The sentencing phase could take weeks. The Maricopa County jury will deliberate against a backdrop of evolving societal views about female murderers. On one hand is a somewhat chivalrous sense that women are not capable of brutality at the same level as men and resort to it under extenuating circumstances — such as sexual abuse that Arias claimed at the hand of her victim. On the other is a sense that women can indeed be cold-blooded killers who are every bit as deserving of execution as male murderers.
From to , the percentage of women murderers receiving death sentences sank to historic lows, but the rate since has rebounded to the historical average, says Victor Streib, a retired Ohio Northern University law professor who published a periodic report about women on death rows in the US. Meanwhile, the rate at which men are being sentenced to death has notably decreased.
The result: The percentage of female death sentences has jumped from 2 percent of the total, on average, to 6 percent, a peak, in Even so, women killers remain underrepresented on death row. Women commit 10 percent of murders in the US, but they are 2 percent of people on death row. The list of convicted female killers sentenced to death since the late s, when the US Supreme Court ended a capital-punishment moratorium, is fairly short: women have been sentenced to death and 12 have actually been executed. Women in America are increasingly in trouble with the law.
Their arrest rates are up 5 percent since , according to US Justice Department statistics. Arrest rates for men have remained flat during that time. Still, Arias's lawyers had their reasons for putting their client on the stand for 18 days of testimony. One, Mr. He points out that the movie script was not particularly prescient.
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I went out of the mission knowing that first real joy and happiness in the Lord, for I was conscious that my sins were forgiven. I could not go to bed for joy, but walked the streets for hours. I forgot all about the train robbery I had planned for the next day; forgot the suitcase and guns. Next morning after my conversion, I told my companions what I had done and they said I was nutty. I told them if I was, I hoped God would give me more. I then separated from my old pals and they went their way.
I am sorry to say that two of them have paid the death penalty already — one was killed in a raid in the north, and the other in Arizona. For a number of days I sat in the mission. I was happy — happy for the first time in my life. Finally I began to come to myself and to think about the law, knowing that I was liable to be arrested, for I had revealed my past life.
I was experiencing the greatest joy I had ever known, and the peace of God flooded my soul.
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I kept getting happier and happier until it seemed as though I loved everybody and everybody loved me. That heart of mine was as hard as stone; nothing had ever melted it, and my soul was black with many a crime, but the Lord took me and washed me as white as wool. There is nothing but the power of God that can take the wickedness of life out, and keep it out.
During all my life I had walked in the valleys and through dark paths, until up from the depths below He lifted me out — of darkness into His marvelous light. I would not take the whole world for the joy the Lord gives me. A dear old father and sisters and brothers have all passed away, and their last thoughts were of me. There is no such thing as reformation for one like me.
It takes the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ to blot out transgression and clean one up. Nothing else can take away our sinful appetites and set us free from the power of the evil. He that is free in Christ Jesus is free indeed. Six hundred and forty-two times in His Word, God has invited men to come. I have had repeated offers to go back into the old life since my conversion. Men have even offered to supply the money for necessary outfit or equipment. But it was the strength that I got from God alone that helped me to stand.
Note: After twenty-four years of a victorious life Bill Stiles recently passed to his eternal reward. His friends who were present the night he was saved and knew him intimately all during his Christian life, witness to the fact that he served his Heavenly Father faithfully to the end. March, I learned to love all of Hollywood money You came along and you moved me honey I changed my mind, looking fine Goodness gracious great balls of fire — Jerry Lee Lewis. Betty Rowland, the Red-headed Ball of Fire aka the Rhode Island red-head was a force to be reckoned with during the heyday of burlesque.
She had a stage presence that belied her diminutive stature and she was the highest paid dancer in her field. It was supposed to be a limited engagement, but L.
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She was absolutely delightful! Vivacious, and still sporting her famously red hair, I found her to be a very classy dame indeed. There are so many great stories about Betty that it was tough for me to keep my questions to a minimum. But the one tale that I was most curious about was her arrest in for giving a lewd performance.
It struck me as strange that after working in Los Angeles for about 15 years with only one misdemeanor arrest in her act was suddenly considered to be lewd. I knew there had to be more to the story, and there was. Betty said that one night two LAPD cops arrived at the Follies expecting to get a free pass, but theater manager Maurice Rosen was firm — no freebies. In retaliation, cops hauled Betty and Rosen off to the Lincoln Heights jail!
You are in for a treat. Joan Renner dance hall , Joan , location tag , murder , sailor , sirens 0. In ancient times, the Greeks wrote of three beautiful Sirens — women who were part bird and part woman, and who lived only to seduce sailors with their haunting songs.
Sailors who charted a course near islands inhabited by the Sirens were inevitably shipwrecked, their vessels smashed to bits on nearby rocky shores. In modern times, Sirens were more likely to inhabit a bar stool than an island. The unlucky sailor who fell for a modern Siren may not have been literally dashed to bits, but he would suffer a similar symbolic fate — a broken heart.
The lovesick sailor lavished the dancer with gifts and cash until he was tapped out. I give my life for her but she just fool me and then say bah, she not want me. Dominga was shattered — his love had been abused. In fact, she sardonically sang him a love song, and laughing, prepared to walk out of his life. He then turned the weapon on himself but was only injured, and lived to tell his story in court. Joan Renner bank robbery , Joan , location tag , location tag 1.
