And do they deserve to be tried as an adult? Came across this in my Google feed https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-50763713 Must admit I've never been comfortable with the Bulger case. One life lost, 2 ruined Thinking back to being 10, I certainly knew that killing was something you don't do! But you just don't know what's going on in a kid's mind especially if there are any factors like abuse, and how easily they can be overcome with stupidity. Sometimes as a 10 year old I was smart. Sometimes I was a fucking idiot. Never murderered thank goodness but still... I think I'd rather see a young person given a chance to redeem themselves and become someone better. It's too early to write them off IMO (even 12 really). If a 10 year old murders and develops any sort of conscience they would still have to live with that memory and be tormented by it for the rest of their lives which I think at that age punishment enough. Obviously it's different for the victim's family which is totally understandable. I think it should at least be looked at. Thoughts?