This is absolutely insane:
A judge in Pennsylvania has denied a request from a 12-year-old homicide suspect to have his case transferred to juvenile court.
Jordan Brown is facing adult charges in the February 2009 shooting death of his father’s pregnant girlfriend, and a judge turned down a petition to have the case transferred from criminal to juvenile court.
Police have said the boy, then 11, shot Kenzie Marie Houk, who was eight months’ pregnant, once at point-blank range in her farmhouse in western Pennsylvania.
He has been charged with one count each of criminal homicide and homicide of an unborn child in the death of Houk, 26, Lawrence County District Attorney John Bongivengo said.
Why exactly do we even have juvenile court if an 11 year old can be tried as an adult? Does this make any sense to anyone? And this is just priceless, too:
The weapon was a youth model 20-gauge shotgun, designed for use by children, that belonged to the boy, according to investigators.
I’m going to make the bold declaration that the last god damned thing we need in this country is “youth model” shotguns.