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Does anyone about this crime and what happened? Topic: Family law case studies
July 17, 2019 / By Hilary
Question: My friend told me about this horrible occurrence. I don't know where it happened but it was pretty recent. He said that a couple men who were on parole robbed a house. It was a 3-person family. They beat the husband and tied him up, then raped the wife and daughter for 7 hours. Then they burned the house down and only the husband survived. I'm studying law and I would like to know what happened to those robbers. Did they get sentenced to jail for life? I personally think they should have gotten the death penalty for putting a family through such a tragedy.
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Eavan Eavan | 8 days ago
Steven Hayes and the Petit family of Connecticut. He was sentenced to death earlier this month: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/02... http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/... It's been ALL over the news for months as the case has gone to trial, shame on your Law professors for not bringing it up in discussion.
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Eavan Originally Answered: How do crime scene investigators visit brutal crime scenes without getting grossed out?
I think different people handle this issue differently. The movies are a little misleading--most major crime scenes are pretty fresh and it's not a matter of rotting bodies that have been in someone's house for a couple of weeks, though that does sometimes happen. I'm a prosecutor and don't often have occasion to actually go to crime scenes, though there are exceptions. What I do have to do is talk to victims and their family members, and look at some really bad crime scene photos. I guess I deal with that by "separating myself from my emotions", as you put it. You just somehow kind of find a place to put all of that so that it isn't in the normal part of your mind. It does take a little practice, but I think you'd go crazy if you didn't figure something out. It's funny, but every time I hear that question, I think of this detective I know. I work with him on a pretty regular basis (he called me just a few hours ago, in fact), and everyone I've ever talked to about him has an immense amount of respect for the man, EVEN CRIMINALS! He's incredibly effective at what he does (interrogation of suspects is what he's particularly known for), to the extent that we joke about all our little criminals running to him to tell him their stories. He comes across as just being a very sweet, normal guy, and I think that he really is--he always has a smile on his face, goes around hugging everyone, will do anything he can to help you out, has a bunch of kids and a long, successful marriage. The things that man has seen in the 20 + years he's been an officer would land most of us in the loony bin. He's gotten very good at "separating" himself from it, and manages to keep it firmly in his head that it's just a job for him, it's not "his life". So, it's definitely doable, in theory, at least. In my own experience, you do learn to deal with things pretty well most of the time, but you never know when something will just hit you the wrong way. One day a couple of weeks ago, I saw crime scene photos on two unrelated cases, and thought my reaction was kind of funny on them. The first case was a stabbing of the guy's estranged wife, that somehow miraculously didn't end up being a homicide. This woman was sliced up all over her body, including her abdomen, face, throat, and genitals. Weirdly enough, I guess because I have seen numerous pictures of this nature, all the blood and gore didn't really bother me at all. The ones that got to me to the point I started crying, thankfully alone in my office at the time, were of a house that police had raided due to the three drug dealers living there and dealing out of the house. Two of the dealers had a child together, a sweet-looking two year old boy. There was a picture of him curled up asleep on the nasty bed in the room the dealers were living in. The next pictures were of the same bed, but with the little boy gone, and the mattress lifted up to show what had been under the edge: a loaded .38 revolver (no safety, even) and a fist-sized baggie of cocaine. I was just in my office, casually flipping through these pictures after skimming the report. I saw those pictures and just completely lost it, which doesn't happen to me often at all, thankfully. So you never know--we all have our soft spots, I guess. Perhaps some kind of internship program, which would both give you some practical experience and a chance to talk to people doing what you think you want to do, might help you decide if a career in law enforcement is right for you. Good luck.
Eavan Originally Answered: How do crime scene investigators visit brutal crime scenes without getting grossed out?
You get used to it. The worst things I experience are unclean houses. I'm not talking about someone who hasn't picked up some clothes or vaccumed in awhile. I'm talking about people leaving in complete flith. It is an unimaginable smell until you actually experience. The first time I walked into a house like that, I about puked everywhere. Sadly, I've been in enough, that I've gotten used to it and it doesn't really bother me. Some people get over it, some don't. It is very much the same with any other crime scene, medical call or anything in the "gross" area. Car crashes, murders (thankfully, have only been to a couple of those), deaths, other accidents, ect. After a few of them, you tend to get past to the gross out. Most police officers, firefighters, crime scene people develop a rather morbid sense of humor to help them cope. As for not being able to sleep at night, I've never had a problem with that..
Eavan Originally Answered: How do crime scene investigators visit brutal crime scenes without getting grossed out?
First brutal crime scene, you usually throw up. Takes a while for your brain to switch off. Gallows humor goes along way as well. My first one was a body found in North Carolina in the summer time. Been in the woods for over a week in the heat and humidity. It was 30 years ago and I still experience that smell from time to time. On the other side of that, at the same crime scene an investigator donned a gas mask in an attempt to filter out the smell. It didn't work. I remember hearing a choking sound and turned to look at him as HE vomited...........In the mask while it was still on. Was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Like I said...gallows humor...........

Chance Chance
this sounds vaguely familiar,, but no.......I have no facts, off hand. Although.........in cases like this........and you are SURE you have the RIGHT culprits.......... I see nothing wrong with a painful, death penalty. Just remove scum like this, permanently from society........no questions asked.
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Chance Originally Answered: Is it a federal crime to murder someone who is a witness in a federal civil case, or is it only a state crime?
I believe so. I believe the US District Attorney can place the lawyer on trial for the same murder provided the witness was considered material to the case and had been subpoenaed / was on the list of witnesses for that case. http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/md/Public-Affa... http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl09... He is obviously guilty of witness tampering and perjury as well. The problem is however can they convict him without the tainted evidence, if not what does it matter? That case will be dismissed as well.
Chance Originally Answered: Is it a federal crime to murder someone who is a witness in a federal civil case, or is it only a state crime?
I don't know if it would be a federal crime, but if the murderer knew that the victim was a witness then it would be obstruction of justice and the federal court could intervene regardless.

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