Convicted, which fell short of too late
When you are accused of a crime you did not commit, you can only hope for justice. And today we'll talk about the people who lived up too late. So late that some people do not wait.
In 1915, in Atlanta, the factory manager Leo Frank pencils Jew was accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old Mary Fagan, who worked there as well. Despite the questionable evidence and testimony of a single witness - African American worker Jim Conley, Frank was convicted, sentenced to death, but commuted to life imprisonment. Vexed commutation crowd Leo kidnapped and hung in the forest.
70 years later Alonso Mann, who worked in the office of Frank, admitted that he had seen working Conley carried the girl's body. Alonso said under oath that was silent, as Conley intimidate him by saying that he would kill.
Leo Frank was acquitted in 1986.
A young man by the name of Timothy Cole was arrested, charged with raping a classmate. Although Cole had a good reputation (he was a veteran of the war with the distinctive signs) and an alibi, prosecutors saluted the fact that he was black.
While in prison, Cole flatly denied his guilt. Even the victim admitted that was wrong, actually joined the family of Cole and tried to prove his innocence. They acquitted him in 2009 alone. Cole would be happy about it if I had not died in prison ten years earlier.
But the saddest thing about this story is that the real rapist was familiar with Cole and tried to clear his name from accusations of dirty since 1995! Cole's family discovered it only in 2007, after reading the letter to the perpetrator that he left near their home. Cole could be released and live with a family at least 4 years, but it was too late.
Patrick "Giuseppe" Conlon
In December 1974, Patrick Conlon immediately dropped everything and came to Belfast to help his son, whom the Irish Republican Army accused of committing acts of terrorism. Conlon, despite the fact that he was seriously ill and was not in his country, was jailed six teenagers who were only 14 years old.
But worst of all, that, after the police admitted that the force knocked recognition, all participants were eventually released and pardoned and got a lot of money - all except Patrick, who died in prison. His only crime - taking care of his son.
One of the most famous trials - Salem witch hunt in the year 1692-93, which resulted in 19 women were hanged, one crushed stones, and 200 imprisoned.
Only in 1957, the victims were justified. In all that time we put forward many theories that try to explain the causes of the process: general hysteria, conspiracy evidence of children, especially the psychology of the Puritans, to poisonous substances.
Case Bentley is one of the most famous British justice errors. 19-year-old Derek Bentley and his accomplice, Christopher Craig commit robbery in one of the houses. They noticed the police arrived, and the alleged scuffle ensued, during which Bentley shouted to Craig, who had a gun, a phrase that has become crucial in the trial: "Let's have it!" A shot rang out and one of the policemen had been killed. Bentley was arrested, and his partner after trying to escape from the scene with injuries was taken to hospital.
In court both denied guilt. Derek did not know about the gun, but Chris did not want to kill anyone. But Bentley phrase "Let's give him a" has been hailed as a call to murder, and sentenced him to death, and the 16-year-old Craig - to life imprisonment. A year later, Derek Bentley was hanged in prison. After 45 years, during which Derek's family fought for the rehabilitation of his name, one of the officers said that did not hear that fatal phrase. The court quashed the conviction on the part of Derek Bentley's murder. By the way, the justified man suffered from epilepsy, which developed in the bombardment during the Second World War, he had delayed development (at 11 years), he could not read and write.
He was charged with the murder of his pregnant wife and young daughter. During the trial, Evans argued that in the whole blame of his neighbor, John Christie, to which his wife asked him to help them to have an abortion (in the UK it was illegal).
Once Evans returned home from work, and a neighbor said that his wife had died, Timothy, as a means of abortion it worked wrong. Evans decided to run, and trusted neighbor to get rid of the body and attach a daughter familiar couple.
Evans was executed and later found out that his neighbor Christie - a serial killer whose victims were six women, including the wife of Timothy. This case became one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in history, led to great public interest and is considered one of the main factors of the abolition of the death penalty in the United Kingdom in 1965.
Scottish robber with a fascinating biography worthy of the historical novel, was famous for having written a song about his impending execution, and which played the violin before the hanging. But after almost 100 years of Robert Burns immortalized robber and composed this poem, which became a popular Scottish song.
The illegitimate son of the laird and gypsy, Jamie has been recognized by his father and lived as a child in the castle. After the unexpected death of McPherson's father took the Roma camp. In Tabor and Jamie I grew up, and later headed it. Jamie contemporaries wrote that McPherson was "noble robber" and never differed cruelty. His many times caught and arrested, but the Gypsies always ran with the help of many friends. In 1700, Jamie was pardoned for his crimes by a matter of minutes after he was hanged.
Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician and cryptographer whose work formed the basis of science. During the Second World War, Turing developed a number of hacking techniques, including the theoretical basis for the Bombe - the machine used for breaking German coder Enigma.
Turing was accused of "indecency", namely homosexuality, which in 1952 was illegal in the UK. Two years later, after the forced hormone therapy, Alan Turing was found dead in his apartment. An autopsy revealed that the scientist died from cyanide poisoning.