This case proceeded in London and was said to be a strong influence in the abolishment of capital punishment in the United Kingdom. Evans was executed in 1950 for the murder of his wife and 13-month-old daughter. Evans maintained his innocence through the whole trial and told investigators that his neighbor, John Christie murdered his family. There was not much evidence against Evans and the case was said to be really weak but he was still executed on March 9, 1950. The police coerced Timothy Evans into a false confession by threatening him.
He also said in his statement that he had beaten the victim with a shoe, and the autopsy shows nothing of the sort. He could not describe the knife that was used to stab the victim in fact he had no idea she was even stabbed. Four months later Daniel Williams receives his results for the DNA testing and they are negative. Since Daniel confessed to something, he was still held responsible and the police closed the investigation. Months later, Unexpectedly Joe Dick, Daniel William’s roommate is now suspect number two.
Kimberly Prine 4/21/15 CJ 112 Assignment #4 Psychological Theories Aileen Carol Wuornos was a serial killer who had killed seven men, widely believed to be the United States’ first female serial killer. She was convicted for six of the murders and sentenced to death, ultimately meeting her end through execution by lethal injection. The product of a highly dysfunctional marriage, Aileen had been subjected to horrific tortures as a young girl. Her father was a psychopathic pedophile who was in jail at the time of her birth while her mother was an immature teenager who abandoned Aileen and her brother. Brought up by her grandparents, she found herself the victim of rampant childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather.
During the attack, the police allowed her husband to wander around for 25 minutes and watched as he continued to attack her. When the ambulance arrived and took Tracy away, then they proceeded to arrest Charles. Tracy went to court against the police department of her home town, Torrington, Connecticut for failing to provide her with protection since she was married to her attacker. The court found that Tracey was discriminated against because the violence was a Domestic dispute. She was awarded 2.3 million dollars by the court.
Maria Everson Zaborsky Infamous Crime Cases An infamous case that was solved by forensic evidence was the Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy case. He was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. He assaulted many women and girls killing between 30-40 people throughout seven different states, which Ted Bundy confessed to. He also cut the head of 12 victims off and kept the head in his house as a memory to always have, he would also kill women and later return to the crime scene to have intercourse with the body until it began to rot or was destructed by wild animals. In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped.
A Character in Arrested Development Dr. Kathryn Rodriguez 3/18/2011 Human Growth and Development Amy Kathryn Simmons I watched a movie entitled “Dolores Claiborne” and intend to argue that the main character’s daughter, Selena St. George, is arrested in early adolescence, as well as a stage two moral development. Selena’s character is dually frozen due to multiple traumas. Selena’s basic story is as such: Her father died when she was 13 and her mother was accused of his murder but acquitted. We come to find later in the story that her father had been sexually abusing her for some period of time prior to his death. It is her abuse that accounts for the moral arrest and trauma of negative celebrity and the essential mental breakdown that followed cause her to arrest again, this time developmentally in an early adolescent mind set.
The ‘but for’ test can be seen in operation in the case of Pagett (1983) where a defendant who used his pregnant girlfriend as a ‘human shield’ whilst firing at the police was found guilty of murder when the police returned fire killing the woman. ‘But for’ the defendant’s actions she would not have died. The opposite situation was seen in White (1910) where a defendant put cyanide in his mother’s drink but she dies of a heart attack before she had a chance to drink it. The defendant here was not the factual cause of her death though he was guilty of attempted murder. This can be applied to Dipak’s situation and it is likely that because Sarev is critically injured in any case in the crash, Dipak would be the factual cause of Sarev’s death.
“On Jan. 15, 1974, Joseph Otero Jr., 38, his wife Julie, 34, and two children were found murdered in their home. Three other family members -- Charles, 15; Danny, 15; and Carmen, 13; were not home during the killing spree.”(Kari & Associates 2006). After this, Dennis Rader killed Kathryn Bright, hiding in her bedroom until she arrived home. “She was accompanied by her 19 year old brother Kevin. 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.
The main character in the film, Babydoll, has been institutionalised by her abusive stepfather shortly after the death of her mother. In the opening scene, which shortly I will begin to analyse in full detail, we see Babydoll accidently shoot and, presumably murder, her younger sister, by misfiring a gun aimed at her stepfather whist trying to protect her. Horrified at what she has done, she flees, meanwhile her stepfather has rang the police and falsely claimed that Babydoll has murdered her sister in some form of crazed state, - resulting in her institutionalisation and the stepfathers probable inheritance of the contents of his deceased wife’s will, which she had previously left everything to her two daughters. The opening scene begins with the opening credits merging from the point of view of an audience in a theatre. You can clearly see a stage and the curtains rise to reveal the protagonist of the film, ‘Baby Doll’ sat in what appears to be her bedroom, facing away from the audience with her back to the camera.
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.