In this case, the criminal was 10 years-old when he pulled the trigger and the Neo-Nazi was his father who had a long history of abusing the boy.
Yesterday this unnamed boy, who was tried as an adult and is now 12 years old, was handed an 11 year prison sentence:
As the LA Times reported, “Public Defender Matthew Hardy focused on the boy’s abusive home life, where gunplay and neo-Nazi gatherings were commonplace. Witnesses testified that Hall beat his son repeatedly, often in drunken or drug-addled rages.”
and the coup de grâce…
Although the judge recognized the defendant’s history of abuse, he ruled that the child was in a position to make a moral judgement. “Even with that background, the court must look at the facts of the case,” the judge said.
Oh. Sure. Every terrified, abused 10-year-old steeped in weapons, racist speech and Nazi regalia knows right from wrong. They’re experts in moral judgement. By the way, where’s mama? Is she accountable for her 10-year-old son having a gun?