News Exploring Juvenile Homicide: 13 Mind-Blowing Murders Committed by Children
Exploring Juvenile Homicide: 13 Mind-Blowing Murders Committed by Children
The idea of children committing murder is difficult to grasp, and the subject is often shrouded in taboo and misunderstanding. The reality is that while such cases are rare, they do occur. In this article, we will examine the phenomenon of juvenile homicide, looking at the causes, the impact on the victims, and the implications for society as a whole.
Warning: This content contains offensive expressions and depictions. 1. Jon Venables and Robert Thompson
These two little boys were 10 years old when they committed the crime in 1993. The duo who tricked and kidnapped a 2-year-old baby from his mother in a shopping mall in England, took the child to the train tracks and killed him terribly. The baby's body was in such a bad state that even the autopsy could not determine how he was killed, why he died.
2. Sandra and Beth Andersen
Two sisters, aged 16 and 15, known as the 'Bathtub girls' in Canada; drowned their mother in the bathtub in 2003 after getting her drunk and giving her drugs.
3. Brenda Spencer
In 1979, at the age of 16, Spencer started shooting randomly on an elementary school from the yard of her house, killing a janitor who worked at the school and the school principal. The reason for the incident, she explained as follows: 'I don't like Mondays.'
4. Daniel Bartlam
In the incident that took place in England in 2011, 15-year-old Bartlam first crushed his mother's head with a hammer. And then he set her body on fire. It is also known that Daniel Bartlam is extremely fascinated by horror films.
5. Mary Bell
Mary Bell, who committed her first murder when she was 10 years old, strangled a 4-year-old boy. The next year, she did the same to a 3-year-old boy. But there was an accomplice in the second murder, and they engraved the initials of their own names on the body. Currently, Mary Bell lives in England with another identity.
6. Joshua Philips
In 1998, Joshua Philips, who was 14 years old, killed his 8-year-old neighbor Maddie Clifton and hid her body under his bed. It was the heavy smell coming from his room that gave away Philips, who hit the victim in the head with a baseball bat and then stabbed her 11 times. Following the scent, Joshua Philips' mother found the body.
7. Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme
These two very close girlfriends living in New Zealand were living in fantasy worlds of their own creation. Their parents tried to separate them, and when they decided to send Juliet to South Africa, the girls killed Pauline's mother.
8. Barry Dale Loukaitis
In 1996, at the age of 14, Loukaitis murdered two students and an algebra teacher at the middle school where he studied. Loukaitis, who took the entire class hostage, was caught when the physical education teacher incapacitated him.
9. Lionel Tate
At the age of 13, Lionel Tate, convicted of murdering a 6-year-old girl, became the youngest prisoner in American history to receive a life sentence.
10. Eric Smith
In 1993, Eric Smith, who was 13 years old, tricked a 4-year-old little boy into following him into the forest. Smith, who strangled the boy and smashed his head, has been denied parole 11 times.
11. Catherine and Curtis Jones
These two 12- and 13-year-old siblings killed their father's girlfriend with a gun in 1999. But their defense tore hearts apart. The children were subjected to constant sexual abuse by their father and his girlfriend, and they committed this murder when they could not take it anymore.
12. Alyssa Bustamante
Alyssa was 15 years old in 2009 when she strangled and stabbed a 4-year-old girl to death. She became a murderer because she wondered what it would feel like to kill a person.
13. David Brome
Members of David Brom's family were found murdered with an ax at home on February 18, 1988. The day before, David Brom had announced to his classmates that he was going to kill his family that night. He is currently under arrest and but may be paroled in 2041.
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