Teen Charged With Murdering Father In...

Teen Charged With Murdering Father In Scioto County

There are 64 comments on the WCHS-TV Charleston story from Mar 17, 2014, titled Teen Charged With Murdering Father In Scioto County. In it, WCHS-TV Charleston reports that:

A 14-year-old has been charged in the shooting death of his father in Scioto County.

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thankGod

Ashburn, VA

#41 Mar 25, 2014
All I can say is that I am glad that I and not related to you, JoeJoe.... ( or at least I don't think I am) Killing is wrong, just let me clarify that. But maybe he did ask for help..... maybe he did try other options. And just maybe everyone else failed him and he believed this was his only option. Because being a child you believe that a adults will take care of you. And it seems to me ALOT of people failed this child.
Ignorance

Ashland, KY

#42 Apr 3, 2014
You know child or not a crime is a crime. We learn this at a very early age. It seems like so many kids get by just by saying he/she was abused in some sort of manner. I have seen kids these days try to turn parents in for abuse just because the parent took their cell phone. No one knows his/their situation. But the law is the law. The only thing I can truly say is that the law has taken away so many rights of parents and given them to our children. It is very difficult to raise kids these days. There are so many stories of kids killing their parents/guardians over trivial issues. With today's technology kids are smarter than what we give them credit for. Any child has access whether its at school or at home to the Internet. And most kids today lack social skills and coping skills I believe due to this. They don't seem to grasp other difference between tragedy and trivial situations. Which makes them overly emotional and more apt to act on it. We have a court system that makes the hard choices for that. I pray for the family and their loss on both sides. As far as I'm concerned a murderer should never see daylight again. And mental instability should not be a defense. Anyone who kills in cold blood I believe has some sort of mental issue. That's why we have prisons.
JoeJoe

Russell, KY

#43 Apr 4, 2014
I agree with you Ignorance, but we may be the only ones on here that agree. Lots of sympathy for this murderer.
private

Zanesville, OH

#44 Apr 5, 2014
He's a child and there are places for child abuser's too , he had enough it's sad he took it into his own hands but the dad got what he deserves for what he did to his boy.
JoeJoe

Russell, KY

#45 Apr 6, 2014
And you know what this boy went through? You or someone else knew and did not help him? The dad probably had some kind of mental illness and needed help. Who are you to decide he deserved to die?
private

Zanesville, OH

#46 Apr 7, 2014
Then his dad should of got help before it came down to this . Yes the boy should of got help to but he is still a child and should not be tried as an adult!
JoeJoe

Russell, KY

#47 Apr 7, 2014
But according to you the dad deserved to be killed. So should all child abusers be given the death penalty?
private

Zanesville, OH

#48 Apr 7, 2014
Yeah anyone who hurts a child should be on death row , if it was my child the police better find them before I do. Did you see the 8 month old baby in India who threw a rock and hit the gas meter guy. Well now there calling it tempted murder. Would you call this baby a murder at 8 months old? I think not he's a baby!
JoeJoe

Russell, KY

#49 Apr 7, 2014
Comparing an 8 month old baby to a 14 year old boy is ridiculous. Most people suffering from a mental illness don't know they have one and need someone to intervene and help them. If the abuse in this home was real, a lot of people failed both this young man and his dad. Unless his life was in imminent danger, there is no justification for taking a life We are still a civilized nation here, not barbarians who solve problems by killing each other.
private

Zanesville, OH

#50 Apr 7, 2014
At 14 your still a child
JoeJoe

Russell, KY

#51 Apr 8, 2014
You have one argument that you have repeated over and over: your assertion that this 14 year old young man is a child. I think even he would be insulted that you are referring to him as a child implying his mental capacity was on the level of a 3 year old. He was old enough to know what he was doing was wrong and permanent.
You have not dealt with these questions:
1- If the abuse was so bad and so well known ( and you imply that you know what went on in this house and if you did you are partially responsible for the outcome) why did no one, including you, take him out of the house? If it was so bad that he was justified in committing murder, why did none of the people who are defending him now get him out of there?
2- The dad obviously had problems. Is it justified to kill some one with a mental illness? Why no help for him? Courts don't give mentally ill or mentally challenged people the death penalty.. What about the step mother? Is she not accountable for a least part of this?
I know your answer, he was just a child. I hope you are not his lawyer, because that simple defense is not going to work. By the way , it is attempted murder, not tempted murder.
Justmy Opinion

Fort White, FL

#52 Apr 8, 2014
By the age of 9 I was taught how to use a gun, but most importantly the responsibility of shooting one and all the possible consequences if it was used incorrectly.

By the age of 14, I would have been very aware exactly what I was doing while using it. I realize not everyone are taught these things, especially at so young of an age.

Am I defending or possibly condemning the boy? Neither.

What we don't know are ALL the facts. What we don't know is is the amount of abuse, what the boy experienced in his young life, or what he may have seen with his very own eyes. That is what trials are for. Both the Defense and the Prosecutor will dig up as many facts as they possibly can (if they are any count).. and portray them to a jury.

One thing that may go through a child's mind is not only what happened to him, but maybe also what happened to a loved one at the hand of someone else. All I can do is give an example in this particular scenario.

I myself had an abusive step father. Most of that wasn't directed at myself, but at my mother. I had it made up in my mind that I was going to do something dark and dastardly to that ba$tard, to protect her from any further harm. Luckily he left. I didn't have to follow through. But the fact I thought about it makes it hard for me to judge this young man, without knowing everything.

