6) What other evidence linked Crippen to the remains in the cellar? They found a pajama shirt that matched pajama bottoms found in Cora’s dresser. 7) What other inconsistencies were found in the case when the evidence was re-examined? Why do you think these inconsistencies were ignored at the time of the Crippen trial? The forensic pathologist, Benerd Spilsbury, who claimed the tissue was a scar, helped prosecutors gain over 250 convictions in murder trials.
Both Kathleen Allen and Brenda O’Connor were identified by tooth fragments and dental records. The bodies of Lonnie Bond and Scott Stapley were discovered with plastic bags over their heads, wrists behind their backs, rubber balls jammed into their mouths and bullet wounds to their heads. A charred piece of human liver was found belonging to a child, age three to seven. This sickening discovery led to suspicions that more than two children had been murdered. In the end five bodies and 45 pounds of bone fragments had been found.
DNA analysis of the blood found at the crime scene was determined to be neither Marilyn’s nor Sam’s blood, thus signifying that it indeed belonged to the killer. The blood stains found on the wall were roughly all of equal size, except for one large blood stain that was found on the closet door near Marilyn’s bed. After further analysis it was determined that 1 out of 42 people possess the DNA profile similar to that found on the closet door. Richard Eberling, the Sheppard’s window cleaner, matched the rare DNA profile. However it was not only the DNA match that indicated
In March 1998, by which time he had already killed well over 200 people, a police investigation was begun—but quickly abandoned. It was not until Shipman decided to forge the will of one of his victims in June 1998 that a thorough investigation took place, leading to his arrest three months later. Since beginning to investigate Shipman in 2000, I have been trying to understand how it was that he could kill so many patients without detection. There were, of course, some system failures, but it has been impossible to avoid the question as to why the system weaknesses were tolerated to the extent that Shipman was able to murder not merely one or two patients, but over 200. The conclusion I have come to is that all doctors, and not general practitioners alone, share responsibility for creating the circumstances that enabled Shipman to be so successful a killer.
The Boston Strangler operated in the Boston area during a two-year span in the early 1960s. The "Silk Stocking Murders" is another name given to the same series of crimes. Though Albert DeSalvo confessed to the murders, many experts and investigators have doubts as to his involvement in the crimes.In the Boston area, beginning in June 1962 and ending in January 1964, 13 women were killed, mainly by strangulation. Most of the victims were found with their own nylons wrapped several times around their neck and tied with a bow.
Uma Opee worked at a music store within walking distance of her apartment. She had a previous criminal record that included shoplifting, drug possession and sale, assault, and disorderly conduct. Uma completed court-ordered rehabilitation just 2 months before her death. The coroner determined that the victim was stabbed 13 times and bled to death at approximately 11:45 p.m. the evening of October 18th. Cuts and bruises were found on the victim’s body as well as skin particles under her fingernails, signifying a struggle had occurred prior to her death.
Jack the Ripper was never caught, and many have assumed this is because no one ever saw him except for his victims. This is a myth. More than a dozen witness statements from 1888 describe the killer's appearance, at least one in eerie detail, and many of the witness accounts back up Dr. Bond's profile. Most detectives believe that London police would have caught the killer if they would have had access to modern investigative techniques and that they probably interviewed the killer as a witness.
The commonwealth started off the trial with their first witness, Dr. Jane Pierce, the coroner who inspected Trudi Doyle’s corpse. The bullet holes were obvious, but within the second wound was a bracelet fragment from the bracelet on the left wrist. This discovery suggests that the victim was shielding herself from the second shot. It was also revealed that there were no powder burns on the body, meaning that Trudi had no contact with the gun with the shots were fired. The second witness was an employee at the Truck Stop Café where the murder took place.
Simpson did not even testify at his criminal trial, defense attorneys will almost always call their client to the stand if they believe him/her to be innocent. Simpson’s defense was always careful to state that “The jury did the right thing” after Simpson’s not guilty verdict. Not one of them ever stated that Simpson was innocent. “The jury also was not allowed to hear testimony concerning Simpson’s rumored “jailhouse confession” to Rosie Gardner” (Linder 3). Another big thing is that no evidence has ever surfaced that anyone other than Simpson was the killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron
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