Research the Internet and find a celebrated criminal prosecution case to analyze, such as a criminal case that received media attention. This case must have proceeded to trial; it cannot have been plea bargained or dismissed before the trial phase.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following questions:
Summarize the criminal procedures that occurred in this case, from arrest through appeal, if applicable.
What was the crime the defendant was alleged to have committed? What are the elements of that crime? Is there sufficient evidence to believe the defendant guilty of this crime beyond a reasonable doubt? Explain.
Identify the legal defenses used in this case. Explain what the defense entails and if it is viable.
Based on the evidence, should, or did, the defense apply to either exonerate the defendant or reduce his sentence?
Format your answers consistent with APA guidelines.
Recent Criminal Case Name: Instructor: Date: Recent Criminal Case Criminal cases in the United States are numerous and do not receive much attention from the media and the world. There are, however, those that hit headlines, commanding the dailies` pages from the time of their investigations to finalization. More interest arises on whether suspects will be freed or tried and if appeals will follow the court decisions. Amongst the cases that have gained much attention in the recent past, in Carolina is the shooting of an unarmed boy by the police. This was met by disgust and intolerance from the people. Here is an explanation of the details to their ending. According to Nelson of NBC News (2016), Zackary Hammond, a nineteen year old boy was shot by the police during a drug trafficking investigations. There were claims that he had planned to run over the police upon seeing their lights. It em