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Fri Nov 13, 2015, 06:55 AM

Eight-year-old Alabama boy charged with murder

In a case that highlights the decay of the American justice system, an eight-year-old boy was charged last Tuesday with the murder of a one-year-old toddler in Birmingham, Alabama. Due to his age, the child’s name has not been released but he is being held in the custody of the state Department of Human Resources.

In events that can only be described as tragic, Kelci Devine Lewis, only one year old, was found unresponsive in her crib on October 12, and pronounced dead that morning at a local hospital. According to the Birmingham Police Department, she had suffered “severe head trauma, as well as major internal organ damage.”

The toddler and her mother, Katerra M. Lewis, had been staying temporarily at the house of a family friend who had five children aged two, four, six, seven and eight. According to the police, all six children were left alone the night of October 11 with Lewis and her friend returning at 2 AM. Lewis disputes this account, claiming the children were left with an adult.

In addition to the murder charge against the eight-year-old, Lewis has been charged with manslaughter in the death of her daughter.

Read more: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/11/13/brut-n13.html

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TexasTowelie Nov 2015 OP
get the red out Nov 2015 #1

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Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:22 AM

1. Real mental health care

This boy needs serious mental health care, and not a couple of weeks worth of BS. He absolutely should not be permitted to just go on as usual without it.

He won't get that with a murder charge, I suspect.

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