“FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s a crime that police officers in a small eastern Arizona community can hardly fathom yet have to deal with: an 8-year-old charged in the fatal shootings of his father and another man.
“Who would think an 8-year-old kid could kill two adults?” said St. Johns Police Chief Roy Melnick Friday.
The crime that unfolded Wednesday evening sent shock waves through St. Johns, a community of about 4,000 people northeast of Phoenix. The boy had no disciplinary record at school, and there was no indication he had any problems at home, prosecutors said.
“It was such a tragedy,” said the boy’s defense attorney, Benjamin Brewer. “You have two people dead; you have an 8-year-old in jail. It tugs at the heart strings. It’s a shocker, no doubt about it.”
On Friday, a judge determined there was probable cause to show that the boy fatally shot his father, Vincent Romero, 29, and Timothy Romans, 39, of San Carlos with a .22-caliber rifle. The boy faces two counts of premeditated murder.”
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Do you think something like this would happen if guns weren’t so readily available in this country? I don’t think an 8-year old can “premeditate” murder, but that’s just me. Probably been playing video games where you always come back to life after a 10 count. So stupid…
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Speaking of 8 year-olds and .22 caliber rifles, was my little brother able to qualify on the shooting range a few weeks ago?
ST. JOHNS – A Roman Catholic priest who presided over the wedding of a man who police say was fatally shot by his 8-year-old son said Saturday that the man and his wife had consulted him about whether the boy should have a gun.The Very Rev. John Paul Sauter said the father wanted his son to learn how to hunt, while his new bride had suggested the boy have a BB gun.Read more here!
I always qualify, and much better now that I can see without glasses.
Ya and to think gun sales went up…ok I’m fine with people going through the ropes for personal hand guns for protection with a thorough background check and all of that good stuff…but automatic weapons sales went up…come on is that necessary? seriously? and then you hear stuff like this? A BB gun, if that, would have been a lot more logical…although I don’t think an 8 year old should even have a BB gun..but yes..done with my rant