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.
This case proceeded in London and was said to be a strong influence in the abolishment of capital punishment in the United Kingdom. Evans was executed in 1950 for the murder of his wife and 13-month-old daughter. Evans maintained his innocence through the whole trial and told investigators that his neighbor, John Christie murdered his family. There was not much evidence against Evans and the case was said to be really weak but he was still executed on March 9, 1950. The police coerced Timothy Evans into a false confession by threatening him.
Gloria Taylor has Lou Gehrig's disease, a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological affliction. "It is my life and my body and it should be my choice as to when and how I die," she said before going to the British Columbia Supreme Court last Thursday to challenge Canada's ban on assisted suicide, a crime carrying a sentence of up to 14 years in prison. It has been nearly 20 years since another Lou Gehrig's disease sufferer, Sue Rodriguez, gripped Canadian hearts with her court battle for the right to assisted suicide. She lost her appeal but took her own life with the help of an anonymous doctor in 1994, aged 44. In 1993, a Saskatchewan farmer, Robert Latimer, put his quadriplegic daughter Tracey in his pickup truck, attached an exhaust hose and watched her die.
She had gone to jail for twenty-two years. After her sentence, it was found the companion had actually committed suicide. Whether in the 1930’s or the 1990’s people lives have been wasted on inconceivable evidence and faulty juries. In both the cases of Tom Robinson and Virginia Beverly Monroe, their lives were wasted unfairly. Tom was a crippled man accused
KENDRA'S LAW by Michele Hull RN (1738 words) Bioethics Professor Lisa Cassidy 5/24/2010 One of the most prevalent problems in treating the mentally ill today is treatment noncompliance and access to care. Kendra’s Law, instituted in New York in 2000, is a utilitarian approach providing a measure of safety and security to society by sacrificing an individual’s rights to refuse care. In this paper I will argue that Kendra’s Law should be made permanent in New York and instituted on a national level. Kendra Webdale was thirty-two years old when an untreated man with schizophrenia pushed her to her death in front of an oncoming train in a New York City subway in 1999. According to Worthington the perpetrator was one of