Amidst accusations of evidence planting or tampering and conspiracy theories, a trial that lasted over a year only took jurors 24 hours to return a not guilty verdict on the murder charge. Several witnesses were brought forward and gave testimonies. One of the testimonies was that Simpson had purchased a knife that matched a description of the knife believed to have caused the fatal wounds in the murders. Some witnesses say they say Simpson in dark colored clothing, which also matched the description of the murderer. Some forensic evidence that was collected was ultimately dismissed due to a variety of reasons; a few of the key pieces of evidence are discussed below.
I didn’t want to do a classic serial killer who everyone else was going to be writing on. I chose the book “John Wayne Gacy, Defending a Monster,” by Judge Sam L Amirante and Danny Broderick. I found this book to be very thrilling and suspenseful. It contained all the required information for my investigative writing assignment as follows: It was Monday, December 11, 1978 when a young boy named Robert Piest went missing. He was last seen at his place of work at the Nisson Pharmacy located at 1920 E Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Gang life is normal to a lot of us, especially when we see family members breaking the law” (P.19) The gang provides Maria with an image of well-being and power. Her life story is pretty common for inner-city youths: poverty, dysfunctional family, lack of parental supervision and positive social values, peer group pressures and teachers who give up too easily on their students. School and a future of minimum wage jobs don't hold much allure for Maria and her friends so she moves into an apartment with the girls in the gang who become her surrogate sisters. They enjoy the easy life of criminals suffused with drugs, alcohol and casual sex. The gang protects them from random street violence, and she dedicates herself to fighting the “crew”.
He had a “normal” childhood. So what could have happened to this man that would have him on trial for the murder of his wife and unborn son. Could it have been the extramarital affair. Or was it the root to all evil. The $250,000 life insurance policy he and laci had two years prior to her murder.
Apparently I was wrong. On Thursday FBI agents busted about 100 suspected mobsters on accounts of murder, drug trafficking, and money laundering. All the mobsters that were caught came from the Gambino and Colombo crime families. It took eight hundred federal agents and police officers in different stated to make the huge mobster
The act that Matt Fowler committed was murder and according the Ten Commandments given by God murder is an act one should never commit. Despite this commandment, many individuals might be able to justify their immoral act. Specifically in this story, Matt Fowler’s act of killing his son’s murderer is a perfect example of this. Furthermore Dubus perhaps seeks for emphasize this moral ambiguity by titling the story “Killings” instead of perhaps “Murders” or “Murderers.” In this story, Matt Fowler was described as a loving and protective father to all his children. He was described as a father who was always fearful, “He had always been a fearful father: when his children were young, at the start of each summer he thought of them drowning in a pond or the sea…” (Dubus 107).
The legal case of Euphiletos is a story of love, betrayal, and murder. Euphiletos was a hard working Athenian businessman with a loving wife and new baby at home. Euphiletos did not make a large amount of money, but was able to afford a slave, who cared for the baby and his home. While Euphiletos spent his days working, he believed his wife was home caring for his new baby. However, to Euphiletos surprise, his wife had a lover, Erathosthenes, who she adored and spent many days and nights with.
Because of the monster's cruel act of causing death, Victor faces inevitable conviction. Justine confesses she is the murderer of Victor's brother, William, when she was placed on trial. However, she is innocent and claims she is the murderer hoping to gain salvation. Not only does Justine blame herself, Victor knows she has nothing to do with the case and he feels horrible. “Anguish and despair had penetrated into the core of my heart; I bore a hell within me, which nothing could extinguish.” (Shelley 75) However, Victor cannot explain the truth because he is afraid people will think he is crazy.
Like any psychopath organized, it's him who wants to have the last word and manipulate those around him.” Indeed the principal characteristic of an organized serial killer is to control him self during the crime, to live with a partner (he asked his wife to denounce him so then she could get the reward) and to be able to the dominate the conversation. Whereas a low IQ serial killer is not able to control him self, lives alone, leaves a lot of evidence on the crime scene and doesn’t have any social skills or the strict minimum not enabling him to manipulate people. This information was defined in the early 60’s and was of great help during forensic studies made to determine more precisely the profile of the
By using criminal investigative analysis, major personality and behavioral characteristics of an offender can be identified. These characteristics presented themselves in Dorner’s manifesto as he described himself in the following way, “Most of you… are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything I've ever was”. Dorner’s mind-state appears to be somewhat stable as he meanders through his manifesto, but the homicides that ensued after proved otherwise.