Should an 11yr. Old Child Face LWOP for Double Murders?
- From: "Leo" <leo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:47:38 -0500
My opinion, cases such as these should be tried in Juvenile Court, sentenced to a Juvenile facility, and reviewed upon turning a specific age, 21 perhaps.
Jordan Brown Superior Court Appeal: Will Pa. Boy be Tried as an Adult for Murder?
PITTSBURGH (CBS/KDKA/AP) Jordan Brown was only 11-years-old when he was arrested and charged as an adult for the murder of his father's pregnant fiance.
Now 13, Brown is charged with shotgunning 26-year-old Kenzie Marie Houk, also killing her unborn son, in their New Galilee farmhouse in February 2009.
A Lawrence County judge in March refused to move Jordan Brown's case to juvenile court. Judge Dominick Motto found that the boy showed no signs of remorse and did not take responsibility for his actions.
Two judges questioned whether Brown has had his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination violated by Motto. Some of the appellate judges at Tuesday's hearing wondered whether Brown would be forced to give up his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent in order to be certified as a juvenile.
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