this is one of the youngest murderers i can remember....

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    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) -- An 8-year-boy is accused of fatally shooting his father and another man in eastern Arizona.

    St. Johns Police Chief Roy Melnick said Friday that the boy has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder after the shootings Wednesday.

    The boy's father, 29-year-old Vincent Romero, and 39-year-old Timothy Romans were killed.

    Melnick says police arrived at a home shortly after the shooting and found one victim just outside the front door. The other was found in an upstairs room.

    Melnick says the boy initially denied involvement but later confessed.

    St. Johns is a community of about 4,000 people more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) northeast of Phoenix



    8-year-old accused of killing father, another man - CNN.com

    this is the youngerst one i know of that killed adults.
     
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    how do you charge an 8 year old with premeditated murder?

    8 year olds can't even plan what they are gonna wear to school by themselves.

    I'm glad you said youngest that killed adults because I recall the little boy who shot his kindergarten classmate like 6 or 7 years ago. He wasn't charged with murder.
     
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    I was going to wait a day or two, see if more information came forth.
     
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    the kid confessed....not much more to be said about that...the class mate shooting was ruled accidential if i am not mistaken two kids playing with a gun...the devil is always in the details.
     
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    So the 8 year old just decided to off two adults, plan and carry it out? What's wrong with this picture under normal circumstances?
     
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    I agree.


    Too many things not answered yet, kids can "confess" anything if they think they'll get in less trouble for it.

    Was he abused and had enough?

    Did someone put him up to it?

    Is he covering for someone else?

    Or is he a cold blooded murderer?

    As Kathianne said, let's wait and see............
     
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    That's not how I remember the story.

    Boy has violent history; Young suspect in slaying had attacked other students, father says - Flint Journal - mlive.com

    This boy wasn't charged with a crime because according to the law children lack the capacity to form intent.

    I'd be interested to know what was going on in that house where an 8 year old, first had access to a gun and second had the inclination to shoot and kill his own father and another man in separate parts of the house.
     
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    If this is the same kid, all the more reason I'm angry at my principal for arguing against reporting bd problems in K-2nd grade. We're mandated, but she feels 'soft' regarding the problems. I always report suspicions, 3 in 10 years, and encourage other teachers to do likewise.

    The kids, on both ends of anger, deserve protection.
     
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    What kind of things are you talking about Kathianne?

    What do you mean your principal feels 'soft' regarding the problems? She ignores them, doesn't address them, sweeps them under the rug? I'm curious, because she sounds like mine!

    Who do your report your suspicions of trouble children to?
     
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    yall seem real sure..evil doesnt start this early....or have you just never been around kids?

    it will be interesting to find out why the 2nd adult could not stop him after he killed the first adult...

    seems there are a lot of kids killing...how old was the kid in england who killed the 4 yr old...he is out of jail now i do believe...
     

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