In this case, Beau and Monique Maestas were charged with the murder of six-year-old Kristyanna Bergeron, and the attempted murder of ten-year-old Brittney Bergeron. The charges stemmed out of an incident that occurred after a drug deal gone bad. The children’s mother, Tammy Bergeron, sold drugs to Beau. He was dissatisfied with the drugs, and when Tammy refused to return his money, he retaliated. He and Monique went to Tammy’s home, where her children were alone. They proceeded to beat and stab the children, killing Kristyanna, and severely wounding Brittney. The injuries Brittney sustained left her a paraplegic.
On June 26, 2015, Mr. Steve Gerecke, an Albuquerque, New Mexico resident, confronted six youths allegedly attempting to burglarize his home after gaining access through the garage with a remote control removed from his wife’s car. The group of youth appeared to have been the same roving mob reported earlier to the police. Witnesses and police reports complained of burglarized homes and cars with the removal credit cards, cellphone, keys, and other valuables. In addition to the burglaries, the group allegedly committed grand the auto. Upon the confrontation of Mr. Gerecke and the youth, an escalation of bravado ensued. At this time, one of the youth armed with pistol, shot Mr. Gerecke multiple times killing him in the driveway of his home. Well
e story of the Little Rock Nine.There was a crowd of people who beat up Alex L.Wilson.The reporter allowed the mean and cruel violence that was around Central High School when Little Rock Nine when carlotta and the other students attempted to
The link between school violence and bullying has increased in attraction exponentially after the Columbine shooting. “The shooters were classified as gifted children who had allegedly been victims of bullying for four years.” Many of those who are close to them regarded them as “the losers of the losers (Ball)”. Klebold has also made remarks to his father about his hatred toward the jock culture in his high school. He added that Harris had been victimized by the jocks by stating to his father “They sure give Eric hell.” There is no doubt this helped drive them to the decision they made.
Researchers have found that adolescent murders tend to be not only violent, but extremely violent. One teen murderer stabbed his victim forty-six times (Kreiner 41). Josh McDowell, in his book Right from Wrong says, “Today’s youth are not playing loud music and wearing radical hairstyles; they have graduated, it seems, to a level of adolescent aggression, promiscuity, cynicism, and violence that bristles the hair on parents’ necks” (McDowell 6). The most significant change in the youth has been in their attitudes. The new generation is more inclined to resort to violence over trivial issues or for no apparent reason. Violent juvenile crime is now a national epidemic and is predicted to get worse. The group most associated with juvenile violence in America is males aged fifteen to nineteen. Statistics show that this segment of the male population will increase by 30 percent by the year 2020 (Grapes
While murderers come in all shapes and sizes, it still comes as a great shock to see a child as the culprit rather than the victim. In the case of Eric Smith, a thirteen-year-old who brutally killed four-year-old Derrick Robie and was tried as an adult and was sentenced to nine years to life in prison. Growing up, Smith was a loner, he didn’t have any friends and was made fun of and was often bullied at school because of his physical appearance. Smith had red hair, freckles, wore thick glasses, and had elongated ears that were protruding. It was also said that Eric Smith suffered physical abuse at home.
Presenting Problem: He has 2 Kempsville Acute visits, endorses anger and thoughts of suicides. Reported hx of Neurodevelopmental problems most recently as consistent with Autistic Spectrum Symptoms. He reported having intense anger toeards his parents but denies homicidal thoughts, acknowledges suicidal thinking. On May 27, 215 he pulled a knife on his mother, no injury occurred. Mother states he has been increasingly agitated. He has been posturing at his mother yeling clinching his fist at her as well as sneaking out and lying. Mother states he obtained the knife from his room and threatene her life. He states his mother swas chasing him around with a broom which is why he grabbed the kife. He states he is depressed all the time. He a Hx of suspensions for fighting while in school and he was the aggressor.
The article “Man Charged in Birthday Party Fatal Stabbing Held on $1.5M,” written by Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi for the Chicago Tribune, details a homicide that occurred at a birthday party. At the birthday party, Adan Montano, a thirty-seven year-old man, attacked Stephanie Serrano, a nineteen year-old girl, with a butcher knife. Earlier in the evening, before the attack occurred, Montano was reportedly acting strange and belligerent (citation here). It was at this point in the evening when Montano began to bother the females at the party. One of these bothersome incidents included brushing his teeth with a household cleaning product. Montano was asked to stop but he refused. After being asked to remove himself from the party Montano got violent, punching a male in the back. This person retaliated by punching Montano in the mouth. The attack occurred as the party was ending. Serrano and the man who had had a physical altercation with Montano were walking out of the party to a porch when Montano came at them with the knife and tried to stab them. Serrano tried to flee Montano’s attack, like the male she was with, but she fell and was stabbed, “multiple times, [in] her face, arm, hands, and…heart” (citation here). After the attack Montano fled the scene.
