Posted this in another group. Should he be tried as an adult or a juvenile?
Don Collins was 13 in 1998 and that's who Robbie said burned him, until now there was never enough evidence to prosecute Don.
The motive given for dousing Robbie and setting him on fire was to cover up the fact that Don had sexually assaulted Robbie 2 weeks before the incident.
A judge today ruled that Don will be tried as an adult rather than a juvenile.
Don had previously served a prison sentence for molesting another young boy.
So based on these facts do you feel Don Collins should be tried as an adult or a juvenile.
The difference in the two means if he is tried as a juvenile his sentence will be lighter and they can not seek the death penalty.