Juvenile murderer released

23-01-2010

A nineteen-year-old youth who murdered his classmate six years ago has been released from a home for juvenile delinquents. He is reportedly looking for work as a waiter and has a clean criminal record. News of his release caused unease in his home town where the parents of the girl he murdered still live. When the case was in court, psychologists and sex therapists reported that the boy suffered from a serious sexual deviation and had a number of psychological problems. He remains on medication and is obliged to see his therapist at regular intervals. The townspeople want to petition Parliament for a change of legislation which would lower the age of criminal responsibility and protect the public better against perpetrators of serious crimes no matter what their age.