And knowing everything is a very hard thing to do.
private

Zanesville, OH

#53 Apr 8, 2014
JoeJoe wrote:
You have one argument that you have repeated over and over: your assertion that this 14 year old young man is a child. I think even he would be insulted that you are referring to him as a child implying his mental capacity was on the level of a 3 year old. He was old enough to know what he was doing was wrong and permanent.
You have not dealt with these questions:
1- If the abuse was so bad and so well known ( and you imply that you know what went on in this house and if you did you are partially responsible for the outcome) why did no one, including you, take him out of the house? If it was so bad that he was justified in committing murder, why did none of the people who are defending him now get him out of there?
2- The dad obviously had problems. Is it justified to kill some one with a mental illness? Why no help for him? Courts don't give mentally ill or mentally challenged people the death penalty.. What about the step mother? Is she not accountable for a least part of this?
I know your answer, he was just a child. I hope you are not his lawyer, because that simple defense is not going to work. By the way , it is attempted murder, not tempted murder.
Yup he is still a child at 14
JoeJoe

Russell, KY

#54 Apr 8, 2014
You are brilliant Private. Maybe you should be called by the defense as an expert witness. You wouldn't be on the stand too long
Wendy

United States

#55 Apr 8, 2014
I believe he should not be tried as an adult. H was a scared kid.
private

Zanesville, OH

#56 Apr 9, 2014
At least someone agree's with me.
Anonymous

United States

#57 Apr 13, 2014
Smh nothing surprises me Anymore From The Furnace! Whats Next??? Anyone With A Lick Of Common Sense Knows Murder Killing Ur Own Father Is WRONG!!! HOPE They Make An Example Of This Young Killer
private

Zanesville, OH

#58 Apr 14, 2014
Have you looked at his Facebook ? He has a picture of himself with black eyes he was tired of the abuse!
got ur back p_rat

Lexington, KY

#59 Feb 21, 2016
Joe Joe wrote:
Yes, you have established that this murderer is technically a child. You have not established how this changes anything.Hopefully, the prosecutor will help establish that this child is a child murderer and he will what he deserves which is a long time behind bars. It is a shame, but he deserves to be punished. He is within a few months of being able to get a drivers permit. How do you fee about a society that allows a "child" to operate a motor vehicle. Our society feels a 15 year old child is mentally capable of operating a motor vehicle. Surely, some one this age has enough reasoning ability to know it is wrong to kill some one and that he had other options to improve his life . yes , I know, he is still a child. I hope they are reading him bed time stories on the prison block tonight. He is a killer, but he is sill a child you know. Maybe he has a game boy to help pass the hours.
Ok I can't read any more of ur shit you have no clue what he went thru. An if u trust ur justice system then I hope like he'll you never have family Get caught in the clenchses of them an his family an friends tried for yrs to get him out u think he just did it because he was pissed about being told no ur a fucking dumb ass. Ask ur self what u would do the the man that raped beat torchered threatened ur family an told you everyday what kind of trash piece of shit you were. Would I hand ur 4yr old to a child sex abuser on crack an don't get me started on child protection service they r the ones to blame for this ask ur selves this a child is kidnaped at 4 beat verbally mentally sexually physically abused for 10yrs an finely snaps kills the guy finely feels safe to tell he's that kid they been looking for for 10yrs he don't go to jail he goes home a hero but because this poor child yes child was born an handed to this sick fuck it's his fault. I aint saying murder is not wrong an that he don't need help but before u run ur cock sucker u might what to do some resurch an find the truth u know sometimes our system that supposed to protect us is the very ones that put us in harms way before u jump on the run my mouth wagong think about it an all the reasons u may kill someone could u withstand yrs of abuse u don't know what he said to that kid ok yes a 14yr old has choices but a 4yr old don't an u train a 4yr old to b scared an tell them u will kill there mom siblings them an anyone they love if I killed there dogs in front of them to prove to them ur not jokeing u make that kid so scared to sleep to speck to do anything that's not 100% or that get it. What do I people expect this is not just a bad kid who never behaved an dose drugs an is always hurrying people he's a kid that endured everything he did to protect his family an felt he not his family had any other way out An shaped his is human an a child who sadly misses his father everyday but can finely sleep some nights after 2yrs this kid is an amazing kid that would help anyone in need an to answer ur question yes anyone that knows this kid would take him his girlfriend at the time still loved him an her parents let her took her to his court dates. He is the best babysitter I know plz don't talk shit of u don't know what the hell ur talking about it makes you look like a complete dumb ass. An my the way he is doing amazing his happy. An he wants other kids that r going thru what he did to learn from this not to do the same mistakes an to run get help as fast as they can an wants people to pray for those kids as he dose every night.
got ur back p_rat

Lexington, KY

#60 Feb 21, 2016
private wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup he is still a child at 14
I feel she is to blame to an trust me when I say ur a dumb ass because all them yrs ago it was the court's who have a 4yr old to a man who they just substantiated sexual abuse charges on an the fight to get him out of that house has been an ongoing fight an to the point that cops made him go home to his father even after they were told by a nabior that he had to pull him off the kid his mother was told by cops days before there was nothing they could do to take it back to court an sends a child with his drunk father u piss off a cop or a judge or ssw an see how quick ur kids r gone dude I have no rights anymore now a days everyone blames the victims. He'll a man guys u u try to get help they come a take ur kids an say u don't protect them. A kid ask for help they tell him his a lier because his father buys an sell drugs to a judges kid an they don't want busted like I said before u don't know shit an if u don't have money u don't get protected by the system I can give u 10000000 of names a people who have been fucked the same way by the system

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