“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.
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.
James Minor Mr. Jones English 1420 22, June, 2014 Making the decision to put a person to death for a murder he/she committed can be very serious. That is why when I read the article about a 16 year old boy who had killed his mother, had a party and sold items from the house, I was in total disbelief. This behavior is totally unacceptable. The boy, whose name is Kitt, and his 3 year old brother were both in the home when the murder had taken place. According to relatives who lived nearby, Kitt had been upset because his mother had sent him off to boot camp weeks prior.
Then in 2007, is what the police believe, Sowell started killing the women he brought back to his home on Imperial Avenue. During Anthony’s childhood he was raised by his single mother. Anthony’s mother had three children, Anthony a daughter and another son. Anthony’s mother also took in her seven grandchildren. Sowell’s childhood consisted of watching his mother beat on his nieces and nephews while he and his brother watched, from a different room.
This case proceeded in London and was said to be a strong influence in the abolishment of capital punishment in the United Kingdom. Evans was executed in 1950 for the murder of his wife and 13-month-old daughter. Evans maintained his innocence through the whole trial and told investigators that his neighbor, John Christie murdered his family. There was not much evidence against Evans and the case was said to be really weak but he was still executed on March 9, 1950. The police coerced Timothy Evans into a false confession by threatening him.
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.
Sunday, April 27, 1913 was a date that brought a vicious wave of racism throughout the United States of America. When the body of Mary Phagan was found in the basement of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia, Leo Frank, a part owner of the company, was arrested for her rape and murder. There was enough crucial evidence that could have proven other suspects, such as Newt Lee and Jim Conley, as being involved in the rape and murder of Mary Phagan, nevertheless, Leo Frank was arrested despite of not being as strongly suspected as Lee and Conley, and was eventually lynched in an inhumane, unfair manner which was apparently the result of American hatred towards Jews. Although the murder of Phagan definitely ruined Frank’s future, it is extremely important to learn about their past in order to determine their personalities and ambitions for the future. Mary Phagan was born on June 1, 1900 to John and Frances Phagan in Marietta, Georgia.
Kemper’s mother had sent him to live with his grandparents because she was tired of his eccentric behavior. Edmund Kemper, seventeen at the time, decided to shoot his grand mother “just to see how it felt” and eventually shot his grandfather when he returned home. He was sent to a mental asylum later for his actions but proved to his psychologist, through assistant work and studies, that he was deemed normal enough for release including expunging his juvenile records. However, he was still fascinated with killer which began his murder campaign around the age of 24. Edmund worked for the department of transportation in Santa Cruz and began to pick up hitchhikers, bring them to deserted areas, and brutally rape and kill them.
As far as errors in the evidence go, well ten months later, authorities dropped all charges of Amolsch’s, when the man who said he had spotted Amolsch’s van outside the mobile home was arrested for raping another woman in the same trailer park. So disagreement did spread, but Warnick never did rule Amolsch out as the maker of the mobile home bite mark. Yes, in the Amolsch case, one death did occur, and that was the death of Jane Marie Fray at her mobile home in South Michigan. The manner of death was a clear Homicide because the victim was murdered. The means of death was a knife because she was stabbed twenty-two times all over her body, and it was also an electrical cord, which the killer wrapped around her neck.
Kuklinski went from a child who knew no better to killing people because of his temper that made it to a contract killer. When the contract killer dies, they decided to actually count how many people he had murder which came out to the total of over 200 people. After his death had happened many psychologists and criminologist were wondering what made him killed over 200 people. There have been many hypotheses on why he decided to kill those many innocent people. No one has come up with a right answer to say exactly what was going through his head and why he chose to do what he did.