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Juvenile Justice

Boy and pal, both 14, get life in slaying of his great-grandmother, 78

Aug 13, 2013, 06:35 pm CDT


I wonder who is the worst criminal here? The 13-yr old, the prosecutor or the judge?

By Mb on 2013 08 13, 9:41 pm CDT

That's easy Mb - the 13 year old. Ask a hard question.

By Pushkin on 2013 08 13, 10:27 pm CDT

This is very scarey I made this same comment about small towns I visited in Wisconsin "This is Stephen King type of stuff,”

By concernedcitizen on 2013 08 13, 10:58 pm CDT

I'm with Pushkin, Mb. I would say that the bludgeoners are the criminals in this story. I don't think society is really missing out on much with these two behind bars.

By Island Attorney on 2013 08 14, 12:44 am CDT

@ 1: Gee.... Imprison 2 14-year-olds who brutally murder on a 78-year-old woman for drug money, or allow 2 budding psychopaths early parole so they can perfect their skills on the rest of society. Tough call.

By BMF on 2013 08 14, 5:59 pm CDT

Aw, the mean old judge made the kid cry, and just because the kid murdered an elderly member of his own family for $155. Man, how can we get some judges who wil lighten up?? Of course, we know the headline in misleading, and neither one of these little bundles of joy actually "got life." If they don't get killed in prison, they'll be back.

By B. McLeod on 2013 08 15, 6:41 am CDT

I don't see the controversy: Keeping these two monsters locked up until they are into their 50s, Judge Akkeren made society that much safer.

By Yankee on 2013 08 18, 8:53 pm CDT

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