In 1992 Morin was found guilty of the murder and sentenced to twenty-five years with no chance of parole. In the years following new DNA evidence surfaced proving that Morin was a convenient fall guy in a badly botched investigation. There were a lot of questions, which needed to be asked of both the investigation and the centre of forensic investigation. The prosicution team knew that their case was weak and thus as mentioned before an under cover officer was placed in a cell with Morin. According to the officer, when he asked Morin how he managed to deal with life’s frustrations, Morin answered, “Me I just redrum the innocent.
Jones and Nordstrom waited only two weeks to kill again. June 13, 1996 was a scary night for four individuals at the Fire Fighters Union Hall, which is also located in Tucson. Carol Noel, one of four victims that night, was not only shot twice, b... ... middle of paper ... ...orks Cited 1. Halperin, Rick. "Death Penalty News: Arizona executes Robert Jones Jr.." The Associated Press, 2013.
Statistics have shown that within five years of release, about three-quarters of released prisoners are rearrested. There have been many cases in which a murderer is released, or escapes, and within months kills more innocent people. One sample of this is convicted murderer Andrew Dawson. Dawson was given a “life sentence” in 1982 after admitting to stabbing a 91-year-old man over a dozen times with a bread knife, and killing him. Although given a life sentence, Dawson was released after about 28 years in prison, and within weeks of his release, he felt an “urge to kill again.” He proceeded to stab defenseless John Matthews and Paul Hancock, and then left both of their bodies battered in blood, in a bathtub.
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. Jacob Ind was sentenced to life without parole. At the age of fifteen, he killed his mother and stepfather in order to put an end to the all kinds of abuse they were putting him through. The jury did not recognize the fact that it was primarily self-defense and accused him of first degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence. These are the cases of only three kids who got life without parole but there are so many more.
Not long after Dianne Lavigne’s murder on June 26th 1997, the perpetrators began to receive the penalties of their actions. Stephane Gagne, who was a shooter in both murders, was arrested on December 5th 1997. He pleaded guilty to Dianne’s murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He cut a deal with the prosecution where he received 140$ a month for privileges in prison and 400$ a month for his son. In exchange, he agreed to be the main witness for the first-degree murder trail against “Mom” Boucher for both murders in 2002 .
Should any individual be killed for their crimes or mistakes? Adam Liptak, a writer for the New York Times, found that, “According to roughly a dozen recent studies, executions save lives. For each inmate put to death, the studies say, 3 to 18 murders are prevented.” Therefore, the death penalty must be upheld in the United States of America in order to protect its citizens and to properly enforce justice. The death penalty ensures fair retribution for the loved ones of the criminal’s victim. In 1977, Clarence Ray Allen was convicted for murder after arranging the death of a witness against him in a burglary case and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Joe lives in the United States and also killed five people, he received a death sentence. Please remember in this essay Peter and Joe are not real people they are just used to explain this essay. First we will learn about Peter’s sentence of twenty-five years, then we will learn about Joe’s death sentence. First lets talk about Peter. He has a life sentence, which in Canada is twenty-five years.
However the death penalty is still used today in many countries across the world. During the year 2000 at least 3,058 people were sentenced to death in 65 different countries. (www.amnesty.org 2001.) This essay will discuss arguments for and against the reintroduction of the death penalty for murder. One of the most straight forward arguments for the reintroduction of the death penalty for murder, is that once an offender has been executed they are obviously unable to kill again.
His body was then chained to a concrete block and thrashed down a nearby river where it remained for almost four weeks. Thompson was only 15 years of age at the time. The three other men were tried separately, convicted of first-degree murder, and sentenced to death. Given hi... ... middle of paper ... ...it lawful. However, in 2005, the United States Supreme Court ended the option of the death penalty for persons of the age of 16 and 17 years old.
Max Soffar, whose mental illness left him particularly vulnerable to giving a false confession, stands convicted and sentenced to death for allegedly killing four victims during an armed robbery in a Houston bowling alley (Thorn, par. 2). The court overturned the conviction in 2004 because during his trial, lawyers failed to argue that Soffars confession contradicted the other evidence in the case, and he ended up on death row (Thorn, par. 4). From two unfair trials to a death sentence, the court ruled that the false confession given by Soffar should stand.