October 2, 2012 Case Brief Cupp v Murphy 412 U.S. 291 (1973) Facts: Daniel Murphy was convicted of murdering his wife in the second degree. After he found out of the murder he called the police and voluntarily submitted himself to questioning. In the middle of his questioning the police noticed a dark spot on his finger and they asked if they could get a sample and he refused. The police did not respect his wishes and they took the sample anyways of what was under his fingernail. They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim.
Upon a search of the car, Denise Fox’ severed head was found in his trunk. The police reported that the killing occurred in the Fox home between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, and the body was then dragged to the Marshall home. Marshall had also ran down a woman in the morning that Thursday who described the car he was driving. Marshall graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in history, and most recently worked as a bedding salesman in Rockland County Marshall had a previous minor criminal record on charges of petty larceny and driving while intoxicated. Marshall plead guilty to the charge of murder in the first degree, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, burglary in the second degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and charges of assault and leaving the scene of an incident involving physical injury without reporting, charges that stem
Over the next few hours, Francois eventually made many admissions regarding the disappearance of the women. He was arrested and charged with a single count of murder in the death of Catina Newmaster on August 26, 1998. The police were elated. A search warrant was drawn up and signed. Then, on September 2, 1998, shortly after midnight, a team of detectives, the district attorney, EMS crews, crime scene processors and an army of cops drove over to 99 Fulton Street and entered into the house of
Other witnesses enlightened the jury on the unusual position of John Diamond’s gun on the morning of the murder. It was loaded, cocked, and in the waist band of the experienced police officer and marine. The defense called upon witnesses that concurred in Mr. Diamond teaching Trudi ways in which to disarm a person with a weapon when she felt threatened. This statement brings up another point for why the second round went through her wrist, she was trying to disarm her lover in fear of her
This is where Sacco and Vanzetti met. The trial for the robbery/murder in South Braintree was held in Dedham. As the trial progressed, it became more and more complex. A man by the name of Fred H. Moore was the one who managed Sacco and Vanzetti’s Defense. After and extremely grueling 6 weeks of cross-examinations, evidence, listening to witnesses, and closing speeches, the jury had found the two guilty of both murder and robbery.
In April, 2001 convicted-offender database got what was called a “cold-hit” because the perpetrator of the crime had been convicted of shooting at a residence that was occupied, which in North Carolina requires that the persons DNA be placed in the criminal database. He was brought in for questioning, served with a search warrant and a blood sample taken. The blood was analyzed and a match was made to the DNA of the perpetrator the authorities had named the “Night Stalker”. When he was confronted with the DNA results, he confessed to all of the murders. (Saferstein R. 2009) Reference Saferstein, R. (2009).
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).
They also testified that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sped in an SUV toward the struggle, ultimately running over his older brother. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to the 30 counts against him, including charges of using a "weapon of mass destruction resulting in death," but his defense attorney has said that he participated in the bombing. Summary: The trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in South Boston, Massachusetts. During the trial's first day, Tsarnaev's attorneys surprise the court by admitting that he is responsible for the terror attack. Meanwhile, prosecutors show new video footage from the marathon scene and witnesses share their vivid, disturbing memories of that day.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a notorious serial killer who killed about seventeen young males and boys. Most of the victims were African-American or other minorities, but they were also homosexuals. Dahmer, a 31-year-old good-looking man from Milwaukee, would cruise gay bars and choose his victims by their skin color (mostly dark), attractiveness, and their physique. Jeffrey Dahmer would lure them into his apartment and that’s where he would begin his infatuation with his supposedly new lover. Dahmer would perform some of the most horrifying acts a human being could ever commit.
Many people forget the real man behind famous movies such was Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs; that man would later be known as Ed Gein. Ed Gein was found not guilty in his trial for committing multiple offenses such as murder and stealing corpses from graves. The minute Ed Gein was arrested he had made what police thought was a full confession but in reality only confessed to murdering two women, when the police suspected he killed 15. It was very common for Gein to use the skin and bones of his victims for things such as spoons,forks, bowls, lamps, and even chairs. He was later diagnosed from Dr. E.F. Schubert as schizophrenic, necrophilic, and a sexual psychopath which would later explain his obsession with human