A 10 year-old has been charged with murder, yet he can’t understand sex until he’s 16? This is exactly what the law is saying.
If anyone touched that boy before he turned the legal age of consent, they’d go to prison for a long time and be considered a sex offender, yet when the boy stabs another in the heart, he suddenly has full mental capacity to know what he did. I can’t believe the courts would actually end that boys future over a stupid, ignorant mistake that he had NO understanding of as far as ramifications. TV, media and parenting are all to blame in this case. Violent video games get their fair responsibility in it too.
Where has this country screwed up? Who in the hell are making these laws and calling the shots? I can’t believe grown adults are so ignorant.
I’m completely perplexed. Perhaps you can help me understand.
10-year-old boy charged with murder
By Rick Boone FOX 5 San Diego Reporter
SAN DIEGO – Prosecutors filed murder charges Wednesday against a 10-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his 12-year-old friend in an East County neighborhood.
A detention hearing for the boy is planned for Thursday morning in Juvenile Court.
Ryan Carter, 12, was stabbed in the chest about 1:15 p.m. Monday in the driveway of the younger boy’s home in the 12500 block of Royal Road in the unincorporated Winter Gardens area, near El Cajon, according to sheriff’s officials.
Paramedics took Carter to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where he died about 2:30 p.m., Lt. Larry Nesbit said. The alleged killer’s name was withheld due to being a juvenile.
Glen Carter said his family is coping with their son’s death and has mixed feelings about the murder charge.
“It’s just sad for both families. This is going to be tough to get through,” Carter said. “It’s up to the courts now.”
The suspect’s age will play a factor in the trial. The judge could require the 10-year-old to undergo mental evaluation which could take up to eight months before the trial could move forward, a criminal attorney told Fox 5.
The attorney said the suspect’s parents are not at fault, but could face civil action.
The suspect, who was reportedly being medicated for aggressive behavior problems, was being held in Juvenile Hall while prosecutors reviewed the case.