May 31, 2009

ID: "Idaho can make up any law they want when it comes to the alleged attack on a 5 year-old"

From the Idaho Press-Tribune:

Jury trial set for boy accused of assaulting 5-year-old girl in Nampa

Judge Thomas Ryan... set an August jury trial date for a 15-year-old Nampa boy accused of sexually assaulting and beating a 5-year-old girl... (Trevor) Reizenstein will be tried as an adult... The Idaho Supreme Court ruled in a 4-1 decision last month that the boy be tried as an adult...

Reizenstein was 12 years old at the time the girl was attacked.

Update: Scott at Simple Justice hasn't lost his sense of outrage. I'm relieved that I'm not raising my son in my home state.


Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. While the crime is truly heinous, the whole POINT of trying young people as juveniles is because society has determined that they lack the cognitive skills and perspective required to ACT as an adult. To try as an adult a boy who was 12 years old at the time of the crime (and who has been in custody ever since) is a shameful abuse of prosecutorial discretion, and should result in sanctions. Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with sanctions for abuse of prosecutorial when 4 of 5 state supreme court justices approved.

Anonymous said...

to whomever that first commentor is... go to hell. You weren't there when he did that to the girl.. You didn't see what happened. I DID>> I WAS THERE! and he knew what he was doing... no bullshit about lacking brain functions with not knowing what was going on. I saw it happen. you didn't.