But the 17 month old's parents don't believe their nephew really killed their daughter, and are petitioning the courts for leniency for him.
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What, did I steal your bike in a previous life? Looking for my posts just to deliver some little bitter bon mots?
You rather missed my point. I'll send you the magic decoder ring if you figure it out.
It's the parents not believing despite his confession that confuses me. When it comes to family, leniency is the norm. It's easy to read a newspaper article and demonize the criminals involved, detach them from ever having been held, loved, nurtured. For an involved family member, asking for leniency isn't a surprise to me. But denying the nephew did it in the face of all evidence AND a confession. It seems like either they're the world's most naive people, or there's something more to the story. It kind of annoys me that I can't find out which.
looking for you? Now YOU feel "persecuted"? Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww. The power I appear to hold.
You used yourself as an example of how a 12 year old is "responsible" and it should be up to the parents to decide....I just pointed out the obvious...unless you want to argue that this particular 12 year old WAS/IS responsible enough to entrust a 17 month old baby with him. BTW...good luck with that one.
I was babysitting when I was 12. I also had a job, and cooked dinner from time to time.
Is there something inherently wrong with a 12 year old taking care of their sibling? The parents or other close relatives would be in a better position to judge the maturity of their 12 year old than we would.