9 The man who got away with the murder
It is pleasant to know that the justice system is still working and catching the killers in order to give them fair punishment. But let's find out about those who managed to escape from justice after committing an atrocity:
1. Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter.
At the moment she is the most hated woman in America, if not in the world. The three-year-old daughter, Anthony Kaylee, disappeared on day 31, in which her mother went to parties, participated in the Hot Body contests, and was absolutely not worried about her daughter. When her daughter was finally found dead in a forest near her house, Casey's case went to court. The accusation was serious - in the car Anthony was the smell of a dead body, on the spot where Kayle was found, such evidence was found as a bedspread and labels matching the bedding sets from Casey's house, not to mention the fact that the mother was constantly lying about what had happened. Despite a court hearing that took place during the month, 400 clues and 90 witnesses, the jurors rendered their verdict in just a day of meetings.
2Vince Neil killed his best friend
Did you know that the lead singer of the band Motley Crue is the killer? It's true. Neal, who was drunk at the time, went by car with his good friend Nicholas "Razzle" Dingly (Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley) (drummer Hanoi Rocks) and two other people to a wine shop for a drink. Vince lost control of the car, causing Dingley to die on the spot, while the other two passengers suffered brain injuries. Nile came out of the water - he had to spend only 15 days in prison, pay several million dollars in damages, and endure 5 years of probation. As if that wasn't enough, then Motley Crew released his terrible album “Theater of Pain”, dedicated to Dingley.
3. Robert Blake shot his wife and did not answer for it.
Robert Blake, known for his role as a policeman on the Baretta television series, turned out to be not so law-abiding in real life. On May 4, 2001, Blake and his then-wife Bonnie Lee Bakley dined at their favorite Italian restaurant, Vitello. They parked the car a few blocks from the restaurant, in a dark alley next to the garbage can.After dinner, Blake led Barkley to the car. According to Blake, at that moment he realized that he had left his gun in a restaurant. When he returned to the car, he found his wife shot in the head. The case, which was widely reported in the media (as well as the case of O. Jay Simpson, to which we will return) seemed very simple and easy to prove: two people testified that Blake was trying to order the murder of his wife, and very strangely behaved evening. However, as well as Simpson, he was found innocent and released, and then in a civil court he was found responsible for a violent death.
4. Lizzy Borden (Lizzy Borden) took an ax and ... (you probably know what happened next)
Lizzie Borden’s name became synonymous with murder with an ax, children's songs and bad heavy metal bands, but she didn’t answer for her crimes. Lizzy Borden, the only suspect in the murder of her father and stepmother Andrew and Abby, on the night of August 4, 1892, was declared innocent. There were many circumstantial evidence pointing to her guilt, including the controversial alibi, the fact that she tried to buy poison that day, and that witnesses saw her burning her dress, in which she was on the night of the murders.However, good luck, a jury trial, and the fact that few could have imagined how a young girl could be so cruel influenced the fact that the jury had a verdict of her innocence after only an hour of meetings. The murder of his father and stepmother remained unsolved and continues to generate many theories.
5. Richard James Herrin, “The Case of the Killing at Yale University”
This is one of the most terrible examples of errors of justice, and you most likely have never heard of it. However, in 1977, this case was widely known in the United States. In itself, the case is quite straightforward: July 7, 1977, Richard James Herrin brutally killed his girlfriend Bonnie Garland with a hammer. Herrin even admitted to being perfect - the couple met when they were students at Yale University (because of this, the case got that name). However, what was truly strange in this case was the unimaginable display of sympathy ... for the killer. From the moment of his capture, he was treated very carefully. People said that he was just an incomprehensible teenager who grew up in a poor area of Los Angeles. Not only was he unable to “fit in” at Yale University (he left the university shortly before the murder), but he was rejected by Bonnie, who told himthat she wants to sleep with other men - for the society Herrin was a real "victim". This support was also distributed by the media, which undoubtedly influenced the outcome of the court hearings. Garland exhibited a monster who rejected this poor fellow, and he had no choice but to kill her (according to the logic of many people who supported Herrin). People believed it so much that he was found not guilty of premeditated murder, but only guilty of murder without malicious intent. And although a stunned judge sentenced him to the maximum possible term - 25 years - in 1995, after Herrin served 2/3 of his term, he was released early, after which he disappeared.
