Presentation on theme: "A horrifying female juvenile criminal.. Description of crime Brenda Ann Spencer is a convicted American murderer who carried out a shooting spree from."— Presentation transcript:
Description of crime Brenda Ann Spencer is a convicted American murderer who carried out a shooting spree from her home in San Diego, California. She fired over Cleveland Elementary School in January 29, 1979 (Day).murderershooting spreeSan DiegoCalifornia During the shooting spree, she killed two people, Burton Wragg and Mike Suchar, injured eight students, and a police officer. Spencer showed no remorse for her crime. Her full explanation for her actions was “I don't like Mondays; this livens up the day("The Shooting of Innocents).”
Background Info on Victim(‘s) Burton Wragg – school principal, he was attempting to rescue children in the line of fire when he was shot and killed. Michael Suchar – School Custodian, he was trying to help Wragg and got shot. She also wounded a police officer and 8 school children. (killed randomly)
Pictures Of Brenda Ann Spencer She was 16 years old at the time.
Background info on offender. Brenda spent her childhood bouncing back and forth between her mother and father due to their divorce. Brenda felt like her mother didn’t care if she visited or not. Was in to drugs and got in trouble for theft and vandalism ("The Shooting of Innocents).”
Impact on family of victim. Charles “Cam” Miller, a boy at the age of nine at the time of the shooting had been plagued by nightmares and fear after the shooting. In addition, children in the elementary school suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Punishment Received She was found guilty of to two counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison with a chance of parole.
Where is offender now? She was eligible for parole four times and each time she was denied. This is because she claims to have no memory of the crime and the parole board deems her unable to take responsibility. She is currently still in prison.
Our groups belief on whether or not punishment was just. Chris- “I believe the punishment wasn’t harsh enough. In my opinion she was given a easy sentence when you look at the horrible motive of the crime.” Jerry-“ In my opinion, she deserved more…whether was right, the justice system is not very accurate regardless of sentences” Hayley-”At first, I thought she was just a horrible person, but after I heard what happened to her child hood, I pity her. She did deserve prison time but I think she has suffered enough.”
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