Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" Get over yourself, nobody "jumped on" anyone, Heather. "</blockquote> Alright."
Nobody's feathers are ruffled, lol. Just saying. Like I said, it'd neither here nor there.
So were this siblings half or step-siblings.
I've skimmed several stories about it and I can't find the details. I think that is strange as its an important detail.
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" I live 30 mins where this happen. I am part of a groupd on FB who donated to this family. And ladies ... [snip!] ... then you all know. I called it and figured it was the brother. That's beside the point. Let's just say this child needs help"
I knew it from the second I heard the story.
If you do not want to post here please PM me
No, I don't believe in charging children as adults. Why have a legal age in the first place?
This kid needs psychiatric help.
Quoting TheNuge:" So were this siblings half or step-siblings. I've skimmed several stories about it and I can't find the details. I think that is strange as its an important detail."
the one who was charged is her bio brother..
I would say somewhere in between. Trying him as an adult is not smart IMO. Whatever the nature of the crime was, a 12 year old does not have the mental capacity of an adult and in all likelihood, this is a product either of severe mental illness, his environment, or both. Of course he could be a total psychopath, but there's a reason even psychiatrists are hesitant to use that label on minors since their brains are changing and their actions have a number of influences that normal adults' don't.
Try him as a child with a 6-8 year juvenile sentence, with heavy emphasis on reform and getting the help he so clearly needs. BUT, with the condition of release that his record is NOT buried and that pending his release, he undergoes a full evaluation and continuing psychological help and monitoring for an additional 10-15 years after release. Adults who commit second degree murder generally get 15-25 years, so serving a juvenile sentence and doing the remaining time an adult would do being monitored and receiving ongoing help and re-education would both make him accountable for his actions and allow him a chance at becoming a productive citizen.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" Child. If a 12 year old isn't a child...who is? He isn't even a teen. That said, something is not f**king ... [snip!] ... he's ready to go back into the world...fine. That's serving a sentence or whatever almost as long as his whole life has been. "</blockquote>
Exactly. If we are going to start charging 12 year olds as adults, then adult privileges should be extended to them...and I'm not comfortable with that.