Besides all of this Bennett Barbour was convicted of rape on April 14, 1978. From what the post sentence report had stated, the investigators still had their doubts about Barbour’s guilt and were still investigating. After Barbour was convicted and sentenced to 18 years in prison for rape, he was released on parole after 4.5 years in
During the interrogation Mr. Dufresne states that on his way home to ‘sleep it off’, he threw his gun into the Royal River; the attorney states that after searching the river for three days the gun was never recovered. The evidence provided in the trial was enough for Mr. Dufresne to be sentenced to two consecutive life terms, one for each of his victims. While seeing Mr. Dufresne entering the prison, his innocence or guilt is still questionable. Mr. Dufresne’s innocence is restricted from the audience until the introduction of Tommy, an inmate at Shawshank. After serving a period of time there is a scene in the cafeteria where inmates are discussing what they are in for and each one says that they are innocent, except for Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, who says that he is the only guilty inmate in Shawshank.
After questioning followed with some evidence Simmons lashed out at a man by the name of Bayum, punching him in the face, and struggling to get a deputy’s handgun. Simmons was dragged out of the courtroom in chains and on May 16, 1988 Simmons was sentenced to death by lethal injection, Simmons began to waive all his rights to appeal. A series of reports and interviews were done on and with Simmons, he was known to waive his rights to appeal his conviction. The Supreme Court justices threw out his appeals with a 7 > 2 vote. Governor Bill Clinton signed Simmons second execution warrant for June 25th, 1990.
Miranda V Arizona I. Facts: The Supreme Court consolidated four different cases that all had issues with the admissibility of evidence; specifically evidence obtained during police interrogations. Ernesto Miranda the first defendant was arrested for kidnapping and rape, he was an immigrant and the officers did not notify him of his rights. Miranda signed a confession after only two hours of interrogation. The confession also came with a statement that he was told of his rights.
Research the Exxon Valdez and Prince William Sound Case in Box 3.2 on page 67 of your Trusted Criminals text. Answer the following questions: 1. What has happened to the key players since the events in this case? Captain Joseph Hazelwood, was charged but then cleared at the trial of being drunk when the accidents happen, that is why he was sleeping. He was found guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $50,000.00 and had to do 1000 hours of community work.
He would plead with Mr. Gellar to stop and would continually apologize to him. Mr. Gellar and Mr. Bing graduated from college four years ago and have managed to go without any physical fighting over that time period. Mr. Gellar has had a violent fight with his roommate in the past year however. Mr. Bing and Mr. Newton, a friend of Mr. Bing and Mr. Gellar, were both present at the time of the fight with the roommate. During the fight, Mr. Gellar broke a rib of his roommate as well as blacked his eye and gave him several bruises.
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.
“It was his plan to die,” says Kinkel’s sister, “He was going to wait for the police to shoot him on scene” (Mobley, 2004). Kinkel waived the insanity plea and was convicted of four counts of murder and 26 counts of attempted murder; he was sentenced to 111 years and eight months in incarceration. The police searched his house and discovered a collection of weapons and books about making bombs. Kip was found to be fascinated
Poyck and Valdez were eventually arrested the same day. “In 1972, William Van Poyck, at age 17, was sentenced to life in prison” (Killing People In the Name of Teaching That Killing is Wrong) for armed robbery with a deadly weapon. He was originally sent to Starke, which is known as the toughest prison in the state, but in 1977 Poyck was sent to a place called The Rock for bad behavior. He escaped from The Rock by making a key to open a security door and then cutting through fences. A month later, after his escape he was caught.
Even though Michelle concocted the plan, it was Byrom Jr. who actually committed the murder. Byrom Jr. admitted to committing in several jailhouse letters and, according to court documents, in an interview with a court-appointed psychologist” (cnn.com). In one explicit confession letter to his mother, he detailed how he killed his father in rage after a fight. Because Byrom’s defense attorneys never had the confession letters entered in as evidence, a jury never heard any of Edward Byrom Jr.’s confessions. This meant that without the confessions, Michelle was going to be convicted of the murder.