The defendant was convicted of all charges after only 2 hours of deliberations. This added impact disproportionately punishes women and children.
September 11, Defense Attorneys: The death penalty affects everyone who knows, cares for, or works with the death row inmate. Brian Helfenbein age 10 The defendant was 48 years old from Cicero, Ill. The defendant then drove to Scottsburg, called the police and turned himself in. Multiple murders, Intentional Murder during commission of Burglary Victims: DNA testing on semen found at the scene confirmed his statements.
In route, he changed his mind and headed back on I to Cicero.
Hooten had gone to a local bar with friends that night, but had left early and alone, then returned to the apartment. The defendant testified that he wanted to receive the death penalty.
After being advised of his constitutional rights, Zachariah Melcher admitted that he had murdered his wife and child and stuffed them into a plastic storage container seven days earlier. The car was later discovered locked with the keys gone several miles away. After being advised of his constitutional rights, Hooten admitted that he had forcibly raped and strangled to death Tara Willenborg.
Other weapons and a sawed-off shotgun were found in the car. The jury unanimously recommended a death sentence. Hooten was a registered sex offender, having been convicted of Rape in Georgia, where he received a 15 year sentence.
Scheduled for Jury Trial on August 2, A large section of the brain was also missing. Richard Carley Hooten, Jr. An autopsy later revealed that Christian Melcher died of strangulation or asphyxiation. Tara Rose Willenborg, age 17 The body of 17 year old Tara Willenborg was found on the bedroom floor of her apartment at Cambridge Square in Clarksville, with massive bruising to her upper chest and a Subway apron tied around her neck.
An article for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform by Professor Michael Radelet of the University of Colorado at Boulder describes the retributive effects of the death penalty on the family, friends, and attorneys of death row prisoners.
The rear door was unlocked and their car was gone. The defendant admitted he had shot his son, claiming basically that the world was a terrible place and he did not want his son to have to grow up living a life of misery, particularly in the ghettos of Cicero.
Karen Smith age 26Jacqueline Smith age 3 Appeal: Risher, who is a church chaplain, says that "[t]here is no right way to grieve.
Donahue sentenced the defendant to the maximum term, 94 years imprisonment, on May 26, She had just started a new job at Subway. I wish I had had the chance -- consistent with my Christian beliefs -- to have told him in person that I forgave him for what he did to our innocent and precious daughter.
One University of Minnesota study found that just 2. Carmichael Date of Crime: Donahue Date of Crime: Farah said, "I do not want my family to go through the years of trials and appeals that come with death-penalty cases. The bill passed the Utah Senate, and is likely to face a vote in the House on March The Hall family was able to forgive Ferguson as soon as they saw the film, and Mr.
Hall says that several weeks after Ferguson was executed, his family viewed a documentary film that featured comments from Ferguson that "conveyed such genuine remore for the pain he caused both our family and his because of his horrible actions.
A ballistics expert testified that the gun appeared to be the same gun used to commit the murders.Tennessee Executions Untilall individuals convicted of a capital offense were hanged. There are no official records of the number or names of those executed. Category: Death Penalty.
Public Defenders Fight the Death Penalty. Today, defenders and advocates across the country shine a light on death row for National Public Defense Week.
Post poll showed that for the first time, a majority of Americans support life sentences instead of the death penalty for people convicted of murder. The death penalty won't be pursued against the accused killers the alleged murder weapon was found in a They were both indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on charges of first-degree.
DeathPenaltyUSA, the complete database of defendants executed in the United States of America since to present.
Fully searchable database by name, by year and by State. James Kelly Moore III, 41, of Greensboro, charged with murder in connection with the death of year-old Shelby Brown, is not eligible for the death penalty.
Offender Number. Last Name. First Name. Race. DOB. County. Date of Crime. Sentence Date. Sentence. Bane.
John. White. 12/29/ Shelby.Download