Jordan Brown was 11 years old when he allegedly used his kid-sized shotgun to kill his stepmother, who was pregnant when she died at their home outside of Pittsburgh. Brown is now 13 and, unless his lawyers can convince the judges otherwise, he’s set to be tried as an adult – which means he could be sent to prison for life – with no chance of parole.
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From the article:
Last year, Jordan Brown, now 12, was charged with murdering Kenzie Houk, his father’s eight-and-a-half month pregnant fiancee while she was asleep. Police say Brown walked into his father’s bedroom, shot his future stepmom with a hunting rifle and then boarded a bus for elementary school.
A Pennsylvania judge ruled last month that the boy will be tried as an adult. If convicted, he could become the youngest person in U.S. history to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
“He’s an average 12-year-old,” said Jordan’s father Chris Brown. “To try to explain to a 12-year-old what the rest of your life means it’s incomprehensible for him. He doesn’t appreciate the magnitude of what he’s facing.”