On December 26, 1996 Patsy Ramsey made a phone call to 911 and frantically told dispatch that she found a ransom note on the main staircase of her home and that her daughter was taken. Experts from the CBS special reviewing the ransom note determined whoever wrote it was desparately trying to “sell” it too much and used too many words instead of getting right to the point as most ransom notes do. Also, the amount of money that was asked for was the same amount of money that Mr. Ramsey got for his bonus that year. Linguistic experts also matched most of the handwriting to Patsy and said that parts of the note used maternal language, also pointing to Patsy. While reviewing the ransom note, CBS showed experts also looking at the autopsy report.
My third piece of evidence is the kitchen. It is an absolute mess. There are broken plates, newspapers everywhere, an overturned chair, and the phone ripped out of the receiver. As a rule that means there was a struggle or fight before the blow to the head. When Mr. Vermont confronted Mrs. Vermont before he killed her, they got into a
On the night of the murder, the family had gone on an outing, and was preparing to retire for the evening. . In the early morning hours of December 26, 1996, shortly after 5:00 AM, Patsy Ramsey woke up in her Boulder, Colorado home. As she headed for the kitchen she found a ransom note on her kitchen staircase (CNNLawCenter.2006). The child and a ransom note were found hours later. The local police and friends and family soon gathered at the home. The local police’s progress was hampered because there were so many people in the home; the crime scene was not secured which caused chaos with the police investigation because things were cleaned and moved around (Jenkins, 2013). Given the confusion and disarray at the Ramsey home, the crime scene became significantly contaminated. Unfortunately, the police were unable to gather proper evidence and conduct an effective investigation. Furthermore, the murder was sensationalized by the media which tangled the issues even more.
This horrible event led to making the ransom note, and in a handwriting examination, we found that the note could have been easily written by Patsy. In which Patsy said she “found” a two-and-a-half page ransom note near the spiral staircase that led to the basement, where JonBenét’s body would eventually be found. The ransom note was written in interesting way that it would seem to appear in one of those classic crime films. The ransom note demanded $118,000 to be given to a "foreign faction" by 10 a.m. the next day, which was later found out to be the same amount of John Ramsey’s Christmas bonus from his company. That is why when the police arrived and made John Ramsey and his neighbor Fleet White to search the house for anything unordinary, John made it straight to the basement cellar where he immediately “found” his deceased child. Even though he'd been told to leave everything where he'd found it, he decided to pick her up, carried her body upstairs, removed a piece tape from the child’s mouth and placed her down. He even covered her up with a throw blanket, further destroying vital physical evidence. This would be on purpose if they tend to cover up their tracks. That is when Arndt, the police to first arrive at the crime
On Christmas night, 1996 the death of a six-year-old beauty queen shocked the nation, while sleeping JonBenet Ramsey was taken from her room in Boulder, Colorado. Taken unto the basement wine cellar where there she was beaten,
In the year 2010, 26-year-old Kenzie Houk was found murdered in her bed. Kenzie was shot in her head. Kenzie was also eight months pregnant when she was murdered (nydailynews.com). The person who found the body was her 4-year-old daughter. When the police officers arrived at the scene, they searched to see if anybody broke into the house. The police officers were unable to find any force entry. The police officers even thought it was a possibility that Kenzie ex-boyfriend could of committed the murder, but they were unable to connect him to the murder. Eventually, the police officers found out that the murderer was none other then the 11-year-old Jordan Anthony Brown.
It has been almost 21 years since the murder of a little six-year-old girl by the name of JonBenet Ramsey of Boulder Colorado. Her parents were John and Patsy Ramsey. The question remains til this day “Who killed JonBenet?”
The ransom note comes into play here. In my previous complete section, I discussed the fact that there were no reported finger prints located on the ransom note when it was examined. The murderer would have to have been planning on doing said act for quite some time in order to leave no evidence behind.
Many could ask the question how a novel could lead someone to commit a murder. In the 1980’s this question swept through many individuals around the world. “Read The Catcher in the Rye, that is my statement.” These are words that came from Mark David Chapman after he took the life of Rock and Roll songwriter/singer, John Lennon. A&E produced a documentary about Chapman, the murderer of Lennon. It spoke about how and when Lennon was executed, the reasoning behind why Chapman did it, the childhood of Chapman, and other interesting facts that related to this tragic event. The way that A&E sequenced the events, helps the viewers to have a better understanding of what was going through Chapman’s head during, before, and after the murder was conducted.
Finally, if Lizzie was guilty the police would have found proof of committing the murders. The last and most significant reason Lizzie Borden is innocent, is there was no physical evidence found at the crime scene. Although many people think Lizzie Borden is guilty because she burned a paint stained dress the day after being named suspect, and that could have been the dress she wore while executing the murders, there was no proof or evidence found to support her guilt.. In source #1, “Lizzie Borden: Murderess or Media Sensation?” it says, “The lack of forensic evidence played a key role in the case. There was no physical evidence linking her to the murders. A hatchet had been discovered in the basement of the Borden home, but its blade was clean and the handle had been broken off-by Lizzie, according to the police.” This means Lizzie could not have done the murder because there was nothing found that would have been used to kill her parents. The only weapon found was a clean broken hatchet, so it couldn’t have been used to kill someone. There was no evidence found to prove Lizzie’s innocence or guilt, so she can not be proved guilty.
“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top”- O.J. Simpson. June 12, 1994 was the day O.J Simpson got away with murder. Nicole Brown was murdered with her companion, Ron Goldman, on June 12, 1994. Much evidence was found such as DNA evidence, a glove, and hair. In the controversial court case of O.J Simpson and the murder of his wife Nicole, the guilty verdict incorrectly acquitted him based on the previous violence, the evidence found, and the personal consequences following his act.
Brittany Pilkington has admitted to murdering her three young sons. She says that the reason she murdered her sons was because her husband was paying too much attention to them. She murdered her son Niall in July 2014 when he was three months. She murdered her oldest son Gavin in April 2015 when he was four years old. Brittany murdered her youngest son Noah in August 2015 when he was three months old.