Cartoons have always captivated the public’s imagination and expressed social or political messages. Today, cartoons remain essential to newsrooms worldwide and continue to showcase their artistry and wit in increasingly clever ways.
David Allen Caroon was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for offering $10,000 to a fellow inmate in exchange for the murder of his former girlfriend.
Early Life and Education
David Alexander Cecil Low was born on April 7, 1891 in Dunedin, the third son of pharmacist David Brown Low and Jane Caroline Flanagan (nee Low).
At the age of eight, he began drawing cartoons inspired by English halfpenny comics such as Chips, Comic Cuts and Larks. He idolized Punch artists Tom Browne, Keene and Sambourne, plus caricaturists Gillray, Daumier and Philipon.
At the age of 11, Low began selling cartoons to The Christchurch Spectator and soon after joined their staff as a cartoonist. His indignation against European fascism, particularly Adolf Hitler’s views, earned him worldwide notoriety and made him an easy target for Nazis who placed him on their post-invasion death list.
Achievement and Honors
David Caroon was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley for over 25 years. He gained notoriety for his expertise on international law during the globalization era and created the Center for Global Law and Policy at Berkeley – becoming the first university-based program in this field to do so. Furthermore, Caroon received numerous honors including that most coveted award from the UC Faculty Senate. Beyond his academic accomplishments, Caroon also contributed significantly to society by founding centers to study comparative religion and the International Human Rights Law and Ethics Clinic at Berkeley.
David Allen Caroon is serving a 20-year sentence for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Additionally, he is facing trial on charges of stalking and harassment related to an earlier case in Hennepin County with another woman.
At his sentencing hearing, the district court awarded him 342 days of jail credit. On appeal, Caroon sought an additional 303 days, contending that they should receive credit for time spent in custody before the state recorded a conversation with another inmate on September 14, 2006. The district court denied his motion; we affirm. Moreover, without considering whether there was any manipulation involved, the court confirmed that probable cause had been established to prosecute Caroon on that date. For more information regarding prosecutor decisions to delay criminal cases, please see our article entitled “Prosecutors Decision to Delay an Uncertain Case”.
David Caroon is an American cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. He was previously editorial cartoonist for the Canberra Times and has published various books and comic strips. With an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars, Caroon currently resides in West Jordan, Utah with his wife and two children.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. A criminal complaint stated that Caroon had offered $10,000 for the killing of his former girlfriend, with threats and stalking also noted. Additionally, Caroon is suspected of sketching out a map of Cook house as his intended location for her execution and damaging a car driven by the woman.