This is a discussion on Durham NC police charge two teens, 12-year-old with murder within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I have been following this from when it was first reported and am still absolutely speechless. I cannot understand what would prompt kids that young ...
I have been following this from when it was first reported and am still absolutely speechless. I cannot understand what would prompt kids that young to commit murder.
Durham police charge two teens, 12-year-old with murder :: WRAL.comDurham, N.C. — Durham police have charged two teens and a 12-year-old girl with murder after the trio allegedly carjacked and killed a 35-year-old man on Firth Road in northern Durham on Friday night.
The 12-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the stomach and leg while inside the victim's SUV, police said. She was treated and released from a local hospital, then placed in a Durham County juvenile facility. Police did not release her name but said she is from Raleigh.
Police say the 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy asked Johnny Danilo Villatoro, of Durham, for a ride shortly before 7 p.m. Friday night.
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msgt, I've been doing some pondering on this one also. I wonder how many armed citizens would have been able to get past the apparent ages of these kids and deploy lethal force in time to stop the attack. I wonder if this factor had anything to do with the outcome of this very situation.
We all talk with a swagger when it's here in black and white with the ability to backspace if we make a mistake but I truly feel that if I encountered kids that age the OODA loop may have to run a few extra cycles before I could stop a threat like that.
This is one that while not one for open forum scenario playing at least one to run through your own mind just to get a grasp on it.
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Guy was a dummy, unless they promised him, or he thought the girls were older , and that there may have been a little "something in it" for him.
Still, you must assess every situation that presents itself, and then decide what would be an acceptable risk.
He chose unwisely in this instance.
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He's unable to defend himself because he's a murder victim. He's innocent until proven guilty, at least in my eyes.
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