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.
Bulger suffered multiple skull fractures from blows to the head, and was sexually abused by the two older boys. After the beatings, they left Bulger’s lifeless body across the railway tracks so that his body would be cut in half. Police were able to pin Venables and Thompson because of video images that captured Bulger’s abduction from the mall. DNA testing matched the blood found on the boys’ shoes to Bulger. Thompson and Venables were arrested and controversially tried and convicted in an adult court.
On August 1994, a man entered Jane Marie Fray’s mobile home in South Michigan and stabbed her twenty-two times all over her body. Looking at the body, it had been killed in a very cruel and dreadful way. At the time of the murder, the killer also wrapped an electrical cord around her neck to suffocate her. When authorities found the body, they also noticed that the victim was bitten on her left ear at the time of the attack. Ricky Amolsch, the murder victim’s thirty-eight-year-old boyfriend, automatically became an immediate suspect of her murder.
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.
The Steubenville Ohio is a case that tears the thoughts of the people of the small town. What had happened is that two boys that were on the Steubenville high school football team went too far into their glory and immortality at the time a committed the crime of raping a 16 year old girl from Weirton, W.Va. It all started on a late summer night, a group of football players were going from party to party. Two of those player were special though, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, both 16 at the time saw this girl on the sidewalk leaning over, drunk out of her mind and carried her against her will to a bunch of other parties before settling down in someone’s basement where they proceeded to rape her. I think that this case is just an example
Charles was arrested in Indiana and escaped from a juvy center after just four days confinement, getting away in a stolen car. On his way to visit some Illinois relatives, the then 13 year old performed more robberies. Manson had been sent off to a reform school in Plainfield, Indiana, where he spent three years. At this location, he recollects violent abuse by older boys and guards. If we can find it possible to trust his memory, he claims at least one guard encouraged other boys to rape and torture Manson, while the officer masturbated on the
James Minor Mr. Jones English 1420 22, June, 2014 Making the decision to put a person to death for a murder he/she committed can be very serious. That is why when I read the article about a 16 year old boy who had killed his mother, had a party and sold items from the house, I was in total disbelief. This behavior is totally unacceptable. The boy, whose name is Kitt, and his 3 year old brother were both in the home when the murder had taken place. According to relatives who lived nearby, Kitt had been upset because his mother had sent him off to boot camp weeks prior.
Charles Whitman Charles Whitman was born on June 24, 1941, in Lake Worth, Florida; Charles Whitman served as a Marine before enrolling in the University of Texas. Suffering from mental illness and acute fits of anger, Whitman killed his mother and wife and on August 1, 1966, went atop a 300-foot tower, targeting people in the vicinity. He would kill 16 and injure many others before he was killed by police, who stormed the tower. Whitman was born on June 24, 1941, in Lake Worth, Florida. Taught at an early age to handle guns, Whitman was a model student and Eagle Scout who left home early to escape a violent father.
Assignment Summary * Summary: According to the article “Homeless man commits crime just to go back to prison” the article inserted in the CNN news, May, 2, 2012 by Associated Press describes that the homeless man, who is Brown, 36 years old, decided to get back in the jail where he can have the food, the drink and the shelter by hurling a brick through a glass door at the Columbus courthouse building. He was arrested by the federal authorities and soon indicted by a grand jury on a charge of criminal mischief. They find out that he became homeless after suffering a nervous breakdown and being kicked out of a local shelter; He did not get any helping from the government, and he was struggling with the hunger and the difficulties of
But the summer's most infamous act of violence was the murder of three young civil rights workers, a black volunteer, James Chaney, and his white coworkers, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. On June 21, Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner set out to investigate a church bombing near Philadelphia, Mississippi, but were arrested that afternoon and held for several hours on alleged traffic violations. Their release from jail was the last time they were seen alive before their badly decomposed bodies were discovered under a nearby dam six weeks later. Goodman and Schwerner had died from single gunshot wounds to the chest and Chaney from a savage beating. Yet the riders still kept moving.