Any child would be terrified in this scenario, which is why they follow their orders. Even though not all children are forced into fighting, they are still too young to fully understand the life-changing decision they have made. Some children enlist because they seek revenge. In Ishmael Beah’s novel he states, “I joined the army to avenge the deaths of my family and to survive, but I 've come to learn that if I am going to take revenge, in that process I will kill another person whose family will want revenge; then revenge and revenge and revenge will never come to an end...” Children who decided to fight for revenge are not in a stable situation after they are angry and heartbroken.
Even the prosecuting attorney for his case stated, “I don’t doubt for a second, never have doubted, that had he not been caught, Eric Smith would have killed again,” (When Children Kill By: Diane Kratz Feb 11, 2013 Aside) According to Phil Chalmers, a teen violence and youth culture expert, there are usually specific reasons why teens kill. They include being bullied at school, depression, lack of guidance or discipline and even mental illness are just to name a few. (Inside The Mind Of a Teen Killer; 2009 Nelson, Phil Chalmers). Eric Smith appeared to have many of those
He saw when his father was at a shooting range, then some time later he is being accused of murder, well okay then. Maybe this proves that everybody is not as much of a thinker as they should at twelve years old, context clues. Even the jury of the trial for the case were darn right stupid. The judge even knew the Zak father murdered the Rabbi, he was applauded by their decision on the crime he committed.
Yummy The Murderer The definition of murder is the killing of a human being by another. Yummy, a young thug, killed innocent fourteen-year-old Shavon. Yummy is a murderer. It all started with Yummy’s guardians, they weren’t great role models.
What if your loved one was savagely killed by a teenager with no remorse? Juveniles should be convicted as adults for ferocious crimes because even though they are “kids” they kill innocent people and should get punished for the crime they committed. Teenagers commit gruesome crimes like murder and knowing what they are makes the situation far worse. In the article “Kids are Kids-Until They Commit Crimes” the author Jennifer Jenkins talks about the teenagers that committed gory murders against innocent people that didn’t deserve to die like a road animal. For example, a 13 year old shot to death an english teacher.
Wuornos firmly believed that she had killed all of these men, especially Richard Mallory, out of self-defense. There was clearly a rage in her toward men, which could have something to do with her father being absent all of her life, her grandfather being an abusive alcoholic, and her getting raped and impregnated at the age of fourteen. “’There could well be a violent man in her past with whom she had such an experience, (and) under certain conditions years later she found a way to respond. In a way, Mallory had been the conduit for her rage,’ says psychologist Phyllis Chesler” (Bankston, 1996). She learned at a young age that she could earn money for having sex with men.
If I were a juror in this case, I would find Janice Leidholm guilty of first degree murder. In order to meet the criteria of first degree murder, premeditation and deliberation must be needed. Although she was abused by her husband, it is not considered as self-defense because he was sleeping when she killed him. However, is she actually deserves to be found guilty of first degree murder?
In my opinion from reading the conviction of Hiawatha Robinson case, I honestly think that he was guilty of the murder of his 8- year old daughter Hiawayi. The FBI and police had gathered so much information on Hiawatha that they could finally charge him of 1st degree murder of his daughter. The FBI had fingerprints, phone records, and even witnesses saying that Hiawatha was the last person to see his daughter alive. To murder your own daughter I think you have to be heartless and evil, especially a child he age of eight. Everyone expects Robinson to be sentenced to life in prison, meaning if he was eligible for parole he would get it after spending 24 years in prison first.
After reviewing the topics in this course I found In the Watch & Think assignment "Death by Fire," Todd Willingham is arrested, tried and convicted of the murders of his three daughters and sentenced to death. Reports from the neighbors in the documentary claimed Willingham was "a very mean man" and by the law enforcement investigator Jimmie Hensley (2010),"You got to count his actions before and after. You got to count his actions during the fire, and things like that that makes the whole story. Not just one little segment of it, its every bit of the story.”
A number of parents have suggested that children should not be convicted as adults for their crimes because children don’t have the same mentality as adults and act without reasoning of the consequences they have for committing such a crime. Children’s brains aren’t fully developed so they have a habit of imitating what they see in TV or from a role model they look up to. Children most of the time are forced to commit a crime by the friends they hang out with and are scared to walk away or say no. In the article “Kids Are Kids” the author states that “Today we are witness to criminal defendants - facing life sentences without parole - who cannot shave, still play with fire trucks, and love to act out scenes from TV or video
His last words, before he was executed, we ‘Kiss my “butt”. When Gacy was doing an interview, before he was executed, he claimed that the boys were “runaways” and that he was just “taking them out of their misery”. This was not true, according to some of the families. Gacy knew what he was doing, and was also very aware of his awful crimes. He had never tried to deny his doings while being prosecuted.
First and foremost, his neighbor heard the man scream, “I’m going to kill you!” How does one argue against that? He stated his intent, and he ended up killing his father with a knife he bought the night of. That is no coincidence, it was purposeful and planned like a predator catching its prey. Although it may have been planned, which you can see from the lack of fingerprints on the switch knife, the boy might have grown nervous at the idea of committing murder, causing him to do such a sloppy cut despite his expertise.
Jacob Ind fifteen year old boy murdered mother and stepfather, reason being he was sexually, physically and emotionally abused by his mother and stepfather. Jacob had told his friend about the crime he has committed. Jacobs friend the next day told the principal, then the principal who which told the police about Jacobs crime. Jacob is going to charge with manslaughter in this trial with also second degree murder. Jacob is now under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Hayes and Komisarjevsky went to Dr. William and Jennifer Petit’s house. They tried to kill William, masterbated on their daughter, planned to raped the wife, ask for 15000$ in cash and accidentally forget untied their daughter before lighting the braze. However, Hayes was regret, he tried to commit suicide. For Komisarjevsky, he got raped so many times until he couldn’t count when he was young. Sam Harris even putted himself in Komisarjevsky’s position, if he got treated same as Komisarjevsky.
The article I selected is a hard and harrowing story to hear about Gregory Green, who killed his two stepchildren (Chadney and Kara Allen) in front of the mother, two biological children by asphyxiation (Kara and Kaleigh Green), and tortured his wife (Faith Green). I chose this story, because I continue to see this in the news of parents or a parent killing their children. I cannot begin to fathom the numerous mental health issues that affects these parents. However, I know that Gregory Green was charged in 1991 and sentenced to prison for murdering his pregnant wife and was released on early parole after 16 years in prison.