This whole case has been bizzare from the begining. About two weeks ago the 8 year old shoots and kills his father and his fathers friend. Theres been no explanation/motive. The kid when questioned by the police and had no lawyer or legal guardian present,and confessed to the shooting. I do believe thats against the defendants legal rights. Now the prosecution is offering a plea deal,originally they wanted to wait until he was old enough to be charged as an adult then charge him with murder. There is obviously something wrong with the eight year old,but how can it possibly be legal to wait until hes old enough to be tried as an adult when he committed the crime as what amounts to a little kid. Its as crazy as former Gov. Weld's idea i.e. if someone commits a crime such as murder but is legaly insane the defendant is put away and if by chance (a new medication comes along for example) he is no longer insane then you charge him with the murder. How could you charge a person who is sane NOW with something they did when they were insane? Anyways there must be some precedent,this must have happened before sometime somewhere. I wondered how this would have been handled 30-40 years ago. Juvenile detention, probation until hes 18? Thoughts Plea deal offered to 8-year-old murder suspect - Yahoo! News PHOENIX â€“ Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to an 8-year-old boy charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and another man in their eastern Arizona home, court records show. Complete details of the offer weren't spelled out in a court filing posted Saturday on the Apache County Superior Court's Web site. But County Attorney Criss Candelaria wrote that he has "tendered a plea offer to the juvenile's attorneys that would resolve all the charges in the juvenile court contingent on the results of the mental health evaluations." Candelaria was responding to a defense motion seeking to block him from dropping one of two first-degree murder charges the boy faces in the deaths of his father, Vincent Romero, 29, and Timothy Romans, 39, earlier this month. Defense attorney Benjamin Brewer argued in a filing Tuesday that prosecutors wanted the charge dismissed so they could refile it when the boy was older and pursue case in adult court.