10 kids who killed with adult violence and were convicted of cold blooded murder. How did they get there? Where are they today?
(1) Cristian Fernandez
12 Years Old
At just 12 years old, Cristian Fernandez beat his two-year-old baby brother to death and sexually assaulted his five-year-old half brother.
Born to a 12 year old mother and a 25 year old father and left in the care of a cocaine addicted grandmother was obviously not a real good way to start out a life. Add sexual assaults from a step father and cousins and its no wonder this kid went off the deep end!
And there were other incidents reported, like killing a kitten, simulating sex acts and masturbation in school. He told a counselor: "You got to suck up feelings and get over it."
At just twelve years old, he was the youngest person to be charged with first-degree murder in Florida.
Cristian was released on his 19th birthday in 2018.
Read Christian's Story Here
10 kids that killed- a few rose to kill again
(2) Edmund Emil Kemper III
15 Years Old
Edmund Emil Kemper III came to be known, as an adult, as the The Co-ed Killer. But he started his criminal life at the age of 15 by murdering his grandparents. Edmund said 'he just wanted to know what it felt like to kill grandma'. He killed his grandfather because he knew he'd be mad about what he'd done to his grandmother! (Bright Boy! Ugh) He was diagnosed as being a psychotic and a paranoid schizophrenic and was given 5 years in juvenile. He was released at age 21, rehabilitated.
Kemper stood 6-foot-9-inches tall and weighed over 300 lbs. He had an IQ in the 'genius range' and he was charming.
After being released from juvenile, Kemper targeted young female students, luring them into his car and driving them to a secluded area to murder them. Afterwards he would take the corpse back to his house and desecrate the body, often keeping the head for several days before disposing of it.
Edmund Kemper was eligible for parole in 2007, and in 2012. He told the parole board both times that he was "not fit to return to society". In 2016, Kemper's attorney quoted him as saying that 'no one’s ever going to let him out and he’s just happy going about his life in prison'. Kemper has stated that he is not interested in attending his next parole hearing in 2017. Wish granted. Edmund Kemper remains in prison in the California Medical Facility in Vacaville to date.
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10 kids that killed- this one used an ax
(3) David Brom
16 Years Old
In 1988, 16 year old David Brom got in an argument with his father over the 'unacceptable' music he was determined to listening to.
So David killed the whole family with an ax! Not just his father but the whole fam damily! His mother, his 13 year old sister and his 12 year old brother. All four of them hacked to death with an ax. Then he went to school!
And you know kids. They just can't keep a secret. David decided to share his little deed with a few friends and in no time at all the cops discovered the nightmare! David was politely arrested and charged with the gruesome slaughter.
David Brom plead not guilty by reason of insanity. He lost.
Due to the ''extreme and monumental tragedy'' caused by a ''pathetically sick, depressed mind,'' the judge sentenced David to 3 life sentences. He will be eligible for parole for in 2041 at age 70. He is currently housed at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater.
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10 kids that killed-tag teamed the boy
(4) Jon Venables and
Both 10 Years Old
James Patrick Bulger, a two year old little boy from England was abducted from a crowded mall, walked nearly three miles away, stripped naked, tortured and brutally murdered. His dead little body was then laid across a railroad track and left. He was discovered two days later. The train had cut him in half.
Well, all of this wickedness came from two TEN year olds! Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. In broad daylight! With 33 people seeing the crying boy, being forcefully led away, and NO ONE intervened!
At just 10 years old, these boys earned themselves the title of being 'the youngest convicted murderers in modern English history.' The crime was premeditated and with intent
They were both sentenced to into custody until they turned 18. Both were then released, given new identities and 'lifelong licences'. (That means they were on probation forever!)
Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there.
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10 kids that killed- the small child had no chance
(5) Raul Renato Castro
14 Years Old
Originally, 14 year old Raul Castro lied. He said he had no idea what happened to the 4 year old who lived across the street and who suddenly came up missing.
But that wasn't quite true and eventually Castro would confess to luring the child into his house, where he would proceed to sodomize him.
When little Alex said he was going to tell his mom, Castro panicked and made the decision to kill the child! And, at 5 feet tall and 170 pounds, Alex was obviously no match for the little boy.
Raul filled the bathtub with enough water to drown the child and then, carrying him over his shoulder, shoved the boy into the family dryer.
He said he hoped that would make it all just go away.
Castro was arraignment as an adult on charges of first-degree murder, sodomy, child molestation, kidnapping and murder to silence a witness.
Raul Renato Castro was sentenced to 33-years-to-life with the possibility of parole.
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10 kids that killed- she didn't like Mondays
(6) Brenda Ann Spencer
16 Years Old
One Monday morning in January in 1979, while playing 'hookie', this 16-year-old, red head, that a classmate once described as "pretty crummy looking", stared out her window at the children in the school yard directly across from her house. She then had a great idea! A way to "liven things up a bit." She grabbed the 10/22 semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle, with a telescopic sight attracted, that her daddy had given her for Christmas, and opened fire on the 'herd' across the street!
By the time Brenda Ann Spencer had emptied the gun and barracked herself in the house, 8 children and 1 one police officer had been wounded. The school principle and the custodian were killed, as they frantically tried to protect the kids!
