How can anyone defend someone – of any age – who tries to murder? How have we come to the point where this happens?
“St. Louis NAACP says girl, 13, accused of shooting couple at beauty supply store is ‘not a monster’”
A 13-year-old girl who shot a couple at a beauty store in July is “not a monster” and should not be certified to stand trial as an adult, the head of the NAACP office in St. Louis said Tuesday. The man and woman, both in their 70s, were shot July 19 while working at their daughter’s store, Kings Beauty Supply, at 10073 Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Adolphus M. Pruitt said the girl is, in essence, a poster child for juveniles who are neglected by the system.”
From the Saint Louis Post Dispatch
Both victims are in critical condition but survived.