Months later, Unexpectedly Joe Dick, Daniel William’s roommate is now suspect number two. Ford immediately started his cruel interrogation, pushing the death penalty on him. Joe was now asked to take the same poly graph test, his results were never released. He said during his interrogation he was mentally drained as well. Once again another man in fear of dying tells detective ford that he and Daniel were both at the crime scene.
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.
Introduction Police corruption has been going on for many years. There are a number of crimes that the police have committed. Police brutality is not the only crime that they commit. There are some police officers, who have received gratuities from people, abused the legal system by planting evidence, perjuring themselves, hiding evidence, and using drugs while on and off duty. The Rampart division of the Los Angeles police department dabbled in a lot of those corruptive behaviors.
For twenty years, theses deaths and disappearances were attributed to the so-called “Green River Killer,” which was an unidentified serial murderer (The Seattle). Detectives and forensic scientists reviewed hundreds of items of physical evidence and interviewed thousands of witnesses but the case remained unsolved until 2001. In 2001, the King County Prosecuting Attorney charged Gary Leon Ridgway with four of these murders because of DNA evidence (The Seattle). In the following year, additional forensic evidence led to three more murder charges. The seven charges implicated Ridgway in only a fraction of the Green River homicides.
He was committed to Central State and stayed there until 1968, when he was found fit to stand trial. He was charged with first degree murder, but his lawyer put in the defense of insanity again and was found to be insane again. He returned to Central State. On November 7, 1968, Bernice Worden’s murder trial began. A jury found Gein guilty of first degree murder but criminally insane at the time of the murder, the trial lasted only a week and he was sentenced to life in a mental institution.
So the police decided to have one of the bodies exhumed. When they looked inside the coffin the only thing that was inside was a 12 inch crowbar. Edward was found guilty of first degree murder. His lawyer put in a plea of insanity so he went to Central State Correction Facility for the Criminally Insane where he spent the rest of his life, until the age of 78, when he died of
David Berkowitz - The Son of Sam: David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, is an infamous 1970s New York City serial killer who killed six people and wounded several others. His crimes became legendary because of the bizarre content in the letters that he wrote to the police and the media and his reasons for committing the attacks. With the police feeling the pressure to catch the killer, "Operation Omega" was formed, which was comprised of over 200 detectives; all working on finding the Son of Sam before he killed again. Berkowitz's Childhood: David Berkowitz, born June 1, 1953, was the adopted son of Nathan and Pearl Berkowitz. The family lived in a middle-class home in the Bronx.
This is where Sacco and Vanzetti met. The trial for the robbery/murder in South Braintree was held in Dedham. As the trial progressed, it became more and more complex. A man by the name of Fred H. Moore was the one who managed Sacco and Vanzetti’s Defense. After and extremely grueling 6 weeks of cross-examinations, evidence, listening to witnesses, and closing speeches, the jury had found the two guilty of both murder and robbery.
In April, 2001 convicted-offender database got what was called a “cold-hit” because the perpetrator of the crime had been convicted of shooting at a residence that was occupied, which in North Carolina requires that the persons DNA be placed in the criminal database. He was brought in for questioning, served with a search warrant and a blood sample taken. The blood was analyzed and a match was made to the DNA of the perpetrator the authorities had named the “Night Stalker”. When he was confronted with the DNA results, he confessed to all of the murders. (Saferstein R. 2009) Reference Saferstein, R. (2009).
On the 7th September 1998 the family of Kathleen Grundy went to Police and reported Dr Shipman of suspected foul play, after her death they found out just days before she died she had changed her will and left her entire estate to Shipman £386,000 he was arrested for murder. No one at that time imagined the enormity of the case as the Police started to investigate Dr Shipman and the extent of his involvement in the deaths of his patients would soon became apparent. During the investigation bodies were exhumed and many thousands of records were studied Dr. Harold Shipman was sentence to 27 years in prison for the murder of 15 patients at Preston County Court January 2000. In his first ten years of practice 31 patients died and in the next ten years another 168 patients, the eventual total was around 250 victims and Police were sure that many more that had gone under