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Have you heard about the 8 year old

being charged with double homicide?
I cannot figure what the motive was? But then, how could a 8 year old child have a motive for murder unless he was being mentally/physically or sexually abused.

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kscmbz

Asked by kscmbz at 10:00 PM on Nov. 7, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (22)
  • Very disturbing...but where is the news report?
    Loba

    Answer by Loba at 10:04 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • no but did u hear about the little boy that broke into a reptile zoo and fed a bunch of animals to the crocodile and bashed a bunch of lizards heads in with a rock.... there are some siiiick little kids out there :/
    Kamarias_mommy

    Answer by Kamarias_mommy at 10:07 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • Wow wow.. that is crazy bout the zoo by...what kind of parents are raising those children?
    emturner

    Answer by emturner at 10:12 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • I hadn't heard about the boy charged with murder. The boy at the zoo was in Australia. Their laws say that a child under 8 can't be charged with a crime, that they don't yet know right from wrong - but the parents can be held responsible.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 10:15 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • an 8 year old killed someone?

    yea i wouldnt blame him without seeing facts... at that age...i dunno... its aweful young....
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 10:25 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • I will tell you that I have met kids this age, capable of doing this type of awful thing. Age is not much of an excuse. Some ppl are born bad, and they were bad from birth. I'm sorry I feel this way, but we all aren't "good people" just because we should be. I don't agree with your statement, he could just be bad for know predictable reason.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • is there a link or something, I don't remember hearing anything of the sort
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • Sad :( But it could be psychological problems or mental illness. But if it's mental illness could s(he) be held accountable? Could an 8 year old be held accountable anyway?
    EricaAbbott

    Answer by EricaAbbott at 10:32 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • In the United States a child who has past his 6th birthday can be held accountable for murder, but ironically enough not for some lesser crimes. This is the result of some old outdated laws that have not been updated since colonial times.
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 10:38 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

  • This is the one I read-

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/11/07/child.charged.ap/index.html

    its not too informative though.

    Too young for something that terrible I think, its ashame
    BabyBeans0506

    Answer by BabyBeans0506 at 10:43 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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