All posts tagged: Death Penalty

Shattered Lives: Mental Health and Murder with Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins and Duane Bowers

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE The insanity defense has been used for a long time as a way to defend murder cases in court, but, are we seeing more and more mental illness and insanity among criminals, and how can we put a plug in this epidemic? Murder of an individual can be classified in many ways; a crime of passion, result of domestic violence, mass murder, mob hits, and even “thrill kills.” What drives one to take the life of another human being? We all agree that there must be something wrong with the mental health of anyone who has the capability of snuffing out life, but where are the solutions? Are some mental health professionals and the drugs they prescribe complicit as well? This episode of Shattered Lives will examine the issue of mental health and murder, discussing several different high profile, and …

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Shattered Lives: Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Rights of Victims of Juvenile Killers

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE Every day on American soil we hear about another tragedy related to guns. Although our Constitution’s Second Amendment protects the right to bear arms, it has been hotly debated and challenged since it’s inception in 1791. Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins‘ views on gun control were born out of her own personal family tragedy, losing her sister, brother-in-law, and their unborn child to a 16-year-old “thrill killer.” Living every day with the memory of her loss, and continually fighting to keep the killer behind bars, Jenkins has been a vocal activist on her sister’s behalf. She brings to the table the issue of the mostly ignored rights of the victims when advocating within the juvenile justice system to keep this “serial killer in the making” behind bars.  Arguing against early release of underage killers who have been tried and sentenced as adults, Jenkins …

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Dr. Scott Bonn Appearing on Scared Monkeys Radio with Dana Pretzer Discussing Jodi Arias Trial

    One of the most trusted names in crime or issue related radio for over a decade is Dana Pretzer of Scared Monkeys Radio. Always on the cutting edge of high profile crime and trials, Dana Pretzer and Dr. Scott Bonn will be discussing the trial of Jodi Arias  on Tuesday, January 22, at 9pm Eastern time. To listen to the show live: CLICK HERE With his background in criminology and sociology, Dr. Scott Bonn brings a fresh twist to the discussion about Jodi Arias as well as his expertise in serial killers. Doc Bonn has compared the defendant, Jodi Arias, and her psychological similarities to Casey Anthony, looking beyond the headlines and into the mind of cold blooded killers. Read here. Similar to Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias is an attractive young woman with no prior criminal record who is accused of committing an unimaginable murder—in Anthony’s case, the killing of her own daughter.  Similar to Anthony, Arias faces the death penalty. And, eerily similar to Anthony, Arias exhibits sociopathic tendencies in both her demeanor and behavior. …

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Shattered Lives: David Kaczynski,Living in the Aftermath of the Unabomber

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE or podcast: David Kaczynski, brother of Ted Kaczynski known globally as the “Unabomber,” is an enigma.  He’s soft spoken, dignified and a man who carries the weight of an anguished heart that will never heal.  David is also considered the traitor because he’s “the one” who turned in his brother  to the authorities  based on Ted’s writings.  David and his wife Linda saw Ted’s “Manifesto” published in the Washington Post, and noticed an eerie similarity in thought and language pattern using his personal correspondence as a comparison. David subsequently became a vocal advocate for options to New York’s heretofore ineffective death penalty by starting the non-profit, “New Yorker’s for Alternatives to the Death Penalty” (NYADP);http://www.nyadp.org/. Currently the organization focuses on promoting community initiatives with lots of outreach to many sectors involved in the criminal justice spectrum, promoting restorative justice (an approach using …

Diane Fanning Appears on Justice With Judge Jeanine Discussing the Case of Killer Mother, Julie Scheneker

On January 28, 2011, 50 year old Julie Schenecker shot and killed her two teen children, 16 year old Calyx and 13 year old Beau, in their home in Tampa, Florida.  Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, while the defense attorneys are looking to plead insanity.  News reports are full of speculation about the mental state of Julie Schenecker and what was going on within her family preceding the murder of her two children, one of the most horrific and puzzling crimes. On Saturday, September 3 at 9pm ET, Diane Fanning will be discussing the subject of her forthcoming book, MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT, based on the case. After spending time in Tampa recently researching the documents surrounding the murder, Fanning will offer her opinions and join the discussion of the case. Diane Fanning is one of America’s leading true crime authors, recently best known for MOMMY’S LITTLE GIRL about the Caylee Anthony case.  As with the Anthony case, Fanning’s book takes an intricate look at the Julie Schenecker case through impeccable research of documents …