Remember this is Idaho. As far as I know, many of our recent cases involving juveniles that young (13 and under) involve rural areas that have a inept coroner's office and equally clueless police, many of whom may never had had investigated a murder in their careers. Maybe if they had it was not kids that young. These people tend to overreact, using their own state laws to the extreme, largely thinking of themselves psycholgically than the victims or the alleged killer.
Christian Fernandez has maybe an exception. Fernandez is the example of the second law of trying juveniles as adults: race or ethnic origin. It is not shocking to know that no matter if it is city, suburbs or countryside, racism exists in subtile ways. One of those is the disproportionate number of minority children tried as adults in the USA. This is not a Southern problem. It is also a nationwide problem.
good, let's hope this case is handled correctely, he should be tried as a juvenile and I hope so. Glad you are going to have a look at it. Is getting really disturbing seeing how many children are being tried as adults.