PITTSBURGH – A prosecutor said Monday that he had no choice but to file adult charges against an 11-year-old boy accused of killing his father's pregnant girlfriend, even though the child's age raises questions about where and how to jail him.
Do you agree that he should be charged as an adult?
Not capable of understanding? At ELEVEN? I remember being eleven. I knew if you shot someone they were dead. And that it was wrong! He took 2 lives and should absolutely be charged as an adult! We are back to personal responsibility here. This is what happens when there is none! And making excuses for THIS kid only makes it easier for the next "kid" to do it!
Answer by momof030404 at 4:57 PM on Feb. 23, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on Feb. 23, 2009
I saw a good point made in an article I was reading...if the 4 yr old understood that mommy was "gone" - then the 11 yr old surely did! To just go to school like nothing happened? Very odd...
I believe the reason the DA said he had no choice was due to a law stating that anyone over 10 yr old involved in a murder (etc) be tried as an adult; I'm sure that when they get to the arraignment or what-have-you the judge then has the power to determine whether the case should move forward at an "adult" or "juvenile" level...
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 5:09 PM on Feb. 23, 2009
Anon 5:07 the Q was if he should be CHARGED as an adult...not where he should be put. By all means, put his butt in Juvie then transfer him when he reaches 18 or 21...But he knew what he was doing was very very bad. What kind of message do you send if you let him off easy?
Answer by momof030404 at 5:41 PM on Feb. 23, 2009
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