Jake Evans, a 17-year-old teenage boy, murdered his mother and sister by firing multiple gunshots at home in Texas (Brown, 2012; Walsh, 2012). After this heinous act, he made a 911 call to inform the dispatcher what he had done with a calm voice. Evans’s cold-blood double homicide case led the media to depict him as an malevolent adolescent, even the judge hearing over Evans’s case refused to drop the capital murder charge against Evans (Winter, 2013). The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individuals who are under the age of 18 at the time of their offense should not be sentenced to death or life without parole (Miller v. Alabama, 2012; Roper v. Simmons, 2005). Evans’s public defender requested to try the boy with murder instead of capital murder which has only two punitive sentencing outcomes in Texas--- life without parole and death penalty (Douglas, 2013).
Scott Peterson had his preliminary hearing on April 17, 2003. Superior Court Judge Al Girolami ordered Scott Peterson to stand trial on two counts of murder. Peterson’s arraignment quickly followed. Peterson was arraigned on April 21, 2003. The Prosecution charged him with the following: Count I: On or about and between December 23, 2002 and December 24, 2002, the defendant did commit a felony, Murder, violation of Section 187 of the California Penal Code; the defendant did willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously and with malice aforethought murder Laci Denise Peterson, a human being.
1. Crime and Details Timothy James McVeigh is an American terrorist and a mass murderer who detonated a bomb in front of Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 (Valentine, 2001). This attack led to the death of more than 168 innocent people while many are injured Valentine (2001). People called Timothy “The Oklahoma City Bomber” after launching the attack. This becomes one of the deadliest acts of terrorism attacks in the American history prior to September 11, 2001 bombing (Jaworski & Morris, 2003).
On August 29th a terrorist car bomb was parked next to the Imam Ali mosque, when it detonated it claimed the life of 95 Iraqis and wounded 140. The mosque was predominantly a U.S. supporting community. Also killed in the blast was Ayato... ... middle of paper ... ...r 2003. www.newyorktimes.com Filkins, Dexter, and Fisher, Ian. “Bombers Kill 14 in Iraq; Missile Hits Civilian Plane.” New York Times. 23 November 2003. www.newyorktimes.com MacFarquhar, Neil, and Oppel, Richard A.
Charging parents for their children’s illegal actions will, create more responsible children, force parents to be more active in their children lives, help curb crime, and lower the incarceration rate. Picking up litter, or helping a friend when they have fallen are all actions that a polite young man or woman would do. Parents who wanted their children to be polite and responsible adult raised these young men and women who help their peers. The problem is that many young people are not raised with the correct “moral compass”. This moral compass that so many young people are missing should instilled by parents.
Oslo City Court convicted Joe Erling Jahr, 20, and Ole Nicolai (Kvisler), 22, both linked to the Boot Boys neo-Nazi group, of murder. Jahr was sentenced to 16 years in prison and (Nicolai) Kvisler 15 years. Veronica Andreassen, 18, was convicted as an accessory to the assault and jailed for three years. The court said the murder was planned, racially motivated and committed by members of a Neo-Nazi group partly to spread fear. It also found that Jahr and (Nicolai) Kvisler had each stabbed Hermansen with different knives.