Evan Marshall was 31-years-old when he committed the murder. He lived in his parents’ in a gated community. He murdered and dismembered the body of retired teacher who lived across the street. He did not know the victim. The disappearance of Denise Fox, age 57, was first noticed by her daughter who found the back sliding door broken and blood on the floor when she returned home.
Week 2 Discussion 1 Correlates of Criminal Behavior Pastella B. Williams Aileen Carol Wuornos was born February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Mi. Her mother was 15 years old when she married her father, Leo Pittman. Her parents divorced two months before she was born. Aileen never met her father, who was in prison for the rape and attempted murder of a seven year-old child. Her father was considered to be a schizophrenic.
The Lindbergh Case: Who Did It? ¨Latest figures show that 9.2 million children under- five are dying every year¨ (¨Child Mortality¨). The Lindbergh case involves a twenty month old baby who was kidnapped and murdered in the middle of the day while everyone was home. It all began when the maid left his room after he fell asleep. Although this happened in the twentieth century, they still have not truly figured out who the kidnapper was.
During the attack, the police allowed her husband to wander around for 25 minutes and watched as he continued to attack her. When the ambulance arrived and took Tracy away, then they proceeded to arrest Charles. Tracy went to court against the police department of her home town, Torrington, Connecticut for failing to provide her with protection since she was married to her attacker. The court found that Tracey was discriminated against because the violence was a Domestic dispute. She was awarded 2.3 million dollars by the court.
Soham Murders A crime shook Britain and put the name of Soham, the quiet, market village in Cambridgeshire, in history. Schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman left a family barbecue to go and buy sweets and were never seen again. The hunt for the missing 10-year-olds, left the nation gripped for nearly two weeks, ended in tragedy when their bodies were found in shallow graves near an RAF base in Suffolk. Local school caretaker Ian Huntley was arrested and charged with their abduction and murder. The then-28-year-old claimed Holly had accidentally drowned after falling into the bath at his rented cottage as he tried to treat her nosebleed.
The Crime Casey leaves her car at an abandon parking lot which is towed away in three days. Casey’s mother calls police on the assumption that Casey stole the car and money; she also states that her granddaughter is missing and she has found the car and that it has an awful smell coming from the trunk. Police question Casey Anthony and she states to the police that she had not seen Caylee in 31 days and believes she was with the nanny and had not reported her daughter missing because she was frightened (CNN, 2013). The police followed up on her story and found her story to be false and Casey Anthony was charged with first-degree murder, neglect, aggravated child abuse and then four counts of lying to police officials in October
Dennis Rader and the BTK Killings According to Wikipedia Dennis Rader was born on March 4th, 1954 to Dorothea Mae and William Rader. He was the oldest of four children. In 1971 Dennis married his wife, Paula. Three years into his marriage and one year before his son was born, Dennis Rader committed his first crime, strangling a family of four and taking a radio and watch from the home. A few months later he stabbed and strangled a woman.
There are 60 gangs in the area. The problems in the division became public in 1997 when undercover officer Frank Lyga shot and killed Kevin Gaines, who happened to be off-duty. Kevin Gaines was an African American police officer and Lyga was Caucasian. Lyga’s story was that Gaines had threatened him with a gun and the he shot him in self-defense. His statement was “In my training experience this guy had I’m a gang member written all over him” (pbs.org).
The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold “The Lovely Bones” is the story about the worst thing that a family could face. Susie Salmon is a fourteen year old girl who lives in Pennsylvania during the 1970’s. Susie is murdered on December 6, 1973. When Susie is first introduced in the book, she is already in heaven. There she tells the story of her murder.
During trial, he testified he knew the victim previously, had sex with her prior to that night and on that night. He claimed the wound was from a sudden stop in the car which forced the ice pick the victim was holding (to threaten defendant against ending their relationship) into her chest. During trial evidence of a previous incident was entered as evidence of identity, intent, and planning (as ordered to the jury by the judge). Sixteen year old Judy Baker and Officer Kirk testified that six weeks prior, on the night of November 5, 1957, Williams was apprehended by police running from Miss Baker’s car (parked at Webb City) after she found him in the back seat and screamed. Williams told the officers that he had climbed into the car, a black Plymouth, believing it was his brother’s, to take a nap.