11 Year Murder Case

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This is a story of the 11 year old murderer, he was convicted of two counts of first degree murder, and charged as an adult. Sometimes you don’t need to be over the age of 18 to kill someone. A first degree murder is an unlawful killing that is both wilful and premeditated. In Jordan’s case, he shot his stepmother, Kenzie Houk, who was 8 months pregnant at the time of the incident. If sentenced, Jordan would have been the youngest person in the USA to be charged with two counts of first degree murder. Jordan played football, he was a very good student. His father coached the little league football team, But on one February morning, he decided to commit a murder. Jordan took his youth model 20 gauge shotgun and shot his pregnant stepmother in the back of the head “execution style”. After he had done this he went back to his daily life. He got on the school bus and…show more content…
The police came to school to get Jordan and his younger sister. They were taken to the police station and questioned. Jordan had said he has seen a “Grey ford truck” parked in the driveway when he was leaving for school. He and his sisters story did not match. His sister reported hearing a loud bang but when she asked Jordan about the noise he replied “i didn’t hear anything”. At first they did not convict Jordan, but after further examination of his clothes, they found gunpowder residue. Jordan’s father says that they had been shooting a few days back, and Jordan had been wearing the same jacket. No other residue was ever found. The other other evidence they have to prove that Jordan did it, is a spent shotgun shell the bushes near the kids tracks walking to the bus. At first Jordan was going to be tried as an adult. Even though the lack of evidence would never hold up in court, but somehow they convicted Jordan of a double homicide, for the death of his stepmother Kenzie Houk, and her unborn
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