Should teen be tried as adult?

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I am curious as to how other members in MT think on this. Should teens who commit murder be tried as adult?

On today's San Jose Mercury News, there was an article where teenage son killed his father, set the house on fire to try to hide his crime. The reason he did it? The teen was terrified that his father would find out about his bad grade at school. Prosecutor decided to charge the teen with murder with special circumstances and he will be tried in adult court. However, he will not face death penalty and will spend the rest of life in jail if convicted.

  • Dec 17, 2005

Vinitachi

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Why not? We're not stupid and we know what we did just like adults. I'll be annoyed if I wasn't tried as a adult for a murder.

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yea dependign on what they did, I mean from 14 and on(or even younger) we already know whwt we r doing(sometimes stupid things)... so if a 16 year old kill someone, I think its ok to tried them as adults..

  • Dec 18, 2005

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wow i think that this guy shud be tried as an adult based on what he did... his reason is shallow but i dunt know what his father is capable of doing when he finds out the grade of his son..

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  • Dec 18, 2005
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If we can't have the good things adults have, drinking, driving without restrictions, porn, ect, give me one reson why we should only get the bad things!

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4 wat i think ! yea teen should b tried as adult ! teen means some1 in d age of almost an adult ! they already know wat is wrong n wat is bad ! they r not kids anymore ! they should take d responsibitily 4 wat they do ! just my own opinion ! so this means diff ppl have diff opinion ! no offence 2 those who have diff opinion !

  • Dec 18, 2005
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yea...he knew the consequence so he should

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  • Dec 18, 2005

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Usually there is a juvenile court for the age group. But under special circumstances I guess sometimes the rule is not applicable.

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  • Dec 18, 2005

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It should depend more on the nature of the crime and the motives behind it.

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i think other kinds of crime you can tried teens in juvenile court and punish them according to their age. but murder is really out of hand and they should tired as an adult because in order to murder you most have a movtive and act on it. These kinds of murder is not acted on instent but is though out and put it in actoin. So for me if they commit murder then we tired them as adult if not tired them in according to his age.

  • Dec 18, 2005

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murder no matter the age of the killer should be tried as an adult. no if's and's or's nor but's.
it is unacceptable that a kid would do that in fear of his father. and then to try and cover it up?!?! again unacceptable.

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I'm of opinion that the juvenile should be tried as an adult. He's old enough to know what is right and wrong and the reason he commited the crime is so shallow. Scared of his father? Even so, I doubt the father would have killed him. Beatened up? Then the father would have been arrested for child abuse.

He's lucky that no matter what happens he will only get life imprisonment.

  • Dec 18, 2005
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Usually not, but in the kid's case, I think they did the right thing...

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Quote by lilabyssinianyea...he knew the consequence so he should

Agree with you, he knew murdering brings troubles.

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i read it now but thai version it's so sad and so bad to do that it's little problem - -'

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yeah but only at some circumstances..I mean..only if they really are of sound mind and know prefectly it's wrong and what they're doing..

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depends on how old the teen is. There are many factors on this. Why? What did you do? I was 17 and comitted a class D felony and was tried as a minor. I'm just crazy so they let me go. After paying almost $900 in fines. It was crazy. I am now off of probation and am fine. g2g bye

  • Dec 19, 2005
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Ahaha, man he should have got a good grade then.
I bet some twisted logic will bring him out of jail. I think that teens should be punished coz well, its thier own attitude, they realise what they are doing...if i was him i would have went to the police and got my dad arrested or somthing.

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I don't underestand why teens are treated special in the first place. Isn't this the same country that says 'Ignorance is not an excuse'?

  • Dec 23, 2005

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if a kids willing to do something like that then there is seriously something wrong with his family household or lack there of. As if your a kid and are willing to comit such a crime for those reason's then what do you think he was afraid his dad would do to him? I mean parents and kids offten are similar.

On the idea of Trying him as an adult(although i think he probally needs mental help) well the idea of fair-ness comes to mind. it would be un-fair to try him as an adult then say another kid does nearly the same thing and due to circumstances is given juvie and is out in a few years. Realistically i think it becomes more a question of should the age limit of adulthood be lowered to allow for trying younger people for murder(also lowering the age limit to drink along with it^_^). I

t seems disrespectfull to those kids to only give them the disadvantages of adulthood when we want them out of our hair but don't give them any of the upside's and responsibilities that come with being an adult.

  • Dec 23, 2005
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I think that they should be tried as adults for all crimes, not just murder. It's the only way they'll learn.
By being lenient, all you're doing is telling them, "Hurry up and break as many laws as you can while you're under 18, because you can essentially get away with murder."

Which, in fact, they can, now. Thanks to a bad ruling by the Supreme Court, jueveniles cannot be given the death penalty for murder. They don't face the same consequences for the same crime.

  • Dec 24, 2005

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I think they should...being a "teenager" should not be a reason that they should not be tried as adults. I mean...c'mon! Teenagers are practically adults, so they should at least be tried and if found guilty, put in some rehab place or serve a severe amount of community hours. SOMETHING. They shouldn't be able to get away with things just because they are "teenagers." I'm sure if some really wanted some beer, they'd edge toward "adult" side just to get a sip. And if they get in trouble, they'll just edge toward the "teenager" side. Teens should be tried.

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To me it would depend on what we did. There's a part of me that is thinking that as teenagers, we're still developing into adults. Even though we try to convence that we are adults, but that doesn't prove that we should be trialed as one. The only time that teens are trialed as an adult, in this society, is when they committed a homicide.
But I think that we should be trailed as an adult because we know better than kids under 13. Since we know better, than we shouldn't get away with what we did wrong. And we should know that.

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I'd say of course. (12 and over)

  • Jan 06, 2006

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