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Boy Who Murdered at Age 8 Can Go Back to School

15-year-old killed father, another man in 2008

(Newser) - An Arizona boy who confessed to killing his father and another man when he was 8 years old has been cleared by a judge to transition into a foster home and enroll in public school, prompting outrage from the prosecutor and the family of a victim. The boy, now 15... More »

Retired Cop's Suicide Note: Daughters 'Taken Away'

Glen Hochman left note indicating murders, suicide were premeditated

(Newser) - Glen Hochman apparently shot his 13- and 17-year-old daughters in the head with a .40-caliber Glock as they slept early Saturday, shot the family's three dogs, then wrote a suicide note in which he said "that the two girls were taken away," says the police chief in... More »

Cops: Cornell Student Kills CEO Dad

Charles Tan, 19, charged with shooting father multiple times with a shotgun

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Cornell University sophomore was arraigned on second-degree murder charges in western New York this morning in the shotgun slaying of his father, the CEO of a local company, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle . Police responded to a domestic incident in the sleepy upscale suburb of Pittsford last... More »

Teen Kills Parents for Taking iPod Away

'I just remember getting mad,' he told police

(Newser) - A 16-year-old in Virginia has confessed to murdering his parents with a knife, a crowbar, and a baseball bat because of punishments that including taking his iPod away. Honor roll student Vincent Parker killed his mother first, then lay in wait for his father, who was able to call 911... More »

12-Year-Old Convicted for Murder of Neo-Nazi Dad

Jeff Hall's hate group affiliation not a motive

(Newser) - A California judge today found a 12-year-old boy guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of his father, who was a leader in the neo-Nazi movement. The boy, who isn't being named due to his age, shot his father, 32-year-old Jeff Hall, in the head when he was 10.... More »

Federal Agent Killed With Own Gun by Son, 14

Myron Chisem shot in head through window of Calif. home

(Newser) - The 14-year-old son of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been busted in the killing of his dad in their southern California home. Myron Chisem, 42, was shot in the head with a gun fired from the backyard through the window of his family room in Carson. Chisem's... More »

Teen Who Killed Parents, Partied Blames Devil, Drugs

Tyler Hadley told pal he had taken ecstasy before murders

(Newser) - The Florida teen accused of killing his parents with a hammer before throwing a party told his best friend that he was possessed by the devil and had taken three ecstasy pills before the murder. The friend says Tyler Hadley, 17, confessed to the killings and showed him the bodies... More »

Boy Who Shot Neo-Nazi Dad Says He Was Abused

10-year-old's stepmother charged with child endangerment

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy has told investigators that he shot his neo-Nazi father because he was tired of the man beating him and his stepmother. The boy, charged with murdering National Socialist Movement regional leader Jeff Hall , told police that "he thought his dad was cheating on his mom and... More »

California Neo-Nazi Killed, Son, 10, Held

Jeff Hall shot at home in intentional killing, say cops

(Newser) - A leading white supremacist has been shot to death at his California home and his 10-year-old son has been booked on suspicion of homicide. Jeff Russell Hall, 32, was the regional director of the National Socialist Movement and came to national attention last year when he ran for a post... More »

Ariz. Mom Wants Her Killer Boy Back in School

Nine-year-old pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his dad and a friend

(Newser) - The mother of a 9-year-old Arizona boy accused of shooting to death his father and a family friend says her son should not have been allowed to plead guilty without her consent—and she wants him back in school, reports ABC News. The child avoided a murder trial by pleading... More »

8-Year-Old Accused of Murders Kept Spanking Tally

Boy swore 1,000th spanking would be last: police

(Newser) - An 8-year-old Arizona boy charged with murdering his father and a family friend may have kept a written tally of his parents’ spankings, swearing that the 1,000th would be the last, the Arizona Republic reports. Police records say the boy “is believed to have made ledgers and or... More »

Killer Boy Reloaded 8 Times

Investigators still stunned by 8-year-old's killing of his dad and neighbor

(Newser) - An 8-year-old killer methodically stopped and reloaded a .22 caliber rifle at least eight times as he repeatedly shot his own dad and a neighbor, the New York Times reports. Investigators have discovered no motive for the disturbing murders last week. The Arizona boy, who confessed to the shootings, appears... More »

Arizona Boy, 8, Arrested in Double Murder

Police say youth shot his father and another man at home

(Newser) - An Arizona 8-year-old soon will be charged with the premeditated murder of his father and a boarder at his home, the Arizona Republic reports. The two men were found shot to death at the family residence Wednesday in the small town of St. Johns, and the boy was near the... More »

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