Who the hell was watching out for this kid?
News outlets today carried the story of the 10 year old boy charged in killing a 3 year old. According to reports in the New York Post, the 10 year old was an angry child whose mother had died the year before and who seemed “abandoned” by his father, with whom he shared a house. Neighbors suspected the father might be sexually abusing him.
It amazes me that this child was acting out in home and at school and that the only comments about it seem to be neighbors saying things like “The kid’s got a mouth on him.”
Wasn’t anyone paying attention–or was this a 10 year old the community was ready to just throw away?
Newsday reports the ten year old may be the youngestr accused murder in N.J. history,