The country’s laws allow for the punishment of children as young as ten years old, and they can be sentenced to life in jail depending on the severity of the crime.
Do you know of any young people in your neighborhood who are serving a prison sentence of any kind? The terrible conditions in which these youngsters find themselves can make you cry, especially knowing that there is nothing you can do to help them.
Meanwhile, today we’ll look at some young people who were condemned to life in prison at a young age and have spent the most of their lives in prison without understanding the true meaning of freedom.
Some of these young people committed assassinations, and their parents were powerless to save them from the wrath of the law. The majority of them have been in prison as adults for many years, and some of them are now elderly and continue to be punished.
Since they began murdering at a young age, the only way to stop them is to confine them to penal facilities.
The following is a list of the four children who have been condemned to life in prison:
- Lionel Tate
Lionel Alexander Tate was the youngest person ever sentenced to life in prison in the United States. At the age of 13, he was convicted guilty of the murder of Tiffany Eunick, a 6-year-old girl.
- Draper Brian Lee
Draper was sentenced to life in prison after being charged with the murder of his classmate Cassey. Draper was accused of stabbing the young girl a total of 29 times.
- Phillips Joshua
Joshua was incarcerated at the age of 14 after being charged with first-degree assassination of his 8-year-old neighbor, whom he stabbed to death.
- Smith Eric
Eric was sentenced to death at the age of 13 after being accused of murdering a four-year-old boy.