AEM 2008
West Spring Secondary School
Project Presentation
Case designated:
*Case Study 2:
Wayne Bertnam
Williams Trial
INFORMATION OF SUSPECT:
*Born on May 27,1958, Wayne
Bertram Williams, was
identified to be the suspect
for the Atlanta (Georgia) Child
Murders.
*He was believed to be involve
in the distasteful Atlanta Child
Murders that took place in the
time frame of, 1979 - 1982
* Wayne was identified to
be the murderer of 2 – 30
Black children and was a
also believed to kill two
black adolescents.
-He was on trial against
his murder of two young
adult black male.
-He was a knowledgeable
men, being a son of two
teachers.
-This case concerns life and death of the innocent.
- It also involves a person’s psychological
unstableness and racism.
-The murderer’s intention can be associated with
racism as most of the victims were targeted against
black children and adult men
-Therefore, the government must put a stop againts
the crime that could advocate racism.
Base on our research…
“Their(police)
suspicions about
Williams increased after
he failed a polygraph 1
test, and hairs and
2 fibers on one of the
victims' bodies were
found consistent with
those from Williams'
home, car, and dog.”
FIBER ANALYSIS
*In addition to hair and glass, fiber is
another source that forensic scientist
look at for evidence.
*Fiber analysis is a trace evidence.
IsThe
a usual
forensic
practice
scientist
to determine
will then the
refractive
examine the
index
fiber
of size,
a fiber
crimp,
specimen
color,
luster,
cross-section or
to
allow
for comparisons
and
even soil damage
or adhering
matching
with existing
databases.
debris
. Chemical
testing can also be used for the identification of fibers.
Hence during the trial with the
aid of fiber analysis…
1. During the two-month long
“.
There
was
also
trial,
they
concluded
the
eyewitness testimony
trial with the discovery of
placing Williamsvictims
with
Furthermore,
19 different
sources
different
victims,
blood of
Middlebrooks,
Wyche,
stains
from
victims
matching
fibersTerrell,
in his
environment.
Cater,
Jones
and
blood in Williams' car, and
Stephens
all supposedly
testimony that
he was a
2.
They
found
it at: his
bore
fibers
from
the
pedophile
attracted
to
bedspread,
bathroom,
trunk
liner
1979 Ford
young
black of
boys.”
automobile
owned
by
gloves, clothes,
carpets,
the
Williams
family.tridog
and an unusual
lobal carpet fiber to a
number of victims.
• The fibers found on the victims were not rare.
In fact, it can be found in many apartment building
complexes, business and residential homes.
• Therefore, it would not be that unusual for the victims to have
come in contact with trifocal type fibers. There was more
controversy over the transference of such fibers.
• The state argued that fibers were transferred
directly from Williams’s environment to the
victims.
After much discussion we concluded that we
We agree with the fact that Wayne Bertram Williams
acknowledge this question as :NEUTRAL instead
was not proven to kill those children.
a direct agree or disagree.
On the other hand, we disagree that he was only be
charged against two murders.
Furthermore, as we browse through the internet,
speculations has been made that the government
investigated that case for the sake of it since the
demand from the public is high.
The trial was concluded
with the fact that Wayne
Bertram Williams was put
under assumption that he
was responsible of all the
killings.
As a punishment over his
misdeeds, Wayne Bertram
Williams was sentence to
life imprisonment .