CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 12, 1984
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(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
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