Andrea Yates, mother of five boys killed each of her sons one by one by drowning them in the tub. Andrea was suffering from post-partum depression. Andrea was tried in a court of law and found guilty. The guilty verdict was overturned sometime later on appeal and was changed to not guilty by reason of insanity. Instead of prison time she was sent to a high security mental health facility.
Individual Criminal Defense Case Analysis John Robinson CJA/354 Criminal Law January 17, 2012 Stacey E. Kircher The first case that I would like to discuss is about LaShuan Harris of Oakland California. In October of 2005, Ms. Harris confessed to police that she had thrown each of her small children, 6-year-old Trayshawn Harris, 2-year-old Taronta Greely Jr. and 16-month-old Joshua Greely, over the railing of a pier into the San Francisco Bay resulting in the death of all three children. Ms. Harris made no attempt to flee following the incident and related to police that she had heard voices telling her to send her children to live with God. Prior to the murder of her children, Ms. Harris had been repeatedly diagnosed by psychiatrist with schizophrenia in 2004 and had been hospitalized several times, most recently in July 2005 (Egelko, 2010). During questioning by the prosecution, Ms. Harris related that she knew that the children would drown but she felt that the act was justified by the voices that she heard.
In the case of Mary Barnett, the mother of six months old Allison left her child alone and unattended while she was gone to San Francisco. When Mary Barnett return after a week she found the baby dead; an autopsy was performed on Allison only to find out that the baby had died from dehydration. According to the police Ms. Barnett knew the baby would die within a day or two. As a result, Mary Barnett is guilty and should be accountable for her actions, therefore she should be punished. I don’t think Mary Barnett is ill because she was aware of what she was doing and she knew what her consequences were.
On Sept. 10, 1998, she called her mother, Nancy Palmer, around five p.m. and asked if she could play with friends. Her mother returned at 7 p.m., later than usual, and found her lifeless daughter. Palmer testified in a preliminary hearing for the man accused of killing her daughter, Matthew John Breck. DNA evidence led to Breck, 32, being charged in January 2010 with aggravated murder, aggravated sex abuse of a child, both first degree felonies, and child abuse, a second degree felony, in connection with Anna Palmer’s death. DNA Solves Anna Palmer’s Case
Errors in the Investigation of JonBenet Ramsey’s Death In the early morning hours of December 26, 1996 JonBenet Patricia Ramsey was murdered at her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. At approximately 5:52am, her mother, Patsy, calls police declaring that her daughter had been kidnapped and that she had found a ransom note on the back staircase in the kitchen of the home. Police officers arrived at the home at 6:00am and conduct a search of the premises. JonBenet is not found at this time. The ransom note found by Patsy Ramsey is read and indicates that JonBenet’s father, John, and mother Patsy must pay $118,000 by 10 am the next morning to ensure JonBenet’s safe return.
In Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1990, there were three different crimes committed by an unknown attacker that was named the “Night Stalker”. In March an elderly woman was brutally raped and almost murdered, but her daughter came home early and the attacker fled the scene and left materials behind that would have been used to burn the house down in order to cover up the crime. In July, a second elderly woman was raped and murdered, and in October, a third woman was raped and stabbed to death and her husband was also murdered. The house was set on fire, but fire and rescue were able to get the bodies out before the house was totally destroyed. DNA analysis of the vaginal swabs from the three women who had been raped enabled the authorities
If Barbie does not die Ken can still be hit with a charge for disclosing the fact that he had aids. Ken would probably get hit with intentional transmission which is when you fail to inform your partner that you don't have aids. Theres is also a possibility that Ken wont get charged because the laws are still very blurry when it comes to the transmission of aids. What is Homicide? Homicide is murder but not all homicides are illegal some are considered justified homicide an example of justified homicide is when its done as an act of self defense.
This statement, which was said about George and slim after Lennie’s death shows how little Lennie’s life was worth to the other people in the book. Lennie’s death is only one of two mercy killings that are going to be talked about. Kay Gilderdale gave her suffering daughter Lynn a cocktail that would end her life in December of 2008. Lynn was suffering from ME for 17 years and wanted out. “Her daughter called her for help when her own attempts at suicide failed” (Laville1).
Andrea had drowned all five children. Andrea’s husband told the police that she had been