Mcnerney Case

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Kids ranging from 8-15 years are tried as a juvenile and to transfer the case into adult court, they would fill out an application to do so. Kids committing crimes such as armed robbery, rape, or even murder should be tried as an adult. This type of allegation will not go unseen just because he/she is a child. Even though these criminals are children, they will not or should not be exempt from the law or juvenile justice system. If the child committed a crime that can be tried as an adult, such as murder, should be punishable by law. In juvenile records/history, there were some that challenged the Juvenile System or even made some lawyers, judges, and maybe even juries questions some laws such as the Brandon McInerney case. The McInerney case was on February 12 that Brandon McInerney had brought his father’s handgun, which his father was, ex-military, to school and shot Lawrence King in the head twice. This did…show more content…
This gave prosecutors the authority to decide which cases should be filed in adult court. In the old charging system, judges who believe that a youth could be rehabilitated, even murder cases, such as the McInerney case, were kept in Juvenile Court. Even though the case was sent back and forth between the adult and juvenile system, at the end Brandon McInerney was punished for this because Maeve Fox, the prosecutor said that “Shooting someone in the back of the head for me is an execution-style murder. He thought about it. He planned it. And then he did it.” Being rejected rehabilitation, McInerney had eventually didn’t get the help he needed when King was sexually harassing him at school practically every day. He went to teachers, administrators, and staff, but none of them had done nothing for him. Thus, lead to this circumstance, but if they had helped the mitigating outcome would have been
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