You are wrong. A child is legally and actually a child by reason of their developmental progress toward adulthood. They must be tried as a child because they did what they did using a child's mind. Not possessing an adult mind, it is impossible for them to make adult decisions. Trying a child as an adult is an abominable misuse of the legal system. A desire for suitable revenge is not a valid reason to maltreat a minor.
In which case biologically speaking a person is not an adult until thier brain stops developing. Generally in a persons mid to late 20's. And yet legally they are able to make what is considered adult decisions much younger than that. So thanks for proving my point. That point being that age does not determine whether someone can make an adult decision or not.
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