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Should a six-year-old child be punished for first-degree murder?

Update:

@Anonymous,

"Taught"? A kid shouldn't have to be "taught" that killing is wrong. If they know how to kill, they know it's wrong. Kids are their own people and make their own decisions. So, the child should be held responsible and separated from the rest of society and perhaps be rehabilitated.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    First degree murder requires both understanding and intent. A child that young has no real understanding of what murder is

  • 2 months ago

    No, he doesn't necessarily know right from wrong yet and hasn't reached the age of accountability.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The child should be committed and treated for sociopathy.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, their parents should because by that age a child should have been taught that killing is wrong.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    "We live in a country that murders babies by the millions"

    No we don't.  That is a 100% total lie.  Murdering a baby is a capital felony.

    Abortion is the removal of an embryo.  Completely different and completely legal.

    The reason you morons keep losing the abortion debate is because you keep lying.

    So, keep it up.  Your continuing EPIC FAIL is your own fault.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes. He should be hanged in the town's Square. 

  • No!

    A Child must be forgiven, when they are older, they will have to keep their mistake of repentance for a lifetime!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    NCWJ isn't 6 years old.   He just acts like a petulant, narcissistic 6-year-old.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    When I was four years old my sister (twice my size) was 7.

    She PREMEDITATED doing evil...  taking a pair of pliers and hiding them behind her back, she demanded three times:"Show me your thumb!"

    When I finally obliged, she held it, took the nail in the tip of the pliers and ripped the whole nail out, with one hard parallel motion.

    She knew very well what she was doing.

    She knew it was wrong.

    I have had heinous evil done to me by children... and I also did my fair share of it. Did I know the things I was doing were wrong? Of course I did... and I was punished severely (my sister wasn't).

    The punishment I received seemed unpleasant at the time, but gave me the ability to be self-disciplined. 

    We live in a country that murders babies by the millions (the womb becomes their grave) yet intent on keeping mass murderers alive in prisons.

  • Jake
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    A person can become more TRULY childlike, and can battle the culture of death, by way of having true devotion to Maria Bambina, aka the Child Mary.

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