Yes, this particular young man is a perfect example
The justice system needs another alternative for extremely young, potentially dangerous offenders
Other, please explain
Why dont they just throw the father in prison for life, if he can keep his guns locked up? Thats his responsiblity to protect his children from themselfs. How many small kids accidently shoot there friends, while trying to impress them with Dads gun and why is it loaded in the first place.? The father should do time not his son.
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Something happened...I can almost guarantee it.
This is a kid living in a rural area. I have a few questions. For instance, how did he get access to a loaded shotgun? What was the family relationship with his dad/stepmom? Does he have a history of mental illness. When you see something like this, it's almost always related to something traumatic. For instance, did the kid feel like he was going to be replaced by his dad's new baby? Was there a history of violence in the home? Was the stepmom abusive?
All of these things play a role in why a kid might do something unthinkable. But, if you look at all the facts, there is usually something there that makes sense in a twisted kind of way.
Can you imagine killing your child because he was about to kill you?
Kids today suck. I have no sympathy for this little monster and I am very sceptical that something horrible happened in his past that hasn't come out yet. He's just a typical American kid, raised on cheetoes, violent video games and not enough boundries.
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I've seen for myself that fractured families cause damage that you don't see on the surface. My daughter is dealing with major abandonment issues due to her dad that most people who don't know her well would have no idea about. ON the surface she seems like the perfect child...good grades, highly motivated, avoids drugs & alcohol, extremely caring and sweet. She has panic attacks at times and can lash out unpredictably towards the people who love her. She's been in therapy for three months now, and I'm just starting to see how deep it goes. It sucks.
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