A drug raid on an apartment building turns into a murder investigation, when the intended suspect is found brutally stabbed; there is evidence she had been raped. The detectives' investigation eventually leads to two junior high-aged boys, 12-year-old Zachary Connors and 14-year-old Jeremy Brice. Zachary is tried in juvenile court, but a dilemma arises when the district attorney wants Jeremy tried as an adult, even though it is apparent Jeremy is mentally "slow" and despite evidence showing he may not have known the seriousness of his actions. In court, Jeremy is severely grilled and betrayed by Zachary (he insists that Jeremy was fully responsible and fully carried out the crimes).
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Normally a murder committed during the commission of rape in the first degree would elevate the homicide charge to murder in the first degree. However since minors under a certain age cannot be charged with a capital crime, which is why the charge of murder in the second degree is being used. See more
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I find any dead animals in here, I'm going to deputize you for this.