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Famous Crimes and Trials exam 2
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Scottsboro- when and where did the crime take place?
Scottsboro- Who were the major players - victims
Victims: Ruby Bates (17), Victoria Price (24) both white and factory workers, suspected prostitutes.
The Scottsboro boys
Nine young African American Boys:
Scottsboro- What were the outcomes of the various sets of trials?
4 different trials
Trial 1 - Charlie Weems and Clarence Norris
Outcome: Both Guilty; both sentenced to death
Trial 2 - Haywood Patterson
Outcome: Guilty; Sentenced to death
Trial 3 - Andrew Wright, Willie Roberson, Ozie Powell, Eugene Williams, Olen Montgomery
Outcome: All guilty; All sentenced to death
Trial 4 - Leroy Wright
Scottsboro- What two groups came forward to defend the boys after their initial convictions?
The communist party acting through the international labor defense auxiliary
The national association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP)
Scottsboro- What were some of the problems with the various trials?
Pressure on defendants
Questionable background of victims
"Southern Justice" - case was seen as justifiable lynching
Scottsboro- What was the appellate history? Alabama Court of Appeals?
on appeal, seven convictions were upheld
Eugene Williams was reversed
Scottsboro- The case went to the United States Supreme Court twice? What were the major issues argued in
Powell vs Alabama
defendants had not received legal counsel
overturned verdicts, so new trials
Scottsboro- What were the details of the medical evidence?
medical evidence suggested that price didn't get raped
Scottsboro- What became of the victim Victoria Price?
filed a law suit against NBC, went to the supreme court then died
Scottsboro- What happened to the bros
Hauptmann- What evidence was found at the crime scene and elsewhere?
a folding lader, dowel pin, and chisel, ransom note
Hauptmann- What were the mechanics of the crime?
used ladder to enter/exit the window, demanded 50,000, once ransom is delivered they were told baby would be on a boat called the Nelly
Hauptmann- Was the baby found?
Body was found 4 miles away from the Lindbergh house. Identified by number of teeth, distinctive toes and clothes
How was Bruno Richard Hauptmann identified as a suspect?
Ransom money was traced back to his car, found with money during traffic stop and in his garage, wood from floorboard matched ladder
What was the evidence against Hauptmann?
Condon's phone number in his attic, handwriting matches ransom note, alibi is contradicted
Hauptmann- What was the ultimate outcome of the case?
Hauptmann is found guilty of felony murder and sentenced to death
What became of the major players - Charles Lindbergh, his family, Hauptman's family
Charles Lindbergh Sr.
Returns to the US
Yet, flies for the US during World War II
Dies of cancer in 1974
Anne Morrow - dies in 2001
David Wilentz - New Jersey Attorney General until 1944 then private practice
Anna Hauptmann - tries to appeal case on behalf of late husband. Appeals are
rejected. Dies in 1994
What was Hiss' background?
Born November 11, 1904 in Baltimore, MD
Father/sister killed themselves and older brother died
BA from John Hopkins
Law Degree from Harvard
Worked under Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes
Died in 1996 at 92
Who was Whittaker Chambers and why was he important?
worked as a reporter for various left wing publications
recruited by soviets to spy
began trying to out communists
What were the basic allegations leveled against Hiss?
accused Hiss of being a Communist
Exposed classified documents
Hiss- How was future President Richard Nixon involved in the case?
bc he was a part of the red hunting house committee
Hiss- What was Hiss eventually charged with? What was he convicted of?
Charged with two counts of perjury
Hiss is convicted and sentenced to two five year terms to run concurrently
What was the evidence against Hiss as produced by Chambers?
Packages of 65 a retyped state department documents and hand written transcripts of international cables claimed to be from Hiss
What was the outcome of the Hiss case?
appeals rejected, supreme court refused to hear the case
sent to Lewisburg Prison
released after 44 months
What were the details of the evidence that came to light after Hiss' death?
decoded soviet communications suggested someone names Ales worked for them
JFK- What were the circumstances behind the assassination?
Traveled by limo to Dallas trade mart
Three shots were fired at the motorcade by a hidden sniper
President Kennedy sustained serious injuries to the neck and head
JFK died .
Who was Lee Harvey Oswald and why was he important?
Shot and killed the president and killed a police officer (JD Tippit)
What did the Warren Commission conclude about the assassination?
Oswald was guilty of killing JFK and Tippit
Jack Ruby killed Oswald
Three shots were fired
What did the House Select Committee on Assassinations conclude about the assassination?
concluded there was a conspiracy and recommended an investigation
request rejected based on jank audio evidence
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