Sunday, January 27, 2008


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Tho this incident is such a tragedy indeed, this is a "child" who needs "help". I see hatred, vengenance in the previous comments, no one has a right to take the life of "yet" "another" child. YES, what he did was "wrong", but to "destroy another life" for "life in prison" is barbaric and inhumane. What do the churches on just about every street corner mean to anyone anymore???? Let the "healing" begin with "this child"
The Associated Press
Published: January 27, 2008
Broward County prosecutors said Friday they have offered to try as a juvenile a 12-year-old boy accused of fatally beating his toddler cousin, if he pleads guilty to second-degree murder. Police say the boy, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, struck 17-month-old Shaloh Joseph to death with a baseball bat while he was babysitting her on Jan. 4. If he accepts the deal, the boy would go to a juvenile facility for 1 1/2 to 3 years before being released on probation, prosecutor Maria Schneider told Circuit Judge Charlie Kaplan during a hearing Friday. Prosecutors could still take the case to a grand jury if the offer is rejected, but both sides have said they do not want to rush. They agreed Friday to extend until Feb. 18 the deadline for prosecutors to decide whether to charge the boy as an adult or juvenile. If he is charged with first-degree murder and later convicted, he would face a mandatory life term. Shaloh's family has said they want the boy to be tried in the juvenile system.

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