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.
In August 1943, Karl Koch was arrested by the Gestapo at the request of SS judge Josias Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont. Karl Otto was charged with the unauthorized murder of three prisoners, while Ilse was accused of the embezzlement of more than 700,000RM. Though Ilse was acquitted, Karl Otto was convicted and shot in April 1945. At the end of the war, Koch was arrested and charged with "participating in a common criminal plan for encouraging, aiding, abetting and participating in the atrocities at Buchenwald." In 1947, an American military tribunal found Koch found guilty and sentenced her to life-imprisonment.
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.
They processed it and later found out there was traces of his wife’s nightgown, skin, and blood all from the deceased victim. The evidence was then admitted at trial. Murphy then proceeded to appeal his conviction stating that they conducted an unlawful search and seizure which goes against his 4th and 14th amendment rights. Issue: Whether the taking of the substance underneath the defendants fingernail without his permission was unlawful. Decision of the Court: His charge was held and he was charged for the murder of his wife.
What physical evidence was related to the case? The main physical evidence used to solve this case was the biological DNA evidence from the vaginal swabs from the three elderly women who had been raped. (Saferstein, R. 2009) 4. What was the outcome of the case? In April, 2001 convicted-offender database got what was called a “cold-hit” because the perpetrator of the crime had been convicted of shooting at a residence that was occupied, which in North Carolina requires that the persons DNA be placed in the criminal database.
Contract killer William Mentzer was among four people sentenced for shooting Radin multiple times in the head and using dynamite to make identification by authorities more challenging.] At the trial, Karen Greenberger was convicted of second degree murder and kidnapping. Her involvement was said to be over a fear of being cut out of a producer's role and potential profiting in the Cotton Club movie. As a result, the murder court case of Radin was dubbed the Cotton Club Murder Trial. Actor secret Michael Finch moved, an East Coast transplant with a college degree and an appetite for the fast lane.
Summary “The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry Into the Salem Witch Trial” by Marion L. Starkey is a historical novel based upon facts of people and events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials. The format of the book is a narrative, with dialogue from actual trial records. The trial records are applied with a modern psychiatric knowledge, surrounding the witchcraft hysteria. Starkey recreates the sense of pity and terror that surrounded Salem and the suffering that many innocent people endured during the time. “The Devil in Massachusetts” presents an account of the accusers, accused, prosecutors and defenders surrounding the trials at Salem.
On December 1, 2008, an innocent woman, Trudi Doyle, was shot twice in the chest, causing her death. It has been determined that the rounds were fired from the gun of John Diamond, her alleged lover. Skepticism comes into play when concluding whether or not this shooting was malicious or involuntary. Based on the testimonies of multiple witnesses from both the commonwealth and the defense, I have declared the defendant, John Diamond, guilty of murder in the first degree. The commonwealth started off the trial with their first witness, Dr. Jane Pierce, the coroner who inspected Trudi Doyle’s corpse.
Why did Wurnos become a serial killer? “You need to kill Aileen Wuornos, because she will kill again.” This comment was stated directly by the women herself, Aileen Carol Wuornos during one of her interviews. Ms. Wuornos, was named the first real women serial killer. Nicknamed “Lee”, Ms. Wuornos was apprehended in 1991, Daytona Beach, Florida, for the murder of seven men. She faced seven counts of first degree murder, where later she was found guilty on all charges.
It is my belief that plea bargaining is an utter necessity, and though it may not seem just at all times; we as a society can see how hectic the court would be if all cases were brought to trial. In the future of plea bargaining, I would like to see those who do choose to go to trial to receive no biased or threats of harsh sentences placed upon them simply because they chose not to agree to a plea bargain and maintain their constitutional right to remain innocent until proven