His reason- he felt that they were not giving him the rights he deserved by denying him access to the law library and the state Attorney Grievance Commission. Unlike Colin Ferguson, Stewart was able to prove his innocence and was acquitted of the murder charges. The Washington Post stated that the only thing left of this case was the prosecution thinking twice about the quality of their case, if someone who was a high school dropout was able to beat them. No one went back and asked if he was denied any rights, possibly because Stewart came out of the court room
A jewelry store robbery had gone terribly wrong. The store’s security guard was shot and killed after he pursued the armed men into the store’s parking lot. Little did the robbers know, the man they shot, Bruce Prothero, was an off-duty police officer. Immediately, a high publicized manhunt began for the perpetrators. Twelve days later it ended when the last two suspects were apprehended in a house in Philadelphia by a plethora of police and federal agents.
TTFC Top Ten Fugitive Captured Charged with Brutal Attack on Police sfasadfawr 07/20/09 Emigdio Preciado, Jr., a career criminal and member of a violent California street gang who was on our Tmwf Fugitives list for a brutal attack on police officers nine years ago, has been captured in Mexico. During a routine traffic stop in September 2000, Preciado stepped out of a van and opened fire on two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies with an assault rifle. Some 21 rounds were fired, one of them hitting a deputy in the head and critically injuring him. “When a police officer is shot, our security is threatened,” said Sal Hernandez, assistant director in charge of our Los Angeles office, “and it illustrates a brazen attitude that
Thompson and Venables were arrested and controversially tried and convicted in an adult court. They were both found guilty of murder and sentenced to custody until the age of 18. 8-Year-Old Boy Kills Father and Friend: In 2008, an 8-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was arrested and charged with shooting and killing his father and his father’s friend in their St. Johns, Arizona home. The
Hernandez was charged with murder in the first-degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. A first-degree murder conviction must rest on one of two theories; that he acted with premeditation or that he committed the crime with extreme atrocity or cruelty. In this case, premeditation would mean that Hernandez meant to kill Lloyd and/or cause(d) his death. A .45-caliber glock was used to kill Lloyd, but the murder weapon was never recovered. This charge has a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
I did a little extra research over the movie just to get some of the other facts maybe they couldn’t put in the movie because of length. Clarence Brandley is an African-American who, in 1981, while a janitor at a high school in Conroe, Texas, was wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of Cheryl Dee Ferguson, a 16 year-old student. Brandley was held for nine years on death row. After lengthy legal proceedings that ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, Clarence Brandley was freed in 1990. Suspicion immediately fell on two of the custodians, Brandley and Henry (Icky) Peace, who had found the body.
On morning of April 16,2007, Seung-Hui Cho perpetrated the deadliest shooting incident in the US by a single gunman. Cho, a 23 year old senior at Virginia Tech first killed two students in West Ambler Johnston Hall, a residence hall, at appropriately 7:15am. Cho had access to the building more than likely by using his pass card, although his card was coded for access only after 7:30am. It is undetermined how he gained access prior to 7:30am on April 16th. After Cho left the scene at West Ambler Johnston Hall he changed out of his bloodied clothes, logged onto his computer, deleted all of his emails and removed his hard drive.
There are 60 gangs in the area. The problems in the division became public in 1997 when undercover officer Frank Lyga shot and killed Kevin Gaines, who happened to be off-duty. Kevin Gaines was an African American police officer and Lyga was Caucasian. Lyga’s story was that Gaines had threatened him with a gun and the he shot him in self-defense. His statement was “In my training experience this guy had I’m a gang member written all over him” (pbs.org).
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.
In the early 1980s, Harrelson was convicted of murdering federal judge John Wood with a high-powered rifle, and is currently serving his sentence in a Texas prison. During the stand-off that preceded his arrest, Harrelson not only confessed to killing Judge Wood, but also said he had been involved in the Kennedy assassination. Harrelson later retracted his statement about having taken part in the assassination, claiming he had fabricated it under the influence of cocaine. When arrested, Harrelson was found to be carrying the business card of R. D. Matthews, who, according to the HSCA, was acquainted with Jack Ruby and with other Dallas crime figures. At Harrelson's trial, Joe Chagra, the brother of the man who was believed to have hired Harrelson, testified that Harrelson was given the contract to kill Judge Wood after he claimed to have participated in the JFK assassination.