Aileen Wournos: Woman Serial Killer Leilani Daniels AP Psychology Background: Born Aileen Carol Pittman on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan. Wuornos' childhood was a troubled one. She and her brother were taken in by their grandmother when she was four years old after her father, who is claimed to be a schizophrenic and committed sex crimes with younger girls, hanged himself in prison. Their mother abandoned them in 1960. Her grandfather was an alcoholic and she had claimed he abused her.
Throughout all of Rule's writings, she was unaware that the murderer was her close friend and partner, Ted Bundy. Most experts agree that Bundy deserved the death sentence for the cruel actions he carried out. Some might argue that Ted was a charming, young man who only wanted love with the girl of his dreams. All but a few articles about Ted Bundy describe his many accounts of
Meursault is found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to death by guillotine. At the beginning of Meursault’s trial, the judge questions Meursault about why he put his mother in a home, and if it taunted him. Meursault states that he didn’t have enough money to provide for care for her and that they were both alright with living the way they had to because they didn’t expect anything from one another. Meursault’s relationship with his mother was loving, but very distant. The director of the home Meursault’s mother was in, claims that she complained about being put into a home by her son.
Kemper’s mother had sent him to live with his grandparents because she was tired of his eccentric behavior. Edmund Kemper, seventeen at the time, decided to shoot his grand mother “just to see how it felt” and eventually shot his grandfather when he returned home. He was sent to a mental asylum later for his actions but proved to his psychologist, through assistant work and studies, that he was deemed normal enough for release including expunging his juvenile records. However, he was still fascinated with killer which began his murder campaign around the age of 24. Edmund worked for the department of transportation in Santa Cruz and began to pick up hitchhikers, bring them to deserted areas, and brutally rape and kill them.
On the 7th September 1998 the family of Kathleen Grundy went to Police and reported Dr Shipman of suspected foul play, after her death they found out just days before she died she had changed her will and left her entire estate to Shipman £386,000 he was arrested for murder. No one at that time imagined the enormity of the case as the Police started to investigate Dr Shipman and the extent of his involvement in the deaths of his patients would soon became apparent. During the investigation bodies were exhumed and many thousands of records were studied Dr. Harold Shipman was sentence to 27 years in prison for the murder of 15 patients at Preston County Court January 2000. In his first ten years of practice 31 patients died and in the next ten years another 168 patients, the eventual total was around 250 victims and Police were sure that many more that had gone under
After the murder, Neff begins to care about what might happen to Lola, Mr.Dietrichson’s daughter, both of whose parents have been murdered. Neff is also worried about Keyes, the determined manager of the claims office, whom we later discover he is confessing to on the Dictaphone. Later, in a confrontation between Phyllis and Walter, she shoots him in the chest, but he has the strength to shoot and kill her. Neff goes back to the office, wounded and confesses what happened through the Dictaphone. In the majority of noir films, the femme fatale remains committed to her independence, rarely allowing herself to be converted by the hero or captured by the police (Blaser).
I feel Capote’s in-depth analysis and reconstruction of this murder case struck horror into my heart, knowing how unpredictable murder is and how devastating the effects were afterwards. Personally, this story almost seemed unreal, that a murder with seemingly no motive almost went unsolved, but luckily had a “fairy-tale” ending in which the criminals were caught. It is crimes like these that the criminals deserve the death sentance, even if the punishment is cruel. Even though I do not live in the same time period as the Clutter murder, I think that I would have to disagree with Capote’s thinking that hanging was wrong, since the criminals clearly deserved the punishment, which oddly, they were willing to
Lori committed a controversial crime that many people believe was the right call to make but a crime is a crime you can’t break the law just because you don't like it and in this paragraph i will explain to you what law Lori will most likely be charged for. Lori can be charged with murder in the first degree because she premeditated the murder she took the gun with her to the hospital to visit Vincent. In the event that she doesn't get charged with first degree murder she would be charged with a
At age 16 she shot and killed her pimp who had sexually and physically abused her. She was sentenced to life without parole. Now she is 32 years old and a model prisoner. She has volunteered for many rehabilitation programs and will be getting her associate degree from a local community college (LA Times, 2010). This type of story reminds me that a person still needs to be punished but also look at their backgrounds and home life.
(Gen 14 2012, p.24) Women find it difficult to plead provocation as they are expected to be submissive whereas male stereotypes suggests it is acceptable to be aggressive and abusive to keep the women obedient and in her place. (Scutt in Gen 14 2012, p.24) This allows men to quite easily claim provocation for spousal murder because the courts are historically sympathetic to a husband controlling a wife who has stepped outside her position or role as wife. (Gen 14 2012, p.24) Whereas woman who have suffered long term physical and psychological abuse who kill their husbands are charged with pre meditated murder rather than self-defence. This is due to the fact that a women who has suffered long term abuse and violence knows when the violence is about to erupt. These women tend to act to prevent the violence happening and are therefore within the law classed as pre meditated murderers.