Should juveniles be charged as adults?
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2. children who commit crimes usually do it for attention, maybe they have parent that neglect them. Parents job to teach them right from wrong and if they are not doing that why punish the child.
3. At young ages a mental factor is in play, this is when they start to understand right from wrong and learn why its wrong, if this is altered; by bullying and so on. Their mental state is compromised and may never understand right from wrong . In a sense a sort of insanity is in play.
4.Child hood is a stage in life where we learn right from wrong and children are gonna make mistakes, why ruin their life over something they are just learning? We shouldn't , instead teach them not to do them and get them help when they need it.
By Tom Leonard in New York
11:17PM GMT 27 Nov 2008
The unnamed boy allegedly shot dead his father, Vincent Romero, 29, and Timothy Romans, 39, their lodger, at the family home in St Johns, Arizona, with a .22 rifle as they were coming home from work at a local power plant.
The double murder on Nov 5 shocked the US, with investigators initially struggling to find any motive.
However, according to police records reported by the Arizona Republic, the boy "is believed to have made ledgers and/or communicated in the form of writings about his intentions" if his father and stepmother continued to smack him.
According to the police records, the boy told a Child Protective Services official that "when he reached one thousand spankings . . . that would be his limit. [The boy] kept a tally of his spankings on a piece of paper."
Despite his age, relatives suspected the boy immediately in the shootings. His grandfather told investigators: "If any 8-year-old was capable of doing this, [the boy] was", and the child's grandmother added: "I knew this was going to happen, they were too hard on [him]."
The boy told police he was smacked the day before the shootings for failing to finish schoolwork.
Records indicate the boy had no history of psychiatric care and was not on any medication.
Police say he gave conflicting accounts about the shootings, initially saying he discovered the bodies when he returned home from school.
He later changed his story, admitting he shot each man twice to end their suffering after they had been shot by an unknown assailant.
In an interview whose contents was later released by police, the boy admitted he been angry with his father after the latter asked his stepmother to smack him for not bringing some schoolwork home.
At the end of the interview, he buried his head in his jacket. Asked by an officer what he was thinking, he replied: "I'm going to go to juvie."
Found on http://www.telegraph.co.uk...
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