Get Informed : Subscribe to our newsletters for regular updates, analysis and context straight to your email. The year-old boy told authorities that the incident was an accident. However, the 8-year-old who was hit told investigators that the year-old was angry at his friends. But one thing was left unsaid: The prosecutor seems to be using an inflated charge, given the crime, in order to put a year-old behind bars. A first-degree murder charge also comes with a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, life without parole, or death.
9-year-old to face 5 murder charges in deadly fire
Nathaniel Abraham, who killed at 11, is off parole
A state jury found a boy guilty today of second-degree murder for a killing committed when he was He is believed to be the youngest American ever charged and convicted of murder as an adult, in a case that has highlighted a national trend toward putting children on trial as adults. The convicted boy, Nathaniel Abraham, was 11 years and 9 months old when he went out on a hillside here in this northern suburb of Detroit on the evening of Oct. He used a borrowed.
Elizabeth S Brater letter contends case of Nathaniel Abraham, who was convicted of a killing at age 11, reveals disarray of Michigan's mental-health system. Bonnie Steinbock letter on Judge Arthur Moore's sentencing of Nathaniel Abraham, who was convicted of a killing committed when he was State judge rules that youngest American ever convicted of murder as an adult will serve seven-year sentence at maximum-security juvenile detention center and then be freed; Judge Eugene Arthur Moore of Pontiac, Mich, rejects prosecutors' request that boy, Nathaniel Abraham, who was convicted of killing when he was 11, be sentenced to serve additional time in adult prison unless he has clearly been rehabilitated by age 21; judge says juvenile laws have become weighted too heavily toward punishment instead of rehabilitation; he calls for changes in 3-year-old state law that makes it possible for children of any age to be tried as adults in Michigan; at least 44 states have adopted laws since that allow more children to be tried as adults; photo M.
November 16, Web posted at: p. A Michigan jury acquitted the year-old on a charge of first-degree murder and two lesser charges in the shooting death of the year-old. With the second-degree murder conviction, the boy faces a maximum of life in prison with the possibility of parole.