6. Al Capone was sentenced to imprisonment ... for not paying taxes
The famous gangster Al Capone was holding the underworld of Chicago in the frenzy. Despite being universally known as the cruel leader of the mafia world, there was no evidence of his involvement in the crimes. For example, he organized the famous Valentine’s Day Massacre, during which 7 members of rival Bugs Moran’s gang were killed.Capone simply ordered this murder: he was in Florida, bedridden and for the perfect alibi he even had a doctor's certificate. The incredible loyalty of his subordinates played a role, as did the strict legal protection, which always demanded search warrants. In addition to this - he always worked only with cash, and he did not have a bank account, and in his whole life he wrote only one check. Believe it or not, that is what led him to a conclusion. The FBI, in collaboration with the Domestic Taxation Service and the US Treasury Department, was able to gather enough evidence that he was guilty of tax evasion. He served 7 years from his 10-year sentence, after which he fell ill with syphilis and died. Glamor, isn't it?
7. Don King
This boxing promoter with an unusual hairstyle is known, unfortunately, not only for having a hand in taking off Mike Tyson. King killed two people - Hillary Brown (Hillary Brown) and Sam Garrett (Sam Garrett). He was tried for the murder of Miss Brown (he shot her in the back), but he was found not guilty because he allegedly acted in self-defense. For beating up to the death of Mr. Garrett, who owed him money, he was sentenced to three years in prison for causing death by negligence.It is good to be king (this is how Don's last name is translated)!
8. William S. Burroughs - Played William Tell with His Wife
“Who wants to play William Tell?” (According to the legend, the cruel governor forced the peasant William Tell to shoot an apple on his son’s head)
A poet, a drug addict ... a killer. In 1951, a bit-generation drunk man William Burroughs shot his wife Joan Vollmer and killed her while playing William Tell at a party in Mexico City. True, instead of an apple, there was a glass on his wife's head. Burroughs spent 13 days in prison, after which his rich parents returned him to the United States with the help of a bribe. He was later convicted of murder, but he did not attend the trial and never returned to Mexico. The positive side of this story is that this event was the beginning of Burroughs' excellent creative career.
9. O.J. Simpson (O.J. Simpson) ... what else to say?
This is probably one of the most famous court cases in the world. However, if you are unfamiliar with this case, it was like this: Nicole Brown Simpson, the former wife of a famous American football player O.Jay Simpson, as well as her boyfriend Ronald Goldman, were brutally murdered near her home in Brentwood.
There was a lot of material evidence: the bloody traces on the scene of the murder coincided with both Simpson's DNA and his expensive and rare shoes of Bruno Magli. The bloody socks in O. Jay's house were stained with Nicole and Ron's blood. Simpson lived after the murder in the house of long-time friend Robert Kardashian (Robert Kardashian), who was seen carrying a suspicious bag.
There were a great many witnesses on both sides, and the crime even began to be called the Crime of the Century. In the end, O. Jay Simpson was acquitted.
How did he do it? Some people say that evidence, such as a glove found at a crime scene and not suitable for Simpson, played a role. Others say that defense attorneys played a racial accent that helped justify it. There are also theories that O. Jay is actually innocent, and that his son Jason killed two victims, and in a recent documentary film the serial killer Glen Rogers was accused.
Guilty or not, it is difficult to say that he got rid of this case easily. Simpson's personal life and career collapsed completely.He is currently in prison on a non-murder charge (armed robbery and kidnapping).