Felisha Khooblall Criminology – Reaction Paper “Tracy Thurman Case” The Tracy Thurman Case was in the 1980s. Between November of 1982 and June 1983, Tracy Thurman was stalked and attacked by her estranged husband Charles Thurman. She was brutally attacked by Charles, stabbing her multiple times, kicking her and stomping on her skull. Due to the amount of damage done to her, she was turned into a quadriplegic. During the attack, the police allowed her husband to wander around for 25 minutes and watched as he continued to attack her.
The then-28-year-old claimed Holly had accidentally drowned after falling into the bath at his rented cottage as he tried to treat her nosebleed. He also claimed to have accidentally suffocated Jessica while trying to stop her screaming after she witnessed the incident. However a jury failed to believe his lies and following a six-week trial at the Old Bailey, Huntley was found guilty on both counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Maxine Carr, his girlfriend was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice, and then she was charged and served a 21-month prison term. Ten years on from the tragedy, Holly’s family have spoken out vowing to “make it out the other side”.
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.
“On Jan. 15, 1974, Joseph Otero Jr., 38, his wife Julie, 34, and two children were found murdered in their home. Three other family members -- Charles, 15; Danny, 15; and Carmen, 13; were not home during the killing spree.”(Kari & Associates 2006). After this, Dennis Rader killed Kathryn Bright, hiding in her bedroom until she arrived home. “She was accompanied by her 19 year old brother Kevin. They were both taken by surprise when a man came out of the room with a gun.” It was a little bit of a struggle for Dennis Rader, but he eventually killed Kathryn Bright, and he left Kevin Bright with permanent damage.
He says he fell down from the bicycle. Police does not trust him obviously. Then police finds out he was beaten by Joseph Russo and his brother Frank. The reason is he raped their sister, Leslie Russo who has mental problem. Later, police finds out he also raped a girl called Wendy Singer who died several days ago.
“The mother was beaten to death. She has dozens of broken bones, a fractured skull, and as you can see, she is not recognizable at all.” The detective was shocked by the brutality of the beating, “Jesus Christ!” he exclaimed. “What about the rest?” “Jim, the father. He was slightly starved, but the cause of death is dehydration.” “It’s like he just neglected him completely… left the bastard to die while killing the rest of ‘em.” The coroner moved to the next set of corpses. They stank and made the air smell rotten.
Many people forget the real man behind famous movies such was Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs; that man would later be known as Ed Gein. Ed Gein was found not guilty in his trial for committing multiple offenses such as murder and stealing corpses from graves. The minute Ed Gein was arrested he had made what police thought was a full confession but in reality only confessed to murdering two women, when the police suspected he killed 15. It was very common for Gein to use the skin and bones of his victims for things such as spoons,forks, bowls, lamps, and even chairs. He was later diagnosed from Dr. E.F. Schubert as schizophrenic, necrophilic, and a sexual psychopath which would later explain his obsession with human
My mother had a best friend whose husband was killed in the attacks; apparently he was trapped in the first tower when it collapsed. So, we were visiting that family a lot, and comforting them whenever we could. But what really hit me hard was that this was just one family. After the attacks that day, hundreds and hundreds of people lost loved ones to one of the most brutal and barbaric attacks in human history. I was only in the 2nd grade at the time when the attacks happened, but I still knew how awful it would be to come home from school and find out that one of your parents were killed in a mass murder.
He was said to be too unfit to stand trial because of his mental state. He told police he dug up the women and killed the owner because he was in a haze. In 1968 Ed’s doctor determined he was insane enough to stand trial on November 14 1968 he went on trial for the murders. The trial lasted a week and he was found guilty of first degree murder by reason of insanity and spent the rest of his life in a mental hospital where he died of respiratory failure, cardiovascular disease. As awful as Ed Gein was, some look at him at as a hero.
“WET”, A CONTINUING TREND THAT NEEDS TO STOP 31 year old Osvaldo Rivera of Camden, New Jersey was arrested for the September 02, 2012 deadly stabbing of his two children, Dominick Andujar 6 years old and his sister Amber 12 years old. Two other children in the home were uninjured in the attack. According to police Mr. Rivera was high on marijuana and PCP when he fatally stabbed his son and critically injured his sister while they were asleep. Upon arrival to scene by officers, witnesses heard the screaming of a young girl stating her younger brother needed help. Mr. Rivera was not present at the scene and was later tracked down by information given from several witnesses.