Originally Posted by saptech
But you are smart enough to know how to join/drafted into military and go off to war to kill or be killed at 18??? But not smart enough to buy, at least beer or wine.
Age restrictions are all backwards. Either way, this wasn't a killing in self defense or accidental. It was cold murder. With a side of rape and torture. If you're old enough to RAPE and TORTURE a human being, without having been forced into it by some crazy mentor, then you're old enough to be incarcerated for the appropriate amount of time, not flippin juvi. Hell, statutory "rapists" get harsher sentencing than juvi, and no forced sex or torture involved. (of course im referring to the instances where its consensual)
I remember a story where some pre-15-year - olds killed their own mother. Thats just twisted, no matter how you look at it. If you kill your own mother (assuming of course she wasn't doing crazy crap to the kids, wich there was no indication of in the story) before your sweet 16 you're pretty much beyond repair.