The 5th Grade Murderers and Their Plot to Kill

Washington state is in a state of shock. Actually, anyone who has heard of the story is in state of shock.

Two fifth grade boys planned and plotted to kill a girl because she was so annoying. That is it. Annoying.The boys were deadly serious, no joke here. It was not just talk. They had a gun, 45 caliber, they had a knife. Their plan was for one boy to stab her to death while the other boy used the gun to scare off others who might try to rescue off campus. Then, perhaps, kill the other six annoying people on their list.

One could say it was damaged love, yes, even at this 10-11 yr. old age. One of the boys had been "dating" the target girl then it ended and the girl was talking bad about the boy, making fun of him. Words do hurt. Some can ignore them, others seek revenge. Kids are no different. After a period of time, the boy just wanted her dead, as he told police. He was dead serious. Now, the other boy wanted the same girl dead for another more benign reason- being annoying.

As for the gun, the younger boy took the gun from his older brother by finding a hidden key to the gun case in the brother's bedroom, and the older brother told authorities that he stole the firearm from their dead grandfather's home. As the plot unfolded, boys will be boys and started to tell a few others and even paid them $80 to keep the plan hush.

The two boys are arrested and will be tried as adults, if the DA can, but Washington law seems not to allow this since both are under 12, and according to their law, lack capacity for murder. Really? Doesn't sound like it to me. In fact, one boy stated that whoever "ratted" on them will be killed once they are free again.

Gun control anyone? Maybe the parents should be arrested?

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia

wow I can see why this has left a state speechless, but some people (including children) have little sense of the consequences of their actions and if they do understand it then they don't care,

what is happening to our world where this is happening more and more


Brenda Durham 3 years ago

Sad situation.

I don't think they should be tried as adults. Simply because they're not adults, they're kids!

They will have to be locked up in some capacity whether that means a mental institution or a jail.

No, I don't think the parents should be arrested since they didn't even know about the gun! (At least, I take it they knew nothing about the gun?) If they had known, then yes they'd have some responsibility for it.


Brenda Durham 3 years ago

I might add that the kids seemed to not have much adult supervision, however, in their lives, since they were able to plot such a thing without the parents catching wind of it somehow.......?

That does happen sometimes though, what with parents often being so busy and etc...........


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perrya 3 years ago Author

Well, the parents are liable. Think if the girl had been killed, law enforcement would be after the parents.

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