Photographed here are the first female jurors to serve on a murder trial in England. The accused, George Arthur Bailey, was put on trial for the 1920 fatal poisoning of his pregnant wife, 22 year old Kate Lillian Bailey, and was found guilty of murder just four days later. Although the vast majority of the jurors remained male, the three women above helped to secure the death penalty in this case, which saw Bailey executed by hanging on 2nd March, 1921.
Despite killing over 30 women, Ted Bundy only ever faced two strenuous murder trials, both spaced within three years. His first trial date was set for June 25, 1979, in Miami. This particular court case centered on the brutal attacks on the Chi Omega sorority sisters. The second trial was to take place on January, 1980, in Orlando, where Bundy would be tried for the murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach. Both of the trials would end in unexpected disaster for the promising Law student, however it would be the Chi Omega murder trial that would seal his fate forever.
Adolf Hitler as a witness in a murder trial. One of his stormtroopers was accused of killing a political enemy.
At Hitler’s left is Dr. Libbert, mayor of Berlin at the time (1931) At Hitler’s right is Dr. Hans Frank, later Governer of Nazi-occupied Poland. Rudolf Hess is in the background. This photo was made secretly…
Twenty years ago this week, O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, were found dead, stabbed to death in a bloody scene on the front steps of her condo in west Los Angeles. Simpson, a pro football Hall of Famer turned television and movie star, almost immediately was shrouded in suspicion, and thus began one of the most sensational crime stories of the modern age, one that still divides much of the nation.
Every twist and turn of the case seemed as if it could have been scripted by Hollywood, from the slow-speed chase of a white Ford Bronco carrying a reportedly suicidal Simpson down the San Diego Freeway to the moment during his trial when the ex-football star struggled to fit his hands inside bloody gloves allegedly worn by his ex-wife’s killer. “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit,” Simpson’s lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, later intoned, a line that has lived on in pop culture infamy.
In a stunning turn in a legal saga that has lasted more than seven years, Italy’s high court has not only rejected the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, it has annulled them and declined to order another retrial.
After 10 hours of deliberations, the ruling closes the case, and Knox and Sollecito are free without fear of charges or, in Knox’s case, extradition to Italy.
A Louisiana sheriff’s department hid a gun which was a key piece of evidence in the murder trial of a black man and later falsely claimed that court documents pertaining to the weapon were lost in a flood during Hurricane Katrina.
A bit of detective work, however, showed that St. John the Baptist Parish was relatively untouched by the worst of Katrina. No parts of the county flooded and in fact the area served as a staging area for rescue and recovery efforts.
If you’re poor in Louisiana, you’re fucked. If you’re poor and black, you’re doubly fucked.
It’s knowen that
Louisiana has some of the MOST corrupt cops in the entire country.
Racism is alive and well in the USA contrary to what the assholes stated in the SCOTUS Case that trashed the Voting Rights Act.
A man accused of killing his roommate in Gainesville, Fla., told the Siri application on his iPhone that he needed “to hide my roommate” on the day the two men were last seen together.
Siri’s joking reply has now taken on a sinister twist. “What kind of place are you looking for?” the app asked back. “Swamps? Reservoirs? Metal foundries? Dumps?”
This evidence was presented Tuesday in the trial of Pedro Bravo, who is charged with drugging and strangling Christian Aguilar after an argument over Bravo’s ex-girlfriend, whom Aguilar had been dating.
Detectives have been reviewing Bravo’s phone for clues, and found his request to Siri, made on Sept. 20, 2012, when the two men were captured by a surveillance camera outside a Gainesville Best Buy store.
Gainesville Police Department detective Matt Goeckel said the flashlight on Bravo’s phone had also been used on nine occasions that night, for a total of 48 minutes, and its location points don’t match where Bravo said he was.
Aguilar’s remains were found three weeks later, about 60 miles away.
The trial is expected to be concluded later this week.