Analysis: In the tale, a 12 year old boy named Christopher Pittman slaughtered his grandparents and commited arson as well. He was practicing his constitutional rights by demanding that the consequence he was given was excessive (30 years in prison, that was how his right was being threatened). In addition, he was taking Zoloft, an antidepressant, which was described as a side-effect. Notwithstanding, the creator of Zoloft argued that it does not manipulate killings. For my part, I believe that what Pittman did was constitutional. I agree, because you are considered as an adult at the age of 18, not 12. Instead, as an alternative, if Christopher needs to be punished, why not community sevice or a detention center? Lastly, if Zoloft really did influence murders, maybe the creator should change the ingredients to prevent this from ocurring.
Attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his grandparents when he was 12, arguing that the sentence is cruel.
Via Casey Tumblety