That boy should be receiving therepy for what he had to go through.
Personally, I think he confessed simply because he wanted the whole interrogation ordeal to be over. He was scared and probably just wanted to go
From what I've heard and read about this case it sounds like the occupants of the white car shot the men and sped off. The boy went home and
found them bleeding but not dead. This would explain why he told the police that he shot his father because he didn't want to see him suffer.
St. Johns Arizona is smack in the middle of Indian territory. That part of Arizona is almost all Indian land,poor, and I don't think any town
within a 500 mile radius is over 20,000 population. My point? Domestic violence and drug abuse are very serious problems in that region. Domestic
violence calls to the Sheriffs office though are treated more like a nuisence than a crime. More than likely the boy didn't want to go straight home
on Mondays and Wedenesdays until his mother got home because of one or both of those issues. Sounds like the mother was the bread winner there as
neither men, I believe, had a job. Because of drugs? Possibly. And the white car? Drugs? Possibly. Domestic violence because the men didn't
feel like men because the woman worked? Possibly There were other houses and people nearby so the chances of someone else hearing or seeing something
are very good.
So if all I said was true, why would adults let an 8 year old take the fall for murder? Why do some gang members have kids sell dope for them?
Because if the kid gets caught, he won't go to jail but an adult would. No one will ever know for sure because, as I said earlier, St Johns is a
small town in a very tough region of the U.S. to live in. Sometimes it's better to just keep your mouth shut about certain things.
Even if all this happened the way I described, which I honestly don't know, I'm not trying to justify it. All I'm saying is that this scenario
sounds alot more plausible than an 8 year old kid shooting dead 2 adults in cold blood for no reason at all.
Or it could be that the kid was sick and tired of verbal and/or physical abuse.
At one point the Sheriff said " we solved the crime, now we have to find out why" Personally, I think it's the other way around. Find out why the
men were shot, and then you'll find your shooter. But, seeing how it's St Johns, I don't think people want to know why.
As far as why there were guns readily available? I too live in Northern Arizona in a rural community. Owning a gun is simply part of the way of
life here. True, it should have been locked and put up, but it wasn't.
Just my 2 cents. Peace