Juvenile Homicide In Part I of "Childhood on Trial," Robert Siegel reports on the case of Latasha Armstead. She is a 14 year old girl from Milwaukee charged with first degree intentional homicide...a crime she is accused of committing when she was 13. Because of a change in the law in Wisconsin, Latasha Armstead is facing trial as an adult. The prosecutor argues that she shows signs of maturity that make him feel comfortable trying her as an adult. Her attorney argues that no 13-year-old should be tried as an adult and she is questioning the constitutionality of the new state statute. The story of Latasha Armstead is followed by a conversation on the matter of trying juveniles as adults. There are many such cases around the country. Robert talks to Norman Early, who was the District Attorney in Denver for more than 10 years and now consults on criminal justice issues. Robert also talks to Frank Hall - who ran the State of New York's juvenile justice system and ran corrections systems in several other states as well.
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Juvenile Homicide

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Juvenile Homicide

Juvenile Homicide

Juvenile Homicide

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In Part I of "Childhood on Trial," Robert Siegel reports on the case of Latasha Armstead. She is a 14 year old girl from Milwaukee charged with first degree intentional homicide...a crime she is accused of committing when she was 13. Because of a change in the law in Wisconsin, Latasha Armstead is facing trial as an adult. The prosecutor argues that she shows signs of maturity that make him feel comfortable trying her as an adult. Her attorney argues that no 13-year-old should be tried as an adult and she is questioning the constitutionality of the new state statute. The story of Latasha Armstead is followed by a conversation on the matter of trying juveniles as adults. There are many such cases around the country. Robert talks to Norman Early, who was the District Attorney in Denver for more than 10 years and now consults on criminal justice issues. Robert also talks to Frank Hall - who ran the State of New York's juvenile justice system and ran corrections systems in several other states as well.