11 Jun '11, 3am

5 Year Old May Be Charged With Murder:

5 Year Old May Be Charged With Murder:

Many five year olds can't read, write, or even tie their own shoes. So why is the state of Kansas contemplating charging one with murder? According to Reuters, a five year old girl is the prime suspect of the alleged bathtub drowning of an 18 month old, after conducting interviews that implied that the girl may have become irritated with the toddler, who wouldn't stop crying. "Kansas City police are waiting for a medical examiner's report on how Jermane Johnson Jr., died, but have investigated the death as a homicide, spokesman Darin Snapp said Thursday. "I've been in law enforcement for 20 years and it's the youngest suspect I can remember," Snapp said. "It's extremely rare." The alleged suspect, victim, and other children were all being watched by a sixteen year old who reportedly fell asleep, leaving the kids unattended. It's nearly impossible to actually charge a child...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/5-year-old-...

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