And now for your State news….. An Urbandale man whose girlfriend called police after she recognized his face in a surveillance photograph was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for seven bank robberies. Richard Matzke, 58, was arrested in March 2002 as a suspect in more than 24 bank robberies in several states. He was convicted of seven Nebraska heists and was sentenced Friday in Omaha. Several robbery witnesses described a man who roughly fit Matzke's physical description, but none provided authorities with the license number of a getaway car. Matzke's arrest last year came after his fiancée tipped off police.
He was convicted of 51 felony charges which included the illegal use of a firearm, robbery, and abduction. Blount’s advocates argue his six life sentences for an armed robbery violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment. How, may you ask, did a 15 year old wind up with such an atrocious sentence? Here is a summary of what happened. Hanson (2013) narrates that on Sept. 23, 2006, Travion Blount, Morris Downing and David Nichols, members of the Crips gang, drove to a house near a Norfolk Navy base neighborhood in Virginia, where they believed a dealer lived with a few roommates.
Eventually he was convicted of the crime which he did not commit and was sentenced to death. A friend of his, Dennis Fritz was also wrongfully convicted as an accomplice and sentenced to life in prison. It was a terrible ordeal that Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz suffered being wrongly convicted of a murder. They both spent 11 years in prison, fritz serving a life sentence and Williamson on death row, locked up with heartless killers and treated like an animal. The book also has a subplot revolving around the abduction of another girl in Ada who to this day has never been found.
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At one point Williamson was five days away from death. He was convicted of raping and killing 21 year old Debra Sue Carter. He had a retrial and was again sentenced to death by the evidence of semen samples and 17 hairs ... ... middle of paper ... ...in her body. If that was true, the DNA would have picked out both men's semen in her body and he would have been caught. "Inmates, especially those convicted on sexual-assault charges, wouldn't be as harmed by poor legal council if they had an automatic right to DNA testing.
It illustrates the fancy lifestyle of rock and movie stars; the life of young, rich and famous persons on television as great examples of a perfect life. Most TV shows would picture famous artists and models managed themselves with lots of money, plenty of girl or boy friends, luxurious cars, castled housed and all others magnificent things. Media tries to teach people how money and famous can buy you the high status and power, thus, give everything you want. It seems like a dream come true, right? On the contrary, they seldom show programs picturing the negative side of those glamorous lifestyles.
When a celebrity has a DUI are their punishments as severe as the usual? When a celebrity is charged with possession of drugs, do they get treated like everyone else? When a celebrity is called for jury duty, are they given a fair chance to participate in this civil duty? Does the legal system go about treating celebrities the same way they would a regular person, why and how? In the case of Michael Jackson’s death multiple wrongful death suites were filed.
Jordan Belfort: The Wolf of Wall Street History of the case Definition of Crime Laws Violated Penalties Imposed Upon Guilty In 1998 Jordan Belfort was indicted with 27 counts of International Securities Fraud and Money laundering. After cooperating with the FBI, in 2003 Belfort was sentenced to four years in prison and fined and ordered to back approximately $110 million that he had defrauded from investors. He served 22 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay investors 50% of his income until $110.4 million was collected (Kolhatkar, 2013). According to federal prosecutors, Belfort has not kept up his part to fulfill the terms of his agreement. After his release in April 2006 Belfort’s income has consisted of $1,767,203 from his publication of his books, the sale of his movie rights, and the $30,000 he gets per motivational speech.
Biju Radhakishnan was arrested in Coimbatore on June 17, 2013, for the murder of his wife Reshmi on February 4, 2006. Reshmi’s elder son was an eye witness to this act. Case has been registered against Biju for Murder, Harassment of women, Destroying of evidence and man handling of his elder son. It is indeed a mystery how Biju contrived to escape from the police for more than seven years. The case sheet shows that Biju gave his wife Reshmi liquor and murdered her after dragging her into the toilet.