Petitioner, when he was 15 years old, actively participated in a brutal murder. He was then convicted and sentenced to death, and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma affirmed.
March 13, Author: Essay Raptor Posted in philosophysocial sciences thompson vs. Oklahoma took place in William Thompson 15 year-old boy killed his brother-in-lawwho had been abusing his sister.
The murder was not committed in state of temporary insanityso the court considered it as first-degree murder and sentenced William Thompson to death. William Thompson took part in murder.
The killed had a lot of bruiseshis leg was broken his chest abdomen and throat had been cutand he had been shot two times. The justices thoroughly examined circumstances of crimeand concluded that the child was quite aware of consequences at the moment of committing crime and as far as he had mental capacity to realize all the consequences of crime.
They stated that there was no chance to rehabilitate William Thompson with help of juvenile system and that he should be treated as adult At the first stage of trialthe prosecutor presented three photographs showing the dead body after it was taken out from the river.
The photos were introduced to convince guilt of William Thompson.
Later the prosecutor asked to find two circumstanceswhich prove that crime was cruel and heinous. The Court complied with request In such a way the Court of Criminal Appeals gave its approval to the fact of death sentence.Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 29, in Thompson v.
Oklahoma Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - November 09, in Thompson v. Thompson v. Oklahoma, U.S. (), was the first case since the moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in the United States in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a minor on grounds of "cruel and unusual punishment.".
Thompson v. Oklahoma · Case: Thompson v. Oklahoma · Year: · Result: , favor Thompson · Related constitutional issue/amendment: Amendment 8: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Wayne Thompson.
Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Thompson v. Oklahoma, U.S. (), was the first case since the moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in the United States in which the U.S.
Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a minor on grounds of "cruel and unusual punishment.". In the Thompson vs. Oklahoma case, the Supreme court overturned an. On February 18, , the State of Oklahoma filed an information and arrest warrant for Thompson, and on February 22, the State began proceedings to allow Thompson to be tried as an adult.