Ten years, and that's a lot if you're talking about a 7 year old vs. a teenager. I don't think you can put someone that young to death. What s wrong with the kid? Something HAS to be seriously screwed up for a 7 year old to do something this brutal, and to off him like he was an adult... it just doesn't make any sense. It's barbaric, frankly. A 17 year old is effectively an adult. That's a big difference.
You are assuming something. You are assuming that a 7-year old is not normally capable of murder unless he/she is mentally incompetent/retarted.
Why invent excuses for this piece of human debris?
The heart is deceitful and wicked, above all things. Wise words.
Maybe I'm just not in a gregarious mood today. Maybe I'm fed up with humanity. Probably both, but what I said still stands. If the child knew what it did was wrong and what the depth of the act was, (And I think it had an inkling, since it needed a 2x4 to finish the job) it should be destroyed as an affront to the human race. To take life without cause is to forfeit your own.