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12 year old could become America's youngest to spend life in prison
The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2011 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 06/05/2011 10:10:27 PM PDT by Pinkbell

Prosecutors want to lock a 12 year old boy up for the rest of his life - to stop him from killing again. Cristian Fernandez could become America's youngest ever 'lifer' after being charged as an adult in the murder of his two year old brother.

Prosecutor Angela Corey said: 'We have to protect the public from this young man'. She recommended he face trial as an adult.

Ms Corey said the public had a 'right to be protected' from him.

If Fernandez were charged as a juvenile and convicted he would be free by the time he is 21 years of age.

Fernandez is alleged to have beaten his younger brother David Galarriago to death at their home in Jacksonville, Florida, in March.

The two year old died from a fractured skull that caused bleeding on the brain. He died two days after being admitted to a hospital.

An autopsy showed the injuries were caused with blunt force trauma consistent with being punched in the head.

Fernandez had previously assaulted his brother and broken his leg.

Prosecutors decided to charge Fernandez as an adult rather than a juvenile defender after reviewing his history of violence and behaviour.


According to an arrest report Fernandez was looking after his younger brother at their home on the 11000 block of Alden Road, while their mother Biannela Susana was out.

When she returned to the family's apartment she found the toddler unconscious.

Instead of calling for an ambulance she wiped his face clean of blood, changed his clothes and put ice on his head, hoping it was just a concussion and the boy would wake up.

Police said she waited two hours before driving David to St. Luke's Hospital.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: feminism; kids; lions; murder; rome
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To: DTogo

Actually, no. Between the American Revolutionary War and the parenting of the hippie generation (say late 1950's) this nation was historically and statistically pretty incredible. I should have been more clear and excluded contemporary times where socialism is on the rise, Christianity is being suppressed, and our rights are so dramatically eroded.

21 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:12 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: jackibutterfly

The mother has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and is in jail.

22 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:30 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: PA Engineer

Sad. Well, at least you tried a last-ditch effort to intervene.

23 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dead-eyes......Caused by inhumane parent(s). Poor child did not stand a chance with such an ignorant and neglectful mother.

24 posted on 06/05/2011 11:40:56 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: so_real

I would prefer a little “Clockwork Orange” psycho-social remediation.

25 posted on 06/05/2011 11:51:51 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Looks like the 12 y.o. is just following family tradition and teaching.

26 posted on 06/05/2011 11:56:56 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Well, at least you tried a last-ditch effort to intervene.

Thanks. That was what it was. I worry every day about picking up the paper.
27 posted on 06/05/2011 11:58:50 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Pinkbell
Ugh, this story. Makes me cringe.

What this kid is, he's a psychopath.

America needs to bring back the booby hatch. I've maintained that for years. A murderer this young goes to the nuthouse. Life in prison at 12? No, I think being committed to the nuthouse is appropriate.

28 posted on 06/06/2011 12:58:11 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Yes we do. Once we do, more and more maniacs won’t be able to hurt the innocent. I am so sick of seeing loonies walk the streets, constantly victimizing people and resulting in more and more and more laws and regulations instead of just removing the problem.

29 posted on 06/06/2011 2:01:23 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: PA Engineer

This problem was recognized some time ago, although skeptics are always amused to cite this provision as an example of why the Mosaic law has nothing to tell us today:

Deuteronomy 21:18-21
18 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not heed them, 19 then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city, to the gate of his city. 20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ 21 Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.

30 posted on 06/06/2011 2:37:52 AM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Pinkbell

Something tells me this mother was probably afraid of this monster. Not saying this excuses her culpability in the crime, but I’d bet a dime to a dollar the 12 year old probably assaulted her at some point too. I for one think he should be locked up for life, he knew what he was doing and if he’d do that sort of thing to his own brother, I dread to imagine what he’d do to a stranger.

31 posted on 06/06/2011 3:35:41 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

O...M...G. How diseased is a good chunk of our culture?

32 posted on 06/06/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT by riri
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To: Pinkbell

Personally I have no problem with this little monster being eligible for the death penalty.

33 posted on 06/06/2011 8:26:04 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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