In contrast, Scott vetoed a measure that would have allowed some non-violent offenders to get out of jail early to fulfill their sentences with intensive substance-abuse programs. Caylee's Law makes it a third-degree felony to give false information to a law-enforcement officer in the event of missing child. The bill was introduced following the highly publicized trial of Casey Anthony, Caylee's mother, who was acquitted of murder but charged with four counts of lying to police. Caylee wasn't reported missing until 31 days after she vanished. Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years in prison, the maximum sentence for lying to police as a first-degree misdemeanor.
After taken to trial, the prosecutor's case “consisted solely of his confession” to obtain a conviction. The Maricopa County Superior Court convicted Miranda of both rape and kidnapping and was then sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison. Miranda appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, claiming that “the police had unconstitutionally obtained his confession” as well as the absence of an attorney during the interrogation and should have been excluded from trial. The police officers involved admitted that they had not given Miranda any explanation of his rights. They argued, however, that because Miranda had been convicted of a crime in the past, he must have been aware of his rights.
A month later, after his escape he was caught. In 1986, after serving 14 years of his original sentence he was released from prison on parole. He was not released for very long, as the June 24th event followed in 1987. On that day, William Van Poyck and Frank Valdez ambushed the guards in a doctor’s office parking lot in West Palm Beach Florida, who held their friend James O’Brien in custody. Poyck approached the van, aiming the gun at Officer Turner’s head.
DeSalvo's confession remains the only evidence linking him to the case, and it contradicts the autopsy findings. All the women who were murdered by the Boston strangler, had also been sexually assaulted, most being strangled afterwards with a piece of their own clothing, usually with nylons. Even though nobody had ever officially been on trial as the Boston strangler, the public believed that Albert DeSalvo, who confessed in detail to each of the strangler murders, as well as others, was the murderer. However, at the time DeSalvo confessed, most people who knew him personally did not believe him capable of the vicious crimes and today there is a persuasive case to be made that DeSalvo wasn't the killer after all. The Boston Strangler operated in the Boston area during a two-year span in the early 1960s.
Glowatski was convicted of second-degree murder and given a life sentence. Because he was 16 at the time of the murder, he was eligible for parole after serving seven years. Ellard was initially convicted in March 2000 for second-degree murder in Virk's death. In February 2003, this conviction was overturned
V. The State. This is a more recent court case that happened on September 8, 2010. It deals with two mean who are trying to appeal their five year sentence for sexual exploitation of children. Both of them pleaded guilty. They are trying to repeal their minimum sentence of five years in jail and ten years on probation.
She said, 'My dad cannot find out about us having sex because he'll kill us both.'" Once the word got out that Kristie and Marcus had been intimate with each other, Kristie claimed she was raped; Marcus was called to the school’s principal’s office and placed under arrest. This incident with his previous two was enough to raise eyebrows about Marcus. The officer who investigated the case, Gary Conway, inferred that three sexual related cases within three years were enough to say that
Abuse & Mandated Reporting The case of Jerry Sandusky brought to the public eye the issue of child abuse and various authority figures’ responsibilities of reporting such suspected abuse. Back in 2011, Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, 68, was accused and convicted on 45 out of 48 counts related to sexually abusing young boys over the course of two decades; he was sentenced to life in prison (Wertheim 2012). Not only were Sandusky’s actions illegal (among other less appropriate adjectives that I might add) but also illegal were the actions, or lack thereof, of Gary Shultz, the Penn State senior vice president for finance and business, and Tim Curley, the Penn State athletic director. They knew details and has witnessed some of the allegations against Sandusky yet failed to report to the proper authorities; thus they were charged with perjury, as required by state law (Viera, 2012). Most people do not realize that failure to report child abuse is just as bad, and sometimes even worse than child abuse itself.
U.S. Supreme Court 1 Frist St. NE Washington, DC 20543 In the case of Manny he is charged, and convicted of lethal assault. In 1999 at the age of 17 he and two other members, beat a six month pregnant woman, and four men were attacked. Due to his last serious offence at fourteen, of rape, he was judged by adult terms, and served nine years in prison. His shady past makes the majority believe his punishment is fair, and his notoriety has been justified. But I argue that his case is not as good as it seems, and Manny’s trial is in fact unfair.
In 1991, Troy Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of a police officer Mark Allen Macphail in Savannah, Georgia. The case against Troy Davis primarily based on only witness testimony without any DNA evidence. Since his 1991 trial, seven of key nine witnesses even changed their testimonies; some claiming police forced them to. However, after years of appeal did not prove his innocent, Troy Davis was finally executed in September 2011 with he still claiming himself innocent. On the same day, Iran publicly hanged a 17-year old boy, name Alireza Molla-Soltani had convicted of killing a popular athlete despite international prohibitions against executing juveniles.