Justifiable Juvenile Jailing vs Juvenile Execution

Killers Without Conscience

There are currently 19 statesthat allow the execution of 16 and 17 year olds for the commission of capital crimes and 73 people are currently on death row for crimes they committed when they were that age. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has already banned the executions of 15 year olds and fewer states now allow execution for all juveniles since that 1988 ruling. watch when children kill

A case study: Christopher Simmons
Christopher Simmons
was 17 years old when he was arrested for the September 9, 1993 murder of Shirley Crook. Crook’s body was found in the Meramec River in St. Louis County, Missouri. She had been tied with electric cable, leather straps and duct tape, had bruises on her body and fractured ribs. The cause of her death was ruled as drowning. Simmons had a family history of abuse, a possible mental condition and…

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