On March 1, 1987, Tyvonne, who was eight, found a gun while playing in the school yard. He took the gun and hid it, the following day he brought the gun to school and hid it by a fence. While in school he bragged to his fellow classmates about the gun he found. The victim told Tyvonne that she thought the gun was a fake and because of that it made the other kids say the gun was a toy. The victim then challenged Tyvonne by saying, “Shoot me. Shoot me.” Tyvonne then responded with, “I’ll show you it’s real.” He aimed and fired one shot at the victim which hit and injured her, he then began to swear and shout at the victim that he was
The case that we are evaluating is about two high school student who were involved in a physical fight, which led to one student being arrested. The students who were involved in this altercation were Jamal a junior who was known to be a student with good grades and Juan who was a troubled kid who was a recovering alcoholic. Juan received poor grades in school and was known for having many absences. Juan was held back in sixth grade and struggled with social situations. He had never been involved in an altercation before.
Statement of Victim: Rush states that he knows the suspect (Lowe) from a year, so he borrowed $20 from him last month and paid him back last week, but today suspect confront him to pay his money back, for this reason they had an argument. Rush also told suspect has been drinking and smelled of cheap wine. So suspect started hitting to him on his face with both fists and he hit back furniture got knocked over. Also Suspect took out a razor from his right side jacket pocket and swung it back and forth at his face and screamed “I’m gonna cut you real good”. Rush says he backed up and tripped over a chair then fell over onto his back on the floor. Suspect stood over him and cut his face several times with razor. Suddenly, suspect heard voice yelling to stop the fight and people running down the hall, and then Suspect stated “I’ll be back and finish you off later” and then he ran down the hall. Rush also told that suspect spends his days at St. James Park (1St St. & St. John St.). And suspect first name is George but is known as “Montana” he is about 50 yrs. Old, approx. 6-0, 200, shaved head but brown
His parents say their son was playing, and never threatened to harm anyone at the school, with Riley's mother defending her son by claiming he was actually trying to keep all of them safe from the imaginary bomb:
On November 4, 2015 at approximately 0800 PST a UC Merced California college student wielding a knife caused harm and fear during morning classes. Ultimately the attacker wounded four people before police arrived and were forced to use deadly force to stop the attacker. The attacker later died from the wounds sustained. The quick police response was a result of the college having its own police officers on campus.
However, I do not believe it received the same amount of attention it would have if the accuser had used a gun. As a result of knife being used in place of a gun, less attention was given to the crime. Hribal could face almost up to six hundred years of sentencing if found guilty of all courts and sentenced to serve them consequently. Although not mandatory, Pennsylvania employs advisory sentencing guidelines for judges (McClam, 2014). Therefore the sentence for Hribal is unknown, but it is most likely that he’ll receive a life in prison sentence without the possibility of parole. He will not receive the death penalty that Pennsylavia offers though, as juveniles can’t be executed by law. If sentenced in juvenile court, the court could only detain him until he is twenty one years old. Depending on the test results of the mental capability of Hribal, I believe he should be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole or institutionalized to a mental institution to help him. If deemed to have no mentally incapability and institutionalized; I feel that Hribal should have a chance to be released upon a recommendation from the mental institution that he has received treatment and is mentally capable of interaction and being a positive, contributing member of society. My perspective is that if this act was done with full mental capacity then there is little to no chance of rehabilitation. However, he could still
First, a 2013 North Carolina Wesleyan College Social Event Crimes Report was properly repaired by the Director of Campus Activities, Ms. Cuthberson at my request for this research paper. The three sub categories of crimes are: disorderly conduct, physical assault, and armed weapons. I choose these three sub categories because they describe the types of crimes that myself and other students witnessed on campus in the past. For this report disorderly conduct will be operationalized as people being drunk in public to disturbing the peace. Physical assault will be operationalized as an intentional contact from one person to successfully and even unsuccessfully harm to another person. Armed weapons will be operationalized as handguns. North Carolina Wesleyan College Social Event Crimes Report 2013 - 2010: had a total of two armed weapons (handguns) crimes in 2012 as the reported findings. This was a huge surprise, I know of more than two incidents that have accrued within four years. In fact the previous statement could have been proven by conducting a student survey, but because of time limitations I was unable to do a