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Allegedly warning members of Houk’s family in December that he wanted to “pop” her in the head, Jordan is accused of shooting Houk precisely there. So he went to jail—not kiddie jail, but real jail.
"Eleven-year-old Jordan Brown is accused of killing his father's pregnant fiancé with a hunting rifle. Does that means he belongs in an adult prison with rapists, murderers, and hardened criminals?
The funeral was held Tuesday, and the facts of the case are still unfolding, but police believe that before getting on the school bus last Friday, an 11-year-old named Jordan Anthony Brown shot his father’s pregnant fiancé, Kenzie Marie Houk, with a hunting rifle he’d gotten for Christmas.
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, has charged Jordan with two counts of first-degree murder in the February 20 shooting, and placed the fifth grader behind bars. Jordan’s new home is the Lawrence County jail’s 8-by-10 suicide-watch cell. Why is a “super-juvenile” being held in something less like juvie and more like a “super-max”?
“That’s when I realized: Oh my goodness, I’m 15 years old,” said Joshua Phillips, serving a life sentence at a facility for adults.
In Pennsylvania, like in most states, a child over the age of ten can be charged and tried as an adult. Lawrence County District Attorney John Bongivengo theorizes that jealously over Houk, her pregnancy, and two young daughters led Jordan to commit premeditated murder, “callous, cold, and calculating.” Allegedly warning members of Houk’s family in December that he wanted to “pop” her in the head, Jordan is accused of shooting Houk precisely there. So he went to jail—not kiddie jail, but real jail."
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by Portugoal
Yeah I refrained from adding my comments on the Anesty International report about the US being the only country who would place minors in prison for life. I wanted to point out the reason behind this is because other countries, like Iran, will just execute them.
Originally posted by HoldTheBeans
an 11-year-old named Jordan Anthony Brown shot his father’s pregnant fiancé, Kenzie Marie Houk, with a hunting rifle he’d gotten for Christmas.
Originally posted by reatarded
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
If an 11 year old can face life in prison without parole, then why can't he vote?
?Beats me, let's just forget about it, it is US of A after all, justice - freedom - liberty and human rights is secondary, national security is primary.
Originally posted by apacheman
Well, if you claim an 11-year old is the same as a responsible adult, I guess they can sign contracts, get laid , and drink too, right?
Geez, what's the point in making any distinction between childhood and adulthood at all if you don't admit there's any real difference when they screw up?
Originally posted by MavRck
surprise surprise another big 'gun got out of the bag' case being covered....
*sits back and watches the constitution burn*