Cristian Fernandez is only 12 years old. And if Florida prosecutor Angela Corey has her way, he’ll never leave jail again.
Cristian hasn’t had an easy life. He’s the same age now as his mother was when he was born. He’s a survivor of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. In 2010, Cristian watched his stepfather commit suicide to avoid being charged with abusing Cristian.
Last January, Cristian was wrestling with his 2-year-old brother, David, and accidentally broke David’s leg. Despite this, their mother left Cristian with his brother again in March. While the two boys were alone, Cristian allegedly pushed his brother against a bookcase, and David sustained a head injury. After their mother returned home, she waited six hours before taking David to the hospital. David eventually died.
Now Cristian is being charged with first degree murder — as an adult. He’s the youngest person in the history of his Florida county to receive this charge, and his next hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.
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Really? Really? Look, even if the kid intentionally murdered his brother in cold blood, he’s 12…and damn if that aint as fucked-up a life as I’ve seen recently. It costs more to imprison a single inmate than to send a kid to school, as well as provide them with basic shelter and nutrition. This makes sense on exactly zero grounds.
Hey, United States’ Law Inforcement…you totally make sense! You put a 12 year old in jail under “first degree murder” (cool story, bro), you put down an innocent man in Georgia, AND you let go a guilty woman who killed her little daughter!
MAKES PERFECT SENSE.