Pennsylvania needs to curb its blood lust and work on helping the child heal and reform. Putting him in a cell with hardened criminals who will rape him and teach him to be a criminal isn't going to help the situation.
As well it shouldn't in many cases.They can plead insanity(don't know the legal terminology) but that doesn't always fly in court.
Except being an adult.It seems to me like this kid has everything needed to be tried as an adult.
Really? Because it seems to me to be a case of clear emotional disturbance of some kind. Being a child compounds that issue and mitigates the circumstances of the crime at least enough to keep him in the juvenile system.Clear intent knowledge of what he was doing. It's not like he started crying. This kid just put his gun away decided to go on about his day like nothing had happened. From what we know of this it seems to me like he knew exactly what he was doing.
Knowing right from wrong is not enough to put a child in the adult court system.At what point do kids know that it's not okay to put a gun to the back of somebody's head and pull the trigger?
Your reading comprehension is amazing.The boy is 11 years old.
Your opinion.Trying him as an adult is unacceptable.
Because of.....what? Your opinion? Let him be tried as an adult as state laws demand.He needs to stay in jail until he is 21 and then he needs a chance to rebuild his life.
No but involved in the in the case are :Moreover, you are not qualified to judge what is and is not "clear intent". You haven't talked to the boy, you don't know his mental condition, his living conditions, or his state of mind. You cannot make such an assessment without these items.
Pa. boy, 11, charged with killing pregnant woman - USATODAY.com
"There was an issue with jealousy. He told my son stuff," said Houk's brother-in-law, Jason Kraner, 34. "He actually told my son that he wanted to do that to her."Talked the boy into confessing? Dude....he did it. End of story.Anything the child said to police without council present is inadmissable anyway. The police are going to have to get another slap upside the head if they talked the boy into confessing.
I didn't say he belongs in adult prison. I say he should be tried as an adult. You don't get sent to a max security prison for being tried as an adult. How about. Instead of coming up with partisan based straw men you actually read what I said? There have been many of 'kids' tried as adults who don't see an adult jail until they turn 21. Your straw man is just that. As far as tossing this kid to the wolves. He tossed himself when he decided to kill his step mom.Moreover, he's underage so the police erred when questioning him without a parent present. This too will be of use when his lawyer gets his "confession" tossed out.
Finally, you shouldn't be so quick to toss a child to the wolves. He's 11 years old and he DOES NOT belong in an adult prison. That you think he does is just insane.
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