Vincent Romero

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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 »

8-Year-Old Murder Suspect to Go Home for Turkey Day

Experts say video won't stand up in court

(Newser) - There’s good news for the 8-year-old boy police believe killed his father and another man. The third-grader, whose shocking video confession made national headlines, will be allowed to leave jail for 48 hours to spend Thanksgiving with his mother, a judge ruled yesterday. Another, perhaps bigger, break: Legal experts... More »

Boy Admits Killing Dad in Cops' Video

Motive still unknown

(Newser) - An 8-year-old Arizona boy charged with fatally shooting his father and a tenant confessed to the crime in a chilling videotaped police interrogation, CNN reports. The boy, sitting cross-legged in an overstuffed arm chair, explains that he finished off his father after shooting him "because he was suffering."... More »

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