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Killing too young

Updated on October 18, 2012

murder in the family

While scanning through the channels on TV, I came across Nancy Grace. I'm not much of a fan, but I saw that there was a story about a murder in Oil City Pennsylvania. I live in Pittsburgh, so I kept it on. I wish I hadn't.

A 13 year old boy, a 7th grader, killed both of his grandparents with a hand gun. Apparently, and this may or may not be true, they called his mother a whore. That is absolutely no reason to shoot someone, (there isn't really any reason) let alone your loving grandparents. While his grandmother was in the kitchen, the young man snuck up behind her, with a gun he broke into with bolt cutters from their garage to get, and shot her in the back of the head. He then called his grandfather, who was out getting pizza for his grandson, and asked when he would be home. When his grandpa arrived, he was greeted with a barrage of bullets. So many that the rest of the gun was emptied on him.

This next part is very troubling as well. Apparently after the murders, The teen stole his grandparents car, and went to a party. While there, he got drunk and smoked pot. After failing to report home, police were called to the grandparents house, where the corpses were discovered. The teen denied it at first, but eventually admitted to both killings.

Where do we go from here? What happens to a 13 year old boy after committing double premeditated murder? He currently resides in jail, but he will eventually be sent to a juvenile detainment center. I believe I heard he will be tried as an adult. If everything that was reported is true, He would probably get life in prison, but is that justice? I'm a believer in the death penalty, obviously a 13 year old will not get it, but perhaps when he turns 18. All of this has really left a bad taste in my mouth, and I can't for the life of me figure out the why's for this. I suppose more will be reported when it becomes available.

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