It almost seems like it becomes a certain time of year where we hear about and speak about all these young children committing murders and other heinous crimes. It is scary to think that a child as young as eight, nine, and ten years of age has the mindset and ability to commit a murder. When I think of myself at that age, the most important thing on my mind was lunch time and recess. I cannot even imagine that I was thinking about killing someone, let alone my very own friends and family members. This obviously is not the case for 11 year old Jordan Brown.
Jordan, an 11 year old boy, was found guilty for murdering his father’s pregnant fiancée. Due to her pregnancy, Jordan was convicted for murder of two. The controversy here is whether Jordan felt neglected, was jealous, or was emotionally or physically abused. It is hard to understand how an 11 year old can shoot his step mom in the back of the head then leave for school as if nothing had happened. Clearly this child had some psychological issues.
The plan for Jordan Brown is to go through county advised treatment programs while he is locked up, but only until he is 21 years of age due to being convicted in juvenile court. If they feel he makes progress through treatment, he may be released early on probation. Again, this verdict brings even more controversy because critics do not believe it is right for him to ever be released. He was convicted of a double murder but only received 10 years and then a release because he is so young. If any adult does this type of crime, they receive life in prison, even if they receive treatment or rehabilitation. Why is this okay for the child to be released? Should he be just because he was young? Personally, I think he knew right from wrong at that age. He committed an adult like crime and should probably receive adult like consequences and punishments. I am not saying I do not feel bad for this child; no one does these things unless they have something wrong with them or are struggling with personal problems.