When Children Are Not Children: A 10-Year Old Murder Suspect Is Charged as An Adult

To be sure, these are brutal allegations. But let’s be clear about one thing: Even if he is charged as an adult, Kurilla is not an adult. He is a ten-year-old child….

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

When a child is charged as an adult, the state is engaging in a legal fiction — that commission of a criminal act somehow transforms the actor. With a swish of a legal wand, a child becomes an adult who can be punished as if he were an adult.

Except, of course, in reality. In reality, a child remains a child, no matter what the law says.

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