Bennett Barbour In 1978, a man named Bennett Barbour was convicted of rape and spent 4.5 years in prison until finally proven innocent by DNA testing performed by The Virginia Department of Forensic Science’s post conviction testing project. On February 7, 1978, a student that was 19 years old, that attended William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was raped in her fiancé’s apartment held at gunpoint. Soon after the rape happened, the victim alerted the police. When investigators arrived at the apartment, the victim described the assailant as 5’ 6” and weighed about 145 pounds. After a week had passed since the crime, the victim was shown photos that had possibly matched the description that was given to the investigators.
Just months after his release from prison. Rex was arrested for the rape of Shelly Crosby and the attempted rape of Anishka Constantine in 1987. The judge sentenced Krebs to twenty years in prison. The judge encouraged Rex to participate in as many programs as possible while behind bars to avoid becoming a repeat sex offender. Rex was sent
The following day Pickton was charged with storing a firearm contrary to regulations, possession of a firearm while not being holder of a licence and possession of a loaded restricted firearm without a licence. He was later released and was kept under police surveillance. On Friday, February 22, 2002, Pickton was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sereena Abotsway and Mona Wilson. On April 2, 2002 three more charges were added for the murders of Jacqueline McDonell, Diane Rock and Heather Bottomley. A sixth charge for the murder
The investigation lacked experience and appeared to be very unprofessional on behalf of the police and FBI. They tended to focus on the family as being guilty and mustered up any evidence they could to try and portray them as the murderers. The police however, collected DNA samples from all family members, they collected hair and fiber samples, as well as handwriting samples from both John and Patsy. The criminal investigators and the police officers were scrutinized for their critical mistakes during this investigation. They failed to conduct a proper search of the house, the area was not sealed off and friends were allowed to walk in
This exoneration was after he had been locked behind bars for several years. In this case, we can identify how these law practitioners worked on information that was inconclusive. The fact that the little Tim Masters had failed to report that he had found a body as he was heading to school made him to be a key suspect in the murder case. In addition, the fact that many pages of artwork characterized with violence and a collection of knives found in his room also made him a key suspect. The defense counsel failed in its duty of protecting the rights of the innocent.
Stands for, “Americas missing; Broadcast emergency response.” B. “About Amber Hagerman.” http://www.amber-plan.net/about_amber.htm ( 3 Dec. 2000) C. Ambers and Jacob Wetterlings parents helped develop. D. March 28, 1996:The federal Amber Hagerman child protection act was introduced, which increases the prison sentence of sex offenders. It also helps track sex offenders faster and more efficiently. November 1998: 1st Amber alert issued for an eight-week old who was kidnapped by her babysitter, who took the baby to a crack house, 90-minutes after the alert was sent, someone spotted the vehicle.
Supreme Court addressed the fundamental fairness of the juvenile court process in Kent v. United States. Morris Kent, Jr., a 14 year old was apprehended in 1959 and charged with several house burglaries, and attempted purse snatching and was later released into the custody of his mother and placed on probation. Two years later an intruder broke into a woman’s apartment, stole her wallet, and raped her. Fingerprints at the crime scene matched the ones on file for Morris Kent, Jr. 16 years old at the time -- was taken into custody, where he volunteered information regarding the burglary, robberies, and rape. While in custody, Kent’s mother retained counsel on his behalf, during which time psychological and psychiatric evaluations conducted on Kent had deemed him a “victim of psychopathology.” The court ruled that Kent appear before an adult court system -- where he was tried as an adult; charged with six counts of burglary and robbery; and sentenced to 5 – 15 year for each
Jordan Barbina Dr. Nojeim Pols 4465 December 4, 2013 Touching Lives On June 10, 1991, Jaycee Dugard was abducted while walking to a school bus stop. Police started investigating immediately but 11-year-old Jaycee remained missing for 18 years. She was subject to sexual assault and gave birth to two children while held captive. After suffering through many horrific beatings and rape, she was finally rescued when her kidnapper took her to a police station where an officer recognized her. After her rescue, Jaycee and her family worked with an equine therapist who used horses to help them heal.
Escobar was driving drunk on January 27, 1999 when her car collided with another car, killing a woman. Burke ordered the 27-year-old mother of two to serve 90 days in jail, surrender her driver's license for an indefinite period and, each month during her 3-year probation, not only clean the site of the accident that killed 52-year-old Faye Schnablegger, but once a month for the first year of her probation she was also ordered to walk through the courthouse for an hour carrying a hand written sign that read, "I am a convicted drunk driver and as a result I took a