Bully Kills 8-Year-Old Neighbor With A Shotgun Over A Pet Puppy
A shooting Sunday morning in Nashville left an 8-year-old innocent girl dead and an 11-year-old boy arrested on first-degree murder charges.
Via Raw Story:
The Jefferson County sheriff said the boy, whose name has not been released, used his father’s 12-gauge single-shot shotgun to kill his next-door neighbor, McKayla Dyer.
The girl had been outside playing about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the older boy asked to see her puppy, but she told him no, said Latasha Dyer, the girl’s mother.
She said the boy, who had bullied her daughter since moving to the mobile home park in White Pine, went home to get the shotgun and then shot her daughter in the chest.
“He was making fun of her, calling her names — just being mean to her,” Dyer said. “I had to go the principal about him, and he quit for a while, and then all of a sudden yesterday he shot her.”
The girl was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
“She was a precious little girl, she was a mommy’s girl — no matter how bad of a mood you were in, she could always make you smile,” Dyer said.
The boy was charged in juvenile court, but a judge will later decide whether to transfer his case to adult court.
Do you think the child should be tried in adult court?