She also used to be a teacher. Vera was a nice person. In the story when Emily Brent tells Vera about how she turned away Beatrice Taylor from coming into her house because Beatrice had an “accident”, Vera was shocked that somebody could do such a thing. The role Vera plays in the story is the 10th little Indian who hangs themselves. She also helped kill the 9th little Indian because she assumed Philip Lombard was the murderer and shot him with his own relover.
The ‘but for’ test can be seen in operation in the case of Pagett (1983) where a defendant who used his pregnant girlfriend as a ‘human shield’ whilst firing at the police was found guilty of murder when the police returned fire killing the woman. ‘But for’ the defendant’s actions she would not have died. The opposite situation was seen in White (1910) where a defendant put cyanide in his mother’s drink but she dies of a heart attack before she had a chance to drink it. The defendant here was not the factual cause of her death though he was guilty of attempted murder. This can be applied to Dipak’s situation and it is likely that because Sarev is critically injured in any case in the crash, Dipak would be the factual cause of Sarev’s death.
In this case the defendant used his pregnant wife as a human shield. The police returned fire and the the girlfriend was killed by the police bullets. The defendant was still guilty of her manslaughter because the girl would not have died 'but for' him using her as a shield in the shoot out. It could be argued that Jane would still be
Orange County sheriffs had been working on the case. The sheriff spokesman stated that a utility worker, Roy Kronk, possibly had found the remains of Caylee Anthony. Kronk found a plastic bag with duct tape wrapped around a skull of a child, in a wooded area less than a half mile away from her home. On December 12, 2008, skeletal remains were determined that is was Caylee Marie Anthony based on stands of hair found with the remains as well as the age of measurements. The death was ruled a homicide, by medical examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia and that she had likely been killed by undetermined means.
Criminal behavior has spurned many debates on nurturing kids vs. the nature of kids but have all concluded in agreeing that genes and environment play an important, and defining role, in the Biological Criminality of a person. “Andrea Yates was born on July 2, 1964, in Houston, Texas. She was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life, but a court of appeals reversed the conviction and found her insane. In 1999, Yates was treated for postpartum depression and psychosis, illnesses that ran in her family. After the birth of her fifth child and the death of her father, she went into a severe depression and was forcefully admitted to Devereux-Texas Treatment Network.
(Brown 2) Then August 4, 1944 someone tipped off the police and the Frank’s, Van Daan’s, and Mr. Dussel were all sentenced to attend the Bergen-Belson concentration camp in Germany. (Brown 2) Anne’s sister, Margot, was the first of both the families to die. (Gale 3) She died of a typhus epidemic that broke out in the camp. (Brown 2) Anne was never informed that her sister had died, but she had a feeling something was wrong. (Brown 2) Ernst Schnabel, on the topic of Anne Frank, wrote: “She sensed it, and soon afterwards she died, peacefully, feeling that nothing bad was happening to her.” (Brown 2) The epidemic killed around 17,000 prisoners.
Tarantino shows her driving in this scene to show that she is still has not completed her journey. She first explains what Bill and the Deadly Viper Assassins have done to her (by this time in the movie we know that she once was part of the Deadly Viper Assassins). She tells how they annihilated her wedding rehearsal with intent to kill her and everyone there, and they almost did just that. The last bullet was saved for Bill to end the life of the pregnant bride “Arlene,” but it did not kill her, it put her into a coma. She was in a hospital until one day four years later; Beatrix was awoken by the bite of a mosquito.
Catherine (Kitty) Genovese was murdered on March 16, 1964 around 3:30 AM in Queens, New York. The stabbing of Kitty Genovese took place outside her apartment building in the course of a half hour. Winston Mosley stabbed her over 30 times, leaving her twice when “spooked” by neighbors, but coming back to “finish her off” when the lights in the apartment building went off. It was not a spectacular murder for Queens until the New York Times published the article, “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call.” That article shocked many and helped make the case important to social psychology. The Kitty Genovese case was made into a popular case simply because the murder was witnessed by over 30 people and no one called the police to report what was happening.
Every girl dreams about what their high school prom experience will be like. Girls love to think about what dress their going to wear, about their shoes, hair, nails, and especially about that one special person that they will be going to this dance with. But for one teen, this was all taken away. According to Byrd (2010), “A northern Mississippi school district decided Wednesday not to host a high school prom after a lesbian student demanded she be able to attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.” This girl tried to stand up for herself, she wanted to be happy and go to a dance with someone she cared about. This teen knew that she was a lesbian and wasn’t afraid to show it, she actually wanted everyone to know.