I'm not sure how they can charge a 6 year old as an adult. I thought that policy was reserved for teens that were borderline adults and had the capacity to make decisions as an adult - which a 6 year old clearly cannot do. There will be quite a backlash should the prosecutor choose this route. Should the allegations prove true I think he does need punishment/rehabilitation though. Even a 6 year old can learn that actions have consequences, but I think he's young enough where rehabilitation could help him lead a promising life. A couple of months in a juvenile hall to instill some fear, and then a few years locked up at an institution that can help him. He'll be awfully scarred from this and will definitely need a bit of psychiatric help to keep from affecting the rest of his life.