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Police say the suspects — Joshua Henninger, a 16-year-old acquaintance of Randazzo’s, and Jeremy Lee Chapman, 23 — have confessed to the murder. .... According to sources close to the investigation, Chapman and Henninger wanted to kill someone .......
Prosecutors will have until Aug. 26 to decide whether to charge Henninger as an adult. They will base their decision on two things: the harshness of the crime and his criminal record, which is rather lengthy.
Originally posted by JoshGator54
Yes, he must be held to the standards of an adult under these circumstances. Furthermore, adults should be held to an even stricter standard when it comes to murder and rape. The death penelty should be mandatory when proven guilty, with one appeal case and the sentence should be carried out within 18 months of the appeal.
Jeremy Chapman, 23, and Joshua Henninger, 17, of Cape Coral, were charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual battery with a deadly weapon or great force, and arson of a vehicle, said Randall McGruther, chief assistant state attorney.....Henninger will not be eligible for the death penalty because of his age, McGruther said.
Originally posted by Mystery_Lady
Tinkleflower if he didn't understand the ramifications, then he needs to be seriously locked up in a mental home. Exactly what is so hard to understand that killing = death = serious punishment/prision.
More than likely he thought the ramification was juvie hall and he would get away almost scott free. With these kids having attitudes like that, then there needs to be much more of a serious punishment such as tried as an adult.
Even if he did, it is still not an excuse for him to be let off easy.
posted by Benevolent Heretic
This is an OLD THREAD:
But just to bring everyone up to date:
Henninger will be tried as an adult, but if guilty, dodges a lethal injection because of his age.