Search the Archive

Juvenile Murders / Massachusetts #296908

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 12, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Boston, Massachusetts) Kenny Claudio's murder last October by 14 year old recalled; sentence given killer noted. Issue of law's approach to juvenile murderers examined. [Murder victim's aunt Marilyn ABRAMOFSKY - notes nephew's killer would have received life without parole had he been an adult.] Massachusetts's current law affecting juvenile killers and controversy over proposed legislature designating them as adults in such cases discussed. [State representative Paul WHITE - feels killers of any age should be treated equally.] [ABRAMOFSKY - agrees.] DE, NV, OK and Pennsylvania said only states automatically trying child of any age in adult court for murder; status of issue in other states illustrated on map. [OFFICIAL - believes most juvenile murders are emotionally disturbed and shouldn't be incarcerated in state prison for lifetime.] [Juvenile KILLER - feels one mistake doesn't morally condemn you for life.] [ABRAMOFSKY - doesn't want killers to be given opportunity to repeat crime; denies any cure for murder.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Kelley, Chris;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.