October 16, 2010 by Post Team
Nathaniel Abraham, Nathaniel Abraham murderer of 11 accused of drug trafficking: An American convicted of murder at age 11 and spent his teenage years in custody was arrested for alleged possession of narcotics. After being released from prison for 18 months of a sentence of nearly ten years, it seems he will be back soon.
Nathaniel Abraham, 22, was arrested today, when authorities said he was in a gas station and drugs sold to another person on a bicycle.
Police Pontiac (Mich.) grabbed the boy, a native of this city, carrying a total of 254 pills, which originally held the ecstasy.
When only 11, Abraham shot and killed a man leaving a store in your town, according to the testimony of the time.
Below is a transcript of an article ten years ago when he was accused of murder. Note that the first line does not occur.
tried as an adult for a crime committed when he was 11, Nathaniel Abraham will spend the rest of his days behind bars. It is now part of a case history: the youngest son convicted of murder in the country with the judicial system of a most cruel and inhuman treatment of the West, the United States.
Involuntarily, Nathaniel became a scapegoat for the campaign from adult offenders, adults Time (adult crime adult sentence.)
In the past seven years, under the auspices of the Republican Party, 44 of 50 states have passed laws allowing children and adults convict for 10 years.
Nathaniel offense also gave ammunition to the opposing party: Amnesty International has used its face as an emblem in its 1998 report condemning the treatment of children in the hands of U.S. justice.
Michigan Governor John Engler, was among the first to receive the verdict: “This child is mature enough to know that you can not play with guns We must be relentless with juvenile offenders ..
Nathaniel Abraham, just turned 13, was 11 when he fired a rifle at 18, Ronnie Greene outside a supermarket. The boy, who had honed their marksmanship on target, only had a single bullet to the head. Then she went to watch TV as if nothing had happened. Only two days later admitted. He chose as a confidant of his best friend, I remember going to kill someone? I did. ”
Nathaniel is in a lower class black family in suburban Detroit. His mother, Gloria Abraham, recognized that this is a difficult child, always had trouble controlling his anger.
Geoffrey Fieger, attorney for the defense, offered to work without child advocacy. “Nathaniel was not mentally able to account for their actions,” Fieger said during the trial (a child psychologist has certified the low IQ and severe deprivation emotional needs).
The lawyer insisted that the racist element of the charge and the absence of criminal intent: “The man was fired in a nearby tree when the accident occurred.
Prosecutor Lisa Halushka, claimed that the murder was premeditated, that Nathaniel had decided to kill someone and chose his victim at random: black, like him, in a neighborhood where African Americans account for 6% of the population.
After four days of tense deliberations, the jury delivered its verdict: guilty. The last word is now Judge Eugene Moore, who can decide if you still considered an adult for all purposes (probable life sentence) or the application of the scale of the Youth Act (imprisonment for up to 21 and the possible release .)
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