I arrived at my conclusion of finding Marjorie Knoller guilty of second degree murder by analyzing the California Penal Code. I noticed that the code stated that second degree murder is the killing of a human being with malice aforethought. However, the code did mention aforethought, but without all of the additional elements such as premeditation, and deliberation. So, while analyzing the code, and the State v. Knoller case, I recognized that earlier in the case, Dr.Martin noticed Knoller and Noel of the dogs, and how huge they were. He told them that these dogs had no training or discipline what so ever.
These laws along with the media fail to realize that the owner is responsible for the behavior of their pets. These laws are unjust because an animal cannot be blamed for its behavior, and blame should be placed on the owner of the animal. A whole breed of a dog is widely afraid of due to a few bad owners. Rather than having breed specific laws, perhaps there needs to be more consumer education and legal responsibility from the owners (Collier, 17). Dog breed banning is wrong and would not be necessary if people that were planning on owning dogs were more educated on the proper ways to care for a dog and the proper ways to train a dog The pit bull really started to get a bad reputation starting in the 1980’s.
However, after the escape, the getaway car had a flat tire. The group elected to flag down a passing motorist and steal a car. A car occupied by John Lyons, his wife Donnelda, his two-year-old son Christopher and his 15-year-old niece, Theresa Tyson, pulled over to render aid. Tison and his former cellmate Randy Greenawalt, intentionally shot and killed all four passengers. The Petitioners, despite not personally killing anyone, were convicted of capital murder in addition to armed robbery, kidnapping and car theft.
For example, 13 year old Jordan Brown of Pennsylvania was being tried on the murder of his father pregnant fiancé back in 2009. “Amnesty International has urged US authorities in Pennsylvania not to try Jordan in an adult court, as doing so could result in a violation of international law. If tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder, he would face life imprisonment without parole” ("AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL"). It is only right to sentence Jordan to life in prison because of his actions. He did not only kill his father’s pregnant fiancé, he also murdered their unborn child.
Criminal Liability of Dot for the Children Actus Reus of murder “Murder is when a man of sound memory, and of the age of discretion, unlawfully killeth in any county of the realm any reasonable creature in rerum natura under the king's peace, with malice aforethought, either expressed by the party or implied by law, so as the party wounded, or hurt, etc. die of the wound or hurt, etc. within a year and a day after the same." Dot was the reason for the children’s death as it was under her care that the children ate the poisonous mushrooms. However, this fault does not necessarily mean she is actually criminally culpable of murder.
He was found guilty of the murder and was convicted of killing Peggy. However on January 22, 2008 Timothy Masters was exonerated of the charges which were filed against him. The dismissal of the charges against him was after he had served several years behind bars. In this case, it is clear that these law professionals relied on inconclusive information. Timothy Masters’ arrest was only because he had failed to report that he had found a dead body while he was heading to school.
Such as R v Pittwood (1902) in which Pittwood was a gatekeeper at a railway crossing and left the gate open. When someone crossed the track they were killed, Pitwood was charged for manslaughter because he was contractually obliged to close the gate. You have a duty of care to each of your family members meaning a failure to safeguard a family members welfare could lead to criminal liability. Such as in R v Gibbons and Proctor (1918) where a child was starved to death by her parents. Gibbons made out that Proctor was in charge of the child and didn’t know about her condition but the court convicted him on the grounds that he was the father and lived in the same house and should of noticed the condition she was in and had therefore neglected her.
Chris Cross who was the lieutenant of Oregon state patrol was hired by Kadich’s police department to find out if the lost of his wife was affecting his ability to work, Jaden Lattimore who is the cousin of Ernie Jenkins, and Jo-Jo Viernes the General investigator investigating in the Garbage Arsenic is the witness of the plaintiff. Kadich caught a emotional attachment to his k-9 dog which was vey unsafe and dangerous. He cared so much for his dog that he threatened to hurt anyone who harmed his dog. Well on the night when Ernie Jenkins was killed there was a report of a distorted loud noise coming from behind a restaurant. At the same time of the distorted loud noise police officers were told to keep an eye out for the “Garbage Arsenic” who was guilty for setting fires in garbage cans at night time.
What do you do just stand there and let them beat you up or do you fight back, so that’s what I did I fought back? I did not go to the police right away because they probly wouldn’t have listen to me and put me in jail. Ponyboy was never apart of the killing he was just powerless trying to find oxygen. I killed Bob because, he almost killed two people me and Ponyboy. But instead of two killings there was one Bob he probly killed people.
However, in a letter to the Sunday Times, The National Society for the Protection of Children wrote that “national crime statistics show that “killings of children by a natural parent are committed in almost equal proportions by mothers (47%) and fathers (53%).” Also, Knight leaves out examples of mothers killing their children out of anger towards their (ex-)husband, For example, in November 2012 a mother from Illinois has stabbed her son, a girl she was babysitting and two dogs to death over an argument with her husband. This