Trayvon Martin lived in Miami Gardens, Fla., with his mother. In February 2012, Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, while he was visiting his father in Sanford, Fla.Know More
Zimmerman was not originally charged with the shooting death of Martin. After an online petition received 1.3 million signatures, charges for second-degree murder were announced by a Florida state attorney. The trial resulted in an acquittal for Zimmerman.
The shooting of Martin gained national attention and a comment from President Barack Obama. Zimmerman’s use of the Stand Your Ground defense was controversial and sparked debates about gun laws.Learn more about Crime
In Virginia, a class U felony is a felony that is unclassified. This type of felony charge is for offenses that don't fall neatly under the first six official felony classes. A defendant may be charged with an unclassified felony for crimes such as grand larceny, robbery and rape. Some types of drug charges can also be considered unclassified. Fines and penalties under class U felonies vary.Full Answer >
Black and red are the colors worn on clothing and used for identification by the Black Disciples, an African-American street gang. The gang is based in Chicago, Ill., and was formed in 1960 by David Barksdale.Full Answer >
To contact Charles Manson by mail, address the envelope to Charles Manson, B-33920, 4A4R51, P.O. Box 3476, Corcoran, CA 93212-3476. All correspondence will be subject to review, because Manson is currently serving a life sentence in Corcoran prison.Full Answer >
The Jodi Arias case was able to get a retrial for the penalty part of her case because the jury was not able to reach a unanimous vote for the death penalty. Without a unanimous vote, the death penalty is not possible and Arias will be sentenced to life in prison.Full Answer >