying the Zodiac for years trying to figure out who he really was but alas, no one has ever truly been proven guilty. Even though the Zodiac killer has never been caught for his 5 murders, in the grand scheme of things this is a miniscule amount, for according to pewresearch.org 62% of homicides and murders go
The first person, Hank Asher, is a neighbor that was easily accused of the murder of Adam Warren since he is a registered sex-offender. Except there is another person who seems to fit the shoe. The show, however, does not reveal his name. In a recent episode he destroyed some evidence that would appear to link him to Adam. Again, it seems obvious who the kidnapper is, but we don’t know the full story yet.
On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray Jr, a 25-year-old African-American man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for an illegal switchblade. While being transported to the local police station, in a police van, Gray fell into a state of "extreme lethargy" and was taken to a trauma center. Gray passed on April 19, 2015; his demise was due to injuries to his spinal rope. On April 21, 2015, pending an examination of the occurrence, six Baltimore cops were incidentally suspended with pay. The six officers accused of Gray 's death are Caesar Goodman, Garret Miller, Edward Nero, William Porter, Lieutenant Brian Rice and Sargent Alicia White.
Milam, his half-brother, kidnapped Emmett Till from his home. The fourteen-year-old was beaten, maimed, and shot him in the head before drowning his body in the nearby river. It was three days before Till’s body was discovered in the river. When his mother Mamie received his body back in Chicago, she decided to have an open casket. The reasoning for the open casket being so the world can see just how cruel racism is.
In my English class I read the book called Monster written by Walter Dean Myers. It was about a young man called Steve Harmon who was arrested for allegedly being a part of a crime gone horribly wrong, which sadly resulted in a man losing his life. It also spoke about what Steve had to endure throughout that entire process of that trail. In the end even tho Steve knew that the crime will occur he still was found not guilty. I believe that Steve Harmon should have been found not guilty because, he did not give a signal and he also did not receive any part of the money that taken from the robbery.
A cab driver was robbed, and killed in front of his home and police believe the suspect was a seventeen year old buy Santae tribble. The hair from the scene was matched to Tribble’s DNA even though Tribble maintained his innocence. He was found guilty, and after being released for quite a while they found out not a single hair that was found matched Tribble’s DNA. in fact, one of the hairs actually came from a dog. This case indicated that the testing back then didn’t analysis correctly.
Think about how often people get arrested and how often trials are held every year, let alone everyday. Oftentimes, innocent people are accused and charged for a crime that wasn’t there fault. This was the case for Adnan Syed, an innocent guy who was put in jail for a murder case. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee was murdered at the age of 17. The evidence for this case was very unexplainable, but of course, the state went after Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan who really had nothing to do with the murder.
From the beginning, she claimed that he was involved but she could not make an identification until later on due to injuries to her eyes. They waited until months later and allowed her to give an identification via a photo lineup of a man that she personally knew. Boyette was held in jail for 17 years. It was later released that prosecution had concealed a police report that held information regarding an anonymous tip that someone else was involved. The prosecution also did not release notes that showed that the victim’s initial description did not match Boyette.
Capone was away from Chicago at the time so he was curious upon who ordered the shooting. The assailants had presumably intended to kill Moran himself, but he arrived late at the scene but got away without a trace. After a long and complicated investigation, two Capone gunmen were accused of the killings and sent off for trial, but one of them was murdered and the other was given an alibi by his girlfriend, proving him innocent. However, he was later on murdered. The territory that Moran owned stayed under his power for a while, but the North Side gang never recovered.