Robert William "Willie" Pickton (born October 26, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer and serial killer convicted of the second-degree murders of six women.  He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years —the longest sentence available under Canadian law for murder. During the trial's first day of jury evidence, January 22, 2007, the Crown stated he confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate. The Crown reported that Pickton told the officer that he wanted to kill another woman to make it an even 50, and that he was caught because he was "sloppy".
After a two day trial the Michigan jury found Kevorkian guilty to second-degree murder and was charged with 10 to 25 years in prison. Kevorkian was later released from prison and died June, 3 2011 at the age of 83. Should we allow people to end their lives and “die with dignity?” I believe that the United States should legalize assisted
On the other side, the defense attorney must prove that the incident was a terrible accident and there was no intent to kill. On August 2, 2009, CBS’s 60 Minutes aired a segment “Is It Murder.” 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon reported on a DUI homicide case involving the deaths of two people. 7-year-old Kate Marie Flynn and limousine driver Stanley Rabinowitz killed in a head-on automobile collision. The drunk driver, Martin Heidgen a 24-year old insurance agent caused the accident while suffering only minor injuries. Heidgen’s blood alcohol content was over three times the legal limit.
-- A Montana justice of the peace set to preside over a DUI court later this year has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs. An assistant attorney general filed the misdemeanor DUI charge Thursday against Robert E. Lee. He's charged with driving to the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse on Nov. 13 while under the influence of methadone. The synthetic narcotic is used to relieve pain or prevent withdrawal from drug addiction. Lee was to perform a wedding that morning.
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.
Dee Roberts is a African American twenty-four year old single mother of four young girls. Miss Roberts and twenty-seven others were picked up during a raid of the housing projects in which they stayed. Although some of those arrested may have very well been guilty of the crimes they were arrested for,however Miss Roberts was not. After being put in jail for over twenty-one days, posting a seventy thousand dollar
Little Sarah, the only eye-witness to the crime, identified the abductor’s car as green with the letter “H” on the vehicle (which was later found in the center of the suspect’s car’s license plate). Sarah’s description was relayed to the media and public. The urgency and immediacy of information flow were crucial to investigators. Statistics show 74 percent of abducted children are slain within three hours of disappearance, according to a 2002 study commissioned by the Attorney General of the state of Washington and the U.S. Justice Department, Office of
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
Linda May Craig, a young sales associate that worked at the Tri-State mall in Pennsylvania and was abducted in her car as she left work on December 16, 1981. Her husband called the police when she never arrived home at her usual time. The next day, the Mrs. Craig’s body was found. She had been beaten, stabbed, and raped in a church parking lot about a mile and a half away from her car. Sperm samples and fingernail scrapings were collected from her body by the investigating officers.
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