Skip to comments.2 Wash. boys to stand trial for murder conspiracy
Posted on 03/30/2013 5:21:28 AM PDT by massmike
A northeast Washington judge has found two boys, ages 10 and 11, competent to stand trial in juvenile court on a murder conspiracy charge.
Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen says the fifth-graders had a handwritten plan listing seven steps leading up to the planned killing of a female classmate. That list was submitted as evidence at their mental capacity hearing Friday.
The boys were arrested Feb. 7 at Fort Colville Elementary School after a fourth-grader saw one playing with a knife on a school bus and told a school employee. A backpack search also turned up a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition.
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Colville fifth-grader allegedly talked of revenge after arrest
Detective says he heard fifth-grader threaten to come back and kill whoever told of weapons.
Just wondering out loud here. What parent allows children this age unfettered access to a .45 and ammo?
We have had guns stored in my house growing up locked and the ammo locked separately. the same as i do now.
When I was in the fifth grade I had all kinds of guns and ammo in my bedroom. Of course that was in the 60’s and it was long before the boating accident.
Wonder on what website the 10 & 11 year old boys learned about the nature of rape and what murder was?
Is this overreact, or is it more of the same recent acting out of child fantasy promoted promoted by adults.
Illusion? Reality? Does the dirrerence still exist.
They weren't stored in my room, but at that age I had easy access to the guns and the ammo if I was so inclined. My Dad taught me about the joy and the responsibilities at an early age and it was never an issue...
You got that right. It never even occurred to us to chamber a round in the house or try any kind of horseplay.
Note the lack of any mention of parents being questioned about allowing access to firearms.
You assume they got the weapon from parents, rather than from fellow gang-bangers.
That was back when people had common sense. I miss those days.
When I was in elementary school, my older brother in the ninth grade carried his Remington bolt action peep-sighted .22lr rifle on the school bus for rifle club meeting after school, and I carried the box of fifty shells he would use because I carried a lunch box. Fifty shells was $.25 way back then.