9-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Shooting Death of Father and Friend - Opposing Views

9-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Shooting Death of Father and Friend

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A 9-year-old boy who shot and killed his father and another man with a .22-caliber rifle in their Arizona home has plead guilty to negligent homicide in exchange for dropping premeditated murder charges.

The boy was only 8-years-old at the time, making him the youngest person to commit a homicide in U.S. history, according to FBI statistics. The crime set off a wave of national debate about firearm safety and what the appropriate sentencing for such a young boy could possibly be.

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