After a six hour ordeal, Brenda was arrested and asked why she had done it. Her reply was simple. “I don’t like Mondays. This livened up the day.” She also added, “I had no reason for it and it was just a lot of fun.” “It was just like shooting ducks in a pond.” and “[the children] looked like a herd of cows standing around. It was really easy pickings.” She also said "It was a lot of fun seeing the children squirm when they were shot."
Spencer plead guilty to first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. As of 2019 Brenda has been incarcerated 40 years. and is once gain eligible for parole.
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10 kids that killed- it was a life long fantasy
(7) Alyssa Bustamante
15 Years Old
At just 15 years old Alyssa Bustamante finally lived out a long time fantasy. She murdered a human being.
On January 28th, 1994, Alyssa tricked 9 year old Elizabeth Olten into the woods near her home and beat her half to death. She stabbed her in the chest and then strangled her. She finished the job by slashing the little girls throat and wrists before dumping her lifeless body into one of the TWO graves she had dug earlier in the week. (Speculation is that her intent was to murder her own 9 year old twin brothers!)
After Alyssa had finished her gruesome deed, she penned about it in her diary. It read: "I just f***ing killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them. Now they're dead. I don't know how to feel at the moment."
She later added: "It was amazing. As soon as you get over the 'oh my gawd', I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable! I'm kinda nervous and shaky right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now...lol"
Despite her confession to the crime and willfully leading the police to Elizabeth's body, she entered a plea of not guilty. But that was a no go with the judge. Alyssa was charged with first-degree murder and tried as an adult! She was given life with possibility of parole.
When asked why she committed such a horrific act, her answer was simple. She said "I just wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone."
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10 kids that killed- all for her Werewolf
(8) Jasmine Richardson
12 Years Old
"I have this plan," 12 year old Jasmine messaged her boyfriend. "It begins with me killing them and ends with me living with you.”
And thus, the first solicitation of premeditated, cold blooded murder, had been penned.
The victims would be her parents and 8 year old brother!
Jeremy Steinke, Jasmine's 23 year old boyfriend was Goth and a 300 year old Werewolf. (stop laughing) Together they chose their moment and proceeded to enter the Richardson's home and stab Jasmine's parents to death on the basement floor.
Because she didn't want her little brother growing up without parents, (she said she thought that would be cruel), Jasmine decided that he would have to die too.
So she, and the Werewolf, stabbed him to death for his own sake.
When Jasmine was asked why she had committed sure a heinous crime she said she loved her boyfriend thought it would bring them closer together.
She was charged with 3 counts of first degree murder and, because of her age, was given 10 years. The Werewolf got 25.
Jasmine is believed to be the youngest person in Canadian history convicted of multiple murder.
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10 kids that killed- he wanted to die by execution
(9) Jamarion Lawhorn
12 Years Old
12 year old Jamarion wanted to commit suicide! Well, not suicide exactly. He want to be executed!
He spent a year planning just how he would do it. He decided that he would murder someone and then he would get what he wanted....Executed!
So, on the afternoon of August 4th, Jamarion was ready to act on his scheme. He took some of his mother's pills and grabbed a steak knife. He then walked half a mile to a playground. There he came across three boys playing. He knew none of them.
At random, Jamarion made a choice. He pulled the knife out and proceeded to walk up behind 9 year old Michael 'Conner' Verkerke and began stabbing him repetitively in the back.
Jamarion then walked away. When he came across a man working in his yard, he asked him if he could use his phone. The man agreed and listened as the boy called the police and told them what he had done. Then he waited patiently for the cops to come take him away.
Jamarion was convicted of first-degree murder. He was sent to the Muskegon River Youth Home for detention and ordered to be re-sentenced as an adult when he turns 21.
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10 kids that killed- an indefinite sentence of imprisonment.
(10) Mary Belle
11 Years Old
Mary Bell was only eleven years old when she decided to murder. In fact, it was on the very day of her eleventh birthday she chose her first victim. A four year old little boy named Martin Brown.
She strangled him to death with her bare hands.
Her next murder was a 3 three year old named Brian Howe. This time however she did not act alone. Her girlfriend, age 13, helped her.
Police concluded that Mary had returned to little Brian's body sometime after murdering him and took a pair of scissors with her. She cut off some of his hair, scratched his body up and mutilated his penis. She also carved the initial - M - into his stomach.
Mary was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter.
A court-appointed psychiatrists described her as displaying "classic symptoms of psychopathyPsychopathyPsychopathy is a neuropsychiatric disorder marked by deficient emotional responses, lack of empathy, and poor behavioral controls, commonly resulting in persistent antisocial deviance and criminal behavior. A psychopath is a person with a chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. is a neuropsychiatric disorder marked by deficient emotional responses, lack of empathy, and poor behavioral controls, commonly resulting in persistent antisocial deviance and criminal behavior. A psychopath is a person with a chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.".
The judge described her as dangerous and said she posed a "very grave risk to other children" and therefore sentenced her to be detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, an indefinite sentence of imprisonment.
Mary was released at age 23 and was given a new identity.
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