III. Casey Anthony was accused of Killing her daughter 2 year old Caylee. IV. Casey claims her daughter went missing after dropping her off at the babysitters apartment Casey Anthony abandons her Pontiac Sunfire in a parking lot. It is towed away three days later.
On July 4th, 1954, the body of Marilyn Sheppard, the wife of successful neurosurgeon Sam Sheppard, was found in her lakefront home near Cleveland, Ohio. Right away the main suspect was her husband Sam Sheppard. Months later, Sheppard was convicted of second- degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Sheppard however ended up serving a mere ten years of the sentence because he was released due to the absence of due process during his trial. However there was never conclusive evidence that would prove Sheppard to be guilty or innocent.
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
That’s another reason why the American jury system is not a good idea. Finally, document D proves that the American jury system is not a good idea. Focusing on the Casey Anthony case, where she was found not guilty for the death of her daughter. Although the jurors used common sense as wells as fact-based evidence, they still managed to neglect speculation. How can the American jury system be considered a good idea , if a 3 year old girl is found dead 3 months after she died and the cause of death is considered undetermined.
It was DNA evidence that led to a conviction in the 1998 murder case of 10-year-old Anna Palmer who was attacked and killed outside of her own front door in Salt Lake City. The crime was heinous, and included multiple stab wounds to her body, but following the crime, investigators had no witnesses, little evidence, and no apparent suspects, the news station reports. However, in 2009, forensic analysts were called in to assist in the case, and they decided to examine the girl’s fingernails for DNA samples. Using visible and alternative light sources to look for DNA not belonging to the girl, they made a hit, and matched it to a man named Matthew Brock, who had lived a block away at the time of the her murder and was age nineteen then. Brock was already in prison serving a ten year sentence for a sex related crime with a child, and he pled guilty in 2011 to an aggravated murder charge in the death of Anna Palmer and is now in prison for life.
O.J. Simpson murder case On Sunday June 12th, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were stabbed and slashed to death at the front entrance of Nicole’s condominium in Brentwood, California. No one has any idea of the horrible murder scene that was taking place outside at their front gate. The neighborhood going about their normal business with no knowledge of the evil taking place that evening. Blood drops were found alongside bloody shoe prints leading away from the bodies of Nicole and Ron.
Although, There was a tremendous amount of damning evidence against Pickton that the jurors deciding his fate did not hear during his year-long trial in 2007, including an allegation from a sex-trade worker that he nearly stabbed her to death. A series of behind-the-scenes legal rulings meant explosive Crown evidence was kept from the jury, which ultimately found Pickton not guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of six women, but guilty of the lesser charge of second-degree murder. Whether the six murders Pickton was convicted of committing were sex crimes was never debated during the trail, because the victim’s remains did not provide the evidence. When prosecutor Michael Petire told the jury at the end of the prosecution‘s case on August 13, 2007 that he was “satisfied the evidence the Crown should be calling has been called, “what he surely meant was that he had called the evidence he was allowed by the law to reveal to the jury. Some of the information such as most of the evidence pertaining to the other 20 victims was held back from the jury after the judge ruled in August 2006 that Pickton should face two separate trials; the first one on six counts, and the second one on 20 counts.
ENG 121 24, Feb. 2013 Tylenol Murders On the morning of September 29, 1982, a bright 12-year-old girl named Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, woke up early complaining of a sore throat and a runny nose. Her parents chose to give her an Extra-Strength Tylenol capsule to make her feel better. Around 7 a.m., they found Mary collapsed on the bathroom floor. In hope of getting her help, the parents rushed their daughter’s unresponsive body to the local hospital. Mary was pronounced dead.
No one in the Lacks family had been informed of the existence of their mother's cells until a researcher called in the early 1970s wanting to test the family. With this news, the family felt confused and scared. One of the family members described feeling to be the same as being raped, where they did it and nobody told them. The reporter even interprets that the “devil” in this whole study was Johns Hopkins University. One interviewee, Dr. Daniel Ford, states that, "Johns Hopkins needs to do a better job of communicating with the family and of recognizing it" but he also states that using Henrietta's genes was a standard practice at the time.
Vincent Flores Phil102 Mon/Wed 11-12:20 The Death Penalty The state of California is having difficulty deciding whether or not to keep the death penalty. Currently there are 714 people on death row; yet, California has only executed 13 people since 1976.California officials cannot deliver what they are sentencing considering the number of people on death row in comparison to how many death sentences are made each year. Last year, 78 death sentences were given by California's court systems compared to the 315 that were given in 1996, Dieter explained. For instance, The Green River Killer, Gary Leon Ridgeway, was sentenced to California's death row for murdering 48 women and throwing their bodies into the Green River. The Author supports their position by stating, “What we refuse to accept is the severity of the crimes the individuals on death row have committed.