Neighbors reported that at some time before commiting the crimes that placed him on the Most Wanted list, Diggs began drinking and he was heard to be arguing with his wife. A newspaper of account of time tells the story like this: At 7 o'clock on the morning of May 26, 1949, James Eddie Diggs shot and killed his wife, Ruth, and their two sons James Jr., 6, and Alfonso, 4, at their home in Norfolk, Va. There were no signs of a struggle and police have been unable to establish a clear motive. However, shortly before the triple killing Diggs began to drink to excess and to seek the company of women. The whereabouts of Diggs were unknown for nearly a week after the slayings, but on May 31, 1949 he was identified as the man who, when the auto in which he was riding was halted at Hamlet, N. C., drew a revolver and critically wounded officer Rex Howell.
9. Assuming Miss Meanor is found guilty, when will the Judge impose sentence? 10. What is the maximum sentence to be imposed? Scenario #2 Frank Felon a native of Akron Ohio was arrested by officers from the Cleveland Police Department for allegedly committing felonious assault on Vince Victim also of Akron during a tailgate party prior to the Barry Manilow concert at the “Q” Arena on June 29, 2011.
A warrant was issued for his arrest after police wanted to question him in relation to an assault in the Sydney suburb of Zetland. At about 7pm (AEDT) on December 29, a 50-year-old Zetland man was allegedly assaulted and his Mercedes four-wheel-drive was stolen from his home. The alleged thief was someone whom the man had met online, police said. The NSW Supreme Court was told in 2005 that Jennings had stabbed Giuseppe Vitale in the neck with a kitchen knife after being tied up during a sexual liaison with the man, whom he had met through the internet. He was found not guilty of murdering Giuseppe Vitale on grounds of mental illness in 2005 by the NSW Supreme Court.
Brandon Barker Current Event A long-time friend of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber testified in court today that he gave Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the gun later used in the shooting death of an MIT police officer. Stephen Silva, 21, told the court that he would consider Tsarnaev "one of my best friends." Silva is currently in prison after he was the subject of an undercover federal drug investigation last year and signed a plea deal with the government. While wearing a beige prison jumpsuit, Silva testified that two months before the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line, he gave Tsarnaev a 9-millimeter handgun that had an "obliterated" serial number. The gun was later used in the fatal shooting of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, according
Greg Griego, the teenager’s father and a former gang member, worked as a pastor and volunteered with inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The teenager told police he shot his mother, the first victim in his rampage, because he was “frustrated” with her, Houston said. Police said that after shooting his brother and two sisters, Griego then waited five hours for his father to return from work and ambushed him with an AR-15 assault rifle - the same type of weapon used in the Newton, Connecticut, elementary school shootings. “It’s the first time I’ve been to a crime scene with so much destruction in one home,” Houston said, describing the scene as “horrific.” The dead have been identified as 51-year-old Greg Griego, his 40-year-old wife, Sarah Griego, and three of their children: a 9-year-old boy and two girls, ages 5 and 2. The couple had 10 children in all, including from a former marriage.
That evidence along with letters he wrote to Carr and the Cassaras, his military background, his appearance, and an arson incident, led police to his door. When he was arrested he immediately surrendered to police and identified himself as Sam. After being evaluated, it was determined that he could stand trial. He pled not guilty and received a 365-year sentence. Berkowitz's Crime Spree: * July 29, 1976 – Jody Valenti and Donna Lauria were shot as they sat talking in a parked car outside Donna’s apartment.
They were both taken by surprise when a man came out of the room with a gun.” It was a little bit of a struggle for Dennis Rader, but he eventually killed Kathryn Bright, and he left Kevin Bright with permanent damage. In October of the same year, the Wichita Eagle newspaper got a phone call. The man who took the phone call said he found a letter hidden in an engineering book at the Wichita Public Library. “There police found a detailed description of the unsolved Otero murders. It was noted that the writer of the note used very poor grammar and spelling, but had obvious knowledge of the crime.
The 2005 Roper v. Simmons case was a decision in which The Supreme Court had to decide whether capital punishment was unconstitutional to minors. Christopher Simmons a 17 year old boy at the time put together a plan to murder Shirley Crook because of a car accident they got in. The plan was to commit burglary by breaking and entering followed by murdering Mrs. Crook and throw her body off a bridge. Simmons guaranteed his friends Charles Benjamin who was 15 and John Tessmer who was 16 that they would “get away with it” because they were minors. (Scholar 556) On the night of the murder Simmons, Benjamin, and Tessmer met at approximately 2 a.m., but Tessmer backed out and left Simmons and Benjamin to commit the murder alone.
Beatrice millet Criminology 21 Professor Thomas March 13 2013 Assignment #1 The article “Drug snitch takes bullet in Mercedes” written by Mitchel Maddux and Dan Macleod from the NY post is about a man named Burton Dennison by the age of 44, a resident of queens New York who was gunned down in Brooklyn NY on January, 13 2013 sources say he was murdered for being an informant. The article states that Dennison became an informant after he was arrested in September 2011 for selling a kilo of cocaine to an informant who himself was angling for a lighter sentence for money laundering and drug dealing. After being arrested Dennison ratted out one of his alleged partner and pled guilty to pursuant to a corporation agreement,
Lindsey Padilla C&J 278 September 30, 2010 Chapter 4 Assignment Print Version Suspected illegal drug activity results in a shooting at a local apartment. Albuquerque- John Coptalker, Police Spokesman said on March 22, 2010 Thursday morning, Albuquerque police officers responded to a shooting at a local apartment on Walker Road, officers later identified the sexes of the two victims who were shot. The first victim who hasn’t been identified is an adult male, who was found dead, police reported there were gunshot wounds to the male’s head, and other parts of his body. The other victim identified as Mary Pothead was rushed to the nearest hospital for serious injuries, Pothead is in critical condition, and the results of recovery have