During trial, he testified he knew the victim previously, had sex with her prior to that night and on that night. He claimed the wound was from a sudden stop in the car which forced the ice pick the victim was holding (to threaten defendant against ending their relationship) into her chest. During trial evidence of a previous incident was entered as evidence of identity, intent, and planning (as ordered to the jury by the judge). Sixteen year old Judy Baker and Officer Kirk testified that six weeks prior, on the night of November 5, 1957, Williams was apprehended by police running from Miss Baker’s car (parked at Webb City) after she found him in the back seat and screamed. Williams told the officers that he had climbed into the car, a black Plymouth, believing it was his brother’s, to take a nap.
However, after the escape, the getaway car had a flat tire. The group elected to flag down a passing motorist and steal a car. A car occupied by John Lyons, his wife Donnelda, his two-year-old son Christopher and his 15-year-old niece, Theresa Tyson, pulled over to render aid. Tison and his former cellmate Randy Greenawalt, intentionally shot and killed all four passengers. The Petitioners, despite not personally killing anyone, were convicted of capital murder in addition to armed robbery, kidnapping and car theft.
Mr. Crump allegedly got out of his car, and not seeing the faces of who was in the other car, began to tell the teenagers to leave. Allegedly, he saw the driver’s hands go from the wheel, down to his pants, and it was at this time that the gun discharged. However, Danny’s friends say that his hands never left the wheel. Sadly, Danny Adams died from the gunshot wound. Adrian Krump was charged with manslaughter, facing up to 17 years in prison.
Kansas v. Davidson 267 Kan 667; 987 P2d 335 (1999) By Supreme Court of Kansas Facts: Eleven year old, Chris Wilson was killed by the defendants Sabine and Jeffrey Davidson while waiting for the bus.Stated by the legislature as "the killing of a human being committed . . . unintentionally but recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life." Based on the childs death, the defendants ( Davidsons) was charged with reckless second degree murder by the appellate court because they refused to keep their dog in the fence which later cause Chris life.
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.
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.
Kip Kinkel vs. State of Oregon: Teenage violence should be punished Kip Kinkel vs. State of Oregon: Teenage violence should be punished Kip Kinkel, at the age of 15 shot and killed both of his parents. The next day he went on a shooting rampage at Thurston High School and shot 28 students, two of whom died from their injuries. Tried as an adult, Kinkel was convicted of four counts of murder and 26 counts of attempted murder (Oregon Court of Appeals, 2002). In the case State of Oregon V. Kip Kinkel, the appellate court of Oregon reviewed Kinkel’s case in order to determine whether his sentence should be reduced. Judge Haselton made a sound decision in leaving Kinkel’s sentence the same.
The arrest is the seizing and detaining of a person by lawful authority (McGrow-Hill, 2010, p.22). He has Bill and Stan exit the car through the driver’s side. Because the Sherriff thought they had committed a felony he had every right to have his weapon drawn. A felony is” a serious offense punishable by death, a fine, of confinement in a state or federal prison for more than a year” (Wikipedia.org). During the initial arrest they were not informed about what crime they had been arrested for, which they should have been.
Chapter 3- Biological Roots of Criminal Behaviour – It’s What We are The case of Richard Speck raises several interesting questions. Among them are the following: 1. Might early events in Speck’s life indicate that something other than biology was at work in shaping his personality and behavior? Yes, his father died when he was eight and his mother remarried a drunkard. In addition he performed poorly at school and received frequent beatings from his stepfather in response to his behavior.
Why Does the Misfit Kill? “A Good Man is hard to Find” written by Flannery O’Connor is about a family, with three kids and a grandmother, who is on driving out of town for a relaxing vacation. This family is heading towards an area where a convict named the Misfit has recently broken out of prison. This convict ends up randomly coming upon this family after a horrible car crash. By the end of the story, the Misfit ends up killing the whole family.