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Life sentence for Michigan teen who shot dead four classmates

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4 lives needlessly snuffed out in a moment.

Yeah, life without the possibility of parole is fitting.

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That parents want their son in jail for life, so they can ease the burden of raising him. They just don't know they will bear legal consequences!

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Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Kwame Rowe sentenced Crumbley, now 17, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Isn't there any possibilty of rehabilitation for him? He was 15, a minor, when did this. Why was he tried as an adult?

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They should go after the parents more often. How was that woman who let her elementary schooler go to school with a gun not charged with criminal negligence to the maximum extent of the law?

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Isn't there any possibilty of rehabilitation for him? He was 15, a minor, when did this. Why was he tried as an adult?

Welcome to the Punitive States of America, home of the thin blue line mentality. Murder is a state crime. Governors come and go regularly. If he stays clean in prison, studies hard and shows remorse for his crime a future governor may very well commute his sentence or even pardon him. I have a second cousin who killed someone as a teenager over drugs. He was likewise put away for life, but he studied hard, was a model prisoner and was remorseful. Eventually a governor pardoned him. Now he works for Human Rights Watch

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Desert TortoiseToday 06:10 am JST

Isn't there any possibilty of rehabilitation for him? He was 15, a minor, when did this. Why was he tried as an adult?

Welcome to the Punitive States of America, home of the thin blue line mentality. Murder is a state crime. Governors come and go regularly. If he stays clean in prison, studies hard and shows remorse for his crime a future governor may very well commute his sentence or even pardon him.

Sounds like the system works. I don't know about the rationality of trying as an adult but four homicides as an adult would be a pretty egregious crime warranting the death penalty in some states. Maybe we should just flat out say that there is no treating minors differently for intentional violent acts.

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