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"Authorities say the youths were seen July 10 pouring lighter fluid on the kitten in Edgemoor Gardens, then setting the kitten on fire. The kitten ran to a nearby tree, where it died."<br><br><br><br>
Who could do that? That kid deserves to do some time, because if he was willing to do that now, imagine what his messed up mind would lead to in the future. Future serial killer.
 

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they should neuter the kid... no reason for this scum to re=produce ever... where are his parents? either in jail or were in jail, either way, should have them evaluated since they cant raise a kid by the time hes 9, hes already a nobody.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Eclipse27</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
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A sociopath or a psychopath. We're surrounded by 'em.
 

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wow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">. hopefully he (and whoever else was involved) will get the proper treatment they need so they won't ever do this again.
 

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they should neuter the kid... no reason for this scum to re=produce ever... where are his parents? either in jail or were in jail, either way, should have them evaluated since they cant raise a kid by the time hes 9, hes already a nobody.</div>
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Totally agree with this!! He should be tried as an adult too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:">
 

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I wouldnt jump to too many conclusions here. Who knows if this child lives an abused life and is acting out becasue of it.people on this board are ready to jump to the defense of adults who molest and such saying that the offenders were probably molested as children, but let a child commit an otrocity on an animal and everyone is ready to call him a sociopath or a psychopath neuter him and call him scum. He's <b>NINE</b> ever think maybe he didnt really understand what he was doing?
 

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Who knows if this child lives an abused life and is acting out becasue of it.people on this board are ready to jump to the defense of adults who molest and such saying that the offenders were probably molested as children, but let a child commit an otrocity on an animal and everyone is ready to call him a sociopath or a psychopath neuter him and call him scum. He's <b>NINE</b> ever think maybe he didnt really understand what he was doing?</div>
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Thanks! You've outlined exactly one of the ways a child can *become* a sociopath or a psychopath.<br><br><br><br>
I don't want to neuter him or call him scum, either.
 

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I just hope the powers that be will actively pursue this, and get the kid some help,and I hope his parents will get some if they need it as well.
 

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they should neuter the kid... no reason for this scum to re=produce ever... where are his parents? either in jail or were in jail, either way, should have them evaluated since they cant raise a kid by the time hes 9, hes already a nobody.</div>
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WHAT???? how can you think this way? Even if you're not serious, it's a horrid thing to say. And if you are serious, I must say I have a somewhat different opinion of you than I had in the past.<br><br><br><br>
We're talking about a NINE YEAR OLD <b>CHILD</b>.
 

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Totally agree with this!! He should be tried as an adult too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:"></div>
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Trying any juvenile as an adult requires the assumption that the juvenile has the capacity to make adult decisions, with a clear understanding of the consequences of his actions. Are you seriously saying that a NINE YEAR OLD <b>CHILD</b> is capable of forming adult decisions? Have you talked to many nine-year-olds lately?
 

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Well lets hope some of the reactions expressed are temporary mental rushes regard jail and neutering , if not, ask the question would you neuter the KID yourself . Lets maybe try and find out whats going on in this KIDS head .
 

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A sociopath or a psychopath. We're surrounded by 'em.</div>
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As i've learn't the hard way, those types of people aren't limited to prisons and mental wards.<br><br><br><br>
The boy who did this needs to be taken off the streets - he is a danger to others, regardless of that fact that he may have not yet seriously hurt another human being - he is capable of it.<br><br><br><br>
I really can't comprehend why anyone would want to set a cat on fire but what I understand is whoever does those kind of things is seriously sick in the head!
 

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Ever think that maybe this was the way the child was raised? Maybe his parents taught him to have this sick sense of humor. I agree with Wonder; he is just <i>nine years old</i>. Does he need help and guidance? Absolutely. Does he need to be tried as an adult? No.
 

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One really sad thing is that things like this are often overlooked as regards an indication for a propensity for violence later in life. Many violent criminals (particularly child abusers, spouse abusers, rapists and serial murderers) have a history of violence toward animals.<br><br><br><br>
Unfortunately, society in general and the legal system more specifically tend not to acknowledge the level of severity of these actions because it is "just" animal cruelty.
 

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they should neuter the kid... no reason for this scum to re=produce ever... where are his parents? either in jail or were in jail, either way, should have them evaluated since they cant raise a kid by the time hes 9, hes already a nobody.</div>
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****, you scare me more than the kid.
 

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One really sad thing is that things like this are often overlooked as regards an indication for a propensity for violence later in life. Many violent criminals (particularly child abusers, spouse abusers, rapists and serial murderers) have a history of violence toward animals.<br><br><br><br>
Unfortunately, society in general and the legal system more specifically tend not to acknowledge the level of severity of these actions because it is "just" animal cruelty.</div>
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So very true!
 

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WHAT???? how can you think this way? Even if you're not serious, it's a horrid thing to say. And if you are serious, I must say I have a somewhat different opinion of you than I had in the past.<br><br><br><br>
We're talking about a NINE YEAR OLD <b>CHILD</b>.</div>
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Chances are, something less than wonderful happened to this child to make him this way. As for trying him as an adult, that's just ridiculous. A nine year old is not an adult. Their concepts of right and wrong, grasp of death, etc. are all still developing. I'm not saying he didn't know he was doing something wrong, or that he shouldn't receive just punishment. However, neutering him or putting him in prison (per adult trial) are not just.
 

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it's sad too that child services--from governmental CPS to private foundations--are so overloaded and underfunded that the child and his family probably wont get the attention he needs (unless they feel pressured from the media reporting--which would be a good thing, in my estimation). hopefully, though, all this reporting and attention won't mess him up more and load him with guilt and shame...anyway. it's a lot of different things to think about, definitely.
 

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I wouldnt jump to too many conclusions here. Who knows if this child lives an abused life and is acting out becasue of it.people on this board are ready to jump to the defense of adults who molest and such saying that the offenders were probably molested as children, but let a child commit an otrocity on an animal and everyone is ready to call him a sociopath or a psychopath neuter him and call him scum. He's <b>NINE</b> ever think maybe he didnt really understand what he was doing?</div>
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I'm not endorsing some of the other posts, but I don't agree with this either. What kind of punishnment do you think should happen here? You certainly have to do something, or you'll send the wrong message. Many children became rulers of countries around that age a long time ago, so I don't see 9 as all that young.
 
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