How would a child be convicted...?
If a 7 year old accidentally shot his or her parent and killed them, would he be convicted? Would he be sent to juvie for any reason at all?
What if he really truly accidentally shot multiple people at different times in his life?
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Depends on circs and kid. More info needed.
- AndrewLv 57 years ago
"Accidental" is the key. At seven there's no questiton of any problem for him, if it was accidental. If it happened again later in life, there would be careful investigation into whether it really was an accident, and if so, was there negligence. If that was OK, then again there would be no trouble.
You are not responsible for accidents, however often they happen, unless your negligence contributed to them. For the seven year old, of course, this would not be a consideration.