There is a juvenile justice system for a reason. That reason is that 13 year old children do not have fully developed impulse control. What she did certainly deserves severe punishment, but anyone that has ever had a 13 year old child knows that they do things that make no sense. In a way it’s not much different than mental incompetence.
Do you think her killing the baby was the first act of violence?! Doubtful! She has probably been abusing her sister for a long time! So many times parents get blamed for abuse, but they need to look into older siblings! Piece of shit parents KNEW their kid had violent tendencies and left her alone with the baby anyway! As a parent you know when your kid has violent tendencies!
The argument that a 13 year old has not developed impulse control and it’s more like mental illness is interesting. I suggest, we have a public hanging and require youth to attend; In this manner we can provide some tangible consequences to help with their development.
She was stabbed 6 to 7 times and tossed over a balcony. Kill Her.
The fact that she went through the work of telling the other children to go up stairs then put the baby outside after it was done and then was even smart enough to clean the mess and hide her bloody cloths show that this “child” knew what she was doing and what the consequences could be. She was smart enough to cover her tracks like an adult she should be tried as one. Also at 13 I knew it was wrong to hurt people and that it wasn’t an OK thought to act on, didn’t you?
How frightened of the parents is the children when they have to worry about things to that extent?
What kind of “boy” was hiding in the closet? Was he an older person who manipulated the 13 yr. old? Lots of questions on how it got to this point, but yes, that girl knew what she was doing.
She’s 13, not an adult. Even her thinking shows that: “I’m afraid my parents will be angry that I had a boy in the house, so I’ll kill my little sister.” WTF?!?! She even hid her sister behind the house, cause, gosh, nobody would ever look there? She deserves to be punished, just not as an adult.
For all the above negative comments…you all can go screw yourselves. What does race or city etc have to do with what happened? if you all can’t comment on what the girl did then stay off of here. This is really sad and appaulling…if the girl was old enough to commit a violent act then she needs to be charged as an adult. She needs to reside in juvy until she is 18 then go to prison for the rest of her natural life. But she should be put through what her baby sister did–after she turns 18. I am sorry but a life was taken so why should this girl be allowed to live? The father did not look that grief stricken..any sain parent would be histerical and refuse to go on tv.
This is absolutely disgusting. It is obvious the girl knew what she was doing and the consequences by trying to hide what she had done. Anyone who has a 13 year old child can tell you that they know right from wrong. Anyone who says different is a liar or doesn’t have children. There are hundreds of 13 year olds who babysit for goodness sake. I would give her professional psychological testing to rule out any mental problems, if she turns out to be a healthy – stable human I’d try her as an adult.
Definitely tried as an adult for all of the reasons already stated, aside from the ridiculous ones about race or location. I also agree that it’s a little odd… no.. a lot odd.. that the father showed not the slightest bit of hesitance to speak to the media nor did he show any kind of sadness or upset while doing it. There is obviously way more to this story than any of us know. RIP little Sasha.