observations from a slightly mad german-american

Monday, January 26, 2004

What do you do?

There was a murder in florida a few years ago (1999) that attracted international attention.

A six-year-old girl suffered a brutal, grisly death in the house of her babysitter. Her skull was fractured, her liver cut (internally), The poor girl suffered a brutal, grisly death. It turns my stomach.

Trying such a young person as an adult, with the death penalty or life imprisonment as possibilites, also seems unthinkable.

Guardian - Parole for youth given life jail sentence at 13

BBC - Boy, 14, gets life for murder

BBC - US boy killer's life term lifted

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