You commit an adult crime, why should you be treated any different than an adult because of your age?

legalboxers
https://www.yahoo.com/news/school-shooting-suspect-becomes-upset-183716080.html
School shooting suspect becomes upset during brawl trial

The preliminary stage of jury selection in the trial of the Florida school massacre suspect on charges that he attacked a jail guard concluded Wednesday, but not before attorneys clashed over whether Nikolas Cruz should be allowed to draw using colored pencils to avoid getting upset.

Prosecutor Maria Schneider accused Cruz’s attorneys of giving him the colored pencils to make the suspected killer of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in February 2018 appear sympathetic before the prospective jurors.

Cruz's attorneys gave him the pencils after the 23-year-old became visibly upset when a woman in Wednesday's first group of 32 prospects began crying after seeing him — the third time that happened over two days of preliminary screening.

“They are doing (that) so the jury perceives that he is a child, that his mentality is somehow challenged,” Schneider told Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer.

Cruz’s lead attorney on the brawl case, Gabe Ermine, told Scherer that was not their intention — they only wanted to soothe his emotions. Throughout Tuesday’s groups, Cruz had been alert, took notes and conversed with his attorneys — a sharp contrast from Wednesday when he mostly stared glumly downward
You commit an adult crime, why should you be treated any different than an adult because of your age?
1
1
Add Opinion