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MO 12-year-old shoots and kills parents

Family Denies Abuse of 12-Year-Old Shooting Suspect:

Child Murder Suspect Relatives Say Boy Should Not Be Tried as Adult:

Family Wants 12-year-old Shooting Suspect Rehabilitated:

I’m sure by now most of you have heard that a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his mother and step-father, Rachel Duncan and Jason Duncan.

As is usual in these situations the rumors of abuse have swirled around this case however family members say that while Jason Duncan was strict there was no abuse.

An opposing theory says that the boy ‘snapped’ after being grounded by his step-father. It seems that the boy was into drinking and smoking.

His remaining family say that the boy should not be tried as an adult because he’s ‘just a boy’ and ‘he didn’t realize his actions were permanent.’ While I admire their willingness to forgive there should be no rehabilitation. He knew that his actions would be permanent and you can’t rehabilitate the dead.

A hearing will be held to determine if he will be tried as an adult although that has not yet been scheduled.