Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time; a look into all aspects of a guilty verdict from the burden of proof to conviction to the judge’s sentence and more.
Group Murders Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Infant
Laquita Calhoun noticed signs of sexual abuse on her 1-year-old daughter as she bathed her on February 28, 2004. She immediately walked next door to Jeannette Daniels' home. Jeanette babysat the infant while she was at work and wanted to know who all had been in the house that day.
The Killer Babysitter: Christine Falling
Christine Falling murdered five infants when she was a teenager, a crime she would confess to at age 19. She told police she didn’t know why she killed the infants. Sometimes they cried and made her angry but other times, she just had the urge to kill. Christine killed a 70-year-old man at a nursing home where she worked. Falling was arrested and convicted of three murders. She was sentenced to life in prison.
Criminals Sentenced to Probation on Serious Charges
Probation is a dream punishment for criminals convicted of criminal charges. It is a punishment that awards the criminal an opportunity to avoid jail or prison time, instead meeting with a probation officer every so often and paying a fine or two. Probation usually is reserved for criminals guilty of committing minor crimes but judges sometimes shockingly offer it to convicts with serious charges like rape, child abuse, and murder. The following cases highlight a few of those judges and criminals who should be behind bars for decades but instead, were released back into the community on probation.
16-Year-Old Brutally Beats, Sodomizes, Sets on Fire Man Mom Accused of Raping Her
Brothers Nathan Johnson, 16, Anthony Johnson, and Brian Johnson Jr. along with their friend, Michael Gunn, brutally beat, sodomized, and set on fire a man they suspected of raping their mother in January 2016. Robert Banks denied the allegations against him even while the teens brutally beat him.
Emma Walker & Tristyn Bailey
Emma Walker and Tristyn Bailey, two young innocent teenage cheerleaders with bright futures whose lives were taken by their murderers. Texas teen cheerleader Emma Walker finds love with a high school football wide receiver Riley Gaul who becomes controlling and abusive until her life was cut short by the bullets of her footballer high school sweetheart. Another cheerleader from Florida, Tristyn Bailey, 13 year old girl who was close to going to high school hangs out with a guy she sees in school that took her to a unknown place and takes her life.
The Suzano Massacre
Brazil is known for its extreme violence. The country has the highest homicide rates in the world at approximately 30.76 per 100,000 people. That rate is three times higher than the world average. Organized crime poses significant problems in the country, although other crimes like robbery, rape, and drug sales frequently occur. Gun crimes and violent crimes are common throughout Brazil but rarely do school shootings occur.
Man “Cooked Alive” After Deputy Tases Him While Pumping Gas
A Florida deputy has been charged with a misdemeanor after allegedly tasing a suspect as he pumped gas, causing an explosion resulting in third-degree burns covering 75% of the man’s body.
Woman Who Murdered Infant Son Sentenced to Probation
Eleana Carbajal briefly lost custody of Marcelino after testing positive for methamphetamines. Carbajal completed a course, enough to convince the state child services offices to return Marcelino to her care and custody. Once Marcelino was back in Carbajal’s care, CPS did not return to the home for a single follow-up visit, as their office required.
The Murder of 11-Year-Old Eddie Warner
Eddie Werner hoped to win a walkie-talkie in his school fundraiser by selling the most gift wrap and candy. On September 27, 1997, the 11-year-old left home with the fundraising brochures in hand eager to sell. His efforts went well until he knocked on the door of the Manzie family. Sam Manzie, the 15-year-old troubled teen of the family, opened the door for Eddie and welcomed him inside.
The Serial Rapist Who Never Had Sex.
Dr. Donald Cline was a well-known fertility doctor throughout the 70’s and 80’s in the Indianapolis area of America. Opening his own clinic in 1979, he would use “donors” which consisted of medical residents or students from the hospital across the street. Unlike today, the technology for keeping specimens viable was not as advanced and the criteria for a donor would be picked out of a notebook by the client. Jan Shore, Dr. Cline’s former nurse, describes how she would go to the hospital to pick up fresh specimens and keep them in her bra when transporting them back to the clinic because they had to be kept at body temperature for them to still be viable after the trip back.
Why is Elizabeth Bathory called the most prolific killer in history?
The story of a 17th-century countess known for her horrific murders of young girls. New Delhi: During the war against Sikandar Shah Suri for the throne of Delhi on February 14, 1556, Akbar succeeded his father. Management went well. Exactly four years later, in 1560, a girl was born in a Hungarian home 6000 km from India, and here is a brief account of her hair-raising activities. Elizabeth Bathory is said to have first faced the crime at the age of 15.
Murders at 722 Lester Street
Jesse Dodson of Memphis had been out of prison for only a few short weeks in 2008 after serving a 14-year bid for murder when he fatally shot and stabbed eight family members inside their Lester Street home. Six of them died. The victims included Jesse’s own brother and his nieces and nephews.