Wicked people exist. Nothing avails except to set them apart from innocent people.” -James Q. In 1990, Jennifer Jenkins loss her sister, who was pregnant at the time, and sister’s husband to murder. The two were gun downed cold blooded by a teen. Referred as a “thrill kill”, the reasoning for this sickening act was, what this juvenile says, “to see what it would feel like to shoot someone.” Jennifer says that we must face the reality that teens can kill.
The police were called and when they arrived he confessed to two other murders. An expert who examined this young boy said that he is definitely mentally ill and also appears to be a sadist; a person who derives pleasure from killing or hurting others. 13 Ed Gein Got
But hey, they are only kids, how can kids kill or be dangerous to other people or adults. Accordingly, by researchers of the National institute of health found out that teenagers suffer from a massive loss of brain tissue that occurs in the teens’ brains during their adolescence and you could see it on every teenager by researchers at the national institute of , strangely brain cells and connections are only being loss in the areas controlling impulses and self control which is the cause of many teens’ not being aware of their actions and making wrong verdict. If a 16 to 17 year old teenagers are capable of planning and forming such a requisite criminal intent kids are not as we thought they are, teenagers can be dangerous in many ways, because they are smart or because of their childish actions that can not only affect others but to also affect them on the way. Should we still treat teens as kids or as adults? Juveniles should be convicted for violent crimes because they don 't learn from their mistakes the first time and keep making the same
Her first, if you would call it “victim” or in this case victims, were two fourteen-year old boys who she framed for supposedly raping her. Since humiliating the two boys and having them sent off to a “house of correction”(77) wasn’t enough for Cathy, she drives her Latin teacher, Mr.Grew to commit suicide on an altar. However, this is not the last of Cathy’s manipulative ways. This is only the beginning. A few years later Cathy has failed to runaway from her
Some deserve it because they non-repentance killers or to be serial killers while other should not deserve it because of the circumstances required them. Juveniles who killed people without any mercy should be treated as an adult and be given Juvenile Life Without Parole(JLWOP). For example, the murderer of Jennifer Jenkins’ pregnant sister and her husband. Jennifer describes, “[Jenkins’s Sister] begged for the life of her unborn child as [the killer] shot her. He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial, about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted to ‘see what it would feel like to shoot someone’”(Jenkins).
In fact, the law may increase the amount of eighteen to twenty year olds who do drink. It has been shown that, especially in college-age students, there is a tendency to not do what they are told, on the contrary, they will do the exact opposite. The problem with the drinking age being twenty-one is that some students drink purely out of defiance). The number of fatalities is down in all age groups, not just teenagers, and cars driven now are much safer than the cars that were being driven in the early 1980’s, and teenagers are much safer drivers, which can be attributed to the decreased amount of fatalities. Also, in other countries that have lower drinking ages, the number of fatalities has
The thing is are they victims or are they criminals? Many people think they are victims because they are in war fighting and killing people. Whereas I think child soldiers are victims because most of them are forced and bribed to be a child soldier. The question is what do you think they are? Even though the kids ages eight and eighteen are training, fighting, and carry very powerful guns that could cause destruction.
The case of Hae Min Lee was originally only prominent within Baltimore County of Maryland. It has the trappings of a typical high school murder; a teen is angry at their ex-boyfriend/girlfriend for breaking up with them and as a result, would murder them. However, the case has gained international attention largely due to the investigations from ‘Serial’, which revealed an abnormal number of inconsistencies within the case against Adnan Syed, allowing Syed to be granted a new trial. Based on evidence that is present, Adnan is most likely innocent of the murder of Hae Min Lee because of the lack of concrete physical evidence that would signify his guilt. After all, if there is no physical evidence that would prove a suspect’s involvement in
Nathaniel Brazill was a young teenager who commited the 2nd degree murder of his teacher, Barry Grunow. Brazill then got sentenced for 35 years in 2000, for committing a murder. 35 years. As Nathaniel was only 14 years old, and committed a second- degree murder, psychologists said that, “ Aks his age progresses, he will have very little recollection of the details of the crime that he committed and the remorse that he felt then.” As knowing that he did the murder unintentionally, he should not have been sentenced to jail, especially not 35 years. Moreover, there is no way to know if the crime committed was by force.
In many cases kids are victims of abuse and have tried getting help, but are ignored, resulting in death of family members. Teens feel like there is no other option to stop their abusers and their mind in a flurry decides something as bad as murder is the only way to end what is happening to them. The ones who ignored a child calling out for help should be in prison just as well, basically perpetuating this horrible murder scene to
Is that good enough.” published on July 19,2012 Scott Anderson explores the story of 19 year old Greg Ousley, who killed his parents and is now reminiscing on the events and is now telling his side of the story. Scott Anderson mentions that, “ his is or was a teenage boy who planned and carried out a crime so unthinkable that to most people it is not just a moral transgression, but almost a biological one.” (14) This comes to show that some teenager already have the capability to bring out a horrendous crime and should therefore be punished with the sentence they
This is why I disagree with Yee 's bill. This reminds me of the Lifers as teenagers article. The Lifers as Teenagers Article tells of how Ashley Jones killed her grandfather and aunt with her boyfriend. I think this was cruel and unusual. I think if she would get out she would finish the job by killing her grandmother.
Children 's court was made for children criminals to give them a punishment appropriate for their age because kids are very different from adults. The kids being tried as adults either committed really bad crimes like murder and armed
The reason behind these teens killing are never justified let alone should be treated as if they were lesser than that. Not only is there cases in which a teen has killed just one individual there has been incidents where they have caused multiple injuries and casualties. Surely actions as horrifying as these could not be excused due to one 's age their would be no justice for those who were affected by these actions especially those whose lives were taken. In an article written by Jennifer Jenkins “On punishment and Teen Killers” she writes on the death of her younger sister her unborn child and husband at the hands of a teen killer. The criminal called it a “thrill kill” he just wanted to feel the sensation of taking someone 's life.
The West Memphis Three was a trail convicting three teenagers: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley of killing three little boys; Michael Moore, Stevie Branch, and Chris Byers. This trail was considered to be a satanic ritual because Damien Echols wasn’t considered normal to the other members of society in his town. He did “dabble in many religions” and Satanism being one with admiring photos of torture and death, but it was not a satanic ritual. The court used members that were far removed from any alleged "Satanic Panic" in West Memphis to give the defendants a better shot at a fair trial and unbiased juries. Damien Echols was sentenced to solitary confinement for eight years from his 20 years in prison.