So what sentence do you feel would be just?john, that's not my argument. if he was capable of being an adult, at 15(the age he committed the crime), by committing murder. Then was he not capable of being an adult and driving? drinking? voting? etc? my problem is this CHILD was a CHILD in every sense until this, why does THIS change it? Stupid emotional reasoning, that's why. We should either stop treating children as a special class of citizen or we should not make arbitrary subjective decisions such as treating a child as an adult in certain circumstances. It's bullshit.