Kids Killing Kids: Murders Committed By Teens and Children

Throwing the Baby In Houston, Texas, a l2-year-old boy was charged with capital murder in the death of a 10-month-old baby who apparently suffered injuries from being thrown. The incident occurred while a group of children from two families were left unsupervised. The boy, who has 9 siblings, was being held in juvenile custody and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted. (USA Today, 4-23-2009, p. 9A) 5-year-old Girl Drowns Baby Cousin In Kansas City, Missouri, a 5-year-old … Continue reading →

Eight-Year-Old Girl Killed Over Puppies

We often come across stories that will leave you shaking your head and wondering if the world has gone mad. This, unfortunately, is one of those times. This last Saturday in Jefferson County, Tennessee, 8-year-old MaKayla Dyer was playing at home with her puppies. That’s when an 11-year-old neighbor boy approached her and wanted to play with them too. MaKayla was wary. She had been bullied by this kid when they first moved to the neighborhood, and after a talk … Continue reading →

Kids Murdered In Hopes of School Holiday

8-23-07 In a frightening display of cold-hearted lack of empathy,  authorities in Mumbai, India, said that two young children were slain by three older kids in the hopes that their death might result in school being cancelled. The two young victims, both boys ages eight and five, were  brothers. They were strangled by three older students of the boarding  school  in  which  they  attended.  The  three perpetrators,  all  adolescents  ages  twelve  and  thirteen, reportedly confessed to killing the pair in … Continue reading →

Teen Kills Boy While ‘Wrestling’

(June, 2007) A 13-year-old boy was charged with criminal homicide and taken to a juvenile detention center, after killing a 5-year-old who he said he was practicing wrestling moves with. The boy later died from his injuries at an area hospital. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. The incident occurred in the home where the boys lived, and the younger child’s mother was not home at the time of the incident. A man who was babysitting was in … Continue reading →