The Sixth Amendment Criminal Case
The Sixth Amendment
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. Case
A life sentence was given to a seventeen year old boy (Andrew Conley) who murdered his ten year old brother (Conner Conley) while babysitting. The body of the ten year old boy was disposed of by a school in Rising Sun. Conner Conley was murdered by bare hand. Conner was helpless. Due to the age of Andrew Conley, at the time, he would have been imposed a 65-year sentence and other mitigating factors. The fact of Andrew Conley taking time out to hide his little brother Conner Conley’s body says that the murder was not accidental and Andrew took steps to cover it up. Conner Conley’s body was dumped at a park. It was incontrovertibly true. The judge was kind of stuck when it came to his discretion on the mitigating factors. In the end, Andrew Conley was sentenced life with no parole. My Opinion
I think this was an interesting case. I wish it would have been more in detail but it was still interesting. I want to know more about the case. From my reading, I do believe (by the information provided) that this was fair trial. He was given the right to have representation. The actions in the case and the reasons behind the actions spark interest in my mind. I truly would like to know more.
Ascertain – to make certain, definite, precise.
Discretion - 1. The quality of being discreet; circumspection. 2. Ability or power to decide responsibly. 3. Freedom to act or judge on...
Cited: Stafford, Dave Divided Court Affirms Life without Parole for 17-year-old Who Killed Younger
Brother www.theindianalawayer.com 1 August 2012. 3 December 2012.
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