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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2001 2:54 pm 
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John Moxley was 17 in '75 when his little sister was found bludgeoned to death outside their home. Should John be tried as an adult 25 years later?

What about the 13-14 (?) year old black boy who recently was tried as an adult and convicted of murder?

Tough issues. What do you all think about these two situations?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2001 3:20 pm 
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The kid should have been tried as a kid because he was a little boy mentally at the time he committed the crime and the time he was tried. I heard he sat through the case apparently taking notes but actually drawing pictures. On TV, he did not appear to have the intellectual capacity for understanding the seriousness of what he did or interacting with his attorney as an adult.

The Kennedy should be tried as an adult because 1) a significant portion of his crime (if he did it) has been his adult-life concealment of his childhood act; and 2) he has the capacity to go through the trial and sentance as an adult would.

If the jury wanted to take his age, and the difficulty coming forward in later years, into account when assigning a penalty, that'd be another matter and one I couldn't comment on without hearing the evidence and testimony.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2001 6:06 pm 
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I agree with you Ian. I thought the recent case was not the same as the Kennedy crime.


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