Saturday, November 8, 2008

8 year old Arizona boy kills father and his friend

UNITED STATES - An 8 year old boy in Arizona has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder after he gunned down his father and another man with a .22 rifle, St. Johns Police Chief Roy Melnick said. The boy has since confessed to the murder, but investigators are still trying to determine if the deaths were accident or intentional.

The crime occurred on Wednesday when the boy’s father, 29-year-old Vincent Romero, and 39-year-old Timothy Romans were fatally shot. Police reportedly arrived at the crime scene shortly after the shootings took place. One victim was just outside the front door, while the other was found dead in an upstairs room. Police arrived at the scene at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, within minutes after the neighbors reported hearing gunfire.

Police Chief Melnick refused to discuss the probable motives that led the child to commit the horrendous crimes or how he came to have the gun.

The cases of juvenile murderers are very rare and also extremely difficult for the justice system. According to FBI's Uniform Crime Report lists, there were no murder defendants under the age of 9 in the past 3 years.

A quite similar case happened in 1998 in Illinois when a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old were accused of killing an 11-year-old. They were both exonerated as specialist tend to consider the juvenile murderers as products of abuse.

Incidents like this, school shooting and the like, will fuel the belief that banning guns and creating tighter controls around children and guns will make a difference in the USA. Remember that America has more guns than cars, people or even pets. Americans LOVE their guns. See Americans buying guns like crazy after Obama win.


The boy walked in on his father, Vincent Romero, and his friend Timothy Romans kissing or having gay sex together. The boy, confused as to what was happening or perhaps homophobic, went and got a gun and shot them both.

Or... the men had sexually abused the boy, and this was revenge.


October 16th - A shooting in a primary school in Detroit, Michigan, Thursday left one high-school student dead and three others injured, police said.

The students were from Henry Ford High School and were sitting on a lawn of a primary school near to their own school, Detroit Police Chief James Barren told reporters.

An unknown man came out of a car and shot them, before fleeing with his car.

One 16-year-old male student was killed while three others were seriously injured and still in critical condition.

A witness heard at least 12 or 13 gunshots and then he saw one male student was shot in the eye. The gunman is still at large and police is trying to find his motive.

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