October 2, 2012 Case Brief Cupp v Murphy 412 U.S. 291 (1973) Facts: Daniel Murphy was convicted of murdering his wife in the second degree. After he found out of the murder he called the police and voluntarily submitted himself to questioning. In the middle of his questioning the police noticed a dark spot on his finger and they asked if they could get a sample and he refused. The police did not respect his wishes and they took the sample anyways of what was under his fingernail. They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim.
2) What was Crippen accused of? Why was he accused of this crime? Crippen was accused of poising his wife and slashing her to pieces and leaving only parts in the basement of their home. Dr. Crippen claimed that Cora had left him, then decided to tell her friends that she went to America, and a couple weeks later got sick and died. The friends called the police and told them what happened and that they had no proof
David Maxwell, 20, Mary Tyler, 37, Opie Ann Hughes, 39, and Joey Johnson, 20 were workers in the restaurant and Monte Landers, 19, was a friend visiting. The restaurant had closed for the night, the workers were cleaning, ready to go home, when 3 men broke into the restaurant and started the rob the place. The men then took the people into a van and moved them 100 miles before executing them. This crime became know as the KFC murders and the police were pressured into finding out who murdered them. There was little forensic clues as to who murdered these people, but a former Texas Ranger Stuart Dowell, who originally work on the case suspected a man called Mr. Mankins and found a finger nail at the scene of the crime, which by expert opinion found that the finger nail belonged to him.
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.
Strangulation was his preferred method, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child. After the body of his first victim, Taunja Bennett was found, the media’s attention surrounded Laverne Pavlinac, a woman who falsely confessed to killing Bennett with her abusive boyfriend (The serial killer hit list). Jesperson was then upset the he was not getting the attention, so he first drew the smiley face on the bathroom wall where he wrote an anonymous confession for the murder, hundreds of miles away from
3) What specific part of the book had the most impact on you? Why? The specific part of the book that had most impact on me was when I found out Emmett Till was kidnapped and murder by two guys just for whistling a woman . When his parents named Mamie Till and Luis Till panic when he never came home they went to court but the court didn’t do much to help fine Emmett Till body so years later finally the court decide to move a point were they would try to fine Emmett Tills body .When they found his body his face looked different so Then after fining Emmett Till body the court was trying to fine who caused his murder. When the guys were in court and let go months had pass by the murder of Emmett Till posted on a magazine how they murder Emmett
Activity 1 Derrick Bird committed Mass Murder through Cumbria on 2nd June 2010. From the evidence it seems as if the reason for this spree was money related, his father had recently deceased and he wanted everything in his will killing his brother and his lawyer. He was also going through a tax investigation at the time. His motive seems to be personal at first mixed with financial and then turns into a mental disturbance as he kills those at random. His first 3 victims experienced high levels of risk as he specifically targeted them and the rest were of low risk as they had not done wrong or even know Bird.
Many people forget the real man behind famous movies such was Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs; that man would later be known as Ed Gein. Ed Gein was found not guilty in his trial for committing multiple offenses such as murder and stealing corpses from graves. The minute Ed Gein was arrested he had made what police thought was a full confession but in reality only confessed to murdering two women, when the police suspected he killed 15. It was very common for Gein to use the skin and bones of his victims for things such as spoons,forks, bowls, lamps, and even chairs. He was later diagnosed from Dr. E.F. Schubert as schizophrenic, necrophilic, and a sexual psychopath which would later explain his obsession with human
The Confessions The course of events that led to Dan William’s confessing that he had raped and killed Michelle Bosco started with Michelle Bosco’s husband returning home from sea and finding his wife dead. He then ran over to his neighbor Dan William’s house and told him what he found. After the police were involved one of Michelle’s friends named Tamika Taylor tells the police that they should look into Dan William’s because “he seemed interested in the victim”. So the police asked William’s to go to the police station to answer some questions and sort out information, however, the police actually wanted him because they thought he was the one who raped and killed Michelle. Once he was in the police station they started accusing William’s
His Publicist said, “He passed away this morning and was battling severs depression of late.” (Bio.) The family asked for their privacy so they could grieve over the loss of Williams. The Marin County Sheriff’s office on August 12, 2014 said, “The preliminary results of the forensic examination revealed supporting physical signs that Mr. Williams life ended from asphyxia due to hanging.” (Bio.) There was also a pocket knife found at the crime scene, and Williams used it to cut his left wrist. Although Williams has passed on, he touches millions of lives by his movies and comedy shows.