top-rated free essay

Hernando Washington

By cs4eaa13 Apr 01, 2014 507 Words
Hernando Washington was the type of man who did not believe the consequences were rational to his actions. He went through his life not knowing what was socially acceptable, and when a crime was committed someone was to be convicted for it. In his neighborhood the violence and crimes was the way of life that he knew. Hernando had a sense of the laws at the time, due to his past of rape and being out on bail. When Hernando was arrested for the second rape and murder he still did not believe he was in the wrong because of the neighborhood and people he grew up around committing crimes and not getting caught.

Hernando Washington kidnaps Sarah Gould as she was leaving her work at the hospital, at this time Hernando had no intentions or hurting Sarah in any way. Hernando’s excuse for taking Sarah was solely because he wanted money and he believed she had some. Hernando seemed to give Sarah many unspoken chances to leave or escape, but she never took the chance. Many questions rose from this, and why Sarah never tried to escape Hernando. Quite possibly she never tried to escape Hernando because he kept telling her he was not going to hurt her and she had a hope that he was telling the truth. Sarah Gould may have had a belief that if she had done everything he asked, she would leave Hernando’s possession alive. There is no definite answer on why Sarah did not try to escape from Hernando, she was on her own and had to make a decision that no one could imagine themselves experiencing. After being with Hernando for some time, he saw no issues with raping her and keeping her in his trunk until he took care of business. He made her bounce back and forth between the car and trunk so no one would see her with him. I believe she did not try to escape Hernando because she was in fear, although he kept saying that he was not going to hurt her, she likely thought that if she tried to leave he would kill her. Sarah Gould had to be in fear of her life with Hernando, whether he told her or not that he was not going to hurt her, he just needed to find a safe place to drop her off to leave where there were no witnesses. In the end, Hernando did find a safe place to drop Sarah off and she probably felt relief until she made a mistake of not doing exactly what Hernando asked her to do. Sarah decided to head to the nearest house she saw and ask for help and when Hernando circled around to see if she was following directions he noticed this mistake. At this time Hernando changed his mind and decided to take her life right in the middle of the street where he was then arrested, put into custody and charged with the murder and rape of Sarah Gould.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • Washingtons Farewell Address

    ...Summary of George Washington’s “Farewell Address” Scott Craiger GOVT –D12 Prof. Jesse Chupp July 23, 2012 The Farewell Address is a speech given by George Washington in 1796 to the people of the United States. This speech was delivered close to the end of Washington’s second term in the Presidential office. The Farewell A...

    Read More
  • George Washington Farewell Address

    ...Cameron Analysis Essay #1 AP Language and Composition December 8, 2008 George Washington resigned from office in 1796. For the occasion, he wrote a farewell address directed to the citizens of the United States. He was certainly aware that his audience would include other politicians as well as dignitaries and officials from foreign na...

    Read More
  • Alternative Sentencing Program of Washington State

    ...Alternative Sentencing Program of Washington state ILA The Washington State Legislature passed the bill “the Parenting Sentencing Alternative substitute senate bill 6639” in 2010 The legislation has created two programs to help parents of minor children get intensive supervision as alternatives to incarceration: Family and Offender se...

    Read More
  • Washington Newburgh Conspiracy Speech Analysis

    ...Running Head: WASHINGTON Washington Newburgh Conspiracy Speech English 115, Section 12 March 6, 2006 Washington Newburgh Conspiracy Speech "His mind was great and powerful, without being of the very first order; his penetration strong . . . Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumst...

    Read More
  • How do Americans view Christopher Columbus and George Washington today?

    ... Christopher Columbus and George Washington were considered strong admirable men during their time. They both had to push through many obstacles that they faced throughout their life to accomplish the goals that they wanted to embrace. Although they had a few similarities in the way they overcame those challenges, they did however accomplish ...

    Read More
  • Hernando

    ...Villalobos 1 Jessica Villalobos La señora moore El español ll Hernando De Soto Hernando was born in the early 1530s, in a community called Extremurda. He was the second son of Francisco Mendez De Soto and Leonor Arias Tinoco. He was very tall and muscular. (see figure 1)He was more interested in adventuring and exploring then educat...

    Read More
  • Railroads impact on Washington in a wagon that is always moving. Everyone having to pitch in by either collecting firewood, walking beside the wagon to make the load lighter for the horses, or taking care of seven or eight children, the exhaustion knocking you out every night. Then when you finally get to the land you travelled so far to get a piece of, there is more w...

    Read More
  • Railroads of Washington State

    ...Bausch Mrs. Chaney History 4/12/13 Washington: Western States Report Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th, 1889. Washington was named after the famous president, George Washington. Gold was discovered in 1852 by agent Fort Colville. Mining became a big thing. In 1860, gold deposits were found in Orofino Creek and Clearwate...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.