9 year old child charged in shooting..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    That was my reaction too. I just feel really bad for the kid. What I read indicated that both of his parents were habitual breakers of the law. You have to wonder what the boy had been exposed too. And then for him to think that he needed a gun for protection to run away from home... wow. How rotten must his home life had been.

    The gun was in his backpack and went off accidentally. I feel bad for the little girl that got shot, but I'm not sure that charging the boy is the way to go. Clearly the child needs help, but jail seems like it will only make matters worse.

    The situation stinks all the way around.
     
  3. Matthew3590

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    The charges fitted the crime. Bail was excessive though.
     
  4. redhen

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    You think they fit the crime for a 9 year old though??
    Not trying argue, just trying to get how others are thinking on this..
     
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  5. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He brought a gun to school, he accidentally shot someone. Seems fitting.
     
  6. crankster76

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    HE"S 9! get real. there is nothin right about this. child services should have this kid in there care. as far as charges,they belong to the mother cause this is where he got the gun..
     
  7. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very real and the law applies to everyone unless you are messed up in the head.
     
  8. JD4570

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    I'm sorry but what happened here was an accidental discharge although he illegally possessed the weapon. The bail just wasn't steep, it's ridiculous.
     
  9. crankster76

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    ya know ,thats a good point. lets look at this. HE'S 9! therefore this would apply. he is not old enough to know. and guessing from his history I doubt anyone ever gave him lessons on firearms.
     
  10. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Accidental discharge that hits someone is still assault if she died he would be tried with manslaughter.
     

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