Main Street. Spring St. One of the tellers had trailed Andrew to the bar, and then flagged down a passing police car. He was handcuffed and hauled off to the slammer. Joan Renner assault , etiquette , gun , Joan , location tag , location tag , shooting 0. He asked the man next to him, Bob Sahagain, a 21 year old Sioux, to please pass him a napkin. Ray thought that Bob was being rude and asked him once again to hand over a napkin. Maybe it was a case of diner rage, or perhaps Ray was flashing back to his prison days, taking his meals in a crowded mess hall, where manners were an artifact of a society too far removed.
What Ray had failed to notice about Bob was that he was totally blind — he had two glass eyes!
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A small mob formed immediately following the gun play. Ray was soon disarmed and the patrons began to beat him, breaking his jaw. They continued to beat him until the cops arrived and ended the confrontation. Bob was reported to be in fair condition at General Hospital. Ray was booked at Central Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder. Joan Renner Bayer aspirin , con man , drug crime , heroin , Joan , location tag , location tag 0. Faced with the difficulty of obtaining the necessary funds, one creative Angelino devised an unusual plan.
The unidentified hophead spun an imaginative tale to the managers of several local plumbing establishments. He told the gullible men that he was representing a medical institute, explaining that it was headed by a New York physician who was planning to occupy an entire floor of the Alexandria Hotel!
And they also never questioned the absurdity of operating a medical institute in the Alexandria Hotel! He was a clean-cut fellow enough, and fairly well dressed, as far as I saw…but when he was on his way out, I noticed that the coat tails he wore were a bit frayed and that his shoes were laced with twine. But the next day I found out that this same fellow borrowed a two dollar tape from the shop after showing my tinner his arm full of hypodermic needle marks to prove that his New York doctor had cured him. Maybe the anonymous drugster should have used his ill-gotten gains and visited one of the many doctors in SRO Land who claimed to treat addiction.
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But then, the treatment that they used may have done more harm than good. At that time one of the most aggressively marketed treatments for morphine addiction was heroin! Ironically, heroin a derivative of morphine first successfully synthesized in by the Bayer Company was thought to be a non-addictive substitute for morphine. Can a company seek redemption? If so, maybe Bayer has already been forgiven. Around the same time that they launched heroin, Bayer introduced another drug that would have an enormous impact on the world — aspirin.
Joan Renner assault , assault , brick bat , burglary , dishwasher , Joan , location tag , Nancy Drew 1. Marion Dayar, a twenty-three year old nightclub entertainer, was severely beaten by a brick bat wielding assailant in her Bixel Street apartment on May 20, Marion vowed that she would find her attacker if it took the rest of her life.
Marion became an amateur detective; and for a few weeks she staked out local bars keeping her eyes peeled for the man whose face was seared into her memory. Maybe she had been inspired by the famed girl detective, Nancy Drew. The series of novels debuted in and chronicled the exploits of the feisty young snoop as she solved cases that baffled mere adults.
Or maybe Marion had decided to conduct her own investigation after seeing one of the filmed versions of the Nancy Drew tales which, starring Bonita Granville, debuted in theaters in Main Street, as the brute who had invaded her apartment and beaten her senseless. Joan Renner B-girl , Joan , location tag , shooting gallery 0.
Before it became home to B-girls in the s, South Main Street was the location of a shooting gallery. I have never understood what would compel a person to open a business that involved handing a stranger a loaded weapon. On December 2, a patron of the shooting gallery used his last quarter to buy six shots. He died at the scene. He emptied the rifle, but then reached over and grabbed a. The gun misfired, but before any of the witnesses could stop the man he frantically pulled the trigger until the sixth chamber clicked into place and discharged a bullet which ripped a hole through his skull.
He died four hours later at Georgia Street Receiving Hospital. The last tale in this grim litany occurred on September 23, In exchange for the usual quarter, Thomas Nelson, the proprietor of the shooting gallery, handed 22 year old Willie Davis a rifle. Nelson said that Davis had attempted to steal the rifle, so he grabbed another weapon and pursued him down Main Street. Davis claimed that Nelson had tried to fight with him after renting him the rifle and he was just trying to get away.
In any case the ensuing gunfight sent bystanders fleeing for cover, and tied up traffic along the busy street for at least twenty minutes. Both Nelson and Davis were seriously wounded. Hagen was shot through the right forearm. The B-girls who eventually replaced the rifles at South Main Street could be dangerous when loaded; but perhaps less likely to kill. Seventy-five men were busted in Carl F. The U. Raids such as the one downtown became commonplace all over the country. Many men fled to Canada, and hundreds of Southern Californians crossed the border into Mexico to avoid becoming cannon fodder.
Stories about the men who fled rather than fight were vitriolic at best and incendiary at worst. The order of the day was to make arrests first, vindicate later. As a result of such a draconian policy many hundreds of innocent men were dragged off to jail and through the courts on a presumption of guilt. It would be up to the arrested man to prove that he had indeed registered for military service. The largest of the local slacker raids was conducted in October The LA Times reported the names of many of the men arrested were not slackers at all.
Load More. Joan October 14 Introduction to Eva Dugan Born in , Mrs. Copied from LA Times Feb.
Florence, Arizona. Collapse Expected For use in case the woman collapsed four boards had been provided with which she was to have been strapped upright on the gallows, but they were unnecessary. Warden Wright clasped her hand.
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Those were her last words. Recites doggerel The death march was accomplished quickly. Ignores death watch Apparently she was unmindful of the death watch that paced firmly pack and forth outside her cell, while the hands of the clock raced toward the fatal hour when she was to pay her debt to society. At Mrs. Sings on march Mrs. September 7 Introduction to Bill Stiles Los Angeles in was fast becoming a modern metropolis. October 24 October 13 September 17 Note to Andrew: No good deed goes unpunished. September 9