Rosemary Carrascomr. ghalPoli 1112/2017 Furman vs georgia William henry furman invaded a home and as he was looking through the house owners belongings. The home owner woke up and confronted furman. As furman heard he tried to flee the scene, but as he was escaping the house. Furman tripped and dropped his gun and the gun accidentally discharged as it fell and hit the ground. The shot manage to kill the homeowner, which resulted in the owner’s death. The death of the home owner was very tragic due to it beginning caused by an accidental shot. This lead to charging William Henry Furman for murder and robby. Later, Furman was brought to the police and was questioned. He claimed that the gun was discharged by pure accident. Furman release a testimony about the shooting, “I admit going to these folks’ home and they did caught me in there and I was coming back out, backing up and there was a wire down there on the floor. I was coming out backwards and fell back and I didn’t intend to kill nobody.… The gun went off and I didn’t know nothing about no murder until they arrested me, and when the gun went off I was down on the floor and I got up and ran. That’s all to it.” Additionally, this court case was reviewed and the state of georgia law stated that since furman committed a murder account and was trying to robby the house. He was eligible for execution if the court founded him guilty of the murder. Due to this fact, furman though this sentence was not acceptable. So furman appealed his execution and stating that it was violating the eighth and fourteenth amendments. Due to Furman appealing his execution, his case was taken to the super court of the Georgia. The court case took on january 17th, 1971 and there were two other cases that joined Furman’s case. Jackson v. Georgia and Branch v. Texas joined furman’s case because it also violated their eighth and fourteenth amendment. “These cases concern the constitutionality of the death sentence for rape and murder convictions, respectively.” (oyez)Additional, the supreme court of georgia that were going to make the decide on this case was the burger court. It included “Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, William 0. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart, and Byron R. White” (chris) The attorney that decide to take Furman’s case was Anthony G. Amsterdam. Along with Jack Green, who was the petitioner for Jackson. As for Branch’s case, Melvyn Carson Bruder was petitioning for him. The resopner for the state of texas was Charles Alan Wright. Dorothy T. Beasley was arguing the cause for the resouper. (oyez) This trail was argued on January 17, 1972 and it took six month to decide. The final verdict was decide on June 29, 1972. The case verdict was that the court split 5–4 in striking down the death penalty as it was currently applied in State criminal codes. (peason) As mentioned before the reason Furman appealed was because it violated his eight and fourteenth amendment. The eighth amenemt is “mostly found in the context of the death penalty, it prohities cruel and unusal punishments, but also mentions “excessive fines” and bail. The “excessive fines” clause surfaces (among other places) in cases of civil and criminal forfeiture, for example when property is seized during a drug raid.” (stuff) This is one of the amented that Furman though was voiliting his eight amenmet. The eightht amament did not allow the federlal goverment to give crual and unusal punishments for federal crimins. The other amentment that voiled Furman’s right was the foruthteen amement which voileted his equal protection rights. On a website by person it stated, “the attorneys argued that poor people and people of color routinely received the death penalty for capital offenses, at a rate vastly disproportionate to that of whites, particularly affluent whites, accused of similar offenses.”(person) It was clean that due this it was a violation to his 14th amendment of equal protections of the laws. Furthermore, this case had ramifications, when this case was taken to the supreme court Court it decide that, “Furman v. Georgia 1972 that all state death penalty statutes, and the death penalty reform movements in the decades before and after that decision.” (Mooney and Lee n.d.) The courts decide made the states and national legislature to retake and think over the current statutes of capital offenses. They decide this to assure that death penalty would be a matter a serious matter to “not be administered in a capricious or discriminatory manner.” (oyaz) Also the deciodn that the court made cause the death sentcene at that time that were pending to be reudec in life imprisionment.