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boy! but do they start early in Texas :-(

10-year-old boy kills father on custody visit
Saturday, August 28, 2004

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy fatally shot his physician father after the man arrived to pick him up for a weekend visit, authorities said.

The boy, using his mother's gun, fired through the back seat before getting out of the vehicle and continuing to shoot....

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Southwest/08/28/father.killed.ap/index.html


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You have to suspect the whole family 'has issues' ...

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That kind of stuff just does not happen randomly.

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Was on our TV news yesterday. Was going to say...but Dr. Bill hit a little on it...

Just wonder how much harping (influence) of hatred the mother expressed to the 10 year old boy.

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Maybe it was the father's badmouthing of the mother that the kid couldn't take any more.

Dan

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Well, heard on the news last night that the mother said the father was sexually abusing the child. Police who has the kid in custody, says no evidence of such. They have apparently talked to the boy. Besides, wouldn't she have brought this up before to a case worker. I believe every divorced mom would.
Mom may have put the boy up to the shooting or is now trying to justify (my comment only).

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She may have kept it quiet for the same reasons that people have always kept child abuse quiet.

Or the kid may be lying now because of all the excitement.

They'll hang him and that will answer all the questions.

Dan

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Texas don't 'hang' children that young and

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the stylish hanging has been replace with the easy needle in Texas. Texas youngest has been 17 at the "time of the crime", to receive the death penalty. Course' no one 17 years old was executed, they were on death row and were between the ages of 24 and 39 before executed.

In total 21 juvenile males have been executed since 1977 in the US. 20 of those were 17 "at the time of their crime" and 1 was 16. 12 of these executions took place in Texas (note they were at ages of 24 to 39), 3 in Virginia and one each in Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina. Oklahoma put 16 year old Sean Sellars to death in 1999 making him the youngest person to be executed in the States since Leonard M Shockley, (also 16) was executed in Maryland on April 10th, 1959.

In October 2002 The Supreme Court upheld the legality of executing juveniles in the appeal case of Kentucky's Kevin Stanford, who was 17 years 4 months, at the time he committed a brutal murder. The governor of Kentucky subsequently decided to commute his sentence to life in prison.

On June 16, 1944, child murderer, George Junius Stinney Jr., age 14 years and 7 months, became the youngest person to be legally executed in the United States (in Columbia) during the 20th century.


Minimum age for the application of the death penalty:

"According to statute, in order to be eligible for execution, Texas offenders must be at least 17 at the time of the offense (the minimum age for execution as required by Stanford v. Kentucky is 16).

Texas Penal Code

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I'm confused? From what you wrote:

"Texas Penal Code

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Good catch and observation Dale. That paragraph skipped a whole lot of sub paragraphs after the word "except" and jumps to paragraph (c). The whole post and reference was pertaining to children and the 'death penalty'.

Some info here is taken from several long links on Texas laws which include parts of the long Texas Penal Code

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Hi, Jonah.

The guy who was shot worked in the Emergency Department at UTMB, though I don't think I'd ever met him. Scarily!) small world, isn't it?

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