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MR HIP HOP HEAD
01-07-2008, 03:09 AM
12-year-old beats toddler to death with bat, police say

LAUDERHILL, Florida (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy beat a toddler to death with a baseball bat because she was crying while he was trying to watch TV, authorities said.

The boy, who was not identified, was arrested Saturday on first-degree murder charges, Lauderhill police spokesman Lt. Mike Cochran said.

He was arraigned in juvenile court Sunday and remained in custody, but it was not clear if he had an attorney or if anyone else would be charged in the girl's death.

Cochran said the boy confessed to authorities that he was home alone Friday baby-sitting a 10-year-old girl and the 17-month-old girl and became angry when the toddler began to cry. The relationship between the three was not clear.

At some point, an adult called 911. The girl, Shaloh Joseph, was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma to the head, Cochran said.

The Miami Herald identified the boy's mother as Guerla Joseph. A telephone listing for a Guerla Joseph in Fort Lauderdale had been disconnected.

The case is not the first in Florida where a boy so young has been charged in the death of a child. Lionel Tate was 12 when he beat and stomped to death a playmate half his age in Florida.

At the time, Tate was the youngest person in modern U.S. history to receive a life prison sentence. His attorneys initially said he accidentally killed 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick in 1999 while imitating pro wrestling moves.

Tate was convicted as an adult of first-degree murder, but the conviction was thrown out in 2004, and Tate pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/01/06/infant.killed.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

This is very tragic.

Rame
01-07-2008, 03:13 AM
Who the fuck leaves their baby with a 12 year old?

Dirty Knowledge
01-07-2008, 03:20 AM
LAUDERHILL, Florida (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy beat a toddler to death with a baseball bat because she was crying while he was trying to watch TV, authorities said.

I wonder what TV show played in the background as he clubbed her with the bat.

Rame
01-07-2008, 03:48 AM
Probably Family Guy.

J-Cee
01-07-2008, 04:06 AM
yeh who the fuck leaves a 12 yr old to look after a 10 yr old and a baby..they should arrest the parents.

urbanlegendmf
01-07-2008, 05:03 AM
He Found His Weakspot

begongo
01-07-2008, 06:05 AM
I don't think kids should be sentenced or judged for crimes they commit till they're about 14-15 years old.
At an early age I was beating the shit out of kids for about any reason, I could've as well killed some because I often assured myself that I was really hurting them (like throwing bricks towards their heads or biting so hard that my teeth hurt after that) lol. It was just hazard that made it happen in a manner that we had the chance to fight again after a while. You don't really realize what you're doing at that age, it's mostly instinct.
I think most of y'all had your fair share of fighting and you know you could've as well killed somebody without really being a "killer" as a mind-state.

Durag
01-07-2008, 06:49 AM
I don't think kids should be sentenced or judged for crimes they commit till they're about 14-15 years old.
At an early age I was beating the shit out of kids for about any reason, I could've as well killed some because I often assured myself that I was really hurting them (like throwing bricks towards their heads or biting so hard that my teeth hurt after that) lol. It was just hazard that made it happen in a manner that we had the chance to fight again after a while. You don't really realize what you're doing at that age, it's mostly instinct.
I think most of y'all had your fair share of fighting and you know you could've as well killed somebody without really being a "killer" as a mind-state.

Fuck dat. Yeah i got into my fair share of fights and trouble when i was 12 but i always knew what i was at. And id definitly know not to beat a fuckin child with a baseball bat. I think from the age of 7 onwards that would be obvious so hes obviously mentally retarded, and if not, let his ass rot in jail and get ass-raped by everything and everyone there,

DUMBO
01-07-2008, 07:41 AM
snitch.

TUCO
01-07-2008, 08:17 AM
most likely he black