There is never an excuse for heinous acts—not even in youth.
Just a year ago, a horrific crime was committed on a western Michigan playground. According to a CBS News report, a young boy, Michael Connor Verkerke, was stabbed repeatedly by his older, 12-year-old friend after playing on the playground.
The murderer knew what he did was wrong and even called the police to come pick him up. This boy is a monster and he should not get special treatment just because he is young. He killed someone’s child. Like any person in that scenario, he should face the consequences for it.