A California boy was only 10 years old when he fatally shot his father, a regional leader of the white supremacist National Socialist Movement. Now 12, the boy, who’s not being identified due to his age, has been found responsible for second-degree murder.
At age 11, Sara Kruzan met a man who bought her gifts and took her out. He became a much-needed father figure until two years later, when he raped her and began selling her for sex. After five years of sexual abuse, Sara shot her pimp. She was sentenced to life without parole at the age of 17, in what many see as an abuse of justice. Now, Sara may finally have a shot at freedom.
A trio of youthful suspects were caught on surveillance video Sunday attempting to rob a Kansas City Church’s Chicken restaurant. The robbery didn’t work out–an employee snatched a handgun from one of the suspects and all three ran out of the store. After police released the video, asking the public for help in locating the would-be robbers, one woman recognized her own son.
In this undated video, young men serving time for murder at California Correctional Youth Authority discuss the acts that landed them behind bars. They talk frankly about their lives before committing murder — the peer pressure, drugs, or sheer apathy that led them to kill. Victims’ family members also speak in this candid look at juvenile killers.
A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering his adoptive parents in a fit of rage will face a murder trial, a judge in Alameda County, Calif., has ruled. According to investigators, Moses Kamin’s motive may have been an unwillingness to deal with the consequences of being suspended from school for smoking marijuana.
Are killers born or are they made from circumstances that force them to crime? It’s a question that has vexed psychiatrists and criminologists for centuries. Now comes the case of Cristian Fernandez, the 13-year-old accused of murder in Jacksonville, Florida, whose depraved upbringing raises the issue again in a shocking case with national implications.
Rapper Juvenile, known for his gleaming grill and the 1999 hit single “Back That Azz Up” was arrested early this morning at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. According to Miami Beach Police spokesperson Detective Vivian Hernandez, Juvenile (born Terius Gray) was charged with disorderly conduct after a large fight broke out outside the LIV nightclub, which is part of Fontainebleau.
In Ramapo, NY., four boys, aged 12 and 13, have been accused of raping two young girls. The 12 and 14 year old alleged victims told authorities that they were repeatedly assaulted by the boys at an apartment over several days.