Bennett Barbour In 1978, a man named Bennett Barbour was convicted of rape and spent 4.5 years in prison until finally proven innocent by DNA testing performed by The Virginia Department of Forensic Science’s post conviction testing project. On February 7, 1978, a student that was 19 years old, that attended William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was raped in her fiancé’s apartment held at gunpoint. Soon after the rape happened, the victim alerted the police. When investigators arrived at the apartment, the victim described the assailant as 5’ 6” and weighed about 145 pounds. After a week had passed since the crime, the victim was shown photos that had possibly matched the description that was given to the investigators.
[page needed] Mary herself says she was subjected to repeated sexual abuse, her mother forcing her from the age of four to engage in sexual acts with men. [page needed] The killings On 25 May 1968, the day before her 11th birthday, Mary Bell strangled four-year-old Martin Brown in a derelict house.  She was believed to have committed this crime alone. Between that time and a second killing, she and a friend, Norma Joyce Bell (no relation), aged 13, broke into and vandalised a nursery in Scotswood, leaving notes that claimed responsibility for the killing. The police dismissed this incident as a prank.
Errors in the Investigation of JonBenet Ramsey’s Death In the early morning hours of December 26, 1996 JonBenet Patricia Ramsey was murdered at her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. At approximately 5:52am, her mother, Patsy, calls police declaring that her daughter had been kidnapped and that she had found a ransom note on the back staircase in the kitchen of the home. Police officers arrived at the home at 6:00am and conduct a search of the premises. JonBenet is not found at this time. The ransom note found by Patsy Ramsey is read and indicates that JonBenet’s father, John, and mother Patsy must pay $118,000 by 10 am the next morning to ensure JonBenet’s safe return.
State prosecutors here in Guanajuato have opened 166 investigations for abortion in 10 years, according to women’s health advocates. Most of them do not reach a judge, but nine women have been convicted for having abortions. They were sentenced to jail, but paid a bond to finish their sentences on parole. In states where antiabortion laws are strictly enforced, there can also be a fine line between charging a woman with abortion and sentencing her for killing a newborn. In the gulf state of Veracruz, the state women’s institute found this year that eight women serving sentences for homicide — killing their babies after they had been born alive — had either had abortions, which has a much lighter penalty, or had miscarriages or stillbirths.
Glowatski was convicted of second-degree murder and given a life sentence. Because he was 16 at the time of the murder, he was eligible for parole after serving seven years. Ellard was initially convicted in March 2000 for second-degree murder in Virk's death. In February 2003, this conviction was overturned
Heidgen’s blood alcohol content was over three times the legal limit. Earlier that night Heidgen’s friends asked him not to drive. He chose not to listen and consequently caused the accident. Kathleen Rice, a district attorney in Nassau County, New York prosecuted the case. She states, “A 7-year-old girl is beheaded.
November 1998: 1st Amber alert issued for an eight-week old who was kidnapped by her babysitter, who took the baby to a crack house, 90-minutes after the alert was sent, someone spotted the vehicle. April 2003: Bush signs a law granting money to start alert programs and making guidelines to when an alert should be issued. IV. The AMBER alert now. A. AMBER alerts on TV, radio, cell phones and highway alert screens.
Just months after his release from prison. Rex was arrested for the rape of Shelly Crosby and the attempted rape of Anishka Constantine in 1987. The judge sentenced Krebs to twenty years in prison. The judge encouraged Rex to participate in as many programs as possible while behind bars to avoid becoming a repeat sex offender. Rex was sent
* Baby P failed by police, social workers and lawyers * Toddler had 60 visits from agencies over 8 months * 'Horrifying death' could have been prevented * Authorities didn't realise violent partner lived there The horrific extent to which Baby P was failed by nearly everyone who came into contact with him was laid bare yesterday. Social workers, doctors and police committed a catalogue of errors which led to the toddler’s death at the hands of his mother and her sadistic boyfriend. The full report into how the toddler died disclosed how Baby Peter’s mother, Tracey Connelly, told the authorities she had a boyfriend – but they did not ask who he was or insist on meeting him. She even named Steven Barker – who later battered Peter
Izzy Dix’s Suicide Izzy Dix, a 14-year old girl, was found hung by her mum on September 17th 2013, after suffering months of being bullied by those she considered her friends. The bullying happened all around her; at school, online even away from either. Ask.fm was one of the main sites where Izzy was cyber-bullied, and has, as a result, pledged a request that the site is banned – to this date the petition has received over 8,000 signatures. Her mum, Gabbi, rang her school in Brixham at least 15 times. The last time she contacted the school was the day before her daughter took her own life.