I have been following this almost on Court TV. He confessed to killing the family when he was 14, so there was no doubt about his guilt. However, he had been beaten. ridiculed, worked excessively, and abused the whole time he lived with his father. The last straw was when the father tried to force him into fornication with his stepmother. He got away and hid. The next day he killed them.
The question is..'was he guilty of manslaughter or murder, or self-defense?' I missed the verdict today when I got company. Everyone who knew the family well testified that he was abused daily, physically, emotinally, and sexually. He was all but a prisoner on that ranch.
I was hoping he would be sent to juvenile detention for intense counseling. Otherwise, it will be a lifetime in jail. This was no spoiled brat who wanted his own way. I think he was pushed beyond his limits as a teen. He was not a "Menendez type."
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