Steven Steinberg stabbed his wife 26 times. Mr. Steinburg fabricated a story about a break in and robbery. Police found no evidence of this, but Steinberg was found not guilty on the grounds of somnambulism or sleepwalking murder. The jury found him temporarily insane when he committed the crimes. 3.
The inquiry chaired by Dame Janet Smith has determined that Harold Shipman unlawfully killed 215 patients, and in a further 45 there were reasons for being concerned about the true cause of death.1 A statistical analysis gives a figure of 236.2 The first definite killing was in March 1975; the last was in June 1998. On average, there were around 10 killings a year, but the number was highly variable. Between 1990 and 1993 he killed only 3 people, but in 1996 he killed at least 30, and in 1997 at least 37, a rate of one killing every ten days. Yet even then, no concerns were raised officially until a courageous doctor from a neighbouring practice, together with her partners, began to think the unthinkable. In March 1998, by which time he had already killed well over 200 people, a police investigation was begun—but quickly abandoned.
“Along with Troy Davis hundreds of people have been wrongfully convicted and executed in the United States” (David A. Love 1). Think about it if the person that faced the death penalty wasn’t guilty you took an innocent life. There are just some things that people shouldn’t have the ability to do, and sentencing someone to a death is one of them. “Since 1976-2010 there have been approximately 1,226 executions”.
Innocent people are getting murdered for a crime they didn’t commit. Gray Gauger was convicted of killing his parents but, after his conviction he was from innocent when the police heard the murders talking about the killing. Recently, Troy Davis was executed after convincing the judicial court he was innocent. There was no proof that he actually murdered the victim, and to this day the prosecutors don’t even feel guilty for executing the wrong person. To add to that most of the innocent people on death penalty were black.
Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, used Tom’s race and physical strength to imply that Tom was just another stereotypical black man who targeted a fair skinned female. Mr. Gilmer hinted that because Tom was strong and coloured, Tom would rape and beat a white woman. Not only was Tom discriminated against on the stand, but after Tom was sent to the slammer, Tom was killed and shot at multiple times after he was already dead. “ ‘Seventeen bullet holes in him. They [the police] didn’t have to shoot him that much.’ ” (235).
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.
A jury found Gein guilty of first degree murder but criminally insane at the time of the murder, the trial lasted only a week and he was sentenced to life in a mental institution. He was committed to Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Waupon, Wisconsin. He was an ideal patient who made rugs, polished stones, and operated a ham radio. In 1978 he was transferred to the Mendota Mental Health Institute where he died of cancer on July 26, 1984, at the age of 78. He was buried beside his mother in the Plainfield cemetery.
Although, There was a tremendous amount of damning evidence against Pickton that the jurors deciding his fate did not hear during his year-long trial in 2007, including an allegation from a sex-trade worker that he nearly stabbed her to death. A series of behind-the-scenes legal rulings meant explosive Crown evidence was kept from the jury, which ultimately found Pickton not guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of six women, but guilty of the lesser charge of second-degree murder. Whether the six murders Pickton was convicted of committing were sex crimes was never debated during the trail, because the victim’s remains did not provide the evidence. When prosecutor Michael Petire told the jury at the end of the prosecution‘s case on August 13, 2007 that he was “satisfied the evidence the Crown should be calling has been called, “what he surely meant was that he had called the evidence he was allowed by the law to reveal to the jury. Some of the information such as most of the evidence pertaining to the other 20 victims was held back from the jury after the judge ruled in August 2006 that Pickton should face two separate trials; the first one on six counts, and the second one on 20 counts.
In the movie "A Time To Kill", two white men rape a 10 year old black girl. The girl's father, Carl Lee Hailey, knowing that the two men will be free in ten years, decides to kill them. Being sentenced to death, he asks young white lawyer Jake Brigance to defend him in in court against tough Rufus Buckley. While taking Carl Lee's case, Brigance encouters many difficulties since it is the hardest case of his life and has to send his wife and daughter away for safety. But finally Brigance gets Carl Lee free by telling the emotional story of the raped little girl in the court.
Two days later, on April 28, a story by McAlary ran in The Daily News under the headline “Rape Hoax the Real Crime.” The article instantly conjured memories of the sensational, racially charged case of Tawana Brawley, a black teenager who, in 1987, falsely accused a gang of white men of raping her. (Jane Doe is African-American, and described her assailant as black. He was never caught.) In the ensuing uproar, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton apologized for police leaks that had cast doubt on the woman’s account, which was backed up by undisputed medical evidence, including severe bruising. Undeterred, McAlary, stubbornly recycling a good story — a copycat rape hoax made for a better story than the horror of a real rape — proceeded