The Age of Innocence?

Inside Every Killer, There's A Six-Year-Old

Perhaps the most vivid image left over from the murder of Kayla Rolland is a basically benign one: a six-year-old boy sitting at a table, drawing pictures. That he did this only hours after killing Kayla has been taken to mean that he didn't grasp the gravity of his act and so is not criminally culpable.

Fast-forward 10 years. Suppose the same boy, now 16, kills a member of a rival gang. On his way home, he picks up a pizza and rents a video--a comedy. He enjoys a few yuks and then turns in early. This segue from mayhem to...

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