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.
Bryan James B. Apostol PS1013 Clyde Shelton witnesses the murder and rape of his wife and daughter at the hands of Clarence Darby and his accomplice Rupert Ames. During their trial, prosecutor Nick Rice informs Clyde that DNA evidence incriminating Clarence has been deemed inadmissible due to botched forensics because, according to Nick, the actions of the police at the crime scene affected its solidity in court, and that Clyde's testimony alone is insufficient to prove either suspect's guilt. Nick, interested in maintaining his high conviction rate, strikes a deal: Clarence gives testimony that will send Rupert to death row, and in exchange Nick allows Clarence to plead guilty to third-degree murder, for which he will only serve three
In order to avoid the death penalty, the defense tried to have Chase found guilty of second degree murder, which would result in a life sentence. Their case hinged on Chase's history of mental illness and the lack of planning in his crimes, evidence that they were not premeditated. On May 8 the jury found Chase guilty of six counts of first degree murder. The defense asked for a clemency hearing, in which a judge determined that Chase was not legally insane; Chase was sentenced to die in the gas chamber. Waiting to die, Chase became a feared presence in prison; the other inmates (including several gang members), aware of the graphic and bizarre nature of his crimes, feared him, and according to prison officials, they often tried to convince Chase to commit suicide, too fearful to get close enough to him to kill him themselves.
While looking in the house an officer looked in a brown paper bag that he found in a cabinet. Inside was another one of the masks this one he recognized as the missing woman, Mary Hogan. She had been missing for over three years and had finally been found. Edward confessed to killing Bernice Worden and Mary Hogan he simply said that the rest of the body parts came from robbing graves but no one believed that such a small man could have dug up a body, opened the casket and covered it all up in one night. So the police decided to have one of the bodies exhumed.
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.
On the 7th September 1998 the family of Kathleen Grundy went to Police and reported Dr Shipman of suspected foul play, after her death they found out just days before she died she had changed her will and left her entire estate to Shipman £386,000 he was arrested for murder. No one at that time imagined the enormity of the case as the Police started to investigate Dr Shipman and the extent of his involvement in the deaths of his patients would soon became apparent. During the investigation bodies were exhumed and many thousands of records were studied Dr. Harold Shipman was sentence to 27 years in prison for the murder of 15 patients at Preston County Court January 2000. In his first ten years of practice 31 patients died and in the next ten years another 168 patients, the eventual total was around 250 victims and Police were sure that many more that had gone under
‘In 1978, Maxwell Confiat a male prostitute was murdered, three teenage boys who were poorly educated and all under the age of eighteen years were found guilty of his unlawful death. Whilst in custody and under investigation the three boys were given no access to mature legal advice and were questioned for hours upon end, until they were broken down and they confessed to murdering Maxwell Confiat. Eventually new evidence came to light that proved the boys innocence. The police had apparently falsified evidence. A Royal Commission under Sir Cyril Philips (‘The Philip’s Inquiry’) followed taking evidence from 1978-1981.The Philips Inquiry led to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984’.
Part Two Jeffery Macdonald is still denying him being the murderer of his wife and kids. The police work hard to find out details of that night in part two. We learn, as readers, about his trial, his conflicts, details on the lady with the hat, and more. Jeffery Macdonald was charged with the murders in the beginning of the part. Of course he sees that it is not fair because they didn’t take into consideration that his tests all came back well.
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
3) What specific part of the book had the most impact on you? Why? The specific part of the book that had most impact on me was when I found out Emmett Till was kidnapped and murder by two guys just for whistling a woman . When his parents named Mamie Till and Luis Till panic when he never came home they went to court but the court didn’t do much to help fine Emmett Till body so years later finally the court decide to move a point were they would try to fine Emmett Tills body .When they found his body his face looked different so Then after fining Emmett Till body the court was trying to fine who caused his murder. When the guys were in court and let go months had pass by the murder of Emmett Till posted on a magazine how they murder Emmett