Not far from where I live, a six-year old with a history of mental problems is being accused of murdering his grandfather. The prosecuter is considering charging this boy as an adult with first degree murder. Personally, I find this scary. First that six-year old could kill, and second that we would then consider sending him to prison for the rest of his life. When did children become adults? Two 12 year olds in Florida have been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Any thoughts?