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.
Strangulation was his preferred method, the same method he often used to kill animals as a child. After the body of his first victim, Taunja Bennett was found, the media’s attention surrounded Laverne Pavlinac, a woman who falsely confessed to killing Bennett with her abusive boyfriend (The serial killer hit list). Jesperson was then upset the he was not getting the attention, so he first drew the smiley face on the bathroom wall where he wrote an anonymous confession for the murder, hundreds of miles away from
Most people believe George Chapman was "Jack the Ripper" because he hated women, killed three of his many wives, and because he was a surgeon. However, many people do not believe that he was the "Ripper" because Chapman poisoned three of his wives and enjoyed watching them suffer as they died. "Jack the Ripper" killed his victims quickly. Every serial killer has a specific signature to his murders, and Chapman's signature does not fit the "Jack the Ripper" profile. According to All Serial Killers, "In 1903, Frederick Abberline, a retired crack detective who had been in charge of the Ripper investigation at the ground level stated that he thought that multiple wife poisoner Severn Klosowski, alias George Chapman, might be Jack the Ripper.
They dismiss the kitchen as a crime scene, yet the women see more into it. The sheriff comments that there’s “nothing here but kitchen things” (par. 93) he is saying here that he believes that there is not anything worth looking for in the kitchen that will help find the motive. The kitchen tells Martha Hale and Mrs. Peters that something has happened here. They see the small details in the kitchen the spilled sugar, a broken chair, crooked stitches in a quit piece, a half wiped table, busted caned goods, and dishes undone.
Meursault is found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to death by guillotine. At the beginning of Meursault’s trial, the judge questions Meursault about why he put his mother in a home, and if it taunted him. Meursault states that he didn’t have enough money to provide for care for her and that they were both alright with living the way they had to because they didn’t expect anything from one another. Meursault’s relationship with his mother was loving, but very distant. The director of the home Meursault’s mother was in, claims that she complained about being put into a home by her son.
Although thoroughly "institutionalized” Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world. Prior to his release, he is interviewed by a local college newspaper reporter, to whom he recounts the brutal murder of his mother and her boyfriend with a sling blade. Karl continues, saying that he killed the man because he thought he was raping his mother. When he discovered that his mother was a willing participant in the affair, he killed her too. 1.
After the murder, Neff begins to care about what might happen to Lola, Mr.Dietrichson’s daughter, both of whose parents have been murdered. Neff is also worried about Keyes, the determined manager of the claims office, whom we later discover he is confessing to on the Dictaphone. Later, in a confrontation between Phyllis and Walter, she shoots him in the chest, but he has the strength to shoot and kill her. Neff goes back to the office, wounded and confesses what happened through the Dictaphone. In the majority of noir films, the femme fatale remains committed to her independence, rarely allowing herself to be converted by the hero or captured by the police (Blaser).
The main suspect of the case was the wife of the assassinated Mr. John. Mrs. Minnie Wright was kept in county jail while the investigators searched for clues or evidence that lead to the murder. The two groups which were separated, and consisted of two pairs of men and woman continued with their search, until the two women searched for another kind of evidence which not only included physical evidence, also psychological
Her first play, entitled Trifles, which was produced in 1916 by the Provincetown Players, a company she co-founded with her husband, was “quickly identified by critics as an exemplar of one-act dramaturgy” (Simon 472) for its comments on the lives of rural American housewives and their place in society. Inspired by a true story, which Glaspell covered in her time as a journalist at the Des Moines Daily, it tells the tale of a murdered man named John Wright, his wife Minnie who has been put in jail on suspicion of murder by the police and the five people who come into their house to investigate exactly what happened, namely, George Henderson, the county attorney, Lewis Hale, a neighboring farmer and witness, Henry Peters, the sheriff, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. As one of Glaspell’s intentions was to illustrate the lives of rural housewives, the play deliberately keeps the audience focused only in the kitchen, which is
The specific idea for “Trifles” came from a murder trial Glaspell was assigned to cover as a newspaper reporter. (Evans) The main character of the play, although not present, is Minnie Wright, the wife accused of murdering her husband with a rope. It takes place in the kitchen of the Wright’s home during the investigation. The initial setting is described as “gloomy” (Glaspell, 2010, p. 143), which can possibly represent the Wright’s marriage. The plot turns to discover a motive for the murder and Mrs. Wright is in jail as the prime suspect.