GUN Authorities Deciding Whether to Charge Boy, 12

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  1. Buzz Killington

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    Authorities Deciding Whether to Charge Boy, 12
    April 2, 2008 - 10:52am

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Law enforcement officials have not yet decided whether to file charges against a 12-year-old boy who fatally stabbed a man to protect his mother.

    Cpl. Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for Prince George's County police, said Wednesday that authorities were reviewing the case with the county's state's attorney's office.

    The boy said he had been playing Monday night when he heard his mother scream out and went to her aid. He found her being choked by a fellow resident in their boarding house.

    "I kept saying, 'Stop! Stop! Stop!'" the boy told The Washington Post. "But he just ignored me. He didn't stop. He just kept hurting her."

    The boy said he took a knife and swung at the man, 64-year-old Salomon Noubissie, slashing him across the neck.

    The mother, Cheryl Stamp, said she asked her son what he had done. "He didn't say anything," she said. "But I knew when I looked in his eyes. I said, 'Oh, Lord.' "

    Police say they found Noubissie with a stab wound to the upper body. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Rarely is a 12-year-old implicated in a homicide, and even less often does a child that age kill someone to protect his mother.

    "In Maryland, there can be a legitimate defense of third parties in the event of a violent attack," State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey told the newspaper. "That is a possibility in this case."

    Stamp said she and Noubissie, a Cameroonian immigrant, moved into the boarding house in the Landover area about three months ago and were friends. Stamp said Noubissie had told her he was studying to be a psychiatrist.

    But on Monday night, she said, he was acting differently. He started to yell at her and grab her hair.

    "He threw me down and started choking me. I think that's when my son came in. ... He protected me," she said.

    (Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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    Cliffs: Maryland :hsugh:
     
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    I feel sorry for the victims who have to live in horrible states like Maryland... :hs:
     
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    "deciding"...are you kidding me? :ugh: :rofl:
     
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    Maryland really is the worst state in the country.
     
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    Is it just me or is MD the only state where criminals have more rights than other citizens? :ugh2:
     
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    that kid saved her life, thats called self defense, how can they charge him...

    really being a 12 y/o that was the only thing he could do to save her...
    to small to beat him up
    not enough time to get help

    he acted on instincts, fuck them if he spends a night in confinement
     
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    jesus fuck. I'm NEVER living in MD.
     
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    Some days I don't get you guys. When its "ohhh poor robber, shot dead, he's a victim here" you go on for pages about how the media never gets anything right. This thread comes up and not one of considers that story is wrong, someone is lying etc. You really think its likely the story is as clear cut as they present it?

    A couple interesting bits from other news stories:
     
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    Wow. :ugh: This should be a no-brainer, the legal system in this country is fucked if this kid gets charged.
     
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    having lived in MD and seen how the law is applied to people who defend themselves, I distrust the state 120% of the time
     
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    Is it possible for there to be more relevant info than this?

    1) man is, for whatever reason, strangling boy's mother;
    2) boy tells man to stop strangling his mother;
    3) man doesn't stop;
    4) boy forces man to stop by killing him.

    Steps 3 and 4 could potentially be a problem under different circumstances, but the fact that Steps 1 and 2 demonstrate a crime being committed means that Steps 3 and 4 are defensive, not offensive.
     
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    Of course, the most obvious being that someone is lying. Mom is in abusive relationship, boy kill man, mom lies to protect him. Mom is tired of guy and kills guy and makes up story. Mom is tired of guy and has boy kill guy and makes up this story. No matter how sad and terrible this news story makes the boy out to be, I would suspect there is evidence that this story isn't as clear cut as it seems if prosecutors are considering charges.
     
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    The only good thing about MD is that not all Marylanders have moved up here yet :mad:
     
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    Holy fuck Maryland must be a shithole.
     
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    Holy fuck what a shithole state if they actually charge him for saving someone else

    My cousin lives in York :noes:
     
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    :rofl: Clearly tv is the reason I believe someone might lie to the police about murder.

    The most likely situation is that the state's attorney is going to prosecute a 12 year old boy for saving his mothers life and they likely have no reason for not already giving out cotton candy other than just being jerks. :rofl:
     

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