Update to a Depressing Headline: 12 Year Old Girl Charged with Murder

A year ago, we had a bit of a discussion about this topic: Here’s a Depressing Headline: 12 Year Old Girl Charged with Murder.

The matter has now gone to trial, and it’s fully as depressing as the original reports.

Girl’s Blood found on Knife

Girl had murderous fantasies, court told

It just goes to show what I’ve always said about Canadians … turn your back on them and they go hacking people up left and right.

WTF? Note this part from the article:

She’s 13 and had a 24 year old boyfriend (who seems like a probable accomplice)? I think there is more to this story than meets the eye.

Isn’t this the same girl who claimed she was a vampire, and her boyfriend’s a 400-year-old werewolf?

Since vampires & werewolves are mortal enemies, I find that oddly romantic. Well…aside from the killings. :frowning:

Yeah. I’m sure that’s exactly what you believe. More likely we’ll get stepped on by someone and say ‘sorry!’ to them.

No, actually, she was 12, and had a 23 year old boyfriend when they killed her parents and younger brother (she’s 13 now). She was obviously not your average tween, and a 23 year old guy dating a 12 year old isn’t much to write home about, either. All around, it’s a sickening story, and yeah, we probably won’t ever know why any of it happened.

I don’t know, this is the kind of story those Dateline-type shows eat up with a spoon.

It’s that six months of darkness every summer that does it. Turns 'em into vampires. Or werewolves. Or both. Vampwolves!

They can do all the stories they want; I don’t think we’ll ever really know why a 12 year old would kill her family, or why a 23 year old would help a 12 year old kill her family.

Enter the Flagon, six months of darkness in summer? Are you sure about that? :wink:

Maybe not, but that won’t stop them from interviewing every third-cousin in Siberia, until they can claim that the kid was the sexually abused love-child of Karl Rove and Hillary Clinton.

Not that we know she isn’t, mind you - all the facts aren’t in yet.

Well, obviously. We know this by the simple process of didaction. Since the autumn in the Northwestern Hemisphere lasts just 3 months, this leaves only 6 months of summer. Duh?

Or was that some kind of trick question? You a vampwolve?

Now I’m sure you’re just messing with us. :smiley:

How can a cartoon with stick figures show their skin burned off?

In the accompanying narrative.

More detailed summary of the cartoon here: Disturbing sketch found in girl’s locker shown to jury - Stick figures drawn on single sheet of paper tell the dark tale of a family burned alive

More depressing testimony:

Online messages talked about Medicine Hat killings, says witness

Accused Told Gruesome Tale

The Crown has closed its case. The trial continues with defence evidence on Tuesday.

What the heck do you do with a kid like that? Mental institution for the rest of her life? Or only until she is an adult? I can’t imagine it would be a good thing to let her go after she has 10 years to learn more things from other criminals.

As much as I would love to believe that in the right place she could be helped- I just don’t think it’s possible.

This is what I came to add. Methinks the writer of the story was projecting and elaborating to make the whole thing more gruesome. :confused: But really, a story about a pre-teen murdering her family doesn’t need to be made more gruesome.

No, silly…werepires!

Sorry for the flippancy, but since I have a nine year old son, I find myself gagging over here…

Post number 13 has more details that make the account more understandable.

Lendervedder’s Law: Shortly after pointing out to somebody that they have not fully read a thread before posting, you will have it pointed out to you that you have not fully read a thread before posting.


Well, it doesn’t sound from the media reports that she’s alleging mental disorder - I think she’s just entered the basic “not guilty” plea. Since she was under 14 at the time of the killings, if found guilty she’s looking at a maximum sentence of ten years.

And, we’ve not yet heard the defence evidence. I imagine it will be a cut-throat defence, that the boyfriend did it and she couldn’t stop it. But we’ll have to wait and see.