Being charged with adult sentences is a very harsh punishment considering their age. Andrew Medina was fifteen when he got sentenced to life without parole because of a murder that he possibly did not commit. Officers also alleged that he was part of a gang and sent him to spend the rest of his life in a very strict prison. Trevor Jones also got sentenced to life without parole at the age of seventeen because of reckless manslaughter. Even though it was an accident, the victim’s death occurred while Trevor intended armed robbery and was accused of felony murder and will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Marquese, 17, considered a “frequent flyer” of the juvenile system, reoffended on parole by stealing a car and breaking and entering, was tried as a juvenile and paroled in 2001. Manny, 17 in 1999 attacked a family in his neighborhood with a baseball bat alongside two other gang members. One of the victims was six months pregnant. He was tried as an adult and sentenced to nine years in prison. Jordan Brown, now 12, is currently awaiting trial for the murder of his father’s pregnant girlfriend, where he will be tried as an adult for both the murder of the woman and the fetus.
In 1986 he killed his mother and stepfather, six months earlier he murdered a shop assistant to "feel what it felt like to kill someone". He appealed four times during his incarceration, and on all four occasions he was ignored when he said that, "He had found God". Because of the intricacies of the trial, it took twelve years for Sean Sellers to be executed via lethal injection. His last words were said to the stepfather's family were the wisest that had left his lips since his sentencing. When Mr &Mrs Bello Fato were found dead by their son Sean the police found evidence of a break in, the door was left ajar and looked like it had been forced open.
The two men are on death row still today. Another capitol punishment case that everyone has heard of was Timothy McVeigh getting the death penalty. He was involved in the Oklahoma bombing. Timothy wanted to be put to death instead of living the rest of his life in jail. The website deathpenalty.org shows many reasons that I agree with saying how the death penalty is not a good punishment.
I believe that capital punishment is an effective way of dealing with people who have committed heinous crimes. For example, there is a middle-aged man. This man rapes and kills a little girl and is given life in prison. Unfortunately, after a mere 30 years in prison he is up for parole and receives it. After being back on the streets he commits and is convicted of another murder.
Main Point 1: Imagine someone that has been accused of murder and sentenced to death row has to spend almost 17-20 years in jail and then one day get kill. Then later on the person that they killed was not the right person. A. Sub Point A: In the innocence project website Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongly convicted for allegedly setting fire that killed his three d... ... middle of paper ... ....” Reference Dieter, R. C. (1992). Millions misspent: what politicians don't say about the high costs of the death penalty. Washington, DC: Death Penalty Information Center.
On February 6th, 1980, after eight years of serial murders, Gacy went on trial for killing nearly 40 young men. After multiple appeals, Gacy was executed by lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois on May 10th, 1944, controversially being the worst serial killer in history. Overall, serial killers like Gacy haunt the world, hurting anyone in their path for their own personal satisfaction. Furthermore, society as a whole ponder on the plausible scheme or implication of a serial killer's rationale and overall motive, fully examining and identifying these horrific begins one by one. Analyzation in conduct with statistics, history, and psychological evaluation of past serial killers, we can efficiently recognize these extremely repellent individuals of society, and prevent further tragic events from
The same night about 15 minutes later on 1400 block of Oak Street NW, a 22 year old man was shot in the face and was partially blinded. His shooting was dismissed because of objectivity. On February 26, 1993, three days following the first shooting a man burst in a barbershop and murdered a customer with his shotgun. This was James Swann’s first slaying. Once again, police brushed the case off assuming it was drug related.
Dahmer says he woke up in a hotel room only to find Steven W. Tuomi, twenty-four, dead (Blanco). He claimed to have no recollection of the murder. He then bought a suitcase to transport his body back to his grandmother’s house. He committed two more murders in 1988, James Doxtator, fourteen and Richard Guerrero, twenty-five. By the end of 1988 Dahmer got his own apartment and not long after was arrested for drugging and fondling a thirteen-year-old boy.
The latest shooting took place in Michigan this past February where a six-year-old boy shot dead a classmate. Kayla Rolland, 6, was shot through the neck and died later in hospital. The boy was under the care of his aunt, living in a house where guns were within reach, and drugs were traded for stolen weapons. The six-year-old, suspended from school three times prior to the shooting, once for stabbing a student with a pencil, got the loaded gun from under some blankets on a bed at the house in which he was living. One might imagine that after all these unnecessary deaths, gun laws would be revised to ensure guns are kept out of the